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All Chesapeake residents are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. To find a vaccine appointment near you, visit VaccineFinder.org. For more information visit VDH.Virginia.Gov/COVID-19-Vaccine or call the Virginia COVID Information Center at 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682) 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Help for Businesses
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
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.
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.
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.
Guidance for Staying Healthy
Remember to wash your hands often and thoroughly, wear a mask when out in public, maintain social distancing, and stay home if you feel sick.
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.
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.