This COVID-19 Resource page for Sussex County, Virginia is being continuously updated as new information is made available.
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 is currently accepting applications through this website.
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.