Daily City Updates

UPDATE – October 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 2,720,196 (100,646↑) 174,275 (2,991↑) 12,260 (120↑) 3,581 (42↑) 5.8% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 54,556 (941↑) 4,933 (92↑) 301 110 6.4% (0.3↑)
Hopewell n/a 520 (13↑) 38 7 n/a

Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is now at Substantial Community Transmission

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 520 38 7
Dinwiddie 559 42 13
Emporia 290 35 23
Greensville 844 40 14
Petersburg 878 83 30
Prince George 1,124 24 4
Surry 135 10 5
Sussex 583 29 14
Crater District Totals 4,933 301 110

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1103
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 28th 9:00 am – 11:00am, 327 Cavalier Square, To pre-register call the Citizen’s Hotline at 804-541-2391 beginning Monday, October 26th at 1:00pm
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive All Tests % Positive
October 28th
October 20th 54 2 35 2 5.71% 3.70%
October 13th 46 2 2
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1 43 0 0.0%
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • October 20th 36 pre-registered; 5 No-shows; 23 Registered On-site; 54 total tested
  • October 13th100 tests available; 26 pre-registered; 46 total tested
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Postcard sent to 820 business addresses in the City with information about our Small Business Recovery Program – October 13, 2020
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • (804) 215-1107 or hopewell.cares@cccofva.org
    • 28 clients have completed applications; 16 applicants need to provide additional documentation
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims During COVID-19
  Week of Oct. 17th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 43 0.21% 5,031
Continued Claims 684 -0.18% 38,885

  • Governor Northam –
    • October 23rd – Announced $3 million in CARES Act funds to assist Free Clinics
    • October 23rd – Announced $22 million in CARES Act funds for COVID-19 Vaccination Program
    • October 20th – Announced Virginia Roadmap to End Hunger (https://feedva.org/connect/roadmap-to-end-hunger/)
    • October 20th – Announced $65.8 million in funding to increase access to childcare and support childcare providers.
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.
  • Crater Health District – Announced that social gatherings now need to get approval from Crater Health Department to allow staff to ensure that proper protocols are being followed at the event.

 

UPDATE – October 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 2,619,550 (43,346↑) 171,284 (1,180↑) 12,140 (67↑) 3,539 (15↑) 5.7%
Crater Health District 53,615 (229↑) 4,841 (18↑) 299 110 6.1% (0.1↑)
Hopewell n/a 507 (2↑) 38 (1↑) 7 n/a

Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is now at Substantial Community Transmission

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 507 38 7
Dinwiddie 546 41 13
Emporia 283 35 23
Greensville 844 40 14
Petersburg 860 82 30
Prince George 1,104 24 4
Surry 134 10 5
Sussex 581 29 14
Crater District Totals 4,859 299 110

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1088
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 28th 9:00 am – 11:00am, 327 Cavalier Square, To pre-register call the Citizen’s Hotline at 804-541-2391 beginning Monday, October 26th at 1:00pm
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
October 20th 54
October 13th 46 2 2
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1 43 0 0.0%
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • October 20th 36 pre-registered; 5 No-shows; 23 Registered On-site; 54 total tested
  • October 13th100 tests available; 26 pre-registered; 46 total tested
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Postcard sent to 820 business addresses in the City with information about our Small Business Recovery Program – October 13, 2020
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • (804) 215-1107 or hopewell.cares@cccofva.org
    • 28 clients have completed applications; 16 applicants need to provide additional documentation
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims During COVID-19
  Week of Oct. 17th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 43 0.21% 5,031
Continued Claims 684 -0.18% 38,885
  • Governor Northam –
    • October 23rd – Announced $3 million in CARES Act funds to assist Free Clinics
    • October 23rd – Announced $22 million in CARES Act funds for COVID-19 Vaccination Program
    • October 20th – Announced Virginia Roadmap to End Hunger (https://feedva.org/connect/roadmap-to-end-hunger/)
    • October 20th – Announced $65.8 million in funding to increase access to childcare and support childcare providers.
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.
  • Crater Health District – Announced that social gatherings now need to get approval from Crater Health Department to allow staff to ensure that proper protocols are being followed at the event.

 

UPDATE – October 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 2,619,550 (21,736↑) 170,104 (1,332↑) 12,073 (63↑) 3,524 (9↑) 5.7% (0.2↑)
Crater Health District 53,386 (360↑) 4,841 (25↑) 299 (3↑) 110 6.0% (0.3↑)
Hopewell n/a 505 (2↑) 378 7 n/a

Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is now at Substantial Community Transmission

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 505 37 7
Dinwiddie 542 41 13
Emporia 281 35 23
Greensville 844 39 14
Petersburg 857 81 30
Prince George 1,098 24 4
Surry 134 10 5
Sussex 580 29 14
Crater District Totals 4,841 296 110

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1088
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 20th TONIGHT – 36 pre-registered; 5 No-shows; 23 Registered On-site; 54 total tested
    • October 28th GENETWORx (Private 3rd Party), Cavalier Square
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
October 20th 54
October 13th 46 2 2
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1 43 0 0.0%
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • October 13th100 tests available; 26 pre-registered; 46 total tested
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Postcard sent to 820 business addresses in the City with information about our Small Business Recovery Program – October 13, 2020
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • (804) 215-1107 or hopewell.cares@cccofva.org
    • 28 clients have completed applications; 16 applicants need to provide additional documentation
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims During COVID-19

 

  Week of Oct. 17th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 43 0.21% 5,031
Continued Claims 684 -0.18% 38,885
  • Governor Northam –
    • October 20th – Announced Virginia Roadmap to End Hunger (https://feedva.org/connect/roadmap-to-end-hunger/)
    • October 20th – Announced $65.8 million in funding to increase access to childcare and support childcare providers.
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.
  • Crater Health District – Announced that social gatherings now need to get approval from Crater Health Department to allow staff to ensure that proper protocols are being followed at the event.

