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March 20 COVID-19 Public Briefing

City of Richmond COVID-19 Response Update March 20, 2020
Accessing City Services
The city will be closed through the end of the month. There is a list of city services that will be available during this period online, linked here. The list will be updated as circumstances change.
Here is an example of the type of information available in that repository.

-Department of Social Services oDSS determines initial and continuing eligibility for various benefit programs, to include those that pertain to basic needs (i.e., food and emergency rental or utility payments).  oCitizens who need to apply for benefits should call the Enterprise Call Center at 1-855-635-4370 or goonline. Pending applications, renewals or verifications can be faxed to 804-646-7018 or placed in the drop box at the front of the Marshall Plaza or Southside Community Service Center.  oCitizens needing an EBT replacement card are encouraged to call 1-866-281-2448. If you have questions about your EBT card, call the 24-hour Virgini…

DSS Frequently Asked Questions during COVID-19 closure

Department of Social Services (DSS) Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: June 8, 2020
How can I apply for benefits? Call: 1-855-635-4370 Online: Fax a paper application to: 804-646-7018 Drop Box at Marshall Plaza (900 E. Marshall Street) Drop Box at Southside Plaza (4100 Hull Street) How can I find out the status of my benefits application (SNAP, TANF, and MEDICAID)? Call: 1-855-635-4370 Online: How can I get a replacement EBT Card if my card is lost, stolen or damaged? Call: 1-866-281-2448 (Toll-free, 24 Hour Customer Service Hotline) How do I know if I am eligible to receive the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits?

City of Richmond to close through March 31, essential services continue

The City of Richmond will be closed to the public from Monday, March 23 to the end of the month, Tuesday, March 31. Essential personnel must report on time.
Essential services will continue. Click here to access a list of services available through the closure.
Please check the dedicated city webpage for updates:

City Services Available During Current City Phased Reopening

Last Updated: Monday, June 29- Social Services - new information on services
- Parks and Recreation - Phase 3 openings
- Planning and Development Review - permit center is open, but submissions must still be done electronically - Library - Phase 3 opening include 50% capacity and modified hours at all branches - General Registrar is operating under normal business hours
Aging and Persons with DisabilitiesUse the following helpline for Older Adults 60 + and those 18+ with physical and sensory disabilities: (804) 646-1082. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The office provides the following services:  -Information and Referral -Delivered food items that will require preparation. (Based on availability of foods and volunteer drivers) -Financial Assistance i.e., Mortgage, Rent and Utilities -Social Services benefits SNAP, Medicaid, Adult Protective Services, Adult Services -Well-check calls to those who may be socially isolated.  If you know of someone or you could benefit from a wel…