COVID-19 Community Resources
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The Chesterfield Health District (CHD) is a division of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The CHD is comprised of the counties of Chesterfield and Powhatan and the city of Colonial Heights. VDH distributes COVID-19 vaccines to local health districts, such as CHD, which then administer the vaccine to eligible individuals within the health district, according to phases set by VDH. For current vaccination data for Chesterfield County and the Chesterfield Health District, as well as overall vaccination data for Greater Richmond region localities, visit the Chesterfield COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard. To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit VaccineFinder.org.
To view current information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine in:
Statewide COVID-19 Call Center
The statewide call center, 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682), can answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The call center has English- and Spanish-speaking agents, as well as a call-back service in more than 100 other languages. TTY service (dial 7-1-1) is available to assist those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Videoconferencing in American Sign Language is also available at vaccinate.virginia.gov. If wait times are long, Virginians can choose to get a call back and avoid having to stay on hold.
For medical assistance, contact your medical provider or urgent care facility. If you are experiencing a medical emergency that is non-COVID-19 related, please call 9-1-1.
VA COPES - COVID-19 Response Warmline
If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety or stress related to COVID-19, call 877-349-6428 or text VA COPES, a free and confidential COVID-19 response warmline. Spanish speakers are available. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 5-9 p.m.
Mental Health Support Services Phone Numbers
Mental Health Support Services (MHSS) is here for you and your loved ones during this unprecedented time. Please reach MHSS by calling:
- Department Line 804-748-1227 – For general questions regarding MHSS programs and services.
- Main Intake Line 804-768-7318 – For anyone who would like to begin receiving MHSS services or who would like to gather information and advice on behalf of another.
- 24/7 Crisis Intervention Line 804-748-6356 – For individuals experiencing a psychiatric emergency.
COVID-19 Symptoms, Prevention and Masks
COVID-19 and Specific Populations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information regarding COVID-19 and specific populations, including people at increased risk, pets and animals, and travelers. Also, find out more information about staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 and Daily Life
Virginia Business and Worker Resources
COVID-19 Testing Information
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) provides COVID-19 testing information including who should be tested, how to be tested and the types of tests available. To locate testing sites, view the testing sites map.
COVIDWISE is Virginia’s official exposure notifications app that lets you know if you’ve likely been exposed to another COVIDWISE user with a positive COVID-19 test result.
Volunteer Opportunities During COVID-19
Chesterfield County is filled with talented, willing volunteers - and we want to make sure you know how you can help! There are opportunities for everyone to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page provides links to community and volunteer opportunities. Visit Chesterfield County’s Office of Community Engagement and Volunteerism, part of the Department of Citizen Information and Resources, for the most up-to-date information on ways you can help.
Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund
The Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund will be administered as a public-private partnership between philanthropy, government and the nonprofit sector to address the most immediate urgent needs, as well as the longer-term effects of the pandemic and community recovery. To learn more about this fund and how to contribute, please visit the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond.
American Red Cross - Call for Blood Donation
The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood. If you have recovered from COVID-19, the plasma from your blood donation could help treat patients currently fighting the virus. Help end the convalescent plasma shortage – give blood! Schedule an appointment to donate blood with the American Red Cross.
HandsOn Greater Richmond
HandsOn Greater Richmond is a volunteer database that allows people to volunteer in many areas; this database will help volunteers stay connected with all sorts of opportunities they may feel passionate about. Register for a HandsOn Great Richmond volunteer account.
Chesterfield Food Bank
The Chesterfield Food Bank is distributing their largest numbers ever and can always use volunteers.
For Richmond unites churches under a common cause - to transform the community in which they reside. Churches are enrolled with For Richmond will be able to partner with service needs such as food and chores for seniors through the faith-based community. View the For Richmond COVID-19 response plan.