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COVID-19 Resources

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


COVID-19 Vaccine: Are you on the waiting list?

  Visit vax.preregister.virginia.gov to get registered or to confirm that you are already on the waiting list.

  Call 804-722-8799 for assistance.  Call centers will operate Monday through Friday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.

The Crater Health District Call Center (804-862-8989) will remain open to answer general questions related to COVID-19 and testing.


Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing at Sussex County Housing Office

  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. 

  View Event Details  View Local Emergency Updates   


Crater Health District Opens Unified COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center

Crater Health District Opens Unified COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center

  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. 

   Read the Announcement  View Local Emergency Updates   


County Administration Office Closed until February 2, 2021

  January 26, 2021: Due to the increase in the COVID-19 Pandemic, County offices are closed to the public until February 2, 2021.

   Read the Announcement  View Local Emergency Updates   


County Offices Closed to the Public

  January 4, 2021Due 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

   Read the Announcement  View Local Emergency Updates   


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.

   Get Details and Instructions  View Local Emergency Updates   


County Offices Closed to the Public

  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). 

   Read the Announcement  View Local Emergency Updates   


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.

 View the Governor's Press Release   


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 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.

   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

 

Your Trusted Source for COVID-19 Information and Updates

  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.


Virginia Hospital COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 Vaccine

Visit https://vax.preregister.virginia.gov to get registered or to confirm that you are already on the waiting list.  Or call: 804-722-8799 for assistance

COVID-19 Media Center
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