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City of Richmond General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court closed Monday, March 16 in response to COVID-19, court order continues some cases

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In response to the coronavirus known as COVID-19 and the related declarations of health emergency at the federal, state and local levels, the City of Richmond General District Court will be closed to the public for one day, on Monday, March 16, 2020. This closure applies to all divisions of General District Court. The Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court will also be closed Monday, opening back up Tuesday with a limited docket and public accessibility.

The Clerk's Offices will resume normal operations on March 17.
Court employees are to report on time.

All cases pending on the civil docket scheduled between the period of March 16 and March 31, 2020 will be continued for 14 days from the currently schedule date. In that time period, the court will still hear emergency motions. For further details, here is the court order:


In theCriminal and Traffic Division, all cases on the docket scheduled at 9:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, between March 16 and April 16 invo…

Office of Community Wealth Building cancels March programming

The Office of Community Wealth Building has cancelled all group programming for the month of March. This includes all workshops, trainings and recruitment events.

Updates on programming past the month of March are forthcoming.

Click here to access the Office's calendar page. All events on the calendar for the month of March are cancelled.

Hours of Richmond Department of Social Services centers adjusted

The lobby area and customer service centers for the Marshall Plaza Building (900 E. Marshall Street) and Southside Community Services Center (4100 Hull Street) will be closed from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday – Friday until further notice. This is a change from previous business hours.
For reference, if someone needs to apply for benefits or check on the status of their benefits, they can do so in the following ways: ·Visiting https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/; ·Calling 1-855-635-4370; ·Faxing a paper application to 804-646-7018; or ·Visiting Marshall Plaza, Southside Community Service Center, or East District Center in person during the new business hours. Important Contact Information for Social Services: 24-hr Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline - 1 (800) 552-7096  Suspected Adult Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation - (888) 832-3858  Foster Parent Information - (804) 646-5437  Adoption Services - (804) 646-7475  Adult Protective Services - (888) 832-3858  Children Services Act information - (804) 646-7445  …

Parks and Recreation to Close Buildings to the Public amid COVID-19

City and department staff have been monitoring the national situation and meeting regularly to determine the best way we can support the goal of slowing the community spread of the virus.In the interest of public health and in an abundance of caution,the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) is closing all community centers and administrative offices to the public beginning on Saturday, March 14, 2020 until at least Monday, March 30, 2020.
In consideration of recent developments, the department is taking the following measures through Monday, March 30: ·Cancellation of all special events, programs, and permits at any department owned facilities. We will evaluate holding these events/programs and provide an update as soon as possible. ·Burials at city owned cemeteries will take place as scheduled. ·No permit requests for department owned facilities will be granted.
Staff at PRCF’s Administrative Office will be available to assist residents via phone at 804-646-5…

El Departamento de Parques y Recreación cerrará instalaciones debido al coronavirus COVID-19

El personal del departamento y la administración de la ciudad han estado haciendo un seguimiento de la situación nacional y se han reunido frecuentemente para determinar la mejor manera de apoyar la meta de frenar el contagio del virus en la comunidad. Con el fin de proteger la salud pública y siendo precavido, el Departamento de Parques, Recreación e Instalaciones Comunitarias (PRCF, por sus iniciales en inglés) cerrará todos los centros comunitarios y oficinas administrativas a partir del sábado 14 de marzo hasta el lunes 30 de marzo, como mínimo.
Teniendo en cuenta los sucesos recientes, el departamento tomará las siguientes medidas, al menos hasta el lunes 30 de marzo: ·Se cancelarán todos los eventos especiales, programas y permisos de uso en cualquiera de las instalaciones pertenecientes al departamento. Se evaluará posponer dichos eventos o programas y se brindará información actualizada al respecto, tan pronto sea posible. ·Los entierros en los cementerios de la Ciudad seguirán s…

