COVID-19 Recovery

Track the impacts of COVID-19 and recovery efforts across the Central Shenandoah Valley Region using the CSPDC's Recovery Dashboard. Explore the interactive graphs below featuring data on localities’ unemployment rates, unemployment benefit claims, COVID-19 cases and vaccinations, and tax revenues. The Dashboard's Recovery Spotlight is currently on the region's tourism industry, showcasing data on local Lodging Tax Revenues. The CSPDC began recording economic and health statistics in March 2020 and will continue through 2021. The CSPDC's recovery and resiliency plan, studies, and resources are supported by funding from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. 

Last Updated: December 2, 2021
Unemployment
Rate


October

2.6%

 Down from
Previous Month

Local Sales
Tax Revenue


September

$4,732,236

Up from
Previous Year

New COVID-19
Cases


November

1,699

Down from
Previous Month

Unemployment
Claims


October

1,660

Up from
Previous Month

COVID-19
Vaccinations


November

358,704

 Up from
Previous Month

Recovery
Spotlight

Outdoor
Recreation

1,900,734

2020 Park Attendance Up from 2019

Unemployment Rate
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Data Source: VA Employment Commission
LMI Monthly Unemployment Data

wdt_ID Month Virginia CSPDC Augusta Bath Highland Rockbridge Rockingham Buena Vista Harrisonburg Lexington Staunton Waynesboro
1 Jan-20 3.00 2.80 2.60 3.40 3.70 3.20 2.50 2.80 3.10 4.80 2.90 3.00
2 Feb-20 2.80 2.50 2.30 2.80 3.10 2.70 2.20 2.20 2.70 3.90 2.60 2.80
3 Mar-20 3.30 3.10 2.90 3.10 3.90 3.20 2.80 2.90 3.80 4.90 3.10 3.30
4 Apr-20 10.80 9.90 8.30 20.80 6.30 9.60 9.60 8.90 11.10 10.70 11.10 11.10
5 May-20 8.90 8.50 6.70 15.80 5.60 7.90 8.00 7.20 10.90 8.90 9.40 9.60
6 Jun-20 8.20 7.50 5.90 14.30 5.20 6.90 6.90 6.60 9.40 9.20 8.60 8.80
7 Jul-20 8.00 6.60 5.30 9.70 4.20 6.30 5.80 6.40 8.20 8.60 7.70 8.20
8 Aug-20 6.30 4.90 4.20 7.00 3.20 4.50 4.20 4.60 6.20 6.80 5.90 6.30
9 Sep-20 6.00 4.50 3.90 6.50 3.40 4.40 3.90 4.00 5.40 5.80 5.50 5.80
10 Oct-20 5.20 3.70 3.20 4.70 2.50 3.80 3.10 3.40 4.30 4.90 4.40 4.90
11 Nov-20 4.90 3.60 3.20 4.10 2.30 4.80 3.00 4.70 4.00 5.10 4.10 4.30
12 Dec-20 4.70 3.80 3.30 4.70 3.30 4.50 3.30 3.80 4.40 6.00 4.20 4.50
13 Jan-21 5.70 5.00 4.30 7.40 4.50 5.60 4.40 5.70 5.60 7.10 5.50 5.70
14 Feb-21 5.40 4.70 4.00 7.60 4.40 5.30 4.10 4.70 5.30 6.30 5.30 5.60
15 Mar-21 5.10 4.60 4.10 6.90 4.20 4.90 4.00 4.40 5.20 6.50 5.10 5.50
16 Apr-21 4.70 3.30 2.90 5.20 2.80 3.50 2.70 3.40 3.80 4.70 3.50 4.20
17 May-21 4.10 3.90 3.10 4.60 3.10 3.70 3.20 3.60 4.40 5.40 3.70 4.20
18 June-21 4.50 4.00 3.50 4.90 3.10 4.20 3.60 4.10 5.00 6.40 4.20 4.50
19 July-21 4.20 3.50 3.10 4.30 2.80 3.70 3.10 3.50 4.20 5.20 3.70 3.90
20 Aug-21 4.10 3.30 2.90 3.80 2.40 3.40 2.80 3.20 4.10 4.70 3.60 3.70
21 Sep-21 3.80 2.80 2.50 3.30 2.40 3.10 2.40 2.90 3.20 4.00 3.20 3.50
22 Oct-21 3.60 2.60 2.20 3.30 1.70 2.70 2.30 2.50 3.40 3.90 2.80 3.20

