COVID-19 Chesterfield Closings and Cancellations

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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. This is by no means an exhaustive list; as this rapidly changing situation continues to evolve, we as a county will continue to adapt. Please continue to check below for new and updated information regarding department initiatives and procedures. 

Specific Event Cancellations

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.


Chesterfield County Government Offices - Open with Reduced Operations Until Further Notice

Beginning Monday, March 30, Chesterfield County government services will be open with reduced operations until further notice. Buildings will be inaccessible to the public, and citizens should call ahead before attempting to visit any county buildings in person. Courts will be operating under state guidelines.

Designated staffing employees must report to work as usual. The county will continue to offer select programs and services remotely through telework or through service modifications to be defined by your department. Each department will begin notifying employees of how their department will operate and identify the staff required to work for the week.

Additionally, the Chesterfield County Emergency Operations Center opened a call center for 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.

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

Please share this information with any employees who do not have access to their county emails at home. It is also recommended that employees sign up for Chesterfield Alert, check the Employee Weather Line (748-1256) or visit chesterfield.gov for up-to-date information on the county’s status.

Chesterfield Pandemic Virus Policy

Chesterfield County is committed to the health and safety of its employees, contractors and workplace visitors and is committed to minimizing the risk of exposure and transmission of pandemic viruses through the workplace, like pandemic influenza and COVID-19. The county will make all reasonable efforts to provide essential services to residents on an uninterrupted basis during a pandemic viral outbreak. Read the full Pandemic Virus Policy.


COVID-19 Postponements, Cancellations and Closings: 

  • Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) 
    • Closed to the Public: Library buildings are closed to the public. Staff are providing telephone assistance and curbside holds pickup from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please call 804-751-CCPL. Visit library.chesterfield.gov for more information.
    • Libraries are available 24/7 at library.chesterfield.gov. Check out the Stream and Download page for access to online magazines, TV shows, movies, books and music.
  • Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS)
  • Citizen Information and Resources
    • Mobility Services - Access Chesterfield - Chesterfield County Offices are currently closed to the public; this includes all locations that sell vouchers. All voucher sales will be handled through the mail by using our voucher order form. Mobility Services staff will process all sales daily and mail them out immediately. We recommend using Access On Demand service, when possible, to ensure more social distancing. 
    • Cancelled:  Monday, March 23 - Annual Aging and Disabilities Services Volunteer Appreciation Brunch. Event will be rescheduled, potentially in October 2020.
    • Cancelled: Thursday, March 26 - Chesterfield Council on Aging Meeting
    • Postponed: Tuesday, March 31 - Explore Chesterfield Inner-County Tour with Chamber RVA. New date TBD.
    • Cancelled: Wednesday, April 1 - Census Day Events. Citizens are still encouraged to complete their census! For more information, visit the 2020 U.S. Census website.
    • Postponed: Thursday, April 2 - Chesterfield Community Champions Award Ceremony. New date TBD.
    • Postponed: 2020 Government Citizens Academy. New dates TBD.
    • Postponed: 2020 My Chesterfield Academy. New dates TBD. 
    • Cancelled:  Wednesday, May 6 - 21st Annual Chesterfield Triad Senior Day. Event will be rescheduled, potentially in Fall 2020.
    • Cancelled:  Saturday, May 9 - Chesterfield County and the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution. Event will be rescheduled, potentially in Fall 2020.
    • Cancelled:  Wednesday, May 13 - 38th Annual Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame Ceremony. Event will be rescheduled, potentially in Fall 2020. Nominations are still being accepted; deadline to nominate has been extended to Thursday, April 30.
  • Commissioner of the Revenue
  • Convenience Centers
    • At this time, both of Chesterfield County’s convenience centers, the Northern Area Convenience Center and the Southern Area Convenience Center, will operate on a normal schedule.
  • Cooperative Extension
    • Closed to the Public: Chesterfield Cooperative Extension will be open with reduced operations Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27. The building will be inaccessible to the public, and citizens should call ahead at (804) 751-4401 before attempting to visit any county buildings in person. Citizens can also reach us via email at VCE@chesterfield.gov.
  • Courts
  • Fire and EMS
    • Recruitment Update: Thank you for your interest in becoming a Firefighter/EMT with Chesterfield Fire and EMS. Our application process is currently OPEN, and those who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply. Due to the COVID-19 situation and the uncertainty of when we can offer testing, the current recruitment period has been extended until Sunday, June 28, 2020. We will communicate our test schedule to applicants as soon as possible. If you haven’t submitted an application, we hope that you will! If you have already submitted an application, we ask for your patience as we collectively navigate this difficult time. Information is also posted on our CFEMS Facebook page /ChesterfieldVAFireEMS. We are looking forward to receiving your application.
    • Postponed: Citizen Fire Academy. Postponed to late summer - registration will reopen at that time.
  • Mental Health Support Services (MHSS) 
    • The Department of Mental Health Support Services will remain in operation, with staff present in the office and working remotely. Office hours are M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Crisis services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Offices will be inaccessible to the public except by emergency appointment only. Regular client appointments are being conducted by telephone or through telehealth options. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the main agency number at 804-748-1227. Individuals experiencing a psychiatric emergency should call the crisis line at 804-748-6356.
    • Mental Health Support Services (MHSS) COVID-19 Resource Guide
  • Parks and Recreation
    • The Parks and Recreation Department will be implementing additional efforts to support social distancing in the parks system and to protect the health of county residents.

