Daily City Updates

UPDATE – July 7, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 802,182 (13,317↑) 66,740 (638↑) 6,512 (77↑) 1,881 (28↑) 5.8%
Crater Health District 18,794 (296↑) 1,607 (14↑) 161 (3↑) 44 (2↑) 6.3% (1.3↑)
Hopewell n/a 197 19 3 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 197 19 3
Dinwiddie 164 23 2
Emporia 125 23 12
Greensville 330 20 10
Petersburg 320 47 8
Prince George 248 12 1
Surry 18 4 1
Sussex 205 13 7
Crater District Totals 1607 161 44

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • COVID-19 Timeline:

ü  First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020

ü  First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020

ü  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

ü  The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020

ü  The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 668
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Effective Thursday, July 2nd, the Burnett & Williams law firm is relocating their Ampersand Pantry Project to the Courthouse Parking Lot. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups. Drivers will enter from N. Main Street and exit onto E. City Point Road.  Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Saturday, July 11th for our next COVID-19 testing in the City at Cavalier Square.  This will not be a drive-thru testing.  Walk-ups are welcome.  We have been informed that Crater will have the capacity to test 50 individuals.
  • The Mayor and Staff participated in a conference call with representatives of the Governor’s Health Equity Taskforce to discuss the donation of masks and hand sanitizer to the City of Hopewell.  We will be coordinating with the taskforce to facilitate the delivery and distribution of the PPE and health equity training.  We will be ordering bags for the distribution effort along with additional educational information.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • WestRock has committed to donate 500 gallons of hand sanitizer to the City and Schools.  We will coordinating the distribution with Hopewell Public Schools.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –

Ø  Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.

Ø  Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.

Ø  Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000

  • Staff ordered bags for use in handing out PPE and hand sanitizer to the public.  Order is anticipated to arrive July 13th
  • Tentatively anticipate distribution of PPE community to begin week of July 20th.
  • REMINDER:  COVID-19 Testing is scheduled for Saturday, July 11th from 9:00 am to 10:20 am at Cavalier Square (see attached flyers)  Please distribute to your Facebook, Twitter, and email distribution lists.  Citizens will need to register with Crater Health District at (804) 863-1652, option 1.
  • Hopewell Public Schools will be hosting a Facebook Live Panel Discussion on July 8th and July 23rd from 6-8pm to answer questions concerning plans for re-opening schools.  HPS Leadership will be joined by a representative from the Virginia Department of Health.  Join them at www.facebook.com/hopewellvaschools.

UPDATE – July 6, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 788,865 (44,335↑) 66,102 (2,367↑) 6,435 (102↑) 1,853 (37↑) 5.8% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 18,498 (1,138↑) 1,593 (74↑) 158 (6↑) 42 5.0% (3.2↓)
Hopewell n/a 197 (7↑) 19 3 n/a

NOTE: LAST DATE REPORTED JULY 2, 2020

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 197 19 3
Dinwiddie 163 23 2
Emporia 126 23 12
Greensville 329 19 10
Petersburg 315 45 7
Prince George 241 12 1
Surry 18 4 1
Sussex 204 13 5
Crater District Totals 1593 158 41

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • COVID-19 Timeline:

ü  First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020

ü  First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020

ü  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

ü  The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020

ü  The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 668 (9↑)
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Effective Thursday, July 2nd, the Burnett & Williams law firm is relocating their Ampersand Pantry Project to the Courthouse Parking Lot. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups. Drivers will enter from N. Main Street and exit onto E. City Point Road.  Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Saturday, July 11th for our next COVID-19 testing in the City at Cavalier Square.  This will not be a drive-thru testing.  Walk-ups are welcome.  We have been informed that Crater will have the capacity to test 50 individuals.
  • The Mayor and Staff participated in a conference call with representatives of the Governor’s Health Equity Taskforce to discuss the donation of masks and hand sanitizer to the City of Hopewell.  We will be coordinating with the taskforce to facilitate the delivery and distribution of the PPE and health equity training.  We will be ordering bags for the distribution effort along with additional educational information.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • WestRock has committed to donate 500 gallons of hand sanitizer to the City and Schools.  We will coordinating the distribution with Hopewell Public Schools.
  • Facial masks order by the City were delivered today, Monday, July 6th.
  • Staff order bags for use in handing out PPE and hand sanitizer to the public.  Order is anticipated to arrive July 13th]
  • Hopewell Public Schools will be hosting a Facebook Live Panel Discussion on July 8th and July 23rd from 6-8pm to answer questions concerning plans for re-opening schools.  HPS Leadership will be joined by a representative from the Virginia Department of Health.  Join them at www.facebook.com/hopewellvaschools.

UPDATE – July 2, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 744,480 (18,328↑) 63,735 (532↑) 6,333 (71↑) 1,816 (30↑) 6.0% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 17,360 (417↑) 1,519 (21↑) 152 42 (1↑) 8.2% (0.7↓)
Hopewell n/a 190 (2↑) 19 3 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 190 19 3
Dinwiddie 158 22 2
Emporia 122 21 12
Greensville 326 18 10
Petersburg 266 43 7
Prince George 238 12 1
Surry 17 4 1
Sussex 202 13 6
Crater District Totals 1519 152 42

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • COVID-19 Timeline:

ü  First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020

ü  First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020

ü  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

ü  The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.

ü  The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 659 (12↑)
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Effective Thursday, July 2nd, the Burnett & Williams law firm is relocating their Ampersand Pantry Project to the Courthouse Parking Lot. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups. Drivers will enter from N. Main Street and exit onto E. City Point Road.  Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal.
  • Crater Health has set a tentative date of Saturday, July 11th for our next COVID-19 testing in the City.  City will be meeting with Crater Health at Cavalier Square to discuss site logistics.  This will not be a drive-thru testing.  Walk-ups are welcome.  We have been informed that Crater will have the capacity to test 50 individuals.

* City received permission from the Cavalier Square property manager to host the July 11th COVID-19 testing.

  • The Mayor and Staff participated in a conference call with representatives of the Governor’s Health Equity Taskforce to discuss the donation of masks and hand sanitizer to the City of Hopewell.  We will be coordinating with the taskforce to facilitate the delivery and distribution of the PPE and health equity training.  We will be ordering bags for the distribution effort along with additional educational information.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • WestRock has committed to donate 500 gallons of hand sanitizer to the City and Schools.  We will coordinating the distribution with Hopewell Public Schools.
  • Facial masks order by the City will be delivered Monday, July 6th.
  • Staff order bags for use in handing out PPE and hand sanitizer to the public.  Order is anticipated to arrive July 13th
  • Hopewell Public Schools will be hosting a Facebook Live Panel Discussion on July 8th and July 23rd from 6-8pm to answer questions concerning plans for re-opening schools.  HPS Leadership will be joined by a representative from the Virginia Department of Health.  Join them at www.facebook.com/hopewellvaschools
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of June 27th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 160 16.88% 3,401
Continued Claims 1,682 -0.59% 18,463

UPDATE – July 1, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 726,152 (24,042↑) 63,203 (416↑) 6,262 (59↑) 1,786 (23↑) 5.9% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 16,943 (1,669↑) 1,498 (9↑) 152 (4↑) 41 (2↑) 8.9% (0.3↓)
Hopewell n/a 188 (2↑) 19 (1↑) 3 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 188 19 3
Dinwiddie 152 22 2
Emporia 121 21 12
Greensville 326 18 10
Petersburg 258 43 7
Prince George 236 12 1
Surry 16 4 1
Sussex 200 13 5
Crater District Totals 1497 152 41

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • COVID-19 Timeline:

ü  First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020

ü  First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020

ü  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

ü  The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.

ü  The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 659 (12↑)
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Effective Thursday, July 2nd, the Burnett & Williams law firm is relocating their Ampersand Pantry Project to the Courthouse Parking Lot. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups. Drivers will enter from N. Main Street and exit onto E. City Point Road.  Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal.
  • Crater Health has set a tentative date of Saturday, July 11th for our next COVID-19 testing in the City.  City will be meeting with Crater Health at Cavalier Square to discuss site logistics.  This will not be a drive-thru testing.  Walk-ups are welcome.  We have been informed that Crater will have the capacity to test 50 individuals.

* City received permission from the Cavalier Square property manager to host the July 11th COVID-19 testing.

  • The Mayor and Staff participated in a conference call with representatives of the Governor’s Health Equity Taskforce to discuss the donation of masks and hand sanitizer to the City of Hopewell.  We will be coordinating with the taskforce to facilitate the delivery and distribution of the PPE and health equity training.  We will be ordering bags for the distribution effort along with additional educational information.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • WestRock has committed to donate 500 gallons of hand sanitizer to the City and Schools.  We will coordinating the distribution with Hopewell Public Schools.
  • Facial masks order by the City will be delivered Monday, July 6th.
  • Staff order bags for use in handing out PPE and hand sanitizer to the public.

UPDATE – June 30, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 702,110 (8,983↑) 62,787 (598↑) 6,203 (39↑) 1,763 (23↑) 5.8% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 15,274 (167↑) 1,489 (77↑) 148 (11↑) 39 (9↑) 9.2% (0.3↓)
Hopewell n/a 186 (12↑) 19 (1↑) 3 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 186 19 3
Dinwiddie 154 19 2
Emporia 121 20 12
Greensville 323 18 9
Petersburg 256 43 6
Prince George 236 12 1
Surry 16 4 1
Sussex 197 13 5
Crater District Totals 1489 148 39

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • COVID-19 Timeline:

ü  First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020

ü  First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020

ü  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

ü  The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.

ü  The Commonwealth will move into Phase III on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 647
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Effective Thursday, July 2nd, the Burnett & Williams law firm is relocating their Ampersand Pantry Project to the Courthouse Parking Lot. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups. Drivers will enter from N. Main Street and exit onto E. City Point Road.  Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal.
  • Crater Health has set a tentative date of Saturday, July 11th for our next COVID-19 testing in the City.  City will be meeting with Crater Health at Cavalier Square to discuss site logistics.  This will not be a drive-thru testing.  Walk-ups are welcome.  We have been informed that Crater will have the capacity to test 50 individuals.

* City received permission from the Cavalier Square property manager to host the July 11th COVID-19 testing.

  • The Mayor and Staff participated in a conference call with representatives of the Governor’s Health Equity Taskforce to discuss the donation of masks and hand sanitizer to the City of Hopewell.  We will be coordinating with the taskforce to facilitate the delivery and distribution of the PPE and health equity training.  We will be ordering bags for the distribution effort along with additional educational information.
  • Governor Ralph Northam announced the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) today, which provides $50 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for households facing eviction or foreclosure due to COVID-19. RMRP will provide short-term financial assistance on behalf of households in the form of rent and mortgage payments. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will administer the $50 million program through a variety of partners, including nonprofit organizations and local governments, which will receive upfront funds that they will distribute on behalf of eligible households. Individuals and families receiving funding will also be connected to housing counseling and receive other technical assistance. Eligible households must demonstrate an inability to make rent or mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Monthly rent or mortgage must be at or below 150 percent Fair Market Rent (FMR), and eligible households must have a gross household income at or below 80 percent of area median income (AMI).

UPDATE – June 29, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 702,110 (32,749↑) 62,189 (1,619↑) 6,164 (93↑) 1,740 (40↑) 5.7% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 15,107 (635↑) 1,412 (31↑) 137 (1↑) 30 9.5% (0.2↑)
Hopewell n/a 174(1↑) 18 (2↑) 3 n/a

** NO UPDATED NUMBERS FROM CRATER HEALTH DISTRICT TODAY – JUNE 29, 2020**

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 174 18 3
Dinwiddie 140 17 2
Emporia 117 16 7
Greensville 313 17 8
Petersburg 235 42 5
Prince George 224 10 1
Surry 15 4 1
Sussex 194 13 3
Crater District Totals 1412 137 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • COVID-19 Timeline:

ü  First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020

ü  First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020

ü  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

ü  The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.

ü  The Commonwealth will move into Phase III on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 633
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Effective Thursday, July 2nd, the Burnett & Williams law firm is relocating their Ampersand Pantry Project to the Courthouse Parking Lot. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups. Drivers will enter from N. Main Street and exit onto E. City Point Road.  Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal.
  • Crater Health has set a tentative date of Saturday, July 11th for our next COVID-19 testing in the City.  We are proposing Cavalier Square as the location and will be meeting with Crater Health on site to discuss.  This will not be a drive-thru testing.  Walk-ups are welcome.  We have been informed that Crater will have the capacity to test 50 individuals.
  • The Mayor and Staff participated in a conference call with representatives of the Governor’s Health Equity Taskforce to discuss the donation of masks and hand sanitizer to the City of Hopewell.  We will be coordinating with the taskforce to facilitate the delivery and distribution of the PPE and health equity training.  We will be ordering bags for the distribution effort along with additional educational information.
  • Governor Ralph Northam announced the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) today, which provides $50 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for households facing eviction or foreclosure due to COVID-19. RMRP will provide short-term financial assistance on behalf of households in the form of rent and mortgage payments. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will administer the $50 million program through a variety of partners, including nonprofit organizations and local governments, which will receive upfront funds that they will distribute on behalf of eligible households. Individuals and families receiving funding will also be connected to housing counseling and receive other technical assistance. Eligible households must demonstrate an inability to make rent or mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Monthly rent or mortgage must be at or below 150 percent Fair Market Rent (FMR), and eligible households must have a gross household income at or below 80 percent of area median income (AMI).