 

UPDATE – October 21, 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 2,619,550 (21,425↑) 168,772 (4,648↑) 12,010 (55↑) 3,515 (30↑) 5.5% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 53,026 (275↑) 4,816 (46↑) 296 (2↑) 110 (1↑) 5.7% (0.6↓)
Hopewell n/a 503 (4↑) 37 7 n/a

Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is Moderate Community Transmission

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 503 37 7
Dinwiddie 537 41 13
Emporia 280 35 23
Greensville 841 39 14
Petersburg 856 81 30
Prince George 1,086 24 4
Surry 133 10 5
Sussex 580 29 14
Crater District Totals 4,816 296 110

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1088
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 20th TONIGHT – 36 pre-registered; 5 No-shows; 23 Registered On-site; 54 total tested
    • October 28th GENETWORx (Private 3rd Party), Cavalier Square
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
October 20th 54
October 13th 46 2 2
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1 43 0 0.0%
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • October 13th100 tests available; 26 pre-registered; 46 total tested
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Postcard sent to 820 business addresses in the City with information about our Small Business Recovery Program – October 13, 2020
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • (804) 215-1107 or hopewell.cares@cccofva.org
    • 28 clients have completed applications; 16 applicants need to provide additional documentation
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims During COVID-19
  Week of Oct. 10th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 34 -0.03% 4,988
Continued Claims 809 -0.08% 38,201
  • Governor Northam –
    • October 20th – Announced Virginia Roadmap to End Hunger (https://feedva.org/connect/roadmap-to-end-hunger/)
    • October 20th – Announced $65.8 million in funding to increase access to childcare and support childcare providers.
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – October 20, 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 2,598,125 (14,481↑) 164,124 (3,630↑) 11,955 (73↑) 3,485 (28↑) 5.4% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 52,751 (2,090↑) 4,770* 294 (2↑) 109* 6.3% (1.5↓)
Hopewell n/a 498* 37 (1↑) 7* n/a

* –  Crater Health District did not provide updated numbers due to testing event held in Hopewell tonight   

Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is Moderate Community Transmission

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 498 36 7
Dinwiddie 520 40 13
Emporia 273 34 23
Greensville 841 39 14
Petersburg 851 80 30
Prince George 1,082 24 4
Surry 131 10 5
Sussex 574 29 13
Crater District Totals 4,770 292 109

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1088
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 20th TONIGHT – 36 pre-registered; 5 No-shows; 23 Registered On-site; 54 total tested
    • October 28th GENETWORx (Private 3rd Party), Cavalier Square
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
October 20th 54
October 13th 46 2 2
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1 43 0 0.0%
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • October 13th100 tests available; 26 pre-registered; 46 total tested
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Postcard sent to 820 business addresses in the City with information about our Small Business Recovery Program – October 13, 2020
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • (804) 215-1107 or hopewell.cares@cccofva.org
    • 28 clients have completed applications; 16 applicants need to provide additional documentation
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims During COVID-19
  Week of Oct. 10th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 34 -0.03% 4,988
Continued Claims 809 -0.08% 38,201

  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – October 19, 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 2,583,644 (77,345↑) 164,124 (2,704↑) 11,882 (102↑) 3,457 (49↑) 5.6% (0.4↑)
Crater Health District 50,661 (1,839↑) 4,770 (115↑) 292 (6↑) 109 7.8% (1.1↓)
Hopewell n/a 498 (9↑) 36 7 n/a

                      Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is Moderate Community Transmission

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 498 36 7
Dinwiddie 520 40 13
Emporia 273 34 23
Greensville 841 39 14
Petersburg 851 80 30
Prince George 1,082 24 4
Surry 131 10 5
Sussex 574 29 13
Crater District Totals 4,770 292 109

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread –
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1088
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 20th Cavalier Square, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm; Call 804-863-1652, Option 1 to pre-register for testing and receive appointment time
    • Week of October 26th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard for a testing event
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
October 13th 46 2 2
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1 43 0 0.0%
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • October 13th100 tests available; 26 pre-registered; 46 total tested
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Postcard sent to 820 business addresses in the City with information about our Small Business Recovery Program – October 13, 2020
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • (804) 215-1107 or hopewell.cares@cccofva.org
    • 28 clients have completed applications; 16 applicants need to provide additional documentation
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims During COVID-19
  Week of Oct. 10th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 34 -0.03% 4,988
Continued Claims 809 -0.08% 38,201
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – October 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 2,506,299 (21,926↑) 164,124 (1,183↑) 11,780 (76↑) 3,408 (20↑) 5.2%
Crater Health District 50,661 (579↑) 4,655 (45↑) 286 (2↑) 109 8.9% (0.1↑)
Hopewell n/a 489 (5↑) 36 (1↑) 7 n/a

                      Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is Moderate Community Transmission

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 489 36 7
Dinwiddie 508 40 13
Emporia 269 33 23
Greensville 829 38 14
Petersburg 835 76 30
Prince George 1,026 24 4
Surry 129 10 5
Sussex 570 29 13
Crater District Totals 4,655 286 109

