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.


News on history, place, burial grounds and reclamation struggles

Philadelphia PA: Renovation of playground over cemetery is halted.

Newport RI: Couples' burial ground research details Black life in colonial Newport NOTE: Sacred Ground chair met with Keith Stokes, whose family history runs through 19th century reconstruction-era Richmond, in 2005 for a tour of God's Little Acre. Stokes shed light on the differences in burial practices for this northern shipping town, Richmond's southern industrial city and rural plantations. The critical and unique difference is that God's Little Acre has colonial era carved headstones for the enslaved and free Blacks who lived and died in Newport. If you get to Newport RI you must visit. Their website is

Richmond VA: Crystal ball gaze sees the resistance in Richmond

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