County Response to COVID-19


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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: 

Chesterfield Health District: Director’s Corner

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Chesterfield Health District Director Dr. Alexander Samuel provides updates on COVID-19 in our community. 

For Chesterfield Health District case status and other relevant updates from Dr. Samuel, please visit our Director Updates page at Chesterfield County News. (updated Sept. 18, 2020) 

In this video, Dr. Samuel provides an update on COVID-19 in Chesterfield County on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (updated Sept. 18, 2020)

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Call Centers Information

Visit the Call Centers Information webpage for phone numbers and hours for the Chesterfield Health District Call Center and Mental Health Support Services phone numbers.

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. Specific department 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.

From the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors

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The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors provides updates on how the county is assisting residents, businesses and other organizations adjusting to the "new norm" of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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:

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  3. Sept. 17 Updates
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  9. August 2020  Updates
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Sept. 24, 2020 Update - 11:30 a.m.

Governor Northam Announces Expansion of Rent and Mortgage Relief Program for Landlords
Landlords can now apply to receive rental assistance on behalf of tenants

Governor Ralph Northam announced the expansion of the Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP), which first launched at the end of June with $50 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to assist households facing eviction or foreclosure due to COVID-19. Landlords can now apply to receive financial assistance for current and past-due rental payments dating back to April 1, 2020 on behalf of their tenants who qualify for RMRP. This new application is available in addition to the existing tenant-based application.

Current state and federal eviction protections through the courts do not prevent rent and mortgage payments from accumulating. The Commonwealth is focused on helping eligible households and property owners access resources to maintain housing stability during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the future. Virginians are encouraged to act quickly and work with their landlord or lending institution to understand their rights and responsibilities and seek rent and mortgage relief assistance if needed.

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) administers the RMRP program through approximately 30 local and regional housing-related agencies throughout the Commonwealth. Virginia Housing, the state’s housing finance agency, has partnered with DHCD to manage landlord-initiated applications. 

Eligible households must demonstrate difficulty in making rent or mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Monthly rent must be at or below 150 percent of Fair Market Rent (FMR) and eligible households must have a gross household income at or below 80 percent of area median income (AMI).

More than 60 percent of the households served between Aug. 27 and Sept. 9 included children under 8 years old, and 58 percent included children ages 9-17. Of those who identified race, Black households accounted for more than 45 percent of those served, and white households accounted for 30 percent.

The RMRP provides financial assistance in the form of a one-time payment with the opportunity for renewal based on availability of funding, the household’s need for additional assistance and continued eligibility. This includes financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments past due from April 1, 2020 and onward.

A federal moratorium on evictions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently in place through Dec. 31, 2020 and suspends eviction proceedings for households facing eviction due to unpaid rent. The moratorium requires tenants to sign a declaration of eligibility and deliver the document to their landlord, but does not prevent rent payments from accumulating. Additional information is available at

To submit a landlord-initiated application, visit

Tenants interested in applying should visit to conduct a self-assessment for eligibility or call 211 VIRGINIA by dialing 2-1-1 from your phone. Tenants and homeowners are strongly encouraged to know their rights and responsibilities and pay their rent and mortgages on time if they are able and if they are not able, to reach out to their landlord or lending institution along with RMRP. 

Visit for additional information and resources.

Read the full news release on the Virginia Governor Newsroom