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread –
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1088
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 20th Crater Health District Testing; Cavalier Square, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    • Week of October 26th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard for a testing event
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
October 13th 46 2 2
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1 43 0 0.0%
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • October 13th100 tests available; 26 pre-registered; 46 total tested
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Postcard sent to 820 business addresses in the City with information about our Small Business Recovery Program – October 13, 2020
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • (804) 215-1107 or hopewell.cares@cccofva.org
    • 28 clients have completed applications; 16 applicants need to provide additional documentation
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims During COVID-19
  Week of Oct. 10th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 34 -0.03% 4,988
Continued Claims 809 -0.08% 38,201
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – October 14, 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 2,482,121 (13,406↑) 161,610 (805↑) 11,628 (30↑) 3,381 (9↑) 5.0% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 49,711 (312↑) 4,554 (39↑) 283 109 (2↑) 8.6% (1.1↑)
Hopewell n/a 477 (7↑) 35 7 n/a

                      Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is Moderate Community Transmission

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 477 35 7
Dinwiddie 497 40 13
Emporia 269 33 23
Greensville 821 37 13
Petersburg 822 75 30
Prince George 971 24 4
Surry 128 10 5
Sussex 569 29 13
Crater District Totals 4554 283 108

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread –
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1060
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 13th100 tests available; 26 pre-registered; 46 total tested
    • October 20th Crater Health District Testing; Cavalier Square, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    • Week of October 26th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard for a testing event
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
October 13th 46
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1 43 0 0.0%
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Oct. 3rd % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 35 -0.14% 4,954
Continued Claims 875 -0.09% 37,392
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – October 13, 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 2,390,394 (81,519↑) 156,649 (1,114↑) 11,447 (54↑) 3,344 (16↑) 5.1% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 47,740 (1,137↑) 4,377 (27↑) 280 107 7.5% (0.2↑)
Hopewell n/a 459 (5↑) 35 7 n/a

                      Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is Moderate Community Transmission

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 459 35 7
Dinwiddie 468 39 13
Emporia 265 33 23
Greensville 805 37 13
Petersburg 799 74 30
Prince George 886 24 4
Surry 127 9 4
Sussex 568 29 13
Crater District Totals 4377 280 107

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread –
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1028
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 13thDrive-Thru Testing, 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Cavalier Square
    • October 20th Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • Week of October 26th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard for a testing event
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
October 13th
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5 – see attached
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Oct. 3rd % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 35 -0.14% 4,954
Continued Claims 875 -0.09% 37,392
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – October 9, 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 2,390,394 (81,519↑) 156,649 (1,114↑) 11,447 (54↑) 3,344 (16↑) 5.1% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 47,740 (1,137↑) 4,377 (27↑) 280 107 7.5% (0.2↑)
Hopewell n/a 459 (5↑) 35 7 n/a

                      Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is Moderate Community Transmission

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 459 35 7
Dinwiddie 468 39 13
Emporia 265 33 23
Greensville 805 37 13
Petersburg 799 74 30
Prince George 886 24 4
Surry 127 9 4
Sussex 568 29 13
Crater District Totals 4377 280 107

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread –
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1028
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 13thDrive-Thru Testing, 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Cavalier Square
    • October 20th Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • Week of October 26th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard for a testing event
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
October 13th
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5 – see attached
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Oct. 3rd % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 35 -0.14% 4,954
Continued Claims 875 -0.09% 37,392
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – October 8, 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 2,308,875 (37,365↑) 155,535 (1,844↑) 11,393 (48↑) 3,328 (25↑) 5.3%
Crater Health District 46,603 (256↑) 4,350 (24↑) 280 107 7.3% (0.3↓)
Hopewell n/a 454 (5↑) 35 7 n/a

                      Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is Moderate Community Transmission

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 454 35 7
Dinwiddie 465 39 13
Emporia 265 33 23
Greensville 800 37 13
Petersburg 789 74 30
Prince George 884 24 4
Surry 126 9 4
Sussex 567 29 13
Crater District Totals 4350 280 107

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread –
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1028
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 13thDrive-Thru Testing, 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Cavalier Square
    • October 20th Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • Week of October 26th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard for a testing event
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
October 13th
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5 – see attached
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Oct. 3rd % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 35 -0.14% 4,954
Continued Claims 875 -0.09% 37,392
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – October 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 2,308,875 (16,808↑) 153,691 (509↑) 11,345 (29↑) 3,303 (12↑) 5.3%
Crater Health District 46,347 (169↑) 4,326 (69↑) 280 107 7.6% (0.2↓)
Hopewell n/a 449 (7↑) 35 7 n/a

                      Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is Moderate Community Transmission

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 449 35 7
Dinwiddie 459 39 13
Emporia 265 33 23
Greensville 800 37 13
Petersburg 784 74 30
Prince George 879 24 4
Surry 123 9 4
Sussex 567 29 13
Crater District Totals 4326 280 107

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread –
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1028
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 13thDrive-Thru Testing, 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Cavalier Square
    • October 20th Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • Week of October 26th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard for a testing event
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
October 13th
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5 – see attached
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 26th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 40 -0.13% 4,919
Continued Claims 952 -0.09% 36,517
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – October 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 2,308,875 (61,952↑) 153,182 (625↑) 11,316 (57↑) 3,291 (15↑) 5.3% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 46,178 (235↑) 4,257 (28↑) 280 (1↑) 107 7.8% (0.7↓)
Hopewell n/a 442 (6↑) 35 7 n/a

                      Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is Moderate Community Transmission

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 442 35 7
Dinwiddie 455 39 13
Emporia 265 33 23
Greensville 795 37 13
Petersburg 782 74 30
Prince George 875 24 4
Surry 123 9 4
Sussex 548 29 13
Crater District Totals 4285 280 107

