Last Updated: 2020-03-13

Ongoing Updates

April 2, 2020 -- Richmond Economic Development Authority creates no-interest disaster loan program for small businesses. Applications open April 6. Read more here.

March 31, 2020 -- Richmond City Health District confirms first city resident deaths from COVID-19. Read more here.

March 31, 2020 -- Read the COVID-19 Public Briefing for March 31

March 30, 2020 -- The city closure to the public will continue through April 12. Read more here.

March 30, 2020 -- In response to Governor Northam’s order, playgrounds and courts at public parks and public schools will be closed. Read the Mayor’s statement here.

March 27, 2020 -- Watch Mayor Stoney’s live update here.

March 27, 2020 -- Read the COVID-19 public briefing for March 27 here.

March 27, 2020 -- SNAP Emergency Benefits are available to those who qualify. Learn more on the city services list or using this FAQ.

March 25, 2020 -- Read the public briefing on COVID-19 for March 25.

March 25, 2020 -- The city and police department have issued guidance to concerned citizens who see violations of social distancing orders. Click here.

March 24, 2020 -- Read the COVID-19 Public Briefing for March 24

March 24, 2020 -- Mayor Stoney announces evictions halted.Read the full statement here.

March 24, 2020 -- City leaders warn to heed social distancing instructions. Watch the video here

March 23, 2020 -- Read the COVID-19 Public Briefing for March 23

March 23, 2020 -- City employee tests positive for COVID-19, currently under self-quarantine. Click here to learn more.

March 23, 2020 -- Small Business Association offers webinars on applying for disaster loans.Click here to learn more.

March 23, 2020 -- Virtual workforce training sessions offered by Office of Community Wealth Building.Learn more.

March 20, 2020 -- Read the COVID-19 Public Briefing for March 20.

March 20, 2020 -- The City of Richmond will be closed to the public through the end of the month, though essential personnel will still report. Click here to learn more.

March 20, 2020 -- City, community partners to launch emergency childcare centers for essential personnel. Click here to learn more about this developing project.

March 19, 2020 -- We’re transitioning to offer more holistic reports of relief and opportunities for Richmonders during the pandemic. Read the COVID-19 Public Briefing for March 19.

March 19, 2020 -- The Finance Department is still offering essential services.Learn more with this FAQ document.

March 19, 2020 -- A Warning Against Scam Calls. Click here to learn about recent scam attempts and how to report them.

March 19, 2020 -- Greater Richmond Continuum of Care provides over 64 people with emergency shelter, transitions to healthcare and supportive services. Click here to learn more about this effort and see how you can help.

March 18, 2020 -- GRTC suspends fare collection during COVID-19 emergency.Read more here.

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Summary

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This page will host frequent updates on the regional preparation for and response to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

The most recent updates are closest to the top of the page, while reliable sources of information and updates are listed in the center are running updates.

The City of Richmond is in constant communication with the local health district, the Virginia Department of Health and surrounding localities. Watch this video from Mayor Stoney.

Here’s a video message from Dr. Danny Avula, Director of the Richmond City Health District, describing the regional response effort and what decisions governments, businesses and individuals will have to make in the upcoming weeks:Watch it here.

If you are a healthcare provider treating a patient with the symptoms of COVID-19, call the Richmond City Health Department immediately: 804-205-3500. If you are experiencing fever, shortness of breath or a cough, call your health provider or an urgent care clinic.

Health Resources

Call the Richmond City and Henrico County Coronavirus Hotline for:

  • - Recommendations if you’re experiencing the symptoms of coronavirus
  • - Information for employers and healthcare providers
  • - Targeted answers for key demographics, including pregnant women and relatives of COVID-19 patients”

Available City Services

Because the city is closed to the public, some city services are not available. Click here to access a full list of essential city services that are available to the public.

RPS Updates and Resources

Click here for ongoing updates from Supt. Kamras, information on food distribution and learning at home resources.

Economic Relief Resources

The Small Business Administration is offering webinars and training sessions for affected businesses.Check their Eventbrite page to register.

Available Resources

Virginia Department of Health or respiratory@vdh.virginia.gov



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