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The Virginia Department of Health has launched a statewide vaccine pre-registration system at Vaccinate.Virginia.Gov. If you’ve already signed up using the Chesapeake Health Department’s online contact tool, you do not have to sign up again. You can confirm your place in line by clicking "Check the List" at vaccinate.virginia.gov. If you need help, call the new Virginia COVID Information Center at 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682) 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. People age 75 or older will be placed in an express lane to speak to a live agent.
- VDH Press Release: Virginia Launches Central Pre-Registration Website for COVID-19 Vaccine
The City of Chesapeake is working closely with the Virginia Department of Health, which has developed a state vaccination plan. View more information on vaccination efforts here.
Those who qualify for Phase 1b can now search for vaccine availability by using VaccineFinder.org.
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. To determine if you're eligible and to apply, visit the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance webpage at FEMA.gov.
The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), which is comprised of the 17 regional jurisdictions, recently communicated with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam about the localities' desire to assist the Commonwealth and the Virginia Department of Health in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process. You can read HRPDC's letter, as well as the Governor's response. Chesapeake joins with our neighbor cities and counties in making the fight against the pandemic our top priority.
City Council & Planning Commission Meetings
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, occupancy at both City Council and Planning Commission meetings is limited to Council and Commission members and select staff.
Those wishing to address the City Council can do so in one of two ways:
Option 1: Email email@example.com or call 757-382-6151 prior to 5 p.m. on the night of the meeting. Provide your name, the agenda item you wish to address, and your comments. The City Clerk will read your comments into the record during the meeting.
Option 2: Call 757-520-1250 between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m. the night of the meeting to participate by phone. At the appropriate time, the caller will address Council during the meeting.
Those wishing to address the Planning Commission can do so in one of two ways:
Option 1: Provide written comments via letter or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments must include your name, address, the number, and the name of the agenda item being addressed. Comments will be read into the record during the meeting and must be received no later than 4 p.m. on the night of the meeting.
Option 2: Provide comments by phone during the meeting by calling 757-520-1250 between
6-7 p.m. the night of the meeting. Callers will be required to provide their name, address, and the number and the name of the agenda item being addressed. Callers will be queued to address the Planning Commission when their item is heard on the agenda.
VDH Community Ambassador Program
The Virginia Department of Health is looking for local ambassadors to help share COVID-19 updates and materials from top experts and sources. VDH will send information directly to volunteers who will then share with family and friends. Learn more and sign up today.
For the latest on Governor Ralph Northam's orders for Virginia, visit the Virginia Coronavirus website. Everyone ages 5 and older is required to wear a mask or face covering at all times while entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time in a variety of public settings.
Online services remain the safest option for conducting City business. If you must do business in person at a City facility, please call ahead to ensure the service is available. You can call 757-382-2489 or the specific department. When visiting a City building, you must maintain social distance and wear a face covering. Please do not enter any City building if you have a fever or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days. It is still safer at home, so please do all you can to avoid in-person services.
For the added safety and health of our at-risk populations, the hour from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. is reserved for those age 65 and older, and those with a serious health condition. We appreciate the public assistance in self-enforcing this restriction, for everyone's benefit.
- Find the latest on Parks, Recreation and Tourism services here.
- Find the latest on Chesapeake Public Library services here.
- Find the latest on Chesapeake Public Schools here.
COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program
Current Chesapeake Public Utilities customers can apply for assistance with water and/or wastewater bills dated March 1, 2020 to present. Funding is limited. To apply, fill out the online application or call 757-382-6352
Mayor's Emergency Response Roundtables
Chesapeake Mayor Rick West sits down with local experts to discuss COVID-19 and its effects on our community. Find all episodes at YouTube.com/ChesapeakeTelevision.
Chesapeake Economic Development is here to help you make sense of the latest COVID-19 orders. Visit their website for more.
- Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grants
- Pop-Up Office in Mt. Pleasant Marketplace
- Business Chats - Free 15-minute chats
Local State of Emergency
Chesapeake City Manager Chris Price declared a Local State of Emergency at 2:00 p.m. on March 13 for the City of Chesapeake. This declaration enables the City to begin to access resources which would be necessary should conditions change.
Guidance for Staying Healthy
For the most up-to-date guidance and restrictions from Governor Ralph Northam's office visit Governor.Virginia.Gov.
For official information on COVID-19 and protection tips, visit the Virginia Department of Health's information page.
Our first concern is always the health and safety of our residents and visitors. We are working closely with the Virginia Department of Health as we make decisions about City activities and services. This is a quickly evolving situation so please check back here regularly or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.