UPDATE – June 26, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 669,361 (14,861↑) 60,570 (624↑) 6,071 (76↑) 1, 700 (25↑) 5.6% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 14,472 (254↑) 1,381 (31↑) 136 (2↑) 30 9.3% (1.0↑)
Hopewell n/a 174(1↑) 18 (2↑) 3 n/a

** NO UPDATED NUMBERS FROM CRATER HEALTH DISTRICT TODAY **

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 174 18 3
Dinwiddie 140 17 2
Emporia 117 16 7
Greensville 313 17 8
Petersburg 235 41 5
Prince George 224 10 1
Surry 15 4 1
Sussex 194 13 3
Crater District Totals 1412 136 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • COVID-19 Timeline:

ü  First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020

ü  First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020

ü  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

ü  The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.

ü  The Commonwealth will move into Phase III on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 633
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • Crater Health has set a tentative date of Saturday, July 11th for our next COVID-19 testing in the City.  We are proposing Cavalier Square as the location and will be meeting with Crater Health on site to discuss.
  • Effective June 29, 2020, courts may resume issuing writs of eviction per 6th Order extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency by the Supreme Court of Virginia.  Governor Northam is asking the Chief Circuit Court judges to extend the moratorium on evictions as appropriate in their localities.  Virginia will use $50 million in Federal CARES Act funds to disburse to those facing eviction, mortgage payment and energy assistance.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of June 20th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 133 -9.77% 3,241
Continued Claims 1,692 0.47% 16,781

UPDATE – June 25, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 654,500 (18,404↑) 59,946 (432↑) 5,995 (40↑) 1, 675 (14↑) 5.8% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 14,218 (396↑) 1,381 (31↑) 136 (2↑) 30 8.3% (1.0↑)
Hopewell n/a 174(1↑) 18 (2↑) 3 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 174 18 3
Dinwiddie 140 17 2
Emporia 117 16 7
Greensville 313 17 8
Petersburg 235 41 5
Prince George 224 10 1
Surry 15 4 1
Sussex 194 13 3
Crater District Totals 1412 136 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • COVID-19 Timeline:

ü  First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020

ü  First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020

ü  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

ü  The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.

ü  The Commonwealth will move into Phase III on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 633
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • Crater Health has set a tentative date of Saturday, July 11th for our next COVID-19 testing in the City.  We are proposing Cavalier Square as the location and will be meeting with Crater Health on site to discuss.
  • Effective June 29, 2020, courts may resume issuing writs of eviction per 6th Order extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency by the Supreme Court of Virginia.  Governor Northam is asking the Chief Circuit Court judges to extend the moratorium on evictions as appropriate in their localities.  Virginia will use $50 million in Federal CARES Act funds to disburse to those facing eviction, mortgage payment and energy assistance.

UPDATE – June 24, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 636,096 (8,848↑) 59,514 (520↑) 5,955 (42↑) 1, 661 (16↑) 6.0% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 13,822 (170↑) 1,381 (22↑) 133 (4↑) 30 7.3%
Hopewell n/a 173(1↑) 16 (1↑) 3 n/a
Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 173 16 3
Dinwiddie 139 17 2
Emporia 111 16 7
Greensville 311 17 8
Petersburg 225 40 5
Prince George 213 10 1
Surry 15 4 1
Sussex 194 13 3
Crater District Totals 1381 133 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 617
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • The Commonwealth will move into Phase III on Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Crater Health District confirmed during a call with the regional Chief Administrative Officers that they are moving forward with mobile testing sites in each community.  Staff will work with Crater Health to identify five (5) possible testing sites in the City and dates with a goal of conducting one (1) testing sites in each community per month.
  • Received information from the Health Equity Pilot Program on starting the process of receiving and distributing masks and hand sanitizer to the vulnerable population of the City.  The formal planning process will begin next week.
  • Effective June 29, 2020, courts may resume issuing writs of eviction per 6th Order extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency by the Supreme Court of Virginia.

UPDATE – June 23, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 627,248 (10,441↑) 58,994 (529↑) 5,913 (44↑) 1, 645 (25↑) 6.1% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 13,652 (158↑) 1,359 (49↑) 129 (1↑) 30 7.3%
Hopewell n/a 172 (2↑) 15 3 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 172 15 3
Dinwiddie 138 17 2
Emporia 110 16 7
Greensville 307 16 8
Petersburg 222 38 5
Prince George 202 9 1
Surry 15 4 1
Sussex 193 14 3
Crater District Totals 1359 129 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 617
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • Crater Health District confirmed during a call with the regional Chief Administrative Officers that they are moving forward with mobile testing sites in each community.  Staff will work with Crater Health to identify five (5) possible testing sites in the City and dates with a goal of conducting one (1) testing sites in each community per month.
  • VDEM contacted the City today and informed us that we would be receiving 20,000 cloth masks from the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot plan.  Thank you Mayor Gore for assisting staff with getting this shipment.
  • The masks that the City ordered were shipped today.
  • Governor Northam announced during his press conference that the state will be moving into Phase III of the Forward Virginia plan on July 1st

UPDATE – June 22, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 616,807 (61,345↑) 58,465 (2,227↑) 5,869 (125↑) 1, 620 (34↑) 6.3% (0.8↓)
Crater Health District 13,494 (1,424↑) 1,310 (40↑) 128 (2↑) 30 7.3% (1.3↓)
Hopewell n/a 170 (8↑) 15 3 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 170 15 3
Dinwiddie 136 17 2
Emporia 108 15 7
Greensville 306 16 8
Petersburg 212 38 5
Prince George 174 9 1
Surry 15 4 1
Sussex 189 14 3
Crater District Totals 1310 128 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 605
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • Crater Health District confirmed during a call with the regional Chief Administrative Officers that they are moving forward with mobile testing sites in each community.  Staff will work with Crater Health to identify five (5) possible testing sites in the City and dates with a goal of conducting one (1) testing sites in each community per month.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of June 13th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 146 -6.16% 3,108
Continued Claims 1,684 -1.43% 15,089

UPDATE – June 18, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 555,462 (8,777↑) 56,238 (463↑) 5,744 (52↑) 1,586 (3↑) 7.1% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 12,070 (238↑) 1,270 (18↑) 126 (4↑) 30 8.6% (0.1↑)
Hopewell n/a 162 (5↑) 15 3 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 162 15 3
Dinwiddie 128 16 2
Emporia 103 15 7
Greensville 298 15 8
Petersburg 210 38 5
Prince George 167 9 1
Surry 15 4 1
Sussex 187 14 3
Crater District Totals 1270 126 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 598
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • Crater Health District confirmed during a call with the regional Chief Administrative Officers that they are moving forward with mobile testing sites in each community.  Staff will work with Crater Health to identify five (5) possible testing sites in the City and dates with a goal of conducting one (1) testing sites in each community per month.
  • Governor Northam announced at his press conference today discussed Phase III of the “Forward Virginia” plan and indicated that he did not believe that Virginia will not be entering Phase III this week adding that there is a need to continue to evaluate the data, and that June 26th would be the earliest that he could see Virginia enter Phase III safely and responsibly.
  • Governor Northam also discussed the impacts of COVID-19 on different communities in Virginia indicating that Latinos make up 35% of hospitalizations even though they represent only 10% of the population.  He stated that the Governor’s Health Equity Working Group is tracking data and working to connect with communities that are at a higher risk.
  • Governor Northam announced new recovery marketing funds are available to destination marketing organizations (DMO) across the Commonwealth.  The WanderLOVE Recovery Grant Program, which will be administered by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) and will provide up to 50 grants of up to $10,000 each.

UPDATE – June 17, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 546,685 (9,686↑) 55,775 (444↑) 5,692 (49↑) 1,583 (13↑) 7.3% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 11,832 (203↑) 1,252 (14↑) 122 (6↑) 30 8.5% (0.3↓)
Hopewell n/a 157 (2↑) 15 3 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 157 15 3
Dinwiddie 124 16 2
Emporia 99 15 7
Greensville 295 14 8
Petersburg 208 36 5
Prince George 167 9 1
Surry 15 4 1
Sussex 187 13 3
Crater District Totals 1252 122 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 598
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • Crater Health District confirmed during a call with the regional Chief Administrative Officers that they are moving forward with mobile testing sites in each community.  Staff will work with Crater Health to identify five (5) possible testing sites in the City and dates with a goal of conducting one (1) testing sites in each community per month.
  • Governor Northam, First Lady Pamela Northam and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced today a special program to assist visual artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: the Virginia Artist Relief Fellowship Program.  Forty (40) visual artists from the Commonwealth will be selected to each receive a $5,000 grant. To be eligible, applicants must live and work in Virginia, be 21 years of age or older, and derive a significant part of their income from their artwork including sales and lectures. Applications must be received online between June 16, 2020 and July 10, 2020. Recipients will be notified of grant awards on July 24, 2020. Complete eligibility requirements and the application can be found on the museum’s website at www.VMFA.museum.  The Virginia Artist Relief Fellowship Program is funded by the museum’s existing Artist Fellowship Endowment established in 1941 through a generous gift made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Pratt stipulated that the funds be used to support professional artists in the Commonwealth and not for other purposes. Through this endowment, VMFA has awarded nearly $5.8 million to Virginia artists in the Commonwealth over the past 80 years.
  • Governor Ralph Northam today announced that he intends to introduce legislation to mark Juneteenth as a permanent paid state holiday, starting by using his executive authority to give state employees this Friday, June 19th, off as a paid holiday. Virginia has long marked Juneteenth by issuing a proclamation, but the date has not previously been considered a state holiday.

UPDATE – June 16, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 536,989 (6,457↑) 55,331 (445↑) 5,643 (55↑) 1,570 (18↑) 7.4% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 11,629 (101↑) 1,238 (18↑) 116 (3↑) 30 8.8% (0.6↑)
Hopewell n/a 155 (5↑) 15 3 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 155 15 3
Dinwiddie 122 14 2
Emporia 98 14 7
Greensville 289 14 8
Petersburg 207 33 5
Prince George 165 9 1
Surry 15 4 1
Sussex 187 13 3
Crater District Totals 1238 116 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 587
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • Crater Health District confirmed during a call with the regional Chief Administrative Officers that the Virginia National Guard’s (VANG) mission is now focused on testing in long-term care facilities and detention centers (237 missions).  Crater Heath also confirmed that they are shifting their efforts to mobile testing and away from the testing sites like what was conducted at HHS.
  • Governor Northam, First Lady Pamela Northam and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announced today a special program to assist visual artists impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: the Virginia Artist Relief Fellowship Program.  Forty (40) visual artists from the Commonwealth will be selected to each receive a $5,000 grant. To be eligible, applicants must live and work in Virginia, be 21 years of age or older, and derive a significant part of their income from their artwork including sales and lectures. Applications must be received online between June 16, 2020 and July 10, 2020. Recipients will be notified of grant awards on July 24, 2020. Complete eligibility requirements and the application can be found on the museum’s website at www.VMFA.museum.  The Virginia Artist Relief Fellowship Program is funded by the museum’s existing Artist Fellowship Endowment established in 1941 through a generous gift made by the late John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Pratt stipulated that the funds be used to support professional artists in the Commonwealth and not for other purposes. Through this endowment, VMFA has awarded nearly $5.8 million to Virginia artists in the Commonwealth over the past 80 years.
  • Governor Ralph Northam today announced that he intends to introduce legislation to mark Juneteenth as a permanent paid state holiday, starting by using his executive authority to give state employees this Friday, June 19th, off as a paid holiday. Virginia has long marked Juneteenth by issuing a proclamation, but the date has not previously been considered a state holiday.

UPDATE – June 15, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 530,432 (31,902↑) 54,886 (1,675↑) 5,588 (143↑) 1,552 (18↑) 7.5% (0.5↓)
Crater Health District 11,528 (735↑) 1,220 (42↑) 113 (4↑) 30 8.2% (1.5↓)
Hopewell n/a 150 (7↑) 15 (1↑) 3 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 150 15 3
Dinwiddie 119 14 2
Emporia 95 14 7
Greensville 287 14 8
Petersburg 204 32 5
Prince George 164 9 1
Surry 14 4 1
Sussex 187 11 3
Crater District Totals 1220 113 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

Percent Positivity: This key statistic is what the Governor uses in measuring how the virus is spreading throughout the State. The Governor has stated that having a 14-day decline in this statistic is/was a key to Phase I and II reopening that has occur. This statistic is a measure of the % of total tests taken for which there was a positive result.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 552
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • Crater Health District confirmed during a call with the regional Chief Administrative Officers that the Virginia National Guard’s (VANG) mission is now focused on testing in long-term care facilities and detention centers (237 missions).  Crater Heath also confirmed that they are shifting their efforts to mobile testing and away from the testing sites like what was conducted at HHS.
  • Governor Northam announced today that $14.66 million would be provided for the Economic Resilience and Recovery Program to respond to the unprecedented economic conditions created by COVID-19.

