County Response to COVID-19
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:
- CDC Main COVID-19 Site
- VDH Main COVID-19 Site
- VDH - COVID-19 Vaccination Response
- VDH - When Can I Get Vaccinated? Tool
- CDC - V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
- VDH - COVIDCheck
- VDH - COVIDWISE
- VDH - Free Chesterfield COVID-19 Testing Locations
- VDH COVID-19 Testing Information
- VDH COVID-19 Testing Sites Map
- Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) COVID-19 Resources
- VDH COVID-19 Daily Dashboard (For Chesterfield-specific data, visit the Locality Dashboard and scroll to Chesterfield Health District.)
- CDC COVID-19 Videos (YouTube Channel Playlist)
- Chesterfield County COVID-19 Videos (YouTube Channel Playlist)
Chesterfield Health District: Director’s Corner
In this video, Dr. Samuel provides an update on the COVID-19 vaccine in Chesterfield County on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (updated Jan. 14, 2021)
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Vaccine and Testing Information
Visit the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Information webpage for the latest information regarding available COVID-19 testing and vaccinations for Chesterfield residents and businesses. Visit the VDH COVID-19 Vaccination Response webpage for more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine in Virginia.
To determine when you may be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, use the When Can I Get Vaccinated? tool from VDH.
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.
Financial Assistance with Past-Due Water/Wastewater Bills
If you or someone in your household is experiencing a financial hardship resulting directly or indirectly from the COVID-19 pandemic or has experienced a hardship to pay during the COVID-19 public health emergency, you can apply online for assistance. See Utilities COVID-19 information.
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. Areas of interest 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.
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:
Jan. 14, 2021 Update - 4:30 p.m.
Chesterfield County Public Library to Reopen Four Locations to the Public Tuesday, Jan. 19
Will bring total open locations to eight
The Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) will reopen four additional locations to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Bon Air Library, Clover Hill Library, LaPrade Library and Midlothian Library are the next group of libraries to reinstate public hours since the start of the pandemic. Hours at all open locations are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday.
All CCPL locations closed to the public on Monday, March 16 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Central Library, Meadowdale Library and North Courthouse Road Library reopened in June and Chester Library reopened in October.
All locations continue to offer virtual learning pods. These are spaces that allow students, teachers and teleworkers access to spaces to continue virtual learning and teleworking. To learn more, visit library.chesterfield.gov/learningpods. Curbside checkouts are still being offered at all locations and will continue to be available at open locations.
Customers are expected to wear face coverings while in the library, and to continue to follow health department recommendations including conducting self-health checks, maintaining social distancing and washing hands frequently.
Read the full news release.
Jan. 13, 2021 Update - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 19 Planning Commission Meeting to be Held In Person
Residents may submit comments using online form
The Chesterfield Planning Commission will hold its Tuesday, Jan. 19 meeting in person in the Public Meeting Room at 10001 Iron Bridge Road. Measures are being put in place to accommodate public input while still practicing social distancing, as recommended by health officials.
Residents wishing to comment in person will be required to wear a face covering and pass a simple health screening before entering the building. In order to maintain the 6-foot social distance requirement, seating will be extremely limited; however, TV monitors will be set up outside the Public Meeting Room.
Citizens are encouraged to use the online public comment form to provide comment on public hearings regarding zoning cases. Those wishing to comment must submit a new form for each public hearing they want to comment on. Only one comment per person per public hearing will be accepted. The online form can also be used to comment on unscheduled matters. In addition to the form, comments can also be received by emailing Planning or by calling 804-748-1125.
The Planning Commission will accept all public comments (via online form, telephone message and email) until 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 to ensure the comments are provided to the Planning Commission for their consideration prior to the 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
View agenda, staff reports and presentations for the Tuesday, Jan. 19 Planning Commission meeting.
The Chesterfield Planning Commission meeting will be livestreamed on WCCT Chesterfield Community Television, including Comcast channel 98 and Verizon channel 28, and on the Chesterfield County YouTube.
For additional Planning information, visit the Planning Department webpage.
Read the full news release.
Jan. 6, 2021 Update - 6 p.m.
Governor Northam Announces New Steps to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
Goal to increase the rate of vaccinations as quickly, safely and equitably as possible
Governor Ralph Northam announced new actions to support the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program and accelerate the pace of vaccinations across Virginia.
Governor Northam is taking the following steps to help providers increase the rate of vaccinations as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible:
- Vaccination goal: Governor Northam set an initial goal of vaccinating 25,000 Virginians each day when supply allows.
- “Use it or lose it” model: Medical facilities will be required to put the vaccine they receive into arms as soon as possible, or risk having future vaccine allotments reduced.
- Danny T.K. Avula to lead vaccination efforts in Virginia: Governor Northam appointed Dr. Avula, who serves as director of the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Departments to coordinate work between state officials, local health departments, hospitals, and private providers.
- Expanded priority groups: Governor Northam announced that K-12 teachers and child care workers will be among the next priority groups to receive vaccinations after Group A (1a), and outlined the populations that will be included in Groups B (1b) and C (1c).
- Elevating the Virginia National Guard: As the Commonwealth receives more doses, the Virginia National Guard will provide logistical support and help local health departments will administering vaccines.
Governor Northam also announced the next priority populations to receive vaccinations, based in part on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and recommendations form the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is developing an online portal to help people understand how to register to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Group B includes frontline essential workers in specific industries, K-12 teachers and staff, childcare providers, adults age 75 and older, and people living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and migrant labor camps. View additional information about Group B (1b), which is expected to start near the end of January (PDF).
Group C includes other essential workers, adults age 65 and older, and people age 16-64 with certain medical conditions or disabilities that increase their risk of severe illness from COVID-19. View additional information about Group C (1c) (PDF).
Jan. 4, 2021 Update - 9 a.m.
Chesterfield Health Department Announces January Free COVID-19 Testing Events
Residents exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms are strongly encouraged to attend upcoming free testing events
In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 across Chesterfield, the county’s Health Department is launching a series of free testing events throughout January.
The free indoor, walk-up testing events will occur on the following days and locations:
Mondays: Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25 – 1-3 p.m.
Second Baptist Church
5100 West Hundred Road
Wednesdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 – 1-3 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Catholic Church
4400 Beulah Road
Saturdays: Jan. 9 and 23 – 10 a.m. - Noon
Chesterfield Health Department
9501 Lucy Corr Circle
No reservation is necessary.
Residents who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as defined by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are strongly encouraged to attend the free indoor, walk-up testing events.
Read the full news release.
Jan. 4, 2021 Update - 8:30 a.m.
Board of Supervisors to Hold 2021 Organizational Meeting Jan. 6
Meeting agenda will include election of the chair and vice chair as well as approval the 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting schedule
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors will hold its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at 6 p.m. to elect the chair and vice chair as well as approve its 2021 meeting schedule. The meeting will be held in person in the Public Meeting Room at 10001 Iron Bridge Road.
Due to the COVID 19 occupancy limits of the Public Meeting Room, the general public will not able to be seated in the room; however, citizens requesting to speak before the Board will be given the opportunity to comment in person at the appropriate time. Face coverings will be required and members of the public will be need to pass a simple health screening before entering the building.
The meeting agenda is posted online for citizens to view.
Read the full news release.