COVID-19 Updates Archive - March 2020

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  1. March 30 Updates
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  3. March 27 Updates
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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.