COVID-19 Pandemic

Shelter in Place until June 10: Governor Northam announcement today extends the "stay at home" mandate through the spring.

Wash your hands. Don't touch your face. Carry sanitizer. Stay home or away from group events. Check on family, friends or neighbors who live alone. Stock up on food and necessities, but not at the expense of your neighbors. (The only reason there is a TP shortage is because people have bought far more than they need now)

Check the CDC website for national updates on the pandemic. The Virginia Department of Health site includes the Richmond Department of Health updates.

Facing hunger or homelessness? Download Homeward's Street Sheet for the Richmond Region. Visit for Street Sheets for the surrounding counties.

Call 211 or visit for regional human services information.


Sun: Apr. 3 – Unveiling of a new marker at the site of Richmond's African Burial Ground – April 3 is the anniversary of the day in 1865 when Union troops led by Black cavalry and infantry liberated Richmond from Confederate rule. On this day, Richmond's Slave Trail Commission will unveil 17 markers noting important historical sites along the Trail of Enslaved Africans. One of these markers will describe the site of Richmond's African Burial Ground, which – due to a more-than-10-year community campaign – is being liberated from its present status as a VCU-owned parking lot and turned over to the City of Richmond for proper memorialization. This has been a long and difficult struggle against some of the most powerful forces in Richmond. Come out to celebrate this major milestone in the struggle to reclaim the Burial Ground while we rededicate ourselves to staying involved until this sacred ground is properly memorialized. 3 pm, site of Richmond's African Burial Ground, 15th and East Broad streets, six blocks east of City Hall.

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