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.


Photos from today's Press Conference

Speaker Elizabeth Kambourian discusses research into the multitude of slave trading sites and supporting businesses of the Shockoe Bottom district.

Solomon Northup descendant, Vera Williams, describes her ancestor grandfather's stop in Richmond during his forced journey from freedom in New York to enslavement in Louisiana.

John Mitchell talks about namesake - his great, great uncle, Richmond Planet editor John Mitchell Jr.and the ancestors between who fought for justice through journalism.  

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