COVID-19 Updates Archive - June 2020

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  1. June 29 Updates
  2. June 23 Updates
  3. June 22 Updates
  4. June 19 Updates
  5. June 18 Updates
  6. June 12 Updates
  7. June 11 Updates
  8. June 10 Updates
  9. June 9 Updates
  10. June 8 Updates
  11. June 5 Updates
  12. June 4 Updates
  13. June 3 Updates
  14. June 2 Updates

June 29, 2020 Update - 2 p.m.

Chesterfield County Public Schools - Virtual Community Meetings
Virtual community meetings will focus on potential options for reopening schools in Fall 2020

The Chesterfield County School Board will host a series of virtual community meetings regarding potential options for reopening schools in Fall 2020. Meetings will be live streamed on the school division’s website, school division’s YouTube channel and school division’s Facebook page; a link to the live stream also will be made available via the school division’s Twitter account. Comments and questions will be accepted in advance and via live stream chat functions.

School Board members, the Superintendent and the Superintendent’s senior leadership team will discuss various options being considered for a return to learning in September, including providing families the choice to keep their student at home with virtual learning opportunities. The School Board reviewed potential options at its June 23 work session. View the presentation. Based on feedback from parent/staff surveys and community input after the work session, a modification to one of the options proposed June 23 will be introduced as well. 

At the end of the presentation, Board members and staff will engage in a question-and-answer session with families. Questions may be submitted in advance via this Google Form. The form will be available during the town halls, as well, and residents can submit questions in the live stream chat function if they are following online.

Tuesday, June 30

  • 9-10:30 a.m.: Matoaca and Midlothian districts
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.: Dale District
  • 7-8:30 p.m.: Bermuda and Clover Hill districts

Wednesday, July 1

  • 9-10:30 a.m.: Dale District
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.: Bermuda and Clover Hill districts
  • 7-8:30 p.m.: Matoaca and Midlothian districts

Thursday, July 2

  • 9-10:30 a.m.: Bermuda and Clover Hill districts
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.: Matoaca and Midlothian districts
  • 7-8:30 p.m.: Dale District

Here is how to access the meetings online:

For more information, visit the Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) website.

Read the full news release on the CCPS News webpage.



June 29, 2020 Update - 12:30 p.m.

Governor Northam Launches Rent and Mortgage Relief Program to Assist Virginians Facing Eviction or Foreclosure
$50 million will provide rent and mortgage relief for households experiencing financial instability due to COVID-19

Governor Ralph Northam launched the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP), which will provide $50 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for households facing eviction or foreclosure due to COVID-19. RMRP will provide short-term financial assistance on behalf of households in the form of rent and mortgage payments.

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will administer the $50 million program through a variety of partners, including nonprofit organizations and local governments, which will receive upfront funds that they will distribute on behalf of eligible households. Individuals and families receiving funding will also be connected to housing counseling and receive other technical assistance.

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

To ensure RMRP funding assists households most in need, the program will complete targeted outreach to communities of color across Virginia. Before the pandemic, analysis from RVA Eviction Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University found that minority communities had higher eviction rates, even after controlling for income, property value, and other characteristics. The COVID-19 pandemic has also had a disproportionate impact on people of color.

The program will also give precedence to households without other federal and state eviction or foreclosure protections. From June 29 to July 20, priority will be given to households with current gross incomes equal to or below 50 percent of AMI. After July 20, households with current gross incomes at or below 80 percent of AMI will be also be included. In addition, households with an unlawful detainer action dated prior to June 8 will be given top consideration.

To identify the local RMRP administering organization for a household and to conduct a self-assessment for eligibility, visit dhcd.virginia.gov/eligibility or call 211 VIRGINIA by dialing 2-1-1 from your phone. Tenants and homeowners are encouraged to know their rights and responsibilities and pay their rent and mortgages on time if they are able. Visit StayHomeVirginia.com for additional information and resources.

Read the full news release on the Virginia Governor Newsroom.