UPDATE – June 12, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 498,530 (44,661↑) 53,211 (564↑) 5,445 (85↑) 1,534 (14↑) 8.0% (0.8↓)
Crater Health District 10,793 (2,150↑) 1,178 (70↑) 109 (1↑) 30 9.7% (0.6↓)
Hopewell n/a 143 (8↑) 14 3 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 143 14 3
Dinwiddie 118 14 2
Emporia 91 14 7
Greensville 274 14 8
Petersburg 196 30 5
Prince George 157 9 1
Surry 14 4 1
Sussex 185 10 3
Crater District Totals 1178 109 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 552
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • City awaiting word from Crater Health District regarding our request for an additional date to conduct a drive-thru testing utilizing the Virginia National Guard (VANG).  The City has been informed that the VANG’s mission has shifted away from community testing, and they are now focused on testing in long-term care facilities and detention centers (237 missions).  We are reaching out to private sources to get cost estimates for testing.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of June 6th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 155 -14.19% 2,962
Continued Claims 1,708 1.8% 13,405

 

UPDATE – June 11, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 453,869 (10,383↑) 52,647 (470↑) 5,360 (88↑) 1,520 (6↑) 8.8% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 8,643 (263↑) 1,108 (26↑) 108 (2↑) 30 10.3% (0.7↑)
Hopewell n/a 135 (12↑) 14 3 n/a

 

Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 135 14 3
Dinwiddie 117 13 2
Emporia 90 14 7
Greensville 246 14 8
Petersburg 193 30 5
Prince George 154 9 1
Surry 14 4 1
Sussex 185 10 3
Crater District Totals 1134 108 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 552
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • City awaiting word from Crater Health District regarding our request for an additional date to conduct a drive-thru testing utilizing the Virginia National Guard (VANG).  The City has been informed that the VANG’s mission has shifted away from community testing, and they are now focused on testing in long-term care facilities and detention centers (237 missions).  We are reaching out to private sources to get cost estimates for testing.
  • The City Manager’s Office is not arranging transportation for individuals that have appointments to be tested for COVID-19.  We are happy to work on a solution for those in need in the community.
  • Governor Northam announced all factors continue on a positive track for reopening.  Phase II is minimum of 2 weeks.
  • Governor Northam announced guidance for re-opening Higher Education.

UPDATE – June 10, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 443,486 52,177 5,272 1,514 8.9%
Crater Health District 8,643 1,108 106 30 9.6%
Hopewell n/a 123 (2↑) 14 3 n/a
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 123 14 3
Dinwiddie 114 13 2
Emporia 90 13 7
Greensville 241 14 8
Petersburg 190 30 5
Prince George 154 8 1
Surry 12 4 1
Sussex 184 10 3
Crater District Totals 1108 106 30

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 526
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • City awaiting word from Crater Health District regarding our request for an additional date to conduct a drive-thru testing utilizing the Virginia National Guard.  Indications are that the Virginia National Guard’s mission has shifted away from community testing.
  • If the City Council wants to move forward with test on its own, tests will cost the City approximately $100/test.  This cost does not include staffing the text event.
  • The City Manager’s Office is not arranging transportation for individuals that have appointments to be tested for COVID-19.  We are happy to work on a solution for those in need in the community.
  • Below are the results from the Community Testing Event held in Hopewell on May 30th:

UPDATE – June 9, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  435,575 total testing encounters; 51,738 total cases; 5,203 hospitalizations; 1,496 deaths; 8.8% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total
  • Crater Health District:  8,523 total testing encounters; 9.1% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 121 14 3
Dinwiddie 112 13 2
Emporia 95 13 7
Greensville 231 14 8
Petersburg 182 30 5
Prince George 148 8 1
Surry 12 4 1
Sussex 177 10 3
Crater District Totals 1078 106 30

* This is an increase for the City of 2 case(s).  The City has 3 reported COVID-19 deaths.

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 526
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • City awaiting word from Crater Health District regarding our request for an additional date to conduct a drive-thru testing utilizing the Virginia National Guard.
  • If the City wants to move forward with test on its own, tests will cost the City approximately $100/test.
  • The City Manager’s Office is not arranging transportation for individuals that have appointments to be tested for COVID-19.
  • Governor Northam announced Phase Guidance for Virginia Schools (see attached) to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission while supporting the resumption of in-classroom education.  The Governor also discussed the resumption of youth sports activities.

UPDATE – June 8, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  428,128 total testing encounters; 51,251 total cases; 5,143 hospitalizations; 1,477 deaths; 9.7% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total
  • Crater Health District:  8,407 total testing encounters; 9.9% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 119 14 3
Dinwiddie 109 13 2
Emporia 93 13 7
Greensville 208 14 8
Petersburg 180 30 5
Prince George 148 8 1
Surry 12 4 1
Sussex 177 10 3
Crater District Totals 1046 106 30

  • This is an increase for the City of 2 case(s).  The City has 3 reported COVID-19 deaths.

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 526
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • City has submitted a request to Crater Health District for an additional date to conduct a drive-thru testing utilizing the Virginia National Guard.  Crater Health is reviewing the request, but informed the City that their efforts currently are focused on “Fixed Testing Sites” and mobile testing sites within the Health District, including the City of Hopewell.
  • Governor Northam requested, and the Virginia Supreme Court granted, an extension of the suspension of all eviction proceedings through June 28th.   The Governor will announce a comprehensive rent relief program in response to COVID-19, which will be supported by Federal CARES Act funding in the coming weeks.  Tenants are encouraged to know their rights and responsibilities and pay their rent on time if they are able.  Visit StayHomeVirginia.com for more information and resources on tenant rights.

City Departments were sent revisions to departmental re-opening plans to be consistent with citywide policies.

 

UPDATE – June 5, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  405,858 total testing encounters; 48,532 total cases; 5,008 hospitalizations; 1,453 deaths; 9.7% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total
  • Crater Health District:  8,015 total testing encounters; 9.1% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 117 14 2
Dinwiddie 107 13 2
Emporia 91 13 7
Greensville 168 14 8
Petersburg 175 30 5
Prince George 145 8 1
Surry 12 3 1
Sussex 177 9 3
Crater District Totals 992 104 29

* This is an increase for the City of 6 case(s).  The City has 2 reported COVID-19 deaths.

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 511
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth will move into Phase II tomorrow, Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • City has submitted a request to Crater Health District for an additional date to conduct a drive-thru testing utilizing the Virginia National Guard.  Crater Health is reviewing the request, but informed the City that their efforts currently are focused on “Fixed Testing Sites” and mobile testing sites within the Health District, including the City of Hopewell.
  • Additional Point Prevalence Testing was conducted at Riverside Regional Jail today by the Virginia National Guard’s CERFP Strike Team 7 lead by OIC Captain Partin.

UPDATE – June 4, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  394,066 total testing encounters; 47,856 total cases; 4,957 hospitalizations; 1,445 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  7,772 total testing encounters; 9.7% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 111 14 2
Dinwiddie 102 13 2
Emporia 86 13 7
Greensville 135 14 8
Petersburg 162 27 4
Prince George 139 8 1
Surry 12 3 1
Sussex 177 9 3
Crater District Totals 920 98 28

* This is an increase for the City of 4 case(s).  The City has 2 reported COVID-19 deaths.

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 491
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth will move into Phase II tomorrow, Friday, June 5, 2020.
  • City has submitted a request to Crater Health District for an additional date to conduct a drive-thru testing utilizing the Virginia National Guard.  Crater Health is reviewing the request, but informed the City that their efforts currently are focused on “Fixed Testing Sites” and mobile testing sites within the Health District, including the City of Hopewell.

UPDATE – June 3, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  381,539 total testing encounters; 46,905 total cases; 4,884 hospitalizations; 1,428 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  7,470 total testing encounters; 11.4% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 110 12 2
Dinwiddie 99 12 2
Emporia 86 13 7
Greensville 135 14 8
Petersburg 162 27 4
Prince George 139 8 1
Surry 12 3 1
Sussex 177 9 3
Crater District Totals 920 98 28

* This is an increase for the City of 4 case(s).  The City has 2 reported COVID-19 deaths.

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 491
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • The Commonwealth will move into Phase II this Friday, June 5, 2020

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UPDATE – June 2, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  369,308 total testing encounters; 46,239 total cases; 4,770 hospitalizations; 1,407 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  7,232 total testing encounters; 13.5% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 106 11 2
Dinwiddie 97 12 0
Emporia 84 13 7
Greensville 111 14 6
Petersburg 159 24 3
Prince George 134 7 1
Surry 12 3 1
Sussex 174 8 3
Crater District Totals 877 92 23

* This is an increase for the City of 11 case(s).  The City has 2 reported COVID-19 deaths.

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 466
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • Governor Northam announced today that the Commonwealth will move into Phase II this Friday, June 5, 2020
  • The City had 172 initial unemployment claims and 1,640 continued claims during the week ending May 23, 2020.

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UPDATE – June 1, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  362,534 total testing encounters; 45,398 total cases; 4,694 hospitalizations; 1,392 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  7,102 total testing encounters; 12.3% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total

** CRATER HEALTH DISTRICT DID NOT PROVIDE UPDATED INFORMATION TODAY **

Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 95 11 0
Dinwiddie 81 12 0
Emporia 75 13 4
Greensville 76 14 6
Petersburg 130 22 3
Prince George 121 6 0
Surry 11 3 1
Sussex 153 7 3
Crater District Totals 742 88 17

* This is an increase for the City of 16 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 466
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • 125 of the 157 individuals that pre-registered for the drive-thru testing Saturday, May 30th by the National Guard in coordination with Crater Health.  105 of the 157 pre-registered individuals were Hopewell residents.  Additionally, there were 8 “walk-ups” Saturday for a total number tested of 133.
  • Point prevalence testing was conducted at Wonder City Nursing and Rehab to today by the National Guard.
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.

UPDATE – May 29, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  332,330 total testing encounters; 42,533 total cases; 4,529 hospitalizations; 1,358 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  5,559 total testing encounters; 14.9% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total

** CRATER HEALTH DISTRICT DID NOT PROVIDE UPDATED INFORMATION TODAY **

Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 95 11 0
Dinwiddie 81 12 0
Emporia 75 13 4
Greensville 76 14 6
Petersburg 130 22 3
Prince George 121 6 0
Surry 11 3 1
Sussex 153 7 3
Crater District Totals 742 88 17

* This is an increase for the City of 16 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 447
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • 157 individuals have pre-registered for the drive-thru testing on Saturday, May 30th by the National Guard in coordination with Crater Health.  Reminder that the testing will occur between 9:00 am and 12 noon at Hopewell High School. Residents need to call (804) 862-8989 to be screened and registered.  Event flyer is below and attached for your use.  A CodeRED message was sent out yesterday to remind citizens of the testing.  Crater Health District and the National Guard have approval to conduct up to 180 tests tomorrow.
  • City staff met to have an initial discussion of re-opening to the public.  Not dates were set.  At this point, I think the earliest we could re-open is end of June/early July.
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • City playgrounds will be reopened Saturday, May 30th with the updated COVID-19 warning signage, which will replace the existing COVID-19 signage currently at the parks/playgrounds (see attached press release).
  • City placed an order for additional KN95 facemasks (5,000 units) as a result of the Governor’s Executive Order 63 taking effect today.  The masks will be distributed to City staff that the remainder will be divided into equal lots for City Council to distribute to citizens.

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UPDATE – May 28, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 28, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Summary of Gov. Northam’s May 28, 2020 Press Conference
  • City of Hopewell – Press Release Playgrounds, Summer Events & Programs
  • Office of Governor Northam – Press Release:  Host “Virginia Graduates Together” to Honor Class of 2020
  • Virginia Association of School Superintendents – Dr. Hackney name State Superintendent of the Year

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  319,600 total testing encounters; 41,401 total cases; 4,442 hospitalizations; 1,338 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  5,215 total testing encounters; 15.1% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total

FIRST TIME THIS WEEK CRATER HEALTH HAS PROVIDED LOCAL DATA

Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 95 11 0
Dinwiddie 81 12 0
Emporia 75 13 4
Greensville 76 14 6
Petersburg 130 22 3
Prince George 121 6 0
Surry 11 3 1
Sussex 153 7 3
Crater District Totals 742 88 17

* This is an increase for the City of 16 case(s).  ** – This is the first Crater provided local numbers since Friday, May 22nd.

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 447
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • The drive-thru testing by the National Guard in coordination with Crater Health has been confirmed for Saturday, May 30th for only individuals that have been pre-screened and registered for testing will admitted.  Testing will occur between 9:00 am and 12 noon at Hopewell High School. A total of 120 tests will be administered  Registration has begun for the event.  Residents need to call (804) 862-8989 to be screened and registered.  Event flyer is below and attached for your use.  Currently there are 65 people registered for the testing event Saturday.  A CodeRED message was sent out this evening to remind citizens of the testing.
  • City staff has begun the process of identifying the location and logistics of installing temperature check monitors for employees and the public in anticipation of bringing back employees and opening to the public in the future.
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway. Lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • City playgrounds will be reopened Saturday, May 30th with the updated COVID-19 warning signage, which will replace the existing COVID-19 signage currently at the parks/playgrounds (see attached press release).
  • City is purchasing additional KN95 facemasks in advance of the Governor’s Executive Order 63 taking effect Friday.
  • City is purchasing air sanitizers for the HVAC units that will purify the air within City buildings, similar to air units at hospitals, so that we prepare for re-opening.