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread –
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1028
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 13thDrive-Thru Testing, 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Cavalier Square
    • October 20th Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • Week of October 26th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard for a testing event
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
October 13th
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5 – see attached
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 26th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 40 -0.13% 4,919
Continued Claims 952 -0.09% 36,517
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – October 5, 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 2,246,923 (47,471↑) 152,557 (2,870↑) 11,259 (119↑) 3,276 (26↑) 5.2% (0.3↑)
Crater Health District 45,943 (971↑) 4,257 (90↑) 279 (3↑) 107 (2↑) 8.5% (1.0↑)
Hopewell n/a 436 (7↑) 35 7 n/a

                      Crater Health District’s current status of COVID-19 is Moderate Community Transmission

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 429 35 7
Dinwiddie 454 39 13
Emporia 263 33 23
Greensville 795 36 13
Petersburg 777 74 30
Prince George 893 24 4
Surry 123 9 4
Sussex 523 29 13
Crater District Totals 4257 279 107

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by Appointment Only – September 8, 2020
    • Crater Health District downgrades District to Moderate Spread –
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1028
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 13th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard; awaiting confirmation of event
    • October 20th Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • Week of October 26th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard for a testing event
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5 – see attached
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 26th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 40 -0.13% 4,919
Continued Claims 952 -0.09% 36,517
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – October 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 2,246,923 (21,293↑) 149,687 (966↑) 11,140 (48↑) 3,250 (22↑) 4.9% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 44,972 (394↑) 4,167(42↑) 276 (1↑) 105 (1↑) 7.5% (0.3↓)
Hopewell n/a 429 (6↑) 35 7 n/a

                                   Crater Health District has been Downgraded to Moderate Spread from Substantial

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 429 35 7
Dinwiddie 445 38 13
Emporia 261 33 23
Greensville 787 34 13
Petersburg 758 74 29
Prince George 864 24 4
Surry 119 9 4
Sussex 504 29 12
Crater District Totals 4167 276 105

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1028
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 13th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard; awaiting confirmation of event
    • October 20th Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • Week of October 26th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard for a testing event
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
Testing Event Total Tested Total Tests Positive # of Hopewell Residents Tested # of Hopewell Positive Tests % Residents Tested Positive
September 29th 73 0 63 0 0.0%
September 17th 41 5 23 1 12.19%
August 20th 56 11 31 11 22.58
July 11th 61 1
May 30th 133 88 3 3.41%
  • Crater Health District is using the testing model developed by City staff as the testing model for the region
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Launched Hopewell CARES Pilot Childcare Program with support from the City of Hopewell at Patrick Copeland Elementary School and Hopewell High School.  Students receive virtual instruction from their classroom teacher in learning pods during the morning, and in the afternoon activities designed and supported by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
    • Program Update #5 – see attached
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
    • Program went live today – see attached flyer
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 26th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 40 -0.13% 4,919
Continued Claims 952 -0.09% 36,517
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – October 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 2,225,630 (25,506↑) 148,721 (450↑) 11,092 (51↑) 3,228 (20↑) 4.8%
Crater Health District 44,578 (394↑) 4,125 275 104 7.8% (0.3↑)
Hopewell n/a 423 35 7 n/a

                                   Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 423 35 7
Dinwiddie 442 38 12
Emporia 260 33 23
Greensville 784 34 13
Petersburg 754 73 29
Prince George 843 24 4
Surry 119 9 4
Sussex 500 29 12
Crater District Totals 4125 275 104

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1028
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 13th Submitted request to Virginia National Guard; awaiting confirmation of event
    • October 20th Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
    • September 29th100 available tests, 73 tested, 63 of the 73 were from Hopewell, 0 Tested Positive
    • September 17th – 70 tests available, 49 registered, 11 no shows, 4 walk-ups, total of 41 tested, 5 Tested Positive, 23 Hopewell Residents Tested, 1 Tested Positive
    • August 20th – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
    • Program revisions approved by City Council – September 21, 2020
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
    • Program will go live Friday, October 2nd
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
    • Program will go live Friday, October 2nd
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 26th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 40 -0.13% 4,919
Continued Claims 952 -0.09% 36,517
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

 

UPDATE – September 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 2,200,124 (11,028↑) 148,271 (755↑) 11,041 (63↑) 3,208 (21↑) 4.8% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 44,184 (229↑) 4,081 (14↑) 276 (1↑) 104 7.5% (0.1↑)
Hopewell n/a 417 35 7 n/a

                                   Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 417 35 7
Dinwiddie 430 38 12
Emporia 261 34 23
Greensville 784 34 13
Petersburg 746 73 29
Prince George 826 24 4
Surry 118 9 4
Sussex 499 29 12
Crater District Totals 4081 276 104

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1028
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 13th – Submitted request to Virginia National Guard
    • October 20th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
    • September 29th – 100 available tests, 73 tested, 63 of the 73 were from Hopewell
    • September 17th – 70 tests available, 49 registered, 11 no shows, 4 walk-ups, total of 41 tested, 5 Tested Positive, 23 Hopewell Residents Tested, 1 Tested Positive
    • August 20th – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program 
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program 
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 19th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 45 0.02% 4,879
Continued Claims 1,036 0.01% 35,565
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

 

UPDATE – September 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 2,189,096 (123,503↑) 147,516 (1,923↑) 10,978 (62↑) 3,187 (15↑) 4.9% (0.3↓)
Crater Health District 43,955 (243↑) 4,067 (15↑) 275 (1↑) 104 7.4% (0.7↓)
Hopewell n/a 417 (1↑) 35 7 n/a

