Last Updated: 2020-03-13


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.

March 18, 2020 -- Richmond Office of Aging and Disability Services establishes hotline for COVID-19 information and referral.Read more here.

March 18, 2020 -- Update on COVID-19 in the City of Richmond.Read more here.

March 18, 2020 -- Richmond Public Library expands online resources in response to COVID-19 isolation instructions. Read more here.

March 16, 2020 -- City of Richmond offices will be closed March 17 – 20. Click here to learn more.

March 16, 2020 -- Office of Minority Business Development to cancel programs until further notice.Read more here.

March 16, 2020 -- Parks and Recreation Update During COVID-19.Click here to see what resources are available to you.

March 16, 2020 -- City of Richmond recommends limiting on-site service in establishments that serve food and drink within city limits; proposes amnesty on penalties and interest for most local taxes.Read more about the recommendation and how the city is supporting local business here.

March 16, 2020 -- Greater Richmond Continuum of Care to provide emergency shelter alternatives, activates coordinated plan to aid homeless in midst of COVID-19.Read about the effort and how you can help here.

March 15, 2020 -- City of Richmond government offices closed to non-essential personnel March 16.Read more here.

March 14, 2020 -- March 14 – General District Court closed March 16, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court starts limited access, some cases continued. Read more here.

March 14, 2020 -- All Richmond Public Library locations close until further notice.Check out what online resources the library offers.

March 14, 2020 -- Department of Social Services slightly adjusts hours for centers.Read more about the new hours here.

March 13, 2020 -- Office of Community Wealth Building cancels all workshops, trainings and recruitments for the month of March.See the cancelled programming here.

March 13, 2020 -- Parks and Recreation closes community centers and administration offices. Read more here.

March 13, 2020 -- Richmond Animal Care and Control will be closed March 14 – 27. Click here to see their social media announcement.

March 13, 2020 -- City of Richmond, regional localities unite to declare states of emergency in response to COVID-19.Click here to read more about what this means.

March 13, 2020 -- Mayor Levar Stoney declares a local state of emergencyClick here to watch the press conference.

March 13, 2020 -- Richmond Public Library cancels all programming for a month. Read more about RPL’s response to COVID-19 here.

March 12, 2020 –-Richmond City Council announces that all public meetings scheduled for March 12 – March 22 are cancelled. Click here to read more.

March 12, 2020 –- The Department of Public Utilities is suspending all disconnections of water and wastewater service for non-payment.Read more here.

March 12, 2020 --Parks and Recreation announce that they will be cancelling certain programming and closing some facilities.Click here to read the full release.

March 12, 2020 -- Superintendent Jason Kamras and Mayor Levar Stoney announce that Richmond Public Schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16. Read more information here.

March 12, 2020 –- At a press conference, Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia.Watch the press conference here.

March 12, 2020 –-The City of Richmond recommends the postponement or cancellation of large events within city limits. Click here to read more.

March 11, 2020 -- Governor Ralph Northam and state leaders hosted a press conference with a statewide update on the situation. Click here to watch the concluded live-feed.

March 6, 2020 --Click here to read the updated regional response to COVID-19.

March 2, 2020 --Click here to read the press release on Richmond’s response to and preparation for COVID-19.

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