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.


Connecting the Projects

Changing the Public History Landscape of Richmond, Virginia

Community Proposal for a Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park
Initiated in 2015, updates to design and program ideas have taken place in the Summer of 2016 and 2017. Gabriel's Rebellion, Richmond African Burial Ground,

- City contractor SmithGroupJJR is working through the Statement of Purpose, and has so far held 2 Community Engagement meetings, March 7 and July 12.

- Family Representative Council Recommendations are waiting to be finalized and presented to VCU President Michael Rao; next step is to form the Implementation Committee that will make the recommendations happen. 

- Friends of East End Cemetery 

Monument Avenue Commission - see our open letter to the commission.
- Commission Work Group Meetings: July 31 - August 2
- Public Meetings at Virginia Historical Society, Aug. 9 and Sep. 13.

Richmond300 - Master Planning Process
- In preparation for the city's 300th anniversary, 1737-2037.

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