                                   Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 417 35 7
Dinwiddie 430 38 12
Emporia 260 33 23
Greensville 783 34 13
Petersburg 743 73 29
Prince George 826 24 4
Surry 115 9 4
Sussex 493 29 12
Crater District Totals 4067 275 104

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1017
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • October 13th – Submitted request to Virginia National Guard
    • October 20th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
    • September 29th – 100 available tests, 73 tested, 63 of the 73 were from Hopewell
    • September 17th – 70 tests available, 49 registered, 11 no shows, 4 walk-ups, total of 41 tested, 5 Tested Positive, 23 Hopewell Residents Tested, 1 Tested Positive
    • August 20th – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Announced HPS is planning to move ahead with bringing most vulnerable students with special needs in mid-October for in-person learning
    • “Park & Learn” Initiative announced – Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mathis Field, the Hopewell Community Center, Woodlawn Park, Dupont ES, and Harry E. James ES, HPS teachers will be available to provide virtual learning support for students and parents.  The initiative will be supported by Hopewell Recreation and Parks staff. (see attached flyer)
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 19th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 45 0.02% 4,879
Continued Claims 1,036 0.01% 35,565
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

 

UPDATE – September 28, 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 2,065,593 (110,671↑) 145,593 (2,150↑) 10,916 (110↑) 3,172 (36↑) 5.0% (0.3↓)
Crater Health District 43,712 (1,212↑) 4,049 (86↑) 274 (1↑) 104 (1↑) 8.1% (0.1↑)
Hopewell n/a 416 (10↑) 35 7 n/a

                                   Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 416 35 7
Dinwiddie 430 38 12
Emporia 257 33 23
Greensville 781 34 13
Petersburg 742 73 29
Prince George 820 24 4
Surry 115 8 4
Sussex 488 29 12
Crater District Totals 4049 274 104

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1017
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 29th – Virginia National Guard testing mission from 9:00am to 11:00am at Cavalier Square
    • October 8th – CANCELLED by Crater Health District, mobile team not online yet
    • October 13th – Submitted request to Virginia National Guard
    • October 20th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • October 30th – CANCELLED by Crater Health District, mobile team not online yet
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
    • September 17th – 70 tests available, 49 registered, 11 no shows, 4 walk-ups, total of 41 tested, 5 Tested Positive, 23 Hopewell Residents Tested, 1 Tested Positive
    • August 20th – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Working with HPS to develop outdoor classrooms at elementary schools and City Parks
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 19th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 45 0.02% 4,879
Continued Claims 1,036 0.01% 35,565
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

 

UPDATE – September 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 2,065,593 (54,136↑) 144,443 (941↑) 10,806 (37↑) 3,136 (23↑) 5.3% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 42,500 (890↑) 3,963 (5↑) 273 103 8.0% (0.1↓)
Hopewell n/a 406 35 7 n/a

                                   Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 406 35 7
Dinwiddie 408 38 12
Emporia 253 33 23
Greensville 774 34 13
Petersburg 734 72 28
Prince George 793 24 4
Surry 114 8 4
Sussex 481 29 12
Crater District Totals 3963 273 103

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1017
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 29th – Virginia National Guard testing mission from 9:00am to 11:00am at Cavalier Square
    • October 8th – CANCELLED by Crater Health District, mobile team not online yet
    • October 13th – Submitted request to Virginia National Guard
    • October 20th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • October 30th – CANCELLED by Crater Health District, mobile team not online yet
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
    • September 17th – 70 tests available, 49 registered, 11 no shows, 4 walk-ups, total of 41 tested, 5 Tested Positive, 23 Hopewell Residents Tested, 1 Tested Positive
    • August 20th – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Working with HPS to develop outdoor classrooms at elementary schools and City Parks
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 19th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 45 0.02% 4,879
Continued Claims 1,036 0.01% 35,565
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

UPDATE – September 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 2,065,593 (32,727↑) 143,492 (902↑) 10,769 (51↑) 3,113 (24↑) 5.5% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 41,610 (373↑) 3,958 (33↑) 273 (1↓) 104 (2↑) 8.1% (0.5↑)
Hopewell n/a 406 (2↑) 35 (1↓) 7 n/a

                                   Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 406 35 7
Dinwiddie 407 38 12
Emporia 253 33 23
Greensville 773 34 13
Petersburg 734 72 28
Prince George 790 24 4
Surry 114 8 4
Sussex 481 29 12
Crater District Totals 3958 273 103

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 1017
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 29th – Approved for Virginia National Guard testing mission from 9:00am to 11:00am.; conducted site visit with VANG today.
    • October 8th – CANCELLED by Crater Health District
    • October 13th – Submitted request to Virginia National Guard
    • October 20th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • October 30th – CANCELLED by Crater Health District
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
    • September 17th – 70 tests available, 49 registered, 11 no shows, 4 walk-ups, total of 41 tested, 5 Tested Positive, 23 Hopewell Residents Tested, 1 Tested Positive
    • August 20th – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Working with HPS to develop outdoor classrooms at elementary schools and City Parks
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/.
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 19th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 45 0.02% 4,879
Continued Claims 1,036 0.01% 35,565
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

 

UPDATE – September 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 2,065,593 (11,558↑) 142,590 (580↑) 10,718 (43↑) 3,089 (29↑) 5.7%
Crater Health District 41,610 (252↑) 3,925 (28↑) 274 (3↑) 102 7.6% (0.6↑)
Hopewell n/a 404 (1↑) 36 7 n/a