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UPDATE – May 26, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  298,270 total testing encounters; 39,342 total cases; 4,325 hospitalizations; 1,236 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  4,803 total testing encounters; 13.1% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total

LOCAL NUMBERS WERE NOT UPDATED BY CRATER HEALTH TODAY

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 427
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • COVID-19 Symptom Checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • The drive-thru testing by the National Guard in coordination with Crater Health has been confirmed for Saturday, May 30th for only individuals that have been pre-screened and registered for testing will admitted.  Testing will occur between 9:00 am and 12 noon at Hopewell High School. A total of 120 tests will be administered  Registration will begin four (4) days prior to the event.  Residents will need to call (804) 862-8989 to be screened and registered.  Event flyer is below and attached for your use.
  • Testing was conducted over the weekend in Prince George and Petersburg, where 93 and 80, tests were conducted respectively.
  • City staff has begun the process of identifying the location and logistics of installing temperature check monitors for employees and the public in anticipation of bringing back employees and opening to the public in the future.
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway, starting at 11:30am on Friday, May 22nd. Starting next week, lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot.
  • Governor Northam announced during his press conference today that beginning May 29th, everyone will need to wear a face covering when you are inside a public place – stores, barbers shops, restaurants, mass transit, government building or anywhere people can congregate in group.  Local police and sheriffs will not have a role in enforcement.
  • Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) testing was conducted by the National Guard at Riverside Regional Jail Sunday, May 24th per the request of the Crater Health District Epidemiologist.
  • Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) testing will be conducted at the Wonder City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center this week.COVID-19 Testing COLOR_HOPEWELL_VDH.png

 

UPDATE – May 22, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  249,940 total testing encounters; 34,950 total cases; 4,145 hospitalizations; 1,136 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  4,114 total testing encounters; 13.2% Current 7-day Positivity Rate Total
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 79 11 0
Dinwiddie 62 11 0
Emporia 65 11 4
Greensville 63 14 6
Petersburg 106 22 2
Prince George 65 5 0
Surry 8 2 1
Sussex 142 5 2
Crater District Totals 590 81 15

*  This is an increase for the City of 2 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 414
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • The drive-thru testing by the National Guard in coordination with Crater Health has been confirmed for Saturday, May 30th for only individuals that have been pre-screened and registered for testing will admitted.  Testing will occur between 9:00 am and 12 noon at Hopewell High School. A total of 120 tests will be administered  Registration will begin four (4) days prior to the event.  Residents will need to call (804) 862-8989 to be screened and registered.  Event flyer is below and attached for your use.
  • City staff has begun the process of identifying the location and logistics of installing temperature check monitors for employees and the public in anticipation of bringing back employees and opening to the public in the future.
  • The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office completed the first week of DMV Select service using the former lobby and dispatch area continued.
  • The Courthouse opened for enhanced use.  Staff is employing screening questions and temperature check monitors for all that enter the Courthouse.
  • CFS resumed curbside pick-up of bulk trash pick-up Monday with normal trash pick-up service.
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway, starting at 11:30am on Friday, May 22nd. Starting next week, lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot. I have attached the flyer here, which denotes the lunches will be offered on Tuesday & Thursday, however this week meals will be offered on Friday. Please distribute this flyer as you see fit!
  • Governor Northam announced during his press conference that he was considering requiring individuals to wear face masks when in public; and an online COVID-19 symptom checker:  https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
  • Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) testing will be conducted by the National Guard at Riverside Regional Jail Sunday, May 24th per the request of the Crater Health District Epidemiologist.
  • Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) testing will be conducted at the Wonder City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, possibly next week.COVID-19 Testing COLOR_HOPEWELL_VDH.png

UPDATE – May 21, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 21, 2020
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims – May 16, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  241,957 total testing encounters; 34,137 total cases; 4,093 hospitalizations; 1,099 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  3,938 total testing encounters
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 77 11 0
Dinwiddie 61 11 0
Emporia 65 11 4
Greensville 62 14 6
Petersburg 99 22 2
Prince George 61 5 0
Surry 8 2 1
Sussex 140 5 2
Crater District Totals 525 81 15

*  This is an increase for the City of 3 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 414
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • The drive-thru testing by the National Guard in coordination with Crater Health has been confirmed for Saturday, May 30th for only individuals that have been pre-screened and registered for testing will admitted.  Testing will occur between 9:00 am and 12 noon at Hopewell High School. A total of 120 tests will be administered  Registration will begin four (4) days prior to the event.  Residents will need to call (804) 862-8989 to be screened and registered.
  • City staff has begun the process of identifying the location and logistics of installing temperature check monitors for employees and the public in anticipation of bringing back employees and opening to the public in the future.
  • The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office reopened DMV Select service using the former lobby and dispatch area continued.
  • The Courthouse opened for enhanced use.  Staff is employing screening questions and temperature check monitors for all that enter the Courthouse.
  • CFS resumed curbside pick-up of bulk trash pick-up Monday with normal trash pick-up service.
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway, starting at 11:30am on Friday, May 22nd. Starting next week, lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot. I have attached the flyer here, which denotes the lunches will be offered on Tuesday & Thursday, however this week meals will be offered on Friday. Please distribute this flyer as you see fit!
  • Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) testing will be conducted at Riverside Regional Jail, date to be determined, based on a request by Crater Health District to the Virginia National Guard.
  • Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) testing will be conducted at the Wonder City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, possibly next week.
  • The City had 210 initial unemployment claims and 1,604 continued claims during the week ending May 16, 2020

UPDATE – May 20, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 20, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Summary of Gov. Northam’s May 20, 2020 Press Conference
  • Ampersand Pantry South Flyer

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  235,199 total testing encounters; 32,908 total cases; 3,979 hospitalizations; 1,074 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  3,853 total testing encounters
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 74 11 0
Dinwiddie 61 11 0
Emporia 62 11 4
Greensville 61 14 6
Petersburg 98 22 2
Prince George 59 5 0
Surry 6 2 1
Sussex 104 5 2
Crater District Totals 525 81 15

* This is an increase for the City of 5 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 414
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • The drive-thru testing by the National Guard in coordination with Crater Health has been confirmed for Saturday, May 30th for only individuals that have been pre-screened and registered for testing will admitted.  Testing will occur between 9:00 am and 12 noon at Hopewell High School. A total of 120 tests will be administered  Registration will begin four (4) days prior to the event.  Residents will need to call (804) 862-8989 to be screened and registered.
  • City staff has begun the process of identifying the location and logistics of installing temperature check monitors for employees and the public in anticipation of bringing back employees and opening to the public in the future.
  • The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office will reopened DMV Select service using the former lobby and dispatch area continued.
  • The Courthouse opened for enhanced use.  Staff is employing screening questions and temperature check monitors for all that enter the Courthouse.
  • CFS resumed curbside pick-up of bulk trash pick-up Monday with normal trash pick-up service.
  • Governor Northam announced a list of vetted vendors that can provide supplies for COVID-19 posted to the Department of General Services website.
  • Burnett & Williams law firm is expanding their Ampersand Pantry Project to Hopewell starting this Friday (May 22nd). They will be offering drive-up lunches for Hopewell residents struggling with food insecurity at the Williams Building on the corner of Main Street & W Broadway, starting at 11:30am on Friday, May 22nd. Starting next week, lunches will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am throughout the pandemic. Meals will be limited to one meal per person, and each person has to be present to receive a meal. This will be a drive-thru only operation, no walk-ups will be served. Residents should use W Poythress Street to access N 2nd Avenue, and turn right into the Williams building parking lot. I have attached the flyer here, which denotes the lunches will be offered on Tuesday & Thursday, however this week meals will be offered on Friday. Please distribute this flyer as you see fit!

UPDATE – May 19, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 19, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Press Release Drive-Thru Testing

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  224,991 total testing encounters; 32,145 total cases; 3,904 hospitalizations; 1,041 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  3,723 total testing encounters
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 69 11 0
Dinwiddie 57 10 0
Emporia 61 9 4
Greensville 61 14 6
Petersburg 91 21 2
Prince George 58 5 0
Surry 6 2 1
Sussex 102 5 4
Crater District Totals 505 77 15

* This is an increase for the City of 3 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 400
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • The drive-thru testing by the National Guard in coordination with Crater Health has been confirmed for Saturday, May 30th for only individuals that have been pre-screened and registered for testing will admitted.  Testing will occur between 9:00 am and 12 noon at Hopewell High School. A total of 120 tests will be administered  Registration will begin four (4) days prior to the event.  Residents will need to call (804) 862-8989 to be screened and registered.
  • City staff has begun the process of identifying the location and logistics of installing temperature check monitors for employees and the public in anticipation of bringing back employees and opening to the public in the future.
  • The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office will reopened DMV Select service using the former lobby and dispatch area today.  We are screening (asking screening questions & temperature check) those that come into the lobby to conduct business.  The first day went well with no major issues.
  • The Courthouse opened for enhanced use.  Staff is employing screening questions and temperature check monitors for all that enter the Courthouse.
  • CFS resumed curbside pick-up of bulk trash pick-up Monday with normal trash pick-up service.

UPDATE – May 18, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 18, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities Summary – Governor Northam’s May 18, 2020 Press Conference

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  218,393 total testing encounters; 28,672 total cases; 3,657 hospitalizations; 977 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  3,551 total testing encounters
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 66 11 0
Dinwiddie 57 10 0
Emporia 61 9 4
Greensville 61 14 6
Petersburg 88 21 2
Prince George 58 5 0
Surry 6 2 1
Sussex 102 5 4
Crater District Totals 499 77 15

* This is an increase for the City of 6 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 400
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • The drive-thru testing by the National Guard in coordination with Crater Health has been confirmed for Saturday, May 30th for only individuals that have been pre-screened and registered for testing will admitted.  Testing will occur between 9:00 am and 12 noon at Hopewell High School. A total of 120 tests will be administered  Registration will begin four (4) days prior to the event.  Residents will need to call (804) 862-8989 to be screened and registered.
  • City staff has begun the process of identifying the location and logistics of installing temperature check monitors for employees and the public in anticipation of bringing back employees and opening to the public in the future.
  • The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office will reopened DMV Select service using the former lobby and dispatch area today.  We are screening (asking screening questions & temperature check) those that come into the lobby to conduct business.  The first day went well with no major issues.
  • The Courthouse opened for enhanced use today.  Staff is employing screening questions and temperature check monitors for all that enter the Courthouse.
  • CFS resumed curbside pick-up of bulk trash pick-up today with normal trash pick-up service.
  • Governor Northam  announced in his press briefing additional relief for individuals facing eviction due to being unable to pay rent resulting from loss of income due to COVID-19.
  • Participated in a conference call with the Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) in the Crater Health District to discuss a regional approach to re-opening and a concern expressed by the Crater Health District Epidemeologist that based on the case data we may want to discuss slowing the re-opening process.

UPDATE – May 15, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 15, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities Summary – Governor Northam’s May 15, 2020 Press Conference
  • Unemployment Claims – Week of May 9, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  28,672 total cases; 3,657 hospitalizations; 977 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 60 11 0
Dinwiddie 47 10 0
Emporia 56 9 4
Greensville 59 14 6
Petersburg 77 20 2
Prince George 51 5 0
Surry 6 2 1
Sussex 56 9 4
Crater District Totals 412 80 15

* This is an increase for the City of 0 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 400
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • The drive-thru testing by the National Guard with Crater Health has been confirmed for Saturday, May 30th for only individuals that have been pre-screened and registered for testing will admitted.  The time of the testing will be determined. Registration will begin four (4) days prior to the event.  Residents will need to call (804) 862-8989 to be screened and registered.  Testing is only anticipated to last 3 hours to administer the 120 tests.
  • City staff has begun the process of identifying the location and logistics of installing temperature check monitors for employees and the public in anticipation of bringing back employees and opening to the public in the future.
  • The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office will reopen DMV Select service for the citizen’s using the former lobby and dispatch area on Monday, May 18th.
  • The City has been notified that CFS will resume curbside pick-up of bulk trash pick-up effective Monday, May 18th.

UPDATE – May 13, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 13, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities Summary of Governor Northam’s May 13, 2020 Press Conference

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  160,077 number of unique people tested; 26,746 total cases; 3,520 hospitalizations; 927 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 59 11 0
Dinwiddie 46 8 0
Emporia 55 9 4
Greensville 56 14 6
Petersburg 71 18 2
Prince George 50 5 0
Surry 6 2 1
Sussex 47 5 2
Crater District Totals 390 72 15

* This is an increase for the City of 6 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 390
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections –https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • The drive-thru testing by the National Guard with Crater Health has been confirmed for Saturday, May 30th from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • City staff has begun the process of identifying the location and logistics of installing temperature check monitors for employees and the public in anticipation of bringing back employees and opening to the public in the future.
  • The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office will reopen DMV Select service for the citizen’s using the former lobby and dispatch.

UPDATE – May 12, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  154,130 number of unique people tested; 25,800 total cases; 3,395 hospitalizations; 891 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 53 11 0
Dinwiddie 47 8 0
Emporia 53 9 4
Greensville 56 14 6
Petersburg 69 18 2
Prince George 50 5 0
Surry 6 2 1
Sussex 44 5 2
Crater District Totals 378 72 15

* This is an increase for the City of 0 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 385
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • The drive-thru testing by the National Guard –  A site visit and planning meeting with Crater Health and the Virginia National Guard was conducted today to discuss the logistics and support, finalize the testing plan.
  • City staff has begun the process of identifying the location and logistics of installing temperature check monitors for employees and the public in anticipation of bringing back employees and opening to the public in the future.
  • The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office will reopen DMV Select service for the citizen’s using the former lobby and dispatch area on Monday, May 18th.
  • The City has been notified that CFS will resume curbside pick-up of bulk trash pick-up effective Monday, May 18th.
  • Governor Northam issued Executive Order 62 today allowing localities in Northern Virginia (Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park) to delay entering into Phase I of the “Forward Virginia” plan to ease restrictions on certain businesses.