Hopkins Road Transfer Station re-opening on Monday

The Hopkins Road Transfer Station will fully re-open for business on Monday, March 16 at 6:30 a.m. Work to replace the tipping floor is complete.
The station at 3520 N. Hopkins Rd. has been only partially open since late October, when the two-phase project began to replace the floor. For those with dump-trailers who have been able to continue using the facility, it will close at noon on Saturday, March 14 so the floor apron can be asphalted.
Regular business hours at the transfer station are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The facility is closed on Sunday and holidays. 
With the transfer station fully operational as of Monday, regular hours also will resume at the East Richmond Road Convenience Center at 3800 East Richmond Road. Hours of operation there are Monday through Friday                 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 to 2 p.m. That facility also is closed on Sunday and holidays.
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City of Richmond, regional localities unite to declare states of emergency in response to COVID-19

Visitwww.richmondgov.com/covid19for local updates on COVID-19

This morningat a regional press briefing on COVID-19, Mayor Levar M. Stoney declared a state of emergencyin the City of Richmond. A state of emergency is a legal status that allows local government tohave easier access to financial resources and to mobilize assets in a timely matter toaddressthe needs of city residents.
“This declaration will enable us, working in concert with state government and regional partners, to act swiftly and responsibly as COVID-19 evolves in our region,” said Mayor Stoney.Stoney noted that the state of emergency, which is effective immediately, will coincide with the 30-day state of emergency that Governor Ralph Northam declared on March 12, 2020.
Leaders of the Counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover and Henrico subsequently declared states of emergency in their respective localities and reiterated their intent to continue the regional effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
“In response to a c…

El Departamento de Parques y Recreación cancelará algunos programas debido al COVID-19

Teniendo en cuenta la salud del público y usando abundante precaución,el Departamento de Parques, Recreación e Instalaciones Comunitarias (PRCF, por sus siglas en inglés) está cancelando algunos programas y eventos especiales debido a las preocupaciones por el nuevo coronavirus conocido como COVID-19.
Los siguientes eventos quedancancelados: ·Todas las clases de aeróbicos acuáticos para adultos mayores en las piscinasde Swansboro yBellemeade. ·Los juegos del campeonato de baloncesto que estaban programados para el viernes 13de marzo en el Centro Comunitario Southside y el sábado 14 de marzo en lasecundaria Armstrong. ·El evento "Blarney Bash" en el mercado de la calle 17 (17th Street Market) el sábado14 demarzo ·El mercado de granjeros (Farmers’ Market) South of the James en el parque Forest Hillel sábado 14 demarzo PRCF además está limitando los viajes fuera de la ciudad para aquellos programas patrocinados por el departamento.
El Centro para Adultos Mayores Linwood Robinson, …

El Concejo de la Ciudad cancela sus audiencias públicas desde el 12 hasta el 22 de marzo

Debido a la preocupación existente y siendo precavido respecto a la salud pública respecto al coronavirus COVID-19, El Concejo de la Ciudad de Richmond ha cancelado las próximas audiencias públicas, las cuales se iban a dar entre el 12 y el 22 de marzo de 2020, pero continuará brindando información actualizada.
El Concejo de la Ciudad también quiere recordarles a los residentes de Richmond  que deben seguir los consejos de fuentes verificadas y confiables para obtener información en relación al coronavirus COVID-19. Algunas fuentes en Internet que se sugieren son:
·Ciudad de Richmond http://www.richmondgov.com/covid19 ·Departamento de Salud de Virginiahttp://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/ ·Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades de Estados Unidoshttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html
Invitamos a aquellos residentes de la ciudad que tengan preguntas acerca del coronavirus COVID-19 para que llamen a la línea 211 del Departamento de Salud de Virginia.
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El Departamento de Servicios Públicos de la Ciudad de Richmond suspende las desconexiones de los servicios de agua potable y alcantarillado debido al coronavirus COVID-19