                                   Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 404 36 7
Dinwiddie 406 38 11
Emporia 253 33 23
Greensville 769 34 13
Petersburg 731 72 28
Prince George 783 24 4
Surry 114 8 4
Sussex 465 29 12
Crater District Totals 3925 274 102

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 999
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 29th – Approved for Virginia National Guard testing mission from 9:00am to 11:00am.
    • October 8th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • October 20th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • October 30th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
    • September 17th – 70 tests available, 49 registered, 11 no shows, 4 walk-ups, total of 41 tested
    • August 20th – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Working with HPS to develop outdoor classrooms at elementary schools and City Parks
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 12th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 44 0.14% 4,834
Continued Claims 1,028 -0.10% 34,529

 

  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

 

UPDATE – September 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 2,054,035 (84,064↑) 142,010 (872↑) 10,675 (62↑) 3,060 (39↑) 5.7% (-0.2↓)
Crater Health District 41,358 (199↑) 3,897 (70↑) 271 (1↑) 102 (2↑) 7.0% (0.1↑)
Hopewell n/a 403 (6↑) 36 7 n/a

                                   Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 403 36 7
Dinwiddie 403 36 11
Emporia 249 33 23
Greensville 764 34 13
Petersburg 728 72 28
Prince George 776 24 4
Surry 111 7 4
Sussex 463 29 12
Crater District Totals 3897 271 102

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 999
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 29th – Approved for Virginia National Guard testing mission from 9:00am to 11:00am.
    • October 8th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • October 20th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • October 30th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
    • September 17th – 70 tests available, 49 registered, 11 no shows, 4 walk-ups, total of 41 tested
    • August 20th – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Working with HPS to develop outdoor classrooms at elementary schools and City Parks
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 12th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 44 0.14% 4,834
Continued Claims 1,028 -0.10% 34,529

 

  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

 

UPDATE – September 21, 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 1,969,971 (70,486↑) 141,138 (2,436↑) 10,613 (93↑) 3,021 (72↑) 5.9% (-0.8↓)
Crater Health District 41,159 (1,618↑) 3,827 (143↑) 271 (8↑) 100 (4↑) 6.9% (0.6↑)
Hopewell n/a 397 (4↑) 36 7 n/a

                                   Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 397 36 7
Dinwiddie 399 36 11
Emporia 247 33 22
Greensville 762 34 13
Petersburg 728 71 28
Prince George 768 24 3
Surry 109 7 4
Sussex 417 29 12
Crater District Totals 3827 270 100

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 999
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded to all residential households and apartments.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • Upcoming COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 29th – Next Testing Date; Cavalier Square; Request made of Virginia National Guard for testing
    • October 8th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • October 20th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
    • October 30th – Crater Health District Testing; location TBD
  • COVID-19 Testing Results –
    • September 17th – 70 tests available, 49 registered, 11 no shows, 4 walk-ups, total of 41 tested
    • August 20th – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Working with HPS to develop outdoor classrooms at elementary schools and City Parks
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program –
  • COVID-19 Homeless Assistance Program –
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 12th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 44 0.14% 4,834
Continued Claims 1,028 -0.10% 34,529

  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program was approved for a 2nd round and is designed to take the pressure off of school feeding programs by providing additional money to households via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to buy food for those who are virtual learning.  The release of the P-EBT benefits will be by the end of September.  Please copy the announcement below and send it out to your constituents.

 

 

UPDATE – September 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 1,969,971 (9,053↑) 138,702 (1,242↑) 10,520 (56↑) 2,949 (29↑) 6.7% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 39,541 (241↑) 3,684 (50↑) 263 (7↑) 96 6.3% (-0.8↓)
Hopewell n/a 393 (2↑) 36 (1↑) 7 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 393 36 7
Dinwiddie 395 36 11
Emporia 245 33 20
Greensville 760 34 13
Petersburg 728 71 27
Prince George 724 24 2
Surry 106 7 4
Sussex 383 29 12
Crater District Totals 3734 270 96

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 975
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • Request made of Virginia National Guard for testing, tentatively scheduled September 29th at Cavalier Square
    • Crater Health District will be increasing testing in the region allow for two (2) testing events per community each month; there are 3 scheduled testing events for October in Hopewell – October 8th, 20th, and 30th.
    • September 17th – 49 registered, 11 no shows, 4 walk-ups, total of 41 tested
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Working with HPS to develop outdoor classrooms at elementary schools and City Parks
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 9 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 12th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 44 0.14% 4,834
Continued Claims 1,028 -0.10% 34,529

  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.

Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.

 

UPDATE – September 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 1,960,918 (37,952↑) 137,460 (1,101↑) 10,464 (75↑) 2,920 (36↑) 6.8% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 39,300 (339↑) 3,684 (29↑) 263 96 (1↑) 7.1% (-2.2↓)
Hopewell n/a 391 (3↑) 35 7 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 391 35 7
Dinwiddie 390 35 11
Emporia 244 32 20
Greensville 759 31 13
Petersburg 720 70 27
Prince George 697 24 2
Surry 103 7 4
Sussex 380 29 12
Crater District Totals 3684 263 96

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 975
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 17th – Testing Event was held at Woodlawn Learning Center from 6:00pm – 7:30pm; a CodeRED message was sent out to residents to alert them of the event.
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Working with HPS to develop outdoor classrooms at elementary schools and City Parks
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-1
  Week of Sept. 5th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 38 -0.24% 4,790
Continued Claims 1,129 -0.09% 33,501
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.