UPDATE – May 11, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 11, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Summary of Governor Northam’s May 11, 2020 Press Conference

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  149,436 number of unique people tested; 25,070 total cases; 3,300 hospitalizations; 850 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 53 11 0
Dinwiddie 45 8 0
Emporia 53 9 4
Greensville 54 14 6
Petersburg 67 17 2
Prince George 47 5 0
Surry 6 1 1
Sussex 44 4 2
Crater District Totals 369 69 15

* This is an increase for the City of 7 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 383
  • As of April 25, 2020, a total of 1,808 residents have filed for unemployment benefits, and there were 1,233 continued claims via the Virginia Employment Commission.
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • The drive-thru testing by the National Guard –  A site visit and planning meeting with Crater Health and the Virginia National Guard was conducted today to discuss the logistics and support, finalize the testing plan.
  • The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office will reopen DMV Select service for the citizen’s using the former lobby and dispatch area on Monday, May 18th.

UPDATE – May 9, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Executive Order (EO) 61 issued by Governor Northam May 8, 2020
  • Forward Virginia Phase I presentation from May 8, 2020

Here is a link (https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/forwardvirginia/) to the Forward Virginia Guidelines for Phase I of Re-opening the Commonwealth.  It would be a good resource to share with your constituents.

The City will be sharing the webpage link on social media and our webpage.

UPDATE – May 8, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 8, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Summary of Governor Northam’s May 8, 2020 Press Conference
  • White House – COVID-19 National Briefing Call with State-Local-Tribal Leaders (Attached Email)
  • City of Hopewell – Press Release RE: Bulk Trash Pick Up

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  128,877 number of unique people tested; 22,342 total cases; 3,059 hospitalizations; 812 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 46 11 0
Dinwiddie 42 7 0
Emporia 51 9 4
Greensville 51 13 6
Petersburg 59 15 2
Prince George 47 4 0
Surry 5 1 1
Sussex 40 3 2
Crater District Totals 341 63 15

* This is an increase for the City of 3 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 379
  • As of April 25, 2020, a total of 1,808 residents have filed for unemployment benefits, and there were 1,233 continued claims via the Virginia Employment Commission.
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • The drive-thru testing by the National Guard will occur on Monday, May 25th at Hopewell High School.  It will be by appointment only for those individuals that have met screening criteria issued by Crater Health District.   A site visit and planning meeting with Crater Health and the Virginia National Guard is scheduled for next week to discuss the logistics and support, finalize the testing plan.
  • Point-of-care testing – at this time that data regarding positive cases in the City indicates that there are no “hot spots” that meet the criteria for point-of-care testing at specific property or location.
  • Starting next week, Public Works will be providing assistance with bulk refuse pick-up to assist citizens as a result of CFS halting bulk trash pick-up.
  • Governor Northam announced guidelines for Phase I of re-opening the Commonwealth on May 15th, which included the following:

* Non-essential retail may open at 50% capacity;

* Restaurants may serve on-site using outdoor seating at 50% capacity;

* Fitness centers may hold outdoor activities;

* Houses of worship may use 50% of their indoor seating capacity;

* Personal Grooming, by appointment only with use of facemasks;

* Private campgrounds open; and

* Childcare open for working families.

UPDATE – May 7, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 7, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  122,119 number of people tested; 21,570 total cases; 2,955 hospitalizations; 769 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 43 10 0
Dinwiddie 39 6 0
Emporia 51 9 4
Greensville 50 11 6
Petersburg 57 15 2
Prince George 46 4 0
Surry 5 1 1
Sussex 40 3 2
Crater District Totals 331 59 15

* This is an increase for the City of 2 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 374
  • As of April 25, 2020, a total of 1,808 residents have filed for unemployment benefits, and there were 1,233 continued claims via the Virginia Employment Commission.
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • Conducted a conference call with Crater Health to coordinate a drive thru testing site in the City.   A site visit and planning meeting with Crater Health and the Virginia National Guard will be conducted to discuss the logistics.

UPDATE – May 6, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 6, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Governor Northam Briefing Summary May 65, 2020
  • Judicial Emergency Modifying and Extending Order

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  112,809 number of people tested; 20,256 total cases; 2,773 hospitalizations; 713 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 41 10 0
Dinwiddie 35 6 0
Emporia 50 9 4
Greensville 49 11 6
Petersburg 49 15 2
Prince George 42 4 0
Surry 5 1 1
Sussex 37 3 2
Crater District Totals 308 59 15

* This is an increase for the City of 1 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 367
  • As of April 25, 2020, a total of 1,808 residents have filed for unemployment benefits, and there were 1,233 continued claims via the Virginia Employment Commission.
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia. Interesting information for your review.
  • Conducted a conference call with Crater Health to coordinate a drive thru testing site in the City.   A site visit and planning meeting with Crater Health and the Virginia National Guard will be conducted to discuss the logistics.
  • Governor Northam held a press conference today and will announcing the guidelines to reopen the state during his Friday press conference.

UPDATE – May 5, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 5, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  112,809 number of people tested; 20,256 total cases; 2,773 hospitalizations; 713 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 40 10 0
Dinwiddie 34 6 0
Emporia 50 9 4
Greensville 48 11 6
Petersburg 49 15 2
Prince George 42 4 0
Surry 5 1 1
Sussex 37 3 2
Crater District Totals 305 59 15

* This is an increase for the City of 1 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

UPDATE – May 4, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 4, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Summary of Gov. Northam’s May 4, 2020 Press Conference
  • Virginia Forward Virginia Presentation – May 4, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  105,648 number of people tested; 19,492 total cases; 2,700 hospitalizations; 684 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 39 10 0
Dinwiddie 33 6 0
Emporia 49 9 4
Greensville 46 11 6
Petersburg 48 15 2
Prince George 42 4 0
Surry 5 1 1
Sussex 37 3 2
Crater District Totals 299 59 15

* This is an increase for the City of 6 case(s).

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 362
  • As of April 25, 2020, a total of 1,808 residents have filed for unemployment benefits, and there were 1,233 continued claims via the Virginia Employment Commission.
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • The City submitted a request on behalf of Crater Health District to the State EOC for the Virginia National Guard to assist with a drive-thru testing site in the City.  The date/time and registration details will be release when information is available.
  • Governor Northam announced that Phase I of reopening will begin May 15th, and Phase I will last 3 weeks.  Guidelines incude physical distancing, wearing face coverings, more cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, and additional guidelines will be issued later this week.
  • VA Department of Education has received $238.6 million in CARES Act funding – 90% will go directly to local school divisions for technology, and support of students, families and educators.

UPDATE – May 1, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for May 1, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Summary of Gov. Northam’s May 1, 2020 Press Conference

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  105,648 number of people tested; 16,901 total cases; 2,416 hospitalizations; 581 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 33 8 0
Dinwiddie 29 6 0
Emporia 46 8 4
Greensville 45 10 6
Petersburg 44 13 2
Prince George 40 4 0
Surry 5 1 1
Sussex 37 3 2
Crater District Totals 279 53 15

* This is an increase for the City of 3 case(s).

* 1,453 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 354
  • As of April 25, 2020, a total of 1,808 residents have filed for unemployment benefits, and there were 1,233 continued claims via the Virginia Employment Commission.
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • Governor Northam will detail Phase I guidelines for re-opening Monday, May 4th.
  • VA Department of Education has received $238.6 million in CARES Act funding – 90% will go directly to local school divisions for technology, and support of students, families and educators.

UPDATE – April 30, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 30, 2020
  • VEC Unemployment Claims for week of April 25, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  90,843 number of people tested; 15,846 total cases; 2,322 hospitalizations; 552 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  CRATER DID NOT PROVIDE UPDATED NUMBERS TODAY
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 30 8 0
Dinwiddie 25 6 0
Emporia 29 8 4
Greensville 42 10 6
Petersburg 40 13 2
Prince George 36 4 0
Surry 5 1 1
Sussex 36 3 2
Crater District Totals 243 53 15

* This is an increase for the City of 3 case(s).

* 1,453 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Crater Health District is working to establish testing providers in the region.
  • Crater Health District is allotted 100 test kits/week from the State lab.
  • The City, again, assisted Crater Health District today with fit testing N95 masks for long term care facility nurses.
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 351
  • As of April 25, 2020, a total of 1,808 residents have filed for unemployment benefits, and there were 1,233 continued claims via the Virginia Employment Commission.
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.

UPDATE – April 29, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 29, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Summary of Governor Northam’s Press Conference

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  85,307 number of people tested; 14,961 total cases; 2,259 hospitalizations; 522 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 30 8 0
Dinwiddie 25 6 0
Emporia 29 8 4
Greensville 42 10 6
Petersburg 40 13 2
Prince George 36 4 0
Surry 5 1 1
Sussex 36 3 2
Crater District Totals 243 53 15

* This is an increase for the City of 3 case(s).

* 1,453 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Crater Health District is working to establish testing providers in the region.
  • The City, again, assisted Crater Health District today with fit testing N95 masks for long term care facility nurses.
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 345
  • City Administration extended the closure of City offices, buildings and playgrounds to the public until further notice.
  • Homeless Population Update:

* Three (3) individuals that were served by the City’s Inclement Weather Shelter have been placed in motel accommodations; Community groups are providing food

* Working with an additional two (2) individuals to place them in motel accommodations

* Stay is based on a week-to-week approval process

* Attempting to locate two (2) additional individuals that meet the eligible criteria for assistance

  • As of April 18, 2020, a total of 1,572 residents have filed for unemployment benefits via the Virginia Employment Commission.
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • Governor Northam announced moratorium on elective medical procedures (dental, medical, and veterinarian) would end at midnight April 31st.
  • Governor Northam announced that at his Friday press conference he would discuss information that will be used to make decisions on re-opening.

UPDATE – April 28, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 28, 2020
  • Updated Homeless Status Memo from T. Griffin – Revised April 24, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  82,753 number of people tested; 14,339 total cases; 2,165 hospitalizations; 492 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 27 8 0
Dinwiddie 21 6 0
Emporia 25 7 4
Greensville 40 9 6
Petersburg 39 13 2
Prince George 34 4 0
Surry 4 1 1
Sussex 36 3 1
Crater District Totals 226 51 14

* This is an increase for the City of 1 case(s).

* 1,414 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Crater Health District is working to establish testing providers in the region.
  • The City assisted Crater Health District today with fit testing N95 masks for long term care facility nurses.
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 344
  • City Administration extended the closure of City offices, buildings and playgrounds to the public until further notice.
  • Homeless Population Update:

* Three (3) individuals that were served by the City’s Inclement Weather Shelter have been placed in motel accommodations; Community groups are providing food

* Working with an additional two (2) individuals to place them in motel accommodations

* Stay is based on a week-to-week approval process

* Attempting to locate two (2) additional individuals that meet the eligible criteria for assistance

UPDATE – April 27, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 27, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Summary of Governor Northam’s Press Conference
  • Forward Virginia – Blueprint for Easing Public Health Restrictions – April 24, 2020
  • Virginia Emergency Support Team (VEST) – COVID-19 Situation Report, April 26, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  80,180 number of people tested; 13,535 total cases; 2,066 hospitalizations; 458 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 26 8 0
Dinwiddie 20 6 0
Emporia 25 7 4
Greensville 40 9 6
Petersburg 36 13 2
Prince George 33 4 0
Surry 4 1 1
Sussex 36 3 1
Crater District Totals 220 51 14

*  This is an increase for the City of 1 case(s).

*  1,376 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Crater Health District is working to establish testing providers in the region.
  • Rite Aid is opening a COVID-19 self-swab on-site testing location at 3210 Boulevard in Colonial Heights.  All Rite Aid drive-up COVID-19 testing locations will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. Testing eligibility is based on guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which can be found here.  The testing will take place in each store’s parking lot. As part of the testing process, people must remain in their vehicles from the time they arrive and until they depart. Testing will be available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the CDC. Patients are required to provide government issued identification, be at least 18 years old and need to pre-register online at www.riteaid.com in order to schedule a time slot for testing.
  • The City will assist Crater Health District next week with fit testing long term care facility nurses for N95 masks.
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 340
  • City Administration extended the closure of City offices, buildings and playgrounds to the public until further notice.
  • Homeless Population Update:

*  Three (3) individuals that were served by the City’s Inclement Weather Shelter have been placed in motel accommodations; Community groups are providing food

*  Working with an additional two (2) individuals to place them in motel accommodations

*  Stay is based on a week-to-week approval process

*  Attempting to locate two (2) additional individuals that meet the eligible criteria for assistance

  • As of April 18, 2020, a total of 1,572 residents have filed for unemployment benefits via the Virginia Employment Commission.
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • Appomattox Regional Library System has created an online survey to collect the thoughts, insights, memories and comments of the community to document the COVID-19 pandemic. The link to the webpage is on the library’s website, https://www.arls.org/research/preserving-your-history/ , and the library is also posting the link to the survey on its Facebook page. I ask you to share the library’s post on your social media.  For those in the community that do not have access to the online survey, the library is accepting memories sent through the mail. The library will also accept contributions of photos or videos that show the affects the crisis has had on our communities. Eventually, all of the memories will be organized, digitized and made available in the library’s archives and available on the library’s Ann K and Preston H Leake Local History and Genealogy Collection webpage.

UPDATE – April 24, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 24, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Summary of Governor Northam’s Press Conference
  • VEC Unemployment Claims for City of Hopewell – April 18, 2020
  • ARLS Press Release – Preserving Your History

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  69,015 number of people tested; 11,594 total cases; 1,837 hospitalizations; 410 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 25 5 0
Dinwiddie 16 5 0
Emporia 19 4 4
Greensville 35 6 5
Petersburg 31 10 2
Prince George 31 2 0
Surry 4 1 1
Sussex 35 2 1
Crater District Totals 196 35 13

*  This is an increase for the City of 1 case(s).

