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This COVID-19 Resource page for Sussex County, Virginia is being continuously updated as new information is made available.

Grant Application Open for Small Businesses in Sussex County

  August 7, 2020: COVID-19 Small Business Relief Micro-Grant Program: On June 18, 2020 the Sussex County Board of Supervisors approved $100,000 - $150,000 of CARES funding to the Sussex County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) for the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Micro-Grant Program. This micro-grant program will assist Sussex County small businesses by providing needed cash for working capital to support rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of business.

Round 1 of the grant program starts August 7th, 2020 and is open for applications online until August 21st, 2020.

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Executive Order # 65: Phase Two Easing of Certain Temporary Restrictions Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

   June 2, 2020:  The Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia issued Executive Order Number 65, Order of Public Health Emergency Six, effective 12:00AM Friday, June 5th, 2020.

   Read the Announcement  View All Emergency Declarations   

Executive Order # 63: Requirement to Wear Face Covering While Inside Buildings

   May 29, 2020:  The Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia issued Executive Order Number 63, Order of Public Health Emergency Five, effective Friday, May 29th, 2020.

   Read the Announcement  View All Emergency Declarations   

Important Information about COVID-19

  Crater Health District Health Alert (May 11th, 2020): 

Please read an important message from Crater District Health Departments.

  Steps to Slow the SPREAD of COVID-19

Virginia COVID-19 Briefing

  April 29th, 2020: Governor Ralph Northam updates the Commonwealth on the latest developments concerning COVID-19.

  Local Emergency Declared in Sussex County, Virginia

Crater Health District Announces COVID-19 Community Testing Events the Week of May 23-30

  May 18, 2020: Petersburg, VA – The Crater Health District is continuing COVID-19 community testing throughout the district during the week of May 23-30.

   Read the Announcement  Sussex County COVID-19 Updates  

Acting Director of Emergency Services Declares Local Emergency

  March 17, 2020: Interim County Administrator Lawrence Hughes, acting as Director of Emergency Services for Sussex County, due to the inability of the Sussex County Board of Supervisors to convene prior to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, declared the existence of a Local Emergency for Sussex County.

   Read the Announcement  Sussex County COVID-19 Updates  

  State of Emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia's Health is in your Hands

Executive Order #55: Temporary Stay at Home Order Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

   April 3, 2020:  The Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia on Monday issued Executive Order 55, establishing a statewide stay at home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and to mitigate the spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

   Read the Announcement  View All Emergency Declarations   

Crater Health DistrictCrater Health District COVID-19 Response in Sussex County, VA

Crater Health District, Coronavirus Call Center | 804-862-8989 | M-F 9:30am to 5pm

Source: Crater Health District


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  Important COVID-19 Health Resource Links

The Sussex County Administration and its Public Safety Coordinator are working closely with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to monitor the Coronavirus situation.

  • Center for Disease Control: For health information and statistics on COVID-19 from the CDC visit:

  • Virginia Department of Health: For health information and statistics on COVID-19 in Virginia visit

Virginia Hospital COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 Media Center
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  CDC: Share Facts About COVID-19

  CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 FAQs

COVID-19 Videos  
  How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

  COVID-19: Managing Anxiety and Stress

  Homemade Masks Help Healthcare Workers

   How To Safely Wear & Care for Your Mask

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