Teniendo en cuenta la salud y seguridad del público y como respuesta a la amenaza que representa el COVID-19, El Departamento de Servicios Públicos (DPU, por sus iniciales en inglés), después de haber consultado con el alcalde Stoney, decidió suspender las desconexiones por falta de pago de los servicios de agua potable y alcantarillado.
Esta suspensión busca asegurar que todos los miembros de la comunidad puedan continuar teniendo buena higiene, lavando sus manos con agua y jabón, para ayudar a frenar la difusión del COVID-19.
DPU trabaja diligentemente para asegurarse de que la salud y seguridad del público sean partes fundamentales de su prestación de servicios. DPU está comprometido a servir a sus clientes, sea ofreciendo agua potable para beber o un confiable servicio de gas natural.
En el caso de que el departamento se vea afectado, tenemos listos planes de emergencia que nos permitirán seguir brindando servicios de una manera eficiente y continua, de tal manera que el impacto en n…

City of Richmond DPU suspends water and wastewater service disconnections amid COVID-19

In the interest of public health and safety in response to the threat of COVID-19 and in consultation with Mayor Stoney, Richmond’s Department of Public Utilities is suspending all disconnections of water and wastewater service for non-payment.
This suspension is to ensure that all members of the Richmond community are able to continue to practice good hygiene, by washing their hands with soap and water, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Richmond’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) works diligently to ensure public health and safety are at the core of how we provide utility services.  From clean drinking water to safe and reliable natural gas delivery, DPU is committed to serving our customers.
In the eventthe department is impacted, we have emergency operations plans in place to continue efficient utility service that will lessen any impacts to our customers while maintaining all public health and safety standards.  To that end, while DPU will continue to respond to all emerge…

Parks and recreation to cancel certain programs amid COVID-19

In the interest of public health and in the abundance of caution,the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) is cancelling certain programs and special events amid concerns regarding the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. 
The following events are cancelled: ·All Senior Aerobics classes at both Swansboro and Bellemeade Pools ·Basketball championship games scheduled for Friday, March 13 at Southside Community Center and Saturday, March 14 at Armstrong High School ·Blarney Bash at 17thStreet Market on Saturday, March 14 ·South of the James Farmers’ Market at Forest Hill Park on Saturday, March 14
PRCF is also restricting travel outside of city limits for department-sponsored programming.
The Linwood Robinson Senior Center located at 700 N. 26thStreet and Pine Camp Senior Building located on the Pine Camp Arts and Community Center campus at 4901 Old Brook Road will be closed as of 5 p.m. today. A reopening date for either facility has not been determined at this ti…

La administración de la ciudad recomienda posponer o cancelar eventos a gran escala dentro de los límites de la ciudad

La siguiente página de Internet brinda comunicación unificada y actualizada sobre el coronavirus COVID-19: www.richmondgov.com/covid19
En aras de beneficiar a la salud del público y de ser precavida, la administración del alcalde Stoney está recomendando que los organizadores de eventos con grandes cantidades de público pospongan o cancelen dichos eventos dentro de los límites de la ciudad.
Esta recomendación se hace como resultado de intensos debates con funcionarios especializados en salud y seguridad públicas, además de tener en cuenta la información de la Guía Interina de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC por sus iniciales en inglés), la cual ha sido diseñada para aquellos que planean eventos a gran escala y grandes congregaciones de público. La administración también recomienda que el público en general ponga en práctica el llamado “distanciamiento social”.
Aunque el 80% de aquellos que contraen el coronavirus COVID-19 sólo sufren de síntomas leves, grupos tales como …

City recommends postponement or cancellation of large events within city limits

Provides centralized coronavirus, COVID-19 update web page: www.richmondgov.com/covid19

In the interest of public health and in an abundance of caution, the administration of Mayor Levar Stoney is recommending that organizers of large events postpone or cancel those events within the city limits.
The recommendation is being made following intensive discussion with public health and public safety officials and is informed by the Centers for Disease Control Interim Guidance designed for those planning large events and mass gatherings. The city generally is also recommending that people practice social distancing.
While 80 percent of those who contract COVID-19 experience mild symptoms, populations such as the elderly, the immunocompromised and those with chronic conditions are at greater risk of more serious symptoms.
“Due to the greater health threat COVID-19 poses to the city’s most vulnerable populations, my administration and its partners are taking all necessary precautions to encourag…