*  1,167 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Crater Health District is working to establish some testing providers in the region.
  • Rite Aid is opening a COVID-19 self-swab on-site testing location at 3210 Boulevard in Colonial Heights.  All Rite Aid drive-up COVID-19 testing locations will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. Testing eligibility is based on guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which can be found here.  The testing will take place in each store’s parking lot. As part of the testing process, people must remain in their vehicles from the time they arrive and until they depart. Testing will be available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the CDC. Patients are required to provide government issued identification, be at least 18 years old and need to pre-register online at www.riteaid.com in order to schedule a time slot for testing.
  • The City will assist Crater Health District next week with fit testing long term care facility nurses for N95 masks.
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 337
  • City Administration extended the closure of City offices, buildings and playgrounds to the public until further notice.
  • Homeless Population Update:

*  Three (3) individuals that were served by the City’s Inclement Weather Shelter have been placed in motel accommodations; Community groups are providing food

*  Working with an additional two (2) individuals to place them in motel accommodations

*  Stay is based on a week-to-week approval process

*  Attempting to locate two (2) additional individuals that meet the eligible criteria for assistance

  • As of April 18, 2020, a total of 1,572 residents have filed for unemployment benefits via the Virginia Employment Commission.
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • Received a donation of 8,500 meal kits, chips, drinks, and other supplies from God’s Pit Crew’s Crisis Response Team via City of Refuge Church for distribution via the Hopewell Public Schools feeding routes next week.
  • Governor Northam announced the formation of a COVID-19 Business Taskforce to provide advice to the Cabinet on a safe, responsible strategy for easing restrictions on businesses and individuals.
  • Governor Northam indicated today that the General Assembly took action to protect homeowners and renters from foreclosure and eviction during COVID-19.
  • Appomattox Regional Library System has created an online survey to collect the thoughts, insights, memories and comments of the community to document the COVID-19 pandemic. The link to the webpage is on the library’s website, https://www.arls.org/research/preserving-your-history/ , and the library is also posting the link to the survey on its Facebook page. I ask you to share the library’s post on your social media.  For those in the community that do not have access to the online survey, the library is accepting memories sent through the mail. The library will also accept contributions of photos or videos that show the affects the crisis has had on our communities. Eventually, all of the memories will be organized, digitized and made available in the library’s archives and available on the library’s Ann K and Preston H Leake Local History and Genealogy Collection webpage.

City Administration made the decision to close all city buildings to the public until further notice.

UPDATE – April 23, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 23, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  64,518 number of people tested; 10,998 total cases; 1,753 hospitalizations; 372 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 24 5 0
Dinwiddie 15 4 0
Emporia 19 4 4
Greensville 34 5 5
Petersburg 28 9 2
Prince George 30 2 0
Surry 4 1 1
Sussex 35 2 1
Crater District Totals 189 32 13

*  This is an increase for the City of 2 case(s).

*  1,103 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

NOTE:  The information that Crater Health District sends to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Crater Health District is working to establish some testing providers in the region.
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 331
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • Rite Aid is opening a COVID-19 self-swab on-site testing location at 3210 Boulevard in Colonial Heights.  All Rite Aid drive-up COVID-19 testing locations will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. Testing eligibility is based on guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which can be found here.  The testing will take place in each store’s parking lot. As part of the testing process, people must remain in their vehicles from the time they arrive and until they depart. Testing will be available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the CDC. Patients are required to provide government issued identification, be at least 18 years old and need to pre-register online at www.riteaid.com in order to schedule a time slot for testing.

UPDATE – April 22, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 22, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Daily Report Tracking for April 22, 2020
  • Chief Justice Extended Order relating to Courts

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  60,778 number of people tested; 10,266 total cases; 1,659 hospitalizations; 349 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 23 5 0
Dinwiddie 13 1 0
Emporia 18 3 3
Greensville 32 4 4
Petersburg 28 8 2
Prince George 30 2 0
Surry 4 1 1
Sussex 25 2 1
Crater District Totals 173 26 11

*  This is an increase for the City of 2 case(s).

*  1,011 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

NOTE:  Mayor Gore asked for clarification on the difference between the numbers that I report, which is based on the data provided by Crater Health  District, and what is reported on the VDH website.  Dr. Hart stated that the information that they send to the City Managers, County Administrators, and Emergency Managers is the updated information directly from their system used to track cases in “real” time as laboratories send them the reports and Crater District epidemiologist confirms the cases.  The VDH Central office staff only posts case numbers to the agency website in the morning.  Due to the data entry and reporting processes, there will always be differences between the Crater Health District numbers and the data posted on the VDH website.

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 321
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington COVID-19 Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/virginia.  Interesting information for your review.
  • Resources requested from State EOC (N95s, gowns, hand sanitizer and cleaner) were be picked up today.
  • Also received a donation of 2 – 7 gallon containers of hand sanitizer from Ashland Chemical.
  • Received remaining temperature checking devices; staff is developing a deployment plan, and protocols for training and use.
  • Rite Aid is opening a COVID-19 self-swab on-site testing location at 3210 Boulevard in Colonial Heights.  All Rite Aid drive-up COVID-19 testing locations will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists. Testing eligibility is based on guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which can be found here.  The testing will take place in each store’s parking lot. As part of the testing process, people must remain in their vehicles from the time they arrive and until they depart. Testing will be available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the CDC. Patients are required to provide government issued identification, be at least 18 years old and need to pre-register online at www.riteaid.com in order to schedule a time slot for testing.
  • Ft. Lee will be hosting the Civilian Military Council meeting virtually for the first time on May 13, 2020.

UPDATE – April 21, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 21, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Daily Report Tracking for April 21, 2020
  • Virginia COVID-19 Models discussion presented by Carter C. Price, Ph.D.

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  58,354 number of people tested; 9,630 total cases; 1,581 hospitalizations; 324 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 21 5 0
Dinwiddie 13 1 0
Emporia 17 3 3
Greensville 30 3 4
Petersburg 25 8 2
Prince George 28 2 0
Surry 4 1 1
Sussex 25 2 1
Crater District Totals 163 25 11

*  This is an increase for the City of 1 case(s).

*  957 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 321
  • Dr. Carter C. Price discussed Virginia’s COVID-19 Models and their methodology during a Department of Emergency Management conference call today.
  • Resources requested from State EOC (N95s, gowns, hand sanitizer and cleaner) will be picked up tomorrow.

UPDATE – April 20, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 20, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Daily Report Tracking for April 20, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Governor Northam Press Conference Summary for April 20, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  56,735 number of people tested; 8,990 total cases; 1,500 hospitalizations; 300 deaths
  • Crater Health District:
Locality COVID-19 Cases Deaths
Hopewell 20
Dinwiddie 11
Emporia 17
Greensville 29
Petersburg 25
Prince George 28
Surry 4
Sussex 25
Crater District Totals 159 11

*  This is an increase for the City of 1 case(s).

*  931 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

*  21 individuals have been hospitalized in the Crater Health District

UPDATE – April 17, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 17, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Daily Report Tracking for April 17, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Newsletter
  • Virginia First Cities – Governor Northam Press Conference Summary for April 17, 2020
  • COVID-19 Homeless Memo – T. Griffin

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  48,997 number of people tested; 7,491 total cases; 1,221 hospitalizations; 231 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  145total cases – Prince George 28, Hopewell 19, Petersburg 24, Greensville 26, Surry 4 , Sussex 21 Emporia 13,

and Dinwiddie 10 (per Crater Health)

*  This is an increase for the City of 2 case(s).

*  800 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

*  14 individuals have been hospitalized in the Crater Health District

*  10 deaths in the Crater Health District

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 313
  • First of two large ozone generators arrived.  They will allow for sanitizing of rooms and buildings.
  • Currently a total 1,321 unemployment claims filed by residents of the City, as if April 11th .
  • Homeless Population – Ms. Griffin participated in a conference call today with members of the Crater Area on Homelessness.  Attached is her memo regarding efforts to address the needs of the homeless population during COVID-19.
  • White House’s plan to reopen America can be found at https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/.  Efforts to reopen activity in the Commonwealth and the City would be in coordination with direction provided by Governor Northam.  From an employer prospective, the City is currently functioning in line with Phase One of the plan.

UPDATE – April 16, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 16, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Daily Report Tracking for April 16, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  46,444 number of people tested; 6,889 total cases; 1,114 hospitalizations; 208 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  141 total cases – Prince George 28, Hopewell 17, Petersburg 24, Greensville 26, Surry 4 , Sussex 20 Emporia 12,

and Dinwiddie 10 (per Crater Health)

*  This is an increase for the City of 1 case(s).

*  747 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

*  12 individuals have been hospitalized in the Crater Health District

*  8 deaths in the Crater Health District

  • Crater Health District is conducting outreach to all of the long-term care facilities in the district to ensure the safety of their tenants.
  • Crater Health District is attempting to get testing providers in the region fit tested for PPE to increase testing capacity.
  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 306
  • First of two large ozone generators arrived.  They will allow for sanitizing of rooms and buildings.
  • Currently a total 1,010 unemployment claims filed by residents of the City.
  • Homeless Population – The City has 10-12 homeless individuals.  None have received state funding yet.  Commonwealth Catholic Charities is handling this effort for the City. Also coordinating with the Crater Coalition on Homelessness to find solutions for our homeless population.
  • Mayor Gore, Mr. Dane, and I participated in the conference call with Congressman McEachin’s Office to discuss COVID-19 and its impacts.
  • Governor Northam extended business closures until May 8th, stating “by extending this order to keep certain businesses closed or restricted, we can continue to evaluate the situation and plan for how to eventually ease restrictions so that our businesses may operate without endangering public health.”

UPDATE – April 15, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 15, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Daily Report Tracking for April 14, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Governor’s Press Briefing Summary April 15, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  44,169 number of people tested; 6,500 total cases; 1,282 hospitalizations; 195 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  126 total cases – Prince George 27, Hopewell 17, Petersburg 24, Greensville 21, Surry 4 , Sussex 12, Emporia 12, and Dinwiddie 9 (per Crater Health)

* This is an increase for the City of 1 case(s).

* 716 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

* 6 individuals have been hospitalized in the Crater Health District

* 8 deaths in the Crater Health District

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 302
  • Currently a total 1,010 unemployment claims filed by residents of the City.
  • Homeless Population – Mr. Spicer has contacted Commonwealth Catholic Charities to check the status of our homeless population receiving vouchers from St. Joseph’s Villa.  We are waiting for a response.

UPDATE – April 14, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 14, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Daily Report Tracking for April 14, 2020
  • Biocomplexity Institute at UVA – Estimation of COVID-19 Impact in Virginia Presentation
  • Virginia Employment Commission – Unemployment Claims Press Release

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  42,763 number of people tested; 6,171 total cases; 1,282 hospitalizations; 154 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  118 total cases – Prince George 26, Hopewell 16, Petersburg 22, Greensville 20, Surry 4 , Sussex 11, Emporia 10, and Dinwiddie 9 (per Crater Health)

* This is an increase for the City of 0 case(s).

* 664 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

* 7 individuals have been hospitalized in the Crater Health District

* 7 deaths in the Crater Health District

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 292
  • Currently a total 1,010 unemployment claims filed by residents of the City.
  • Homeless Population – Mr. Spicer has contacted Commonwealth Catholic Charities to check the status of our homeless population receiving vouchers from St. Joseph’s Villa.  We are waiting for a response.
  • Military Resources:

* Fort Lee COVID-19 portal:  https://home.army.mil/lee/index.php/COVID-19

* AUSA COVID-19 Resources: https://www.ausa.org/military-families/covid-19

UPDATE – April 13, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 13, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Daily Report Tracking for April 13, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Gov. Northam COVID-19 Briefing Summary

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  41,401 number of people tested; 5,747 total cases; 903 hospitalizations; 149 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  94 total cases – Prince George 25, Hopewell 16, Petersburg 20, Greensville 18, Surry 4 , Sussex 9, Emporia 8, and Dinwiddie 9 (per Crater Health)

* This is an increase for the City of 0 case(s).

* 664 people have been tested in the Crater Health District

* 7 individuals have been hospitalized in the Crater Health District

* 6 deaths in the Crater Health District

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 289
  • UVA modeling was released today.  Key takeaways:  social distancing is working, hospital capacity is adequate, and lift of social distancing must be done in a responsible way.
  • Participated in a conference call with Dominion Energy regarding today’s storms and Dominion’s COVID-19 response procedures.
  • Conducted a conference call with representatives to assess community needs.
  • Homeless Population – Mr. Spicer has contacted Commonwealth Catholic Charities to check the status of our homeless population receiving vouchers from St. Joseph’s Villa.  We are waiting for a response.
  • NBC12 Social Distancing – Mr. Bragg and Mr. Dane participated in a call with the company that conducted the NBC12 Social Distancing “Grading.”

UPDATE – April 10, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 10, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Daily Report Tracking for April 10, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Medical Providers that are Testing for COVID-19
  • Virginia First Cities – Gov. Northam COVID-19 Briefing Summary

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  35,459 number of people tested; 4,509 total cases; 772 hospitalizations; 121 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  94 total cases – Prince George 25, Hopewell 16, Petersburg 17, Greensville 11, Surry 3 , Sussex 7, Emporia 7, and Dinwiddie 8 (per Crater Health)

* This is an increase for the City of 0 case(s).

