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The Salvation Army of Harrisonburg is temporarily closing all social services operations except for the food pantry after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

A press release sent Thursday afternoon said the change was effective immediately.

The food pantry, located at 185 Ashby Ave., will be closed for admittance. To pick up items, individuals must wear masks and socially distance and arrive between 9 a.m. and  11:15 a.m.

"The Salvation Army of Harrisonburg’s priority is the safety and protection of those we serve, and those who serve with us," the press release said. "We pray this closure will aid in the efforts to contain the coronavirus."

The Salvation Army Harrisonburg Corps’ Food Pantry is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For more information on The Salvation Army of Harrisonburg, visit or call 540-434-4854.

— Staff Report

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