Chesterfield County, Virginia's Weekly E-Newsletter
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
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County Response to COVID-19
The recent media attention surrounding the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has created some concern within our community. Chesterfield is working with our state and regional partners to closely monitor the potential impact locally and make sure our residents, businesses and visitors are aware of the latest information.

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that was first detected in China and has now been detected in 60 locations internationally, including the United States. The symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and may include a fever, cough and shortness of breath. At this time, the Virginia Department of Health has reported no confirmed cases in Virginia and the immediate health risk from the virus is considered low.

While the media attention has been primarily focused on COVID-19, the health risks associated with any respiratory illness should not be forgotten. It’s still flu season and many of the recommended protocols to prevent the spread of the flu also helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the  VDH  or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  websites.
Promote the Vote - Today is the
Democratic Primary Election
Today, Tuesday, March 3, is the Democratic Party of Virginia's primary election for President to select their delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Polling hours throughout the Commonwealth are from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. As long a voter is in line by 7 p.m., they will be able to vote.

Not sure where your polling place is? Not a problem! Simply enter your address into the Virginia elections website and they will provide you with your polling location and facility address.

The Republican Party of Virginia is not holding a primary today and will select their delegates to the 2020 Republican National Convention through district and state conventions.

For more information, visit PromoteTheVoteCfield.org.
Make Your Voice Heard at the
Budget Community Meetings
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board members will cohost community meetings focused on the proposed FY2021 budget. The meetings, which are being held in each of the county's magisterial districts, will follow County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey's presentation of the proposed budget during the Board of Supervisors work session on March 11.

Residents can attend any of the meetings regardless of where they live in the county.

Each meeting will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the Board of Supervisors and county administrators about the budget process, and learn how taxpayer money is being allocated.

The proposed FY2021 county budget will be posted Friday, March 6 at  blueprint.chesterfield.gov .

  • Thursday, March 12, 1 p.m., Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive (Matoaca District)
  • Monday, March 16, 7 p.m., John Tyler Community College-Midlothian Campus, Hamel Hall-Room H109, 800 Charter Colony Parkway (Midlothian District)
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. (Dale District)
  • Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. (Dale District)
  • Thursday, March 19, 1 p.m., Bensley Community Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Road (Bermuda District)
  • Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m., Thomas Dale High School-Large Auditorium, 3626 West Hundred Road (Bermuda District) 
  • Monday, March 23, 7 p.m., Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane (Matoaca/Clover Hill districts)
  • Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m., Matoaca High School-Auditorium, 17700 Longhouse Lane (Matoaca District)
 
If residents cannot make it to one of the community meetings, feedback and input is always welcomed by emailing blueprint@chesterfield.gov .

Budget public hearings will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 in the Public Meeting Room at 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

For more information on the FY21 budget, visit  blueprint.chesterfield.gov .
The Annual Diaper Drive Returns for March
Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, a program of Chesterfield County's Department of Mental Health Support Services, will hold its 7th annual children's diaper drive during the month of March. The agency is looking to surpass the 14,000 children's diapers that were collected last year.

New this year,  Sarah Bloom , a Chesterfield mother and long-time local news anchor and reporter with NBC 12, has agreed to help the county launch and promote the 2020 campaign as its first ever Diaper Drive Ambassador.

Drop off new, unopened packages of disposable children's diapers (up to size 6), pull-ups and wipes at any Chesterfield County Public Library branch. For more information,  contact Ashley Rogers  with the Department of Mental Health Support Services.
Chesterfield is Accepting Nominations for the
Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame
The Chesterfield County Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for seniors ages 60 and older who have rendered unique or outstanding volunteer service after the age of 60.

To be considered, nominees must:

  • be at least 60 years old
  • reside in Chesterfield County
  • have performed volunteer service after the age of 60

Please note that volunteer service may have occurred outside the county.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m., Friday, April 3, and may be completed and submitted online. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way.
New GRTC Bus Route Coming to Chesterfield
The Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC), in partnership with Chesterfield County and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will begin a new local bus service along Route 1 from Falling Creek to John Tyler Community College starting Monday, March 16.
Services will be available Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The bus will arrive at stops every 30 minutes; twice a day there will be a 40-minute window between buses.

Visit the website for more information about the new route and watch the video playlist GRTC created about the project.
Adoptable Pet Spotlight: Meet Gallagher!
With the help of  Chesterfield County Animal Services , we're excited to highlight an adoptable pet in need of a loving home.
Meet Gallagher! He's a handsome brindle boy with an adventurous personality!

Spring is on its way and boy does Gallagher love to go on walks! He would love to join a family who enjoys spending time outdoors! He would also like a home with a yard that he could run around in. He is an energetic boy, but would do well in a home with children. He loves tennis balls! Chasing them makes him so happy.

Inquisitive would be a word to describe him well. He is always interested in new surroundings. Do you have another dog at home? You can bring them in to meet him! He would probably do better with a submissive dog. He met a submissive female here at the shelter and they did great together! Gallagher is a 3 year old pitbull mix.  
If you're  interested in adopting   Gallagher, visit the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 9300 Public Works Road, with a current Virginia driver's license or picture identification with current address and adoption fees in check or cash. Keep an eye on the  Chesterfield County Animal Services Facebook page  for more adoptable pet announcements!
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