 

UPDATE – September 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 1,922,966 (14,901↑) 136,359 (845↑) 10,389 (52↑) 2,884 (45↑) 7.0% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 38,961 (1,416↑) 3,655 (11↑) 263 95 (5↑) 9.3% (0.3↓)
Hopewell n/a 388 (1↑) 35 7 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 388 35 7
Dinwiddie 382 35 11
Emporia 244 32 20
Greensville 757 31 13
Petersburg 707 70 26
Prince George 697 24 2
Surry 101 7 4
Sussex 379 29 12
Crater District Totals 3655 263 95

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 975
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 17th – Next Testing Event, Woodlawn Learning Center from 6:00pm – 7:30pm; CodeRED message was sent out today to residents within a mile of Woodlawn Learning Center.  A citywide CodeRED will be sent out tomorrow, if registration is low.
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Working with HPS to develop outdoor classrooms at elementary schools and City Parks
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 5th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 38 -0.24% 4,790
Continued Claims 1,129 -0.09% 33,501
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.

 

UPDATE – September 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 1,922,966 (157,753↑) 135,514 (943↑) 10,337 (182↑) 2,839 (128↑) 7.2% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 37,545 (1,124↑) 3,644 (82↑) 263 (3↑) 90 (1↑) 9.6% (0.2↓)
Hopewell n/a 388 (1↑) 35 7 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 388 35 7
Dinwiddie 381 35 8
Emporia 244 32 19
Greensville 756 31 13
Petersburg 702 70 26
Prince George 695 24 2
Surry 101 7 3
Sussex 377 29 12
Crater District Totals 3644 263 90

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 975
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 17th – Next Testing Event, Woodlawn Learning Center from 6:00pm – 7:30pm; CodeRED message was sent out today to residents within a mile of Woodlawn Learning Center.  A citywide CodeRED will be sent out tomorrow, if registration is low.
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Working with HPS to develop outdoor classrooms at elementary schools and City Parks
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 5th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 38 -0.24% 4,790
Continued Claims 1,129 -0.09% 33,501
  • Governor Northam –
    • The SCC, at the request of Governor Northam, extended the moratorium on utility service disconnections through October 5, 2020.
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant in response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.

 

UPDATE – September 14, 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 1,765,213 (145,034↑) 134,571 (2,931↑) 10,155 (138↑) 2,711 (32↑) 7.3% (0.3↓)
Crater Health District 37,545 (847↑) 3,562 (60↑) 263 (3↑) 89 9.8% (1.2↓)
Hopewell n/a 387 (5↑) 35 7 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 387 35 7
Dinwiddie 378 35 8
Emporia 244 32 19
Greensville 755 31 13
Petersburg 696 70 25
Prince George 688 24 2
Surry 100 7 3
Sussex 374 29 12
Crater District Totals 3622 263 89

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 975
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 17th – Next Testing Event, Woodlawn Learning Center from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Working with HPS to develop outdoor classrooms at elementary schools and City Parks
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 5th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 38 -0.24% 4,790
Continued Claims 1,129 -0.09% 33,501
  • Governor Northam –
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant om response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.

 

UPDATE – September 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 1,765,213 (97,869↑) 131,640 (1,115↑) 10,155 (70↑) 2,711 (3↑) 7.6% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 37,545 (314↑) 3,562 (32↑) 260 (1↑) 89 11.0% (0.3↑)
Hopewell n/a 382 (6↑) 35 7 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 382 35 7
Dinwiddie 369 35 8
Emporia 242 32 19
Greensville 729 31 13
Petersburg 696 69 25
Prince George 680 22 2
Surry 97 7 3
Sussex 367 29 12
Crater District Totals 3562 260 89

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 929
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer today.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 17th – Next Testing Event, Woodlawn Learning Center from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Working with HPS to develop outdoor classrooms at elementary schools and City Parks
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings –
    • Tuesday, September 8th – City buildings opened by appointment only.  No significant issues encountered
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 5th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 38 -0.24% 4,790
Continued Claims 1,129 -0.09% 33,501
  • Governor Northam –
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant om response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
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UPDATE – September 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 1,765,213 (79,514↑) 130,525 (1,236↑) 10,085 (77↑) 2,708 (11↑) 7.7% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 37,231 (1,537↑) 3,530 (17↑) 259 (3↑) 89 10.7% (0.7↑)
Hopewell n/a 376 (2↑) 35 (1↑) 7 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 376 35 7
Dinwiddie 362 35 8
Emporia 242 32 19
Greensville 727 31 13
Petersburg 689 69 25
Prince George 676 22 2
Surry 94 6 3
Sussex 364 29 12
Crater District Totals 3530 259 89

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 929
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer today.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 17th – Next Testing Event, Woodlawn School is the potential site
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of Sept. 5th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 38 -0.24% 4,790
Continued Claims 1,129 -0.09% 33,501

 

  • Governor Northam –
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant om response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings – Buildings opened by Appointment Only.  No significant issues encountered.

 

UPDATE – September 9, 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 1,765,213 (62,649↑) 129,289 (4,510↑) 10,008 (210↑) 2,967 (35↑) 7.8% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 35,694 (12,050↑) 3,513 (120↑) 256 (2↑) 89 10.0%
Hopewell n/a 374 (2↑) 34 (1↑) 7 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 374 34 7
Dinwiddie 361 35 8
Emporia 242 31 19
Greensville 724 31 13
Petersburg 684 69 25
Prince George 676 21 2
Surry 92 6 3
Sussex 360 29 12
Crater District Totals 3513 256 89

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 929
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer today.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 17th – Next Testing Event, Woodlawn School is the potential site
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination – Staff participated in a vaccination planning team meeting.  Key updates:
    • Vaccine as soon as late October under Emergency Use Authorization
    • Vaccine will require 2 shots 21-28 apart
    • Public Health vaccination efforts will focus on vulnerable populations and health equity
    • 65% of vaccinations will be conducted by private sector
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19

 

  Week of August 22nd % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 47 -0.21% 4,752
Continued Claims 1,235 0.00% 32,372

 

  • Governor Northam –
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant om response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings – Buildings opened by Appointment Only.  No significant issues encountered.