      Although we have already implemented measures in our parks, social gatherings on playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, picnic shelters and athletic fields continue to be a threat to the health and well-being of all citizens due to the national spread of COVID-19. The following actions will be implemented on Friday, March 27:

      • Removal of rims from basketball goals and nets from tennis, pickleball, and volleyball courts throughout the park system to prevent organized play where the courts cannot be secured by gate and lock
      • Removal of soccer and lacrosse goals from athletic fields to prevent organized play
      • In addition to signage, placement of caution tape at playgrounds and shelters to prevent social gatherings
    • County parks and trails, with the exception of Henricus Historical Park, will remain open. We strongly advise visitors to practice social distancing.

    • Closed: Playgrounds, picnic shelters, basketball courts, tennis and pickleball courts are closed. Signs will be placed on affected amenities.
    • Closed: All County recreation centers, senior centers, historic sites and the Nature Center are closed.

    • Closed: Henricus Historical Park will remain closed until further notice.

    • Closed: Rockwood Nature Center and Bensley, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick and Stonebridge Recreation Centers will be closed until further notice.

    • Closed: All senior centers and historic sites will be closed until further notice.

    • Cancelled: Coaches Background Checks for coaches cards is cancelled until further notice.
    • Cancelled: All Parks and Recreation special events, programs and facility rentals (including picnic shelters). This includes Department-sponsored and co-sponsored activities.
    • Registrations will not be taken for programs and activities until further notice.
    • No facility rentals will be scheduled until further notice.
    • Cancelled: Thursday, April 2 - Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission (PRAC) Meeting
    • Postponed: Saturday, May 9 - Chesterfield LIVE! postponed - re-scheduled date TBD.
  • Planning 
    • Cancelled: Wednesday, April 1 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting. The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 1 has been cancelled. All items on the agenda will be moved to the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, May 6.
    • For updates regarding other Planning-related meetings (Preservation Committee, Community Meetings, etc.), visit the Planing Department webpage
    • No New Applications Accepted: No new applications for Zoning Case, Site Plans and Subdivisions will be accepted until March 29, 2020.
  • Planning Commission
    • Cancelled: Tuesday, March 17 Meeting - The Chesterfield County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 has been cancelled. All items on the agenda will be moved to the Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 21.
  • Police
    • Regarding compliance with the Governor’s executive order to limit patrons to 10 or less at all Virginia restaurants, fitness centers and theaters, Col. Jeffrey Katz, Chesterfield Chief of Police, has issued this letter to Chesterfield businesses.  
    • Important things for restaurants to note regarding the 10 patrons or less limit:
      • The 10-patron limit includes all seating for a particular establishment - indoor and outdoor.
      • The number of patrons do not include employees.
      • Take-out customers should not be counted, only those patrons dining at the restaurant. 
  • Registrar
  • Sheriff’s Office
    • Chesterfield County Jail: The Chesterfield County Jail has implemented the following measures to minimize the risk of exposure and transmission of pandemic viruses: 
      • Stopped entry of all volunteers and facilitators until further notice.
      • Taking baseline temperatures for all new inmate committals and contractors who enter the facility.
      • Asking a baseline questionnaire to all new inmate committals and contractors before granting entry.
      • Identified isolation areas within the jail for any new inmate committals who have a temperature of 100.4 or greater. 
      • Encouraging all employees to wear gloves when handling paperwork.
      • Continuous disinfecting of all areas throughout the jail. 
      • Video visits can be done through the internet directly from your personal phone or laptop while at home.
    • Sheriff’s Office will regularly the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page as they receive additional information.

  • Social Security Administration
    • Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time - Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency also reminds everyone to be aware of scammers who try to take advantage of the pandemic to trick people into providing personal information or payment via retail gift cards, wire transfers, internet currency or by mailing cash, to maintain Social Security benefit payments or receive economic impact payments from the Department of the Treasury.

      “Social Security will pay monthly benefits on time and these payments will not be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Commissioner Saul said. “I want our beneficiaries to be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping or somehow changing your Social Security payments, but that is not true. Don’t be fooled.”

      The Department of the Treasury will soon provide information about economic impact payments under the recently enacted law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. Treasury, not Social Security, will be making direct payments to eligible people. Please do not call Social Security about these payments as the agency does not have information to share.

      The agency continues to direct the public to its online self-service options whenever possible. Local offices are closed to the public but are available by phone.  People can find their local field office phone number by accessing the Field Office Locator. 
      To allow available agents to provide better phone coverage, the agency is temporarily changing the National 800 Number hours starting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  The hours will change from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time to 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time.  The agency is experiencing longer than normal wait times on the 800 Number and asks the public to remain patient, use its online services at www.socialsecurity.gov, or call their local office.

      Please visit the agency’s COVID-19 webpage at www.socialsecurity.gov/coronavirus/ for important information and updates.
  • Social Services
  • Speakers Bureau
    • Cancelled: All scheduled Speakers Bureau engagements are cancelled. As the COVID-19 situation develops, engagements will be rescheduled as appropriate for future dates. No new requests will be taken at this time.
  • Treasurer
  • Utilities
    • Water and Wastewater Service Disconnections Suspended: To protect public health during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Chesterfield Utilities will continue to provide water and wastewater service to customers who are unable to make payments by their due date. This policy will apply until 30 days after the Local State of Emergency is lifted. If your service needs to be restored, please contact Chesterfield County Utilities Department billing and accounts at 804-748-1291.
    • Chesterfield Utilities Building Closed /Payment Options: To protect public health during the coronavirus outbreak, the Chesterfield Utilities Building is inaccessible to the public. If you need assistance, please call the main Utilities Department phone number: 804-748-1271. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday with the exception of county holidays. Payments are continuing to be processed and there are several payment options available as listed under Payment Methods and Past-Due Payments on the Utilities department webpage.
  • Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)