County Response to COVID-19

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Chesterfield Health District: Director’s Corner

In this video, Chesterfield Health District Director Dr. Alexander Samuel provides an update on COVID-19 in our community. (updated March 19, 2020)

This excerpt video from the Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors meeting features reports from Dr. Samuel and Chesterfield Fire and EMS Chief Loy Senter about the current COVID-19 situation in the county. (updated March 25, 2020)

For Chesterfield Health District case status and other relevant updates from Dr. Samuel, including his answers to questions gathered from the March 19 Facebook live event, please visit our Director Updates page at Chesterfield County News

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Chesterfield County Call Center - Emergency Operations Center

The Chesterfield County Emergency Operations Center is providing a call center for Chesterfield residents and employees who have general questions about county operations and services during the COVID-19 response. The call center will be open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The call center phone number is 804-751-2EOC (804-751-2362).

Call center staff will not be able to answer questions regarding COVID-19; all such questions should be directed to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) at 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343).

Chesterfield Health District Call Center

The Chesterfield Health District, which includes Chesterfield and Powhatan counties and the City of Colonial Heights, has a COVID-19 call center for health district residents. The call center is a resource for residents seeking responses to general questions about COVID-19.

Residents can dial 804-318-8207 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with questions about COVID-19. Callers with questions after 4:30 p.m. are encouraged to call the main Virginia Department of Health number at 1-877-ASK-VDH3.

Medical providers can call 804-717-6440 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with their COVID-19 questions. The medical provider number has voice mail capabilities and refers medical callers to 1-877-ASK-VDH3 after 4:30 p.m.

For medical assistance, contact your medical provider or urgent care facility. If you are experiencing a medical emergency that is non-COVID-19 related, please call 9-1-1.

Chesterfield Postponements, Cancellations and Closings

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 postponements, cancellations and closings. Please continue to check the COVID-19 Chesterfield Closings and Cancellations webpage for new and updated information.

Specific Event Cancellations: 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

In this video, Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors Chair Leslie Haley provides an update on how Chesterfield County is adapting to the "new norm" of life during the COVID-19 outbreak. (updated March 24, 2020)

For more on the Chesterfield "new norm," read this article by County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey and Leslie Haley. Chesterfield is still open for business. 

Governor of Virginia Updates

Governor Ralph Northam provides updates on the current COVID-19 status in Virginia at press conferences given at 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (subject to change). Find out more information from the Governor’s office at:

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March 30, 2020 Update - 5:15 p.m.

Chesterfield Launches Standing Together – Six Feet Apart T-Shirt Fundraiser
Funds will support those experiencing food insecurity in the county

On Friday, March 27, several local Chesterfield organizations partnered to launch the Standing Together – Six Feet Apart t-shirt fundraiser in support of the Chesterfield Food Bank and those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The shirts, available in both adult and youth sizes, may be purchased on Bonfire.com in a variety of colors. Adult-sized shirts cost $21.99 and youth-sized shirts cost 18.99, plus shipping.

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Partner organizations for the campaign include the Chesterfield Food Bank, Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS), CCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement, Communities in Schools (CIS) of Chesterfield, the Chesterfield Education Foundation (CEF), the Chesterfield County Council of PTAs, the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and Chesterfield County Government.

All proceeds from the shirt sales will benefit the Emergency Response Fund, which was established by CEF to accept donations for Chesterfield families impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Funds will then be used to support those in need of food assistance through the work of the Chesterfield Food Bank.

Additional donations to the fund may be made through Bonfire when purchasing a Standing Together – Six Feet Apart shirt or through the CEF website.

In addition to the shirt fundraiser, CIS of Chesterfield and the CCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement are hosting a supply drive to help ensure students have the resources they need to continue to learn during school closures. With curbside drop off, the supply drive will be held from Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Chesterfield Food Bank, 12211 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831.

Organizers of the drive are seeking new and sanitized donations including school supplies, enrichment activities, hygiene items and household items. For more information, visit the CIS of Chesterfield website.


March 30, 2020 Update - 3 p.m.

Governor of Virginia Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order
Executive Order 55 - Temporary Stay at Home Order 

Governor Ralph Northam today issued Executive Order Fifty-Five, a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by a further executive order.

The order directs all Virginians to stay home except in extremely limited circumstances. Individuals may leave their residence for allowable travel, including to seek medical attention, work, care for family or household members, obtain goods and services like groceries, prescriptions and others as outlined in Executive Order Fifty-Three, and engage in outdoor activity with strict social distancing requirements.

The executive order also directs all Virginia institutions of higher education to stop in-person classes and instruction. Private campgrounds must close for short-term stays, and beaches will be closed statewide except for fishing and exercise. 

“We are in a public health crisis, and we need everyone to take this seriously and act responsibly,” said Governor Northam. “Our message to Virginians is clear: stay home. We know this virus spreads primarily through human-to-human contact, and that’s why it’s so important that people follow this order and practice social distancing. I’m deeply grateful to everyone for their cooperation during this unprecedented and difficult time.”

Read the full text of Executive Order Fifty-Five.