Local Sales Tax Revenue
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Data Source: Weldon Cooper Center for Economic Policy Studies
Local Tax Data

wdt_ID Month CSPDC Augusta Bath Highland Rockbridge Rockingham Buena Vista Harrisonburg Lexington Staunton Waynesboro
1 Jan-20 3,452,094.00 505,266.41 49,964.21 9,922.31 222,607.61 661,331.93 31,856.26 1,117,970.78 90,919.06 378,159.55 384,095.72
2 Feb-20 3,352,934.00 483,133.21 42,868.58 9,563.91 212,134.72 670,432.58 31,127.58 1,065,627.85 84,684.73 354,448.27 398,913.06
3 Mar-20 3,513,875.00 596,001.39 40,849.63 13,003.71 253,943.22 787,182.77 41,646.31 1,156,323.23 93,784.80 424,654.04 488,674.57
4 Apr-20 3,447,607.00 567,254.51 24,665.08 13,807.41 231,100.09 688,065.65 35,809.16 969,616.68 82,173.74 384,450.34 450,664.05
5 May-20 3,829,281.00 611,119.57 27,725.89 12,748.76 273,900.47 768,610.99 39,730.63 1,074,651.65 92,892.82 407,937.91 519,962.30
6 Jun-20 4,062,272.00 666,093.62 33,548.30 14,461.71 283,240.98 796,842.19 40,552.44 1,138,764.40 89,941.40 454,823.88 544,003.44
7 Jul-20 4,063,226.00 604,688.06 61,774.70 14,918.75 295,278.07 833,131.89 37,937.42 1,207,614.38 89,240.15 408,778.45 509,863.84
8 Aug-20 4,057,065.05 666,093.62 33,548.30 14,461.71 278,033.67 796,842.19 40,552.44 1,138,764.40 89,941.40 454,823.88 544,003.44
9 Sep-20 4,193,444.97 651,333.60 60,298.06 13,923.62 284,965.79 843,101.67 44,115.53 1,270,131.53 101,233.37 416,072.60 508,269.20
10 Oct-20 4,207,408.01 635,289.94 63,572.04 14,657.24 293,536.12 845,541.38 36,460.07 1,280,847.79 109,051.69 417,972.75 510,478.99
11 Nov-20 4,040,047.41 628,537.53 50,826.30 15,248.92 265,154.26 832,125.93 37,994.94 1,229,097.84 96,939.76 367,034.64 517,087.29
12 Dec-20 4,812,695.93 750,257.72 61,770.30 16,745.67 307,931.00 946,621.47 46,464.41 1,432,664.89 120,067.44 489,852.03 640,321.00
13 Jan-21 3,814,352.45 561,711.77 36,584.34 13,950.34 239,690.97 780,201.93 36,937.75 1,189,994.68 90,646.10 381,906.25 482,728.32
14 Feb-21 3,496,320.22 525,798.93 40,169.67 11,090.42 223,053.32 713,721.13 33,546.75 1,093,166.39 84,818.11 346,690.18 424,265.32
15 Mar-21 4,859,701.16 768,882.47 50,528.80 15,686.84 319,853.50 928,430.27 46,475.72 1,499,867.58 118,150.98 491,337.53 620,487.47
16 Apr-21 4,631,257.02 725,048.55 54,611.98 15,639.62 334,852.06 897,829.60 42,496.76 1,409,310.32 115,331.55 462,590.63 573,545.95
17 May-21 4,481,181.84 682,864.23 55,434.60 14,079.85 343,142.89 862,598.85 38,067.54 1,381,268.42 119,187.33 443,742.50 540,795.63
18 June-21 4,658,088.63 741,780.48 85,648.02 17,305.08 333,879.07 915,667.70 42,606.33 1,444,444.60 106,850.71 408,879.23 561,027.41
19 July-21 4,648,187.26 641,517.23 119,646.75 18,061.39 343,201.82 874,541.46 41,442.24 1,439,700.93 115,270.98 457,357.72 597,445.74
20 Aug-21 4,206,784.10 606,981.14 62,695.81 12,208.00 278,033.67 953,778.17 37,612.11 1,301,545.46 101,491.52 383,138.70 469,299.52
21 Sep-21 4,732,236.85 726,822.63 77,076.02 17,639.04 338,934.32 949,075.57 45,352.47 1,490,349.75 99,963.89 430,212.53 556,810.63

Total COVID-19 Cases
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Data Source: Virginia Department of Health
 Locality COVID-19 Data