* 5 deaths in the Crater Health District

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Dashboard – https://www.vhha.com/communications/virginia-hospital-covid-19-data-dashboard/
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 288
  • EOC Logistics – Filled 80 bottles of hand sanitizer for distribution and refilled and 45 bottles; delivered an additional 42 non-medical cloth masks to departments and plan to distribute another 100 masks on Monday.
  • CDBG – Received a letter from HUD indicating that the City will be receiving an additional $123,919 in CDBG funding from the CARES Act.
  • HR sent out the 3rd COVID-19 update to employees, including guidance on stopping the spread of the virus.
  • Conducted another conference call with local industry.
  • Homeless Population – Mr. Spicer has contacted Commonwealth Catholic Charities to check the status of our homeless population receiving vouchers from St. Joseph’s Villa.
  • NBC12 Social Distancing – Mr. Bragg has contacted NBC12 to discuss the criteria used in their Social Distancing “Grading.”  A phone call has been scheduled for Monday.

UPDATE – April 9, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 9, 2020
  • Crater Health District – Daily Report Tracking for April 9, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  33,026 number of people tested; 4,042 total cases; 685 hospitalizations; 109 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  82 total cases – Prince George 26, Hopewell 16, Petersburg 12, Greensville 8, Surry 3 , Sussex 7, Emporia 5, and Dinwiddie 5 (per Crater Health)

Ø  This is an increase for the City of 0 case(s).

Ø  5 deaths in the Crater Health District

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 284
  • Received a donation of 7 gallons of hand sanitizer from Ashland Chemical.
  • The City’s EOC Logistics issued 40 washable non-medical cloth masks to employees that cannot maintain proper social distancing at all times.  As additional masks are received they will be distributed.
  • Governor Northam has requested that the General Assembly move the May General Election and all special elections for May 5th to the November 3rd General Election.
  • Governor Northam has exercised his statutory authority to move the June primary elections from June 9th to June 23rd.
  • Virginia ABC will defer annual fees for licenses and permits that would be up for renewal through June.
  • Ft. Lee –
  1. Masks for retirees visiting Fort Lee’s Commissary – since DOD issued guidance on Monday requiring personnel on post to wear cloth masks when shopping (on Ft. Lee, for example), retirees and other patrons of the Commissary must have a mask that covers their mouth and nose in order to enter.  Veteran organizations like the Association of the US Army (AUSA) are collecting donated face coverings that can be issued to shoppers, especially retirees that may have travelled a couple of hours to shop.  See CDC link below on instructions and contact AUSA if you can provide some face coverings.  Email: President.FortLeeSOVA@AUSA.ORG
  2. Secretary McCarthy’s visit to Fort Lee – the Secretary of the Army visited Fort Lee on 8 April to review the post’s activities during the COVID-19 crisis.  Major General Rodney Fogg, our Commander for the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), escorted the secretary to several training locations, and the Keller Army Health Clinic (KAHC). Secretary McCarthy learned about current practices to reduce possible exposure like drive-thru pharmacy, and new entry procedures for the clinic.  The KAHC Commander, LTC Nichelle Johnson, gave the secretary a tour of the clinic, to include an on-going training session for two Virus testing devices that will go into operation next week.  Today, all COVID testing must be shipped off-post.

UPDATE – April 8, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 8, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  30,645 number of people tested; 3,645 total cases; 615 hospitalizations; 75 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  79 total cases – Prince George 25, Hopewell 16, Petersburg 12, Greensville 8, Surry 3 , Sussex 6, Emporia 5, and Dinwiddie 4 (per Crater Health)

* This is an increase for the City of 1 case.

* 5 deaths in the Crater Health District

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline – 282
  • Homeless Population – St. Joseph’s Villa will be administering the funds made available by Governor Northam in the form of motel vouchers; all of the City’s Winter Shelter population has been add to the “by-name” list for consideration.
  • Small Business Assistance – Staff will conducted another Zoom meeting with small business owners to discuss SBA resources and CARES

UPDATE – April 7, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 7, 2020
  • City of Hopewell – Convenience Center Re-open Press Release

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  28,645 number of people tested; 3,333 total cases; 563 hospitalizations; 63 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  69 total cases – Prince George 23, Hopewell 15, Petersburg 10, Greensville 6, Surry 3 , Sussex 6, Emporia 4, and Dinwiddie 2 (per Crater Health)

* This is an increase for the City of 3 cases.

* 5 deaths in the Crater Health District

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Convenience Center – reopened today at 2:30 pm, and will follow our normal schedule.
  • Homeless Population – St. Joseph’s Villa will be administering the funds made available by Governor Northam in the form of motel vouchers; all of the City’s Winter Shelter population has been add to the “by-name” list for consideration.
  • Small Business Assistance – Staff will conduct another Zoom meeting with small business owners to discuss SBA resources and CARES Act Wednesday, April 8th at 9:00 am.  Meetings will occur each Wednesday at 9:00 am for the remainder of April.

UPDATE – April 6, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 6, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities (VFC) – Governor Briefing April 6, 2020
  • Cloth Face Mask Guidance – CDC/Virginia Department of Health

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  24,521 number of people tested; 2,878 total cases; 497 hospitalizations; 54 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  66 total cases – Prince George 22, Hopewell 15, Petersburg 11, Greensville 5, Surry 3 , Sussex 6, Emporia 2, and Dinwiddie 1 (Revised per Crater Health)

*  This is an increase for the City of 3 cases.

*  4 deaths in the Crater Health District

  • Widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Staff is researching the funding that was announced Friday to assist with issues related to the homeless population.

UPDATE – April 3, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 3, 2020
  • Directory of City Services
  • Resources for Senior Citizens with Health Issues – Revised

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  19,005 number of people tested; 2,012 total cases; 312 hospitalizations; 46 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  50 total cases – Prince George 16, Hopewell 12, Petersburg 11, Greensville 4, Surry 3 , Sussex 2, and Emporia 1 (Revised per Crater Health)

*  This is an increase for the City of 1 case.

*  3 deaths in the Crater Health District

  • No widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • 264 total calls were answered by the City’s COVID-19 Hotline through April 2nd.
  • The Directory of City Services has been posted to the City’s webpage (see attached).
  • The revision “Resources for Senior Citizens” was posted on the City’s webpage (see attached)
  • Twenty (20) local small business owners participated in the City sponsored Zoom video call to discuss SBA and Stimulus Package resources that are available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Informed by VDEM that communities will need to get below a 7-day supply of PPE before they would be considered for replenishment.
  • PAT will resumed service today.
  • State announced funding to assist with issues related to the homeless population.  Mr. Spicer is researching the issue.

UPDATE – April 2, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 2, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  17,589 number of people tested; 1,706 total cases; 246 hospitalizations; 41 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  38 total cases – Prince George 10, Hopewell 10, Petersburg 8, Greensville 4, Surry 3 , Sussex 2, and Emporia 1 (Revised per Crater Health)

Ø  This is an increase for the City of 1 case.

  • No widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • 246 total calls were answered by the City’s COVID-19 Hotline through March 31st.
  • The Directory of City Services has been posted to the City’s webpage (see attached).
  • REMINDER – Zoom video call is Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00am with our small businesses to discuss SBA and Stimulus Package resources that are available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please share the email that you received from Mr. Dane with small business owners.
  • Tri-Cities area Fire Chiefs and Emergency Managers are working together to increase the “buying power” of our region to receive PPE.  Currently, the Commonwealth is issuing PPE to the larger communities that use PPE in a higher volume, so smaller communities are not receiving PPE
  • City’s order of hand sanitizer has arrived in the warehouse, and it is awaiting shipping.
  • PAT will resume service tomorrow.
  • Governor Northam announced that Virginia received a Major Disaster Declaration from the Federal Government.  The declaration will aid the Commonwealth’s response to COVID-19.

UPDATE – April 1, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for April 1, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  15,344 number of people tested; 1,484 total cases; 208 hospitalizations; 34 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  34 total cases – Prince George 9, Hopewell 9, Petersburg 7, Greensville 4, Surry 3 , and Sussex1 (Revised per Crater Health)

Ø  This is an increase for the City of 3 cases.

  • No widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • The Courthouse and Community Center were cleaned today.
  • 246 total calls were answered by the City’s COVID-19 Hotline through March 31st.
  • The Directory of City Services is being finalized.
  • REMINDER – Zoom video call is Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00am with our small businesses to discuss SBA and Stimulus Package resources that are available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please share the email that you received with small business owners.

Below is information that I received from the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Virginia, regarding news related to the Army during the COVID-19 crisis:

Quick Links to e-Newsletters and Press Conferences:

  1. Army.mil site – information and guidance on Army actions  https://www.army.mil/coronavirus/
  2. DOD “Myth Buster” https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/Rumor-Control/
  3. Army SA/CSA press conferences/town halls https://www.facebook.com/USarmy/
  4. New! How the Army Corps of Engineers is helping out: https://twitter.com/GMA/status/1244947061226852353
  5. New! How the Army Corps of Engineers is Helping During Coronavirus  (The Lead with Jake Tapper (CNN), Mar. 31)
  6. U.S. Army Field Band is presenting daily virtual concerts, see these two links: https://www.facebook.com/ArmyFieldBand/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/USArmyFieldBand
  1. Virginia’s Department of Veteran Services (DVS) has updates for our veterans on their website (www.dvs.virginia.gov)

UPDATE – March 31, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for March 31, 2020
  • Crater Health District ESF8 Daily Briefing Report

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  13,401 number of people tested; 1,250 total cases; 165 hospitalizations; 27 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  18 total cases – Prince George 7, Hopewell 5, Greensville 3, Petersburg 2, and Surry 1 (Revised per Crater Health)

*  This is an increase for the City of one (1) case.

  • No widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • The Police Department, Department of Social Services, and Hopewell Water Renewal were cleaned today.  The Courthouse and Community Center will be cleaned Wednesday.
  • 236 total calls were answered by the City’s COVID-19 Hotline through March 30th.
  • A fact sheet describing the Health Department quarantine process was reviewed by the Crater Health District for dissemination to employees.
  • The Directory of City Services is being finalized.
  • Economic Development staff have scheduled a Zoom meeting this Friday at 9:00am with the Small Business Development Center and our local businesses to discuss SBA and Stimulus Package resources that are available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Council will be sent a meeting invite.

UPDATE – March 30, 2020

Attached for your review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for March 30, 2020
  • Executive Order #55 issued by Governor Northam
  • Crater Health District Press Release Confirming Additional Cases

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Statewide:  1,020 total cases; 25 deaths
  • Crater Health District:  17 total cases; Prince George 6, Hopewell 4, Greensville 3, Petersburg 2, and Emporia 2
  • No widespread community transmission in Virginia
  • Governor Northam issued Executive Order #55 (see attached)
  • City closed offices Monday, March 30th to begin cleaning city buildings.  Cleaning was focused on City Hall and Public Works the two areas of high risk.  All of the surfaces in the public areas in those buildings were cleaned, additionally those areas were also treated with an ozone machine for 3+ hours to kill germs.  The remaining buildings will be cleaned tomorrow and Wednesday.  Each office has been given access to a germicide for use on desks, phones and keyboards.
  • All City building will re-open tomorrow but will remain closed to the public through April 24th.
  • 224 were answered by the City’s COVID-19 Hotline through March 29th.
  • A CodeRED message was sent alerting citizens that use of the City’s parks should be in comply with the Governor’s EO 55.
  • A fact sheet describing the Health Department quarantine process was developed to send to employees tomorrow.
  • Draft of a Directory of City Services was completed.

City offices will re-open Tuesday, March 31, 2020, but will remain closed to the public through April 24, 2020. Employees are available to assist residents via phone or email.

UPDATE – March 29, 2020
City offices closed Monday, March 30, 2020 to clean city buildings as a precaution to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the public.

UPDATE – March 27, 2020

Attached for your review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for March 27, 2020
  • Crater Health District Press Release – Hopewell Case
  • City of Hopewell Press Release – Hopewell Case
  • City of Hopewell Press Release – City Operations

Additional Items of Interest:

  • 604 Confirmed Cases, 14 Deaths
  • There is a confirmed case in the City of Hopewell – the 1st case in the City.
  • There are 3 confirmed cases in the Crater Health District
  • All City building will remain closed to the public until April 24, 2020.  Employees will still report to work as scheduled.
  • To date the City’s COVID-19 Hotline has received 188 calls.
  • All programs, classes, events, and leagues offered by Hopewell Recreation and Parks occurring between now and May 1 have been cancelled, refunds are being processed for all registrations – please allow several weeks for processing as this entails individual refunds for more than 600 participants
  • All facility rentals scheduled to take place between now and May 1, 2020 have been cancelled, all facility rental customers will receive a full refund
  • The Hopewell Community Center will remain closed until further notice, all monthly and annual memberships will be extended as long as the building is closed

UPDATE – March 26, 2020

Attached for you review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for March 26, 2020 (ECS ICS 201 COVID-19 11 3-26-2020)
  • Crater Health District Daily Report for March 25, 2020 (Crater ESF8 Daily Report 3.25)
  • Hopewell Citizen COVID-19 FAQs
  • City of Hopewell – Federal Government Stimulus Guide for Small Businesses
  • City of Hopewell – Resources for Senior Citizens with Health Issues
  • Prince George Co. – Press Release Confirming 2nd Case
  • Executive Order 53 – FAQs

Additional Items of Interest:

  • Fort Lee will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on the following Facebook pate to discuss the situation surrounding the service member that has tested positive for COVID-19:  www.facebook.com/usacascom/
  • The Town Hall will be recorded  and then posted on Ft. Lee’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/armyfortlee
  • 460 Confirmed Cases, 13 deaths
  • There are currently 2 confirmed cases in the Crater Health District.
  • There are currently NO cases in the City of Hopewell
  • To date the City’s COVID-19 Hotline has received 174 calls since its implementation on March 18, 2020.
  • Crater Health District has added new epidemiologist to the Crater team.
  • Crater Health District confirmed the protocol for notifying a jurisdiction of a confirmed case – Dr. Hart will call the CAO of the community with the information.

