Chesterfield County, Virginia's Weekly E-Newsletter
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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County Response to COVID-19
CDC and Governor Recommend
Cloth Face Coverings
Chesterfield County Public Schools
Community Resources
Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) has information and community resources to assist families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please visit CCPS or through Chesterfield Food Bank for more information regarding free meals for children .
From CCPS:
Our school buildings may be closed for the rest of the academic year and in-person teaching may have been stopped, but student learning opportunities continue and student services still are being provided.

Our COVID-19 landing page provides daily or weekly updates of our work – including our efforts to provide meals to students and our work to continue to engage students in academic and wellness pursuits.

We encourage you to visit our COVID-19 page to learn more about the support available to keep our students’ minds and bodies engaged and active.
Citizen Information and Resources
Launches Letters of Love
Greater Richmond Region
COVID-19 Business Survey
Calling all business owners and leaders!  ChamberRVA  is working with localities and economic development organizations in the Greater Richmond Region to collect data so that, as a region, we can identify financial resources and develop financial programs to support our business community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey is available at  Greater Richmond Region COVID-19 Business Survey .

We value your time and understand that you may have been asked to complete other surveys. This will take only a few minutes and will allow us to identify and deploy much needed financial resources to our business community. Please also forward to other business owners and leaders.

The survey will be open through 5 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2020.
Rapid Response
COVID-19 Business Grant
Chesterfield County businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Grant .
The Capital Region Workforce Board , through the Virginia Employment Commission , has been awarded a $201,000 grant from the U.S. Labor Department to assist businesses with fewer than 250 people for certain costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic incurred from March 1 through August 31.
Richmond Region Tourism Offers
"We're Open" Signs for Local Restaurants
Many local restaurants are opening and offering curbside pickup, takeout and/or delivery services. Richmond Region Tourism is offering "We're Open" signs to help publicize their options. More information about to obtain a sign is available on their Take Out RVA page .

For more information on Chesterfield restaurants offering pickup and/or delivery services, make sure to visit Chesterfield Eats to Go .
We're Open Sign
Revised FY2021 Budget Proposal Released; Facebook Live Community Meetings Scheduled;
Vote on Budget Rescheduled to April 22
As Chesterfield County navigates the economic uncertainties related to the coronavirus known as COVID-19 pandemic*, county leaders have  revised the FY2021 proposed budget  and announced plans to continue engaging virtually with the public on the spending plan in accordance with health precautions aimed at preventing the spread of illness.

The revised budget is available for review at .

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors has rescheduled its vote on the budget from April 8 to April 22. The board will still meet virtually on April 8 to vote on the proposed tax rate for FY2021 and hear an update on the pandemic and a presentation on the revised FY2021 spending plan. The meeting will be available to view on the  Chesterfield County YouTube  page and WCCT Chesterfield Community Television, Comcast channel 98 and Verizon channel 28.

Similar to recent community meetings on the proposed budget, the county will use Facebook Live to stream newly scheduled community meetings Thursday, April 9, and Monday, April 13, each at 7 p.m. Citizens can participate on the  Chesterfield County Facebook page .

Citizens may submit questions or comments about the revised FY2021 budget at any time using an  online form  available at   or by emailing . They also may submit their questions or input by commenting during the Facebook Live sessions. All comments received will be provided to the Board of Supervisors, which is expected to adopt the revised budget on April 22.

*Revised Due to COVID-19
The county took immediate and necessary action to revise the proposed FY2021 budget due to deteriorating local, state and federal economic outlooks related to the pandemic, which has also impacted the current fiscal year that ends June 30. Like most businesses facing the economic uncertainty created by the pandemic, Chesterfield has had to make very difficult but necessary decisions regarding personnel. County leaders have also put holds on discretionary spending, reprioritized spending in nearly all areas of operation and are delaying many planned projects. View the complete revised FY2021 proposed budget .
Chesterfield is Open for Business,
Develops New Norm:
Employees Adapt, Innovative Processes
These unprecedented times have forced innovative adaptations in how Chesterfield County continues to keep resources and services available for our citizens, businesses and employees. Those adaptations have taken multiple forms, from teleworking to completely new processes, and many employees are being redeployed in other areas to keep essential functions operating.

These small victories are what we want to share to reaffirm that we all are collectively fight against this public health crisis.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be gathering stories to highlight our employees’ innovative contributions and the many services that are still available to our citizens. We are all adjusting to this "new norm" in which we find ourselves, but, rest assured, Chesterfield is still open for business and serving citizens.

For more on the Chesterfield "new norm,"  read this article  by County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey and Board of Leslie Haley.

For more information on how Chesterfield is adapting services amid this "new norm,"  read this article   by the Board of Supervisors.
Open for Business: Building Inspection
Despite most county buildings being closed to the public and the county working with reduced operations, Chesterfield is still open for business! Last week,  Ryan Homes  dropped off plans and permit applications for 11 new homes and, of course, adhered to the social distancing guidelines. This may be the new norm for a little while, but work is getting done and projects are moving along. Great job, Building Inspection !
Remember to Complete Your U.S. Census!
While last Wednesday, April 1, was Census Day, Chesterfield encourages resident who have not yet completed their 2020 U.S. Census to do so as soon as possible.

Completing the Census is easy!
Households should have received official U.S. Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 U.S. Census online, by phone or by mail.

Pay close to attention the unique number given to your household and be prepared to use it during your response.

The 2020 U.S. Census is mandatory and responses are based upon the members of a household as of April 1 (Census Day).
To learn more about the 2020 U.S. Census, visit the official website at
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