County Response to COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System
The statewide COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system is available at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). The Commonwealth’s centralized system allows individuals to easily pre-register for the free vaccine, confirm that they are on the wait list and learn more about Virginia’s vaccination program. Please note that the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) states it still may be weeks or months until you will be contacted regarding scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
The statewide call center, 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682), is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is staffed by 750 live operators who can answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and assist with pre-registration. The call center has English- and Spanish-speaking agents, as well as a call-back service in more than 100 other languages. TTY service is available to assist those who are deaf or hard of hearing. If wait times are long, Virginians can choose to get a call back and avoid having to stay on hold.
Visit the VDH COVID-19 Vaccination Response webpage for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine in Virginia. Visit the VDH Chesterfield Health District webpage for Chesterfield Health District-specific information.
VDH COVID-19 Vaccination Phase Determination Tool
Use the VDH “When Can I Get Vaccinated?” tool as a phase determination tool - this tool is not for the COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration waitlist.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) have many resources available for citizens to learn more about the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Please visit these main sites for the most up-to-date information:
- CDC Main COVID-19 Site
- VDH Main COVID-19 Site
- VDH - COVID-19 Vaccination Response
- VDH - Vaccinate.Virginia.gov - Virginia Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System
- VDH - When Can I Get Vaccinated? Tool
- VDH - COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Education Resources
- CDC - V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
- VDH - COVIDCheck
- VDH - COVIDWISE
- VDH COVID-19 Testing Information
- VDH COVID-19 Testing Sites Map
- Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) COVID-19 Resources
- VDH COVID-19 Daily Dashboard (For Chesterfield-specific data, visit the Locality Dashboard and scroll to Chesterfield Health District.)
- CDC COVID-19 Videos (YouTube Channel Playlist)
- Chesterfield County COVID-19 Videos (YouTube Channel Playlist)
VDH Chesterfield Health District: Director’s Corner
Dr. Samuel's Presentation to the Board of Supervisors
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Dr. Samuel presented a COVID-19 update to the Board of Supervisors.
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Vaccine and Testing Information
Visit the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Information webpage for the latest information regarding available COVID-19 testing and vaccinations for Chesterfield residents and businesses. Visit the VDH COVID-19 Vaccination Response webpage for more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine in Virginia.
Call Centers Information
Visit the Call Centers Information webpage for phone numbers and hours for the Virginia COVID-19 Call Center, VA Copes and Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services.
Financial Assistance with Past-Due Water/Wastewater Bills
If you or someone in your household is experiencing a financial hardship resulting directly or indirectly from the COVID-19 pandemic or has experienced a hardship to pay during the COVID-19 public health emergency, you can apply online for assistance. See Utilities COVID-19 information.
Chesterfield Department and Services Information; Phased Reopening Announcements
As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) recommendations and guidelines, Chesterfield County will be announcing a phased reopening of government buildings and facilities. Please continue to check the COVID-19 Departmental Phased Reopening Information webpage for new and updated information.
Specific Event Information: Visit the County Calendar
If you are looking for information about a specific event, please visit our County Calendar. Areas of interest calendars can be selected by using the "Select a Calendar" drop-down function and topics can also be keyword-searched by using the calendar search bar feature.
Governor of Virginia Updates
Governor Ralph Northam provides updates on the current COVID-19 status in Virginia at press conferences given as needed. Find out more information from the Governor’s office at:
March 4, 2021 Update - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10 Board of Supervisors Meeting to be Held In Person
Citizens may submit comments using online form
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, March 10, will be held in person in the Public Meeting Room at 10001 Iron Bridge Road. The online comment form is available for citizens to submit comments ahead of time.
The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. with a work session on the proposed FY2022 budget followed by the 6 p.m. evening session. Both sessions will be held in the Public Meeting Room and will be available for viewing on Comcast Channel 98, Verizon Channel 28, and live streamed on chesterfield.gov and the county’s YouTube channel.
Measures are being put in place to accommodate in person public input while practicing social distancing, as recommended by health officials.
Due to the COVID-19 occupancy limits of the Public Meeting Room, the general public will not able to be seated in the room, however, citizens requesting to speak before the Board will be given the opportunity to comment in person at the appropriate time. Face coverings will be required, and members of the public will be need to pass a simple health screening before entering the building.
Citizens who wish to make comments on the portion of the Board’s agenda known as Citizen Comment Period on Unscheduled Matters can submit comments via the online form; or call in comments and leave a message at 804-748-1808. A maximum of 15 citizens may leave comments for this meeting in accordance with the Board’s procedures on Citizen Comment Period on Unscheduled Matters. The portal will close at 5 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled board meeting (Tuesday, March 9) in order to prepare comments for the public and the board to see in a timely manner; prior to the Board meeting.
Citizens who wish to provide input on any and all of the public hearing items on the agenda are encouraged to submit comments via the online form. Citizens without internet access may call in comments and leave a message at 804-748-1808.
The public hearing comment form and the meeting agenda are posted online for citizens to view, and citizens are encouraged to view public hearing agenda items and all attachments before submitting a comment.
There are no limits on the number of citizens that can comment on each public hearing item; however, each citizen may submit only one comment per public hearing topic. The allotted comment space is equivalent to the 3-minute allotted time of in-person board meetings. At the end of each day through Tuesday, March 9, the clerk will post all public hearing comments received that day for the public to view. Public hearing comments will be received until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9 in order to prepare comments for the public and the board to see in a timely manner, prior to the board meeting.
All comments received will be distributed to the board and posted online for the public to view in advance of the meeting and will be made a part of the board’s official public record within the rules of procedure adopted by the Board of Supervisors.
- The online public comment form may be accessed directly at www.chesterfield.gov/BOScomments.
- The public comment voicemail phone number is 804-748-1808.
Read the full news release.
March 1, 2021 Update - 10:30 a.m.
Virginia to Begin Offering New, One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Following Federal Approval
Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the third vaccination to receive FDA approval
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that a new single-dose COVID-19 vaccine will begin being offered in Virginia following federal approval of a third vaccination that has been proven to prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death from the disease.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a new vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson. The EUA allows the vaccine to be distributed in the U.S. for those 18 and older.
Virginia is expected to receive 69,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week, which will be prioritized for mass vaccination clinics across the state. An additional allotment is expected to be sent to pharmacies participating in a federal partnership to help vaccinate priority groups, such as those 65 and older, at no cost.
VDH encourages all providers who schedule vaccine appointments to advise individuals which vaccine they will receive, because the Johnson & Johnson vaccine differs from those available from Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna in that it requires only one dose, rather than two. All three vaccines have been proven to be effective at preventing COVID-19-related hospitalization and death.
For more information about COVID-19 in Virginia and the Commonwealth’s ongoing efforts in the pandemic, visit the VDH COVID-19 webpage.