UPDATE – March 25, 2020

Attached for your review is the updated incident report for March 25, 2020.

  • 391 confirmed cases statewide, 9 deaths
  • There are currently NO cases in the Crater Health District
  • There is limited community spread in Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, and the Chickahominy Health Districts.
  • There is NO widespread community spread at this time.
  • Ft. Lee service member is a National Guard member from California
  • To date the City’s COVID-19 Hotline has received 163 calls since its implementation on March 18, 2020.
  • Governor Northam daily briefing:

*  will be issuing an Executive Order requiring the delay of all elective medical procedures.

*  State parks will be day use only.

*  Further business closures pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order will be announced on Friday.

UPDATE – March 24, 2020

Attached for your review is the updated incident report March 24, 2020.

  • 290 confirmed cases statewide, 7 deaths
  • There are NO confirmed cases in the Crater Health District

Frequently asked questions regarding Executive Order Fifty-three.

UPDATE – March 23, 2020

Attached for your review is the updated incident report for March 23, 2020, and the Governor’s Executive Order #53.

  • 254 confirmed cases statewide, 6 deaths
  • Currently there are NO cases in the Crater Health District
  • Governor’s press conference included several big announcements:

*  Schools are closed through the end of the current academic year; Department of Education is to send additional guidanace tomorrow;

*  For the next 30 days:

  • As of 11:59 pm, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, restaurants are closed to patrons, can only offer delivery, drive-thru, take-out or curbside;
  • Recreation and Entertainment businesses are closed;
  • Personnel care establishments that cannot ahere to social distancing requirement must close;
  • Gatherings of 10 or more are banned

*  Grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential business remain open.

*  40,000 citizens have filed for unemployment in the state as a result of COVID-19

*  “More ahead, things are changing fast….priority is to save lives”; “ the sooner we get the health crisis under control, the sooner we can address the economic crisis.”

In light of the Governor’s press conference, staff will be reviewing our operations to discuss any changes that may be necessary.

UPDATE – March 22, 2020

Attached for your review is the updated incident report for March 22, 2020.

  • 219 confirmed case statewide, 3 deaths
  • As of March 21, 2020 there are NO case in the Crater Health District
  • Another shipped of PPE from VDEM is on the way.
  • Governor indicated that State would be revisiting the school closure issue, potentially to extend the closing.
  • 10-patron rule – Governor stated during his press briefing today that Virginia Department of Health is enforcing on restaurants, and has asked localities to enforce on other establishments.  Staff is seeking further guidance from VDH regarding what businesses are subject to requirement.
  • Staff is asking for City Council’s assistance in discouraging cookouts, birthday parties and other gathering at our parks. There have been several instances of residents gathering in our parks and not practicing social distancing.

UPDATE – March 21, 2020

  • Updated our dispatch protocol based on guidance received from the Old Dominion EMS Alliance (ODEMSA).
  • Governor stated during his press conference that violations of the “10 person rule” could result in businesses having their licenses revoked.
  • The will be a point of testing set up at Bryan Park on Wednesday, March 25th.
  • There is a screening only site set up at across from Southside Regional Hospital

UPDATE – March 20, 2020

Attached for your review is the March 20, 2020 Incident Report (ECP ICS COVID-19 6 3-20-2020)

  • There are NO confirmed cases in the City and the Crater Health District. There is no widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in the Crater District.
  • JRMC does have a patient with COVID-19 (a resident of Chesterfield therefore no a Hopewell case), but hospital staff was able to identify the case quickly and isolated the individual immediately.  JRMC is taking every precaution to protect the health and safety is the patients and staff, and to prevent spread into the community.  The Virginia Department of Health is responsible for releasing the information to the public.
  • Staff has handled a total of 129 calls in the City’s COVID-19 Hotline.
  • The City experienced increased traffic at the drop off station in the former PD lobby area.
  • Emergency Management received a shipment of N95 masks
  • Permanent Park Closed sign were placed all park.
  • Staff has identified an isolation  facility for 1st Responders that contract COVID-19 during the course of their duties.tt
  • Virginia ABC is now allowing any restaurant with a valid ABC license to serve premises to now serve beer and wine to go and delivery.

UPDATE – March 19, 2020

Attached for your review is the March 19, 2020 Incident Report (ECP ICS COVID-19 5  3-19-2020)

  • Governor Northam announced there is now community spread of the virus in the Commonwealth.  There are NO confirmed cases in the Crater Health District.
  • The Governor issued a State disaster declaration for small businesses which was sent to FEMA for approval.
  • Staff opened the former dispatch area and PD entrance for the drop of items and transacting building permits. It is staffed from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Received order of hand sanitizer.  Distributed it to Police, Sheriff’s Office and Code Enforcement for use in their vehicles.  Will be distributing to other departments as receive the remainder of our order.
  • Department of Social Services is experiencing low call volume and visits.
  • Public Works will begin tele-work for their Administrative staff.
  • Hopewell Water Renewal implemented measures to reduce employee exposure by limiting contractor and delivery access.
  • City Manager’s Office has started alternate work schedules (alternating office and tele-work) so the not all staff in the office at the same time.

UPDATE – March 18, 2020

Attached for your review the updated Emergency Operations Center report (ECP ICS COVID-19 3-18-2020)

  • Staff stood up the COVID-19 Hotline today.  The Hotline phone number is 541-2391, and it will operate Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm.  The City “operators” will answer City related questions and refer all medical/health related questions to the Virginia Department of Health call center (1-877-275-8343).
  • Starting tomorrow, Code Enforcement will be taking permit applications at the old dispatch center window at the rear entrance of City Hall (former PD entrance) from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM.
  • Distribution of sanitization supplies to City Departments was completed today.
  • Playgrounds at public parks have now been closed, in accordance with National Recreation and Parks Association guidance.
  • A conference call with local industry was conducted today. Industry has implemented similar policies to the City in Screening and limiting visitors to their sites, extra cleaning, tele-work policies, and social distancing for employees that must remain on site.
  • Staff has contacted Catholic Charities to discuss options to assist the City’s homeless population.  Catholic Charities has not responded.
  • We are still waiting for guidance from the State Epidemiologist regarding the “degrees of separation” issue.

The City of Hopewell has proactively declared a local state of emergency, as a precautionary measure over the global outbreak of COVID-19, there are currently no individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the City of Hopewell. City Offices remain closed to the public, but employees are working normal operations.

While restrictions are being implemented, State and Federal officials weighted the potential impacts and benefits that these restrictions could have on communities, these decisions were made in the interest of public safety to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The City has set up a COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Hotline for citizens to call if they have questions about COVID-19 or City operations during COVID-19. The Hotline will operation Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm. beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The phone number is 541-2391. The Virginia Department of Health has also set up a call center to assist citizens with questions about COVID-19. The phone number is 1-877-275-8343. We are referring all medical related calls to the Virginia Department of Health call center.

The City has established a webpage (www.hopewellva.gov/COVID19meals) to encourage residents to safely patronize our local restaurants during the COVID-19 outbreak. The webpage contains a list of restaurants that will offer delivery, drive-thru, curbside or to-go services.

UPDATE – March 17, 2020

COVID-19:  There are 67 cases statewide; 4 in Chesterfield;  there are NO confirmed cases in the City; Distribution of sanitation supplies to City departments has begun.

Closure:  City is still operating on a normal work schedule with tele-work in place.  All public building still closed to the public.  We will be opening the old PD entrance/dispatch area for limited access for the public to drop off items that need review by City departments.  We will have a staff member at the dispatch window to alert departments of drop-offs.

FAQ Hotline:  City is establishing a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) line for citizens to call if they have questions about COVID-19 or City operations during COVID-19.  “Operators” will provide information consistent with CDC guidance.  The Hotline will operation Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm. beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  The phone number is 541-2391

Business:

  • Restaurant:  We have worked with local restaurants to compile a list of those that will either offer delivery, drive-thru, curbside or to-go services.  The information will be available on the City’s website by noon Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
  • Pharmacy:  We are also working on a similar effort with our local pharmacies for deliver to our senior population.

Courts:  All Court dockets are suspended at this time. Circuit and District Courts will be handling protective orders, arraignments, bond hearings and emergency matters.  The Courthouse is open for those matters only.

Library:  All branch locations, including the main library in downtown, are closed until April 6, 2020.

Boards/Commission Meetings:  All public meetings have been cancelled for the next 30 days, in accordance with the recommendations of the Virginia Department of Health.

Schools:  Hopewell Public Schools are closed for 2 weeks, along with the 2 regional governor’s schools.  Schools are providing meals for students to ensure that they are

Recreation & Parks:  The Community Center is closed.  All spring sports programs have been suspended until further notice.  Parks and playgrounds remain open.

Development/Inspections:  Development will be using the following protocol during COVID-19 for inspections:

  • Inoperable Vehicles: The Development Department only handles inoperable vehicles on private property. To practice social distancing, a violation notice will not be placed at  the Property.   If an inoperable vehicle is observed it will be entered into the MUNIS system. A letter advising the property owner of the inoperable vehicle and the rules regarding it  will be mailed.  After the City returns to normal operating procures a follow up inspection will be conducted.  If the vehicle is still in violation, it will be tagged and normal process will be followed.
  • Trash Totters: Violators of the City’s trash totter regulations will be mailed a letter regarding their violation. To practice social distancing, a violation notice will not be placed at  the Property.
  • Tall Grass/Trash and Debris:  Tall Grass and Trash and Debris violations will be processed based on staff availability and tasks priority.
  • Building Inspections: Building Inspections  associated with an active building permit will be conducted as scheduled by the applicant
  • Building Code Violations/Complaints:  In efforts to protect our citizens and City Staff from the spread of  COVID -19 and to practice social distancing as requested by the State government, inspectors will only enter a building to inspect a building code violation for a life/safety issue.  All other complaints will be inspected after COVID-19 is no longer a threat.  Violation will be entered into the MUNIS system and follow-up at a later date.
  • Zoning Violations: Only Letters will be sent to property owner and /or resident for zoning violations.

Regional Jail/Youth Detention:  Both Riverside Regional Jail and the Crater Youth Detention Center have cancelled visitations and increased the allowance for phone call.  Both have put protocols in place for the acceptance of new inmates and inmate travel to court.

State:  Governor held press conference, 2 take a ways – gatherings of 10 or fewer & individuals 65 yrs. old + should self-quarantine for 2 weeks.

EOC:  Virtual EOC is working well; staff is conducting twice daily conference calls using Zoom software;

Regional:  Hopewell is coordinating conference calls among the five (5) regional CAOs (Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Petersburg, & Prince George), so we can be better informed of the issues and potential regional soluations.

UPDATE – March 16, 2020

City of Hopewell officials are continuing to monitor and respond to the coronavirus outbreak. In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the city is enhancing its social distancing measures. The following actions are effective immediately, and will remain in effect at least through Sunday, March 29.

  • All city offices, facilities and buildings are closed to the public. This includes city hall, Treasurer’s Office, Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office, Voter Registrar’s Office,  Office on Youth and Community Center.
  • City employees are to continue to report to work as usual; however, tele-work, per the City’s Policy is in effect.
  • Citizens can use the Treasurer’s drop box behind City Hall for payments.
  • All city sponsored events, programs, classes and activities scheduled during this time are canceled.
  • Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS) is closed all of the their library locations until April 6, 2020 (pending Board approval).
  • Parks and playgrounds remain open at this time.
  • Department of Development building inspections will continue based on availability, but property maintenance inspections will only occur where there is an immediate life/safety issue.
  • The Department of Social Services will have limited access during this time, and clients should call 541-2330 for more information.
  • CVWMA trash and recycling collections will continue to take place as scheduled.

City officials will re-evaluate these actions based on the status of the outbreak and guidance from the Virginia Department of Health before reopening facilities to the public.

During the closure, residents are encouraged to use online resources for services and payments available at www.hopewellva.gov.

UPDATE – March 15, 2020
All City offices will be closed Monday, March 16, 2020 as a precaution for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The closure is designed to ensure the health and safety of residents, employees and the general public. All essential and designated personnel should report at their regularly scheduled time. Additional staff may be notified by their supervisors. Operations to ensure public safety and public health will not be effected.

UPDATE – March 14, 2020
In response to the growing concerns surrounding the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Hopewell has declared a local emergency. The City of Hopewell is constantly monitoring COVID-19, and taking appropriate actions as necessary to prepare for and respond to the incident, and to protect the public. Contrary to false reports being circulated on social media there are currently no COVID-19 positive patients in Hopewell or John Randolph Medical Center. The City continues to work closely with John Randolph and the Crater Health District to monitor for any COVID-19 cases that may show up in the City. It is still the recommendation of the CDC and VDH to protect yourself from any circulating viruses including the flu by doing the following:

o   Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

o   Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer (At least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.)

o   Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

o   To STOP spreading respiratory illness, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

o   Stay home when you are sick.

o   Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

o   Sneeze into your elbow.

o   Wipe down or spray frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaner.

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