Last Updated: 2020-03-13

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Ongoing Updates

November 13, 2020 –- Governor Northam makes key modifications to Phase 3. Click here for the updated guidelines.

June 29, 2020 --City of Richmond offices, facilities to begin Phase Three operations Monday, July 6.Read more here.

June 12, 2020 --City of Richmond offices, facilities to begin Phase Two operations Monday, June 15. Click here to read more.

June 9, 2020 --City of Richmond to move into Phase Two of Forward Virginia Friday, June 12.Visit for details.

May 29, 2020 -- City of Richmond offices, facilities to begin Phase 1 operations Monday, June 1.Read more here.

May 27, 2020 -- City of Richmond to cautiously move into Phase 1 Friday, May 29.Read more here.

May 21, 2020 -- Stoney administration, Richmond City Health District propose supported isolation for select COVID-19 positive cases.Read more here.

May 19, 2020 -- Stoney administration develops plan to expand testing, increase access to protective supplies, address small business needs during two-week reopening delay.Read more here.

May 14, 2020 -- Richmond to delay moving into Phase One of state reopening plan until May 28 at the earliest. Read more here.

May 11, 2020 -- City, state begin COVID-19 health equity pilot to provide masks, hand sanitizer in underserved neighborhoods.Read more about the program here.

May 4, 2020 -- Richmond General Registrar open for absentee voting and candidacy filing, closed for all other business through city closure. Read more here.

May 1, 2020 -- City of Richmond offices to remain closed to the public May 4 – May 17, essential services continue. Read more here.

April 23, 2020 --Chimborazo Park is closed to vehicle traffic, and the Manchester Climbing Wall is closed to the public.Read an update from Parks and Rec here.

April 21, 2020 --Mayor prepares $5.8M local and federal aid package to address emergency housing needs during COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

April 16, 2020 --City launches COVID-19 First Responder Meal Program. Read more here. Apply here.

April 13, 2020 -- Stoney administration proposes adjusted FY21 budget, prioritizes schools, housing and roads despite dramatic decreases in revenue.Watch Mayor Stoney’s message hereand read the release here.

April 9, 2020 -- City of Richmond offices to remain closed April 13 – May 3, essential services continue. Read here.

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.

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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

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