wdt_ID Month CSPDC Augusta Bath Highland Rockbridge Rockingham Buena Vista Harrisonburg Lexington Staunton Waynesboro
1 Mar-20 10 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 0 0 0
2 Apr-20 647 36 0 1 5 193 5 383 3 10 11
3 May-20 1,447 102 0 3 17 483 13 746 6 36 41
4 Jun-20 2,003 179 0 3 29 701 14 925 10 68 74
5 Jul-20 2,571 243 3 3 62 860 45 1,028 28 135 164
6 Aug-20 3,145 353 4 6 84 1,022 72 1,179 42 170 213
7 Sep-20 5,403 500 9 7 114 1,437 83 2,636 86 259 272
8 Oct-20 6,768 664 24 10 152 1,753 121 3,302 234 390 388
9 Nov-20 9,421 1,177 62 16 263 2,270 267 3,472 356 912 626
10 Dec-20 15,549 3,098 138 57 560 3,691 478 4,284 577 1,511 1,155
11 Jan-21 22,719 4,773 240 83 1,074 5,565 748 5,332 812 2,216 1,876
12 Feb-21 25,121 5,200 245 91 1,278 6,052 839 5,723 1,116 2,435 2,142
13 Mar-21 26,511 5,398 251 107 1,446 6,347 867 6,166 1,151 2,527 2,251
14 Apr-21 27,629 5,724 266 108 1,507 6,676 891 6,447 1,171 2,494 2,345
15 May-21 28,169 5,903 273 109 1,549 6,816 914 6,503 1,205 2,524 2,387
16 June-21 28,428 5,987 274 110 1,568 6,880 936 6,533 1,207 2,530 2,403
17 July-21 28,787 6,031 278 112 1,590 7,029 936 6,558 1,207 2,567 2,479
18 Aug-21 31,776 7,335 302 126 1,697 7,543 992 6,901 1,313 2,781 2,686
19 Sept-21 38,235 9,665 422 163 1,988 8,820 1,181 7,947 1,507 3,244 3,298
20 Oct-21 40,565 10,168 490 180 2,128 9,418 1,321 8,253 1,572 3,398 3,637
21 Nov-21 42,264 10,680 510 192 2,279 9,776 1,419 8,469 1,627 3,541 3,771

Unemployment Claims
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Data Source: VA Employment Commission
LMI Monthly Unemployment Data

wdt_ID Month CSPDC Augusta Bath Highland Rockbridge Rockingham Buena Vista Harrisonburg Lexington Staunton Waynesboro
1 Mar-20 4,946.00 715.00 331.00 16.00 382.00 846.00 183.00 1,034.00 6.00 842.00 591.00
2 Apr-20 11,838.00 1,165.00 280.00 50.00 962.00 2,609.00 76.00 3,097.00 12.00 1,488.00 1,348.00
3 May-20 4,464.00 838.00 68.00 6.00 541.00 981.00 278.00 172.00 16.00 791.00 753.00
4 Jun-20 2,291.00 305.00 27.00 15.00 185.00 411.00 71.00 618.00 11.00 330.00 18.00
5 Jul-20 2,107.00 298.00 30.00 12.00 159.00 339.00 73.00 512.00 4.00 333.00 347.00
6 Aug-20 1,329.00 206.00 19.00 4.00 7.00 226.00 47.00 291.00 6.00 208.00 225.00
7 Sep-20 764.00 128.00 9.00 4.00 51.00 140.00 15.00 204.00 4.00 107.00 102.00
8 Oct-20 683.00 111.00 7.00 5.00 74.00 114.00 27.00 149.00 4.00 98.00 94.00
9 Nov-20 896.00 369.00 13.00 5.00 52.00 113.00 16.00 146.00 0.00 81.00 101.00
10 Dec-20 1,254.00 364.00 25.00 11.00 109.00 229.00 34.00 209.00 3.00 143.00 127.00
11 Jan-21 1,734.00 87.00 34.00 12.00 128.00 336.00 52.00 278.00 46.00 243.00 243.00
12 Feb-21 1,001.00 219.00 19.00 10.00 52.00 215.00 59.00 162.00 26.00 118.00 121.00
13 Mar-21 1,550.00 257.00 34.00 6.00 78.00 245.00 51.00 285.00 32.00 267.00 295.00
14 Apr-21 2,571.00 335.00 46.00 7.00 84.00 308.00 91.00 444.00 85.00 547.00 623.00
15 May-21 1,052.00 196.00 13.00 12.00 19.00 194.00 34.00 208.00 19.00 102.00 195.00
16 Jun-21 493.00 96.00 1.00 4.00 26.00 103.00 15.00 98.00 22.00 55.00 73.00
17 Jul-21 457.00 102.00 5.00 4.00 23.00 83.00 4.00 112.00 15.00 64.00 45.00
18 Aug-21 1,342.00 133.00 18.00 6.00 47.00 121.00 64.00 204.00 173.00 255.00 321.00
19 Sept-21 1,200.00 174.00 42.00 5.00 69.00 140.00 48.00 146.00 114.00 228.00 234.00
20 Oct-21 1,660.00 748.00 16.00 5.00 48.00 191.00 58.00 225.00 43.00 146.00 180.00

COVID-19 Vaccinations
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Virginia Department of Health:
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Outdoor Recreation Park Attendance
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Data Source: Park System  (Unofficial Totals)

Attendance Data reflects the number of visitors at the Central Shenandoah Region's 3 major park systems: 1) Douthat State Park, 2) Natural Bridge State Park, and 3) Shenandoah National Park. 2020 attendance was higher than the previous year. Similar trends are anticipated for 2021. 2021 Data will be added at end of year.