This COVID-19 Resource page for Sussex County, Virginia is being continuously updated as new information is made available.
February 17, 2021: Drive-thru testing is by appointment only. Registration Opens February 12th, 2021. Testing is available to any individual age 5+ and is recommended for individuals with symptoms or those who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
February 9, 2021: - In an effort to increase capacity of the Crater Health District to place residents on the district’s COVID-19 Vaccine Waiting List, localities of the Crater Health District have opened COVID-19 Vaccination Call Centers.
January 26, 2021: Due to the increase in the COVID-19 Pandemic, County offices are closed to the public until February 2, 2021.
January 4, 2021: Due to increased Coronavirus cases in the area, for the safety of our citizens and staff the Sussex County Administration has announced county offices will remain closed to the public until further notice.
Sussex Service Authority providing COVID-19 Utility Relief for Qualified Residential and Commercial Customers
December 30, 2020 - CARES Act assistance application may assist for bills dated March 1, 2020, to December 30, 2020, and may not be used for past due amounts prior to this time period or after this time period.
December 21, 2020: - Due to the increase in the COVID-19 Pandemic, County offices are closed to the public through the first of the year (2021).
Executive Order # 72: New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread
December 10, 2020: The Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia issued Executive Order Number 72, effective 12:00AM on Monday December 14, 2020. Governor Northam Announces Virginians should stay at home from 12AM to 5AM, wear masks in indoor and outdoor settings, limit social gatherings to 10.
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 started August 7th, 2020 and was open for applications online until August 21st, 2020.
- Round 2 of the grant program started September 4th, 2020 and was open for applications online until September 11th, 2020.
- Round 3 of the grant program was open for applications online until November 15th, 2020.
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.
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.
Important Information about COVID-19
Crater Health District Health Alert (May 11th, 2020):
Please read an important message from Crater District Health Departments.
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.
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.
State of Emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia
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.
Crater 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
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: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
Virginia Department of Health: For health information and statistics on COVID-19 in Virginia visit vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.