 

UPDATE – September 8, 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 1,765,213 (52,134↑) 124,779 (3,628↑) 9,798 (134↑) 2,662 (24↑) 7.7% (0.3↓)
Crater Health District 35,694 (1,008↑) 3,393 (101↑) 254 (2↑) 89 10.0% (2.1↓)
Hopewell n/a 372 (4↑) 33 7 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 372 33 7
Dinwiddie 359 35 8
Emporia 242 31 19
Greensville 722 31 13
Petersburg 679 68 25
Prince George 673 21 2
Surry 89 6 3
Sussex 358 29 12
Crater District Totals 3494 254 89

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
    • City Buildings opened by appointment only – September 8, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 929
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer today.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 17th – Next Testing Event, Woodlawn School is the potential site
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 22nd % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 47 -0.21% 4,752
Continued Claims 1,235 0.00% 32,372

 

  • Governor Northam –
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant om response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.
  • Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.
  • Re-Opening of City Buildings – Buildings opened by Appointment Only.  No significant issues encountered.

 

UPDATE – September 4, 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 1,765,213 (16,124↑) 124,779 (1,111↑) 9,798 (57↑) 2,662 (10↑) 8.0% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 35,694 (271↑) 3,393 (52↑) 252 (1↓) 89 (7↑) 12.1%
Hopewell n/a 368 (4↑) 33 7 (1↑) n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 368 33 7
Dinwiddie 348 34 8
Emporia 239 30 19
Greensville 711 31 13
Petersburg 664 68 25
Prince George 629 21 2
Surry 85 6 3
Sussex 349 29 12
Crater District Totals 3393 252 89

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 –
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II – Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III – Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread – August 24, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 929
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
    • The program guidelines are attached, and were sent out under a separate email by Ms. Griffin.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer today.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • September 17th – Next Testing Event, Woodlawn School is the potential site
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #3 attached for review
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 22nd % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 47 -0.21% 4,752
Continued Claims 1,235 0.00% 32,372

 

  • Governor Northam –
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant om response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.

Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.

 

UPDATE – September 3, 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 1,749,089 (14,699↑) 123,668 (1,126↑) 9,741 (63↑) 2,652 (11↑) 7.9%
Crater Health District 35,453 (349↑) 3,341 (38↑) 253 82 12.1%  (0.2↓)
Hopewell n/a 364 (3↑) 33 (1↑) 6 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 364 33 6
Dinwiddie 343 34 8
Emporia 237 30 15
Greensville 710 32 13
Petersburg 661 68 23
Prince George 594 21 2
Surry 85 6 3
Sussex 347 29 12
Crater District Totals 3341 253 82

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 929
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer today.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19

 

  Week of August 22nd % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 57 -0.11% 4,705
Continued Claims 1,235 -0.09% 31,137

 

  • Governor Northam –
    • Announced proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant om response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.

Health Equity – Crater Health District provided health equity training for City Department Heads.

 

UPDATE – September 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 1,734,390 (16,370↑) 122,542 (927↑) 9,678 (57↑) 2,641 (29↑) 7.9%
Crater Health District 35,104 (228↑) 3,303 (18↑) 253 (3↑) 82 12.3%  (0.2↓)
Hopewell n/a 361 (1↑) 32 6 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 361 32 6
Dinwiddie 337 34 8
Emporia 236 30 15
Greensville 705 32 13
Petersburg 648 69 23
Prince George 589 21 2
Surry 81 6 3
Sussex 346 29 12
Crater District Totals 3303 253 82

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 929
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Took delivery of additional City bags for fall PPE distribution.
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer today.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 22nd % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 57 -0.11% 4,705
Continued Claims 1,235 -0.09% 31,137
  • Governor Northam –
    • Announced today proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced today that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.

Crater Planning District Commission – U.S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant om response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.

 

UPDATE – September 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 1,718,020 (56,308↑) 121,615 (1,021↑) 9,621 (52↑) 2,612 (32↑) 7.9% (0.2↑)
Crater Health District 34,876 (241↑) 3,285 (18↑) 250 82 12.5%  (1.3↑)
Hopewell n/a 360 32 6 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 360 32 6
Dinwiddie 332 33 8
Emporia 234 30 15
Greensville 704 32 13
Petersburg 646 69 23
Prince George 589 21 2
Surry 75 5 3
Sussex 344 28 12
Crater District Totals 3284 250 82

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 929 (23↑)
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Received 1600 2oz. bottles of donated hand sanitizer today.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 22nd % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 57 -0.11% 4,705
Continued Claims 1,235 -0.09% 31,137
  • Governor Northam –
    • Announced today proposals to expand access to voting for the November 3rd General Election amid COVID-19:  prepaid postage on all absentee ballots; drop off boxes and drop off locations for absentee ballots; and absentee cure process to allow voters to fix errors on their ballot.
    • Announced today that an additional 60 extension on vehicle license and registration fees for those expiring before October 31st.
    • August 31st – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.
  • Crater Planning District Commission –S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant om response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.

 

UPDATE – August 31, 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 1,661,712 (44,023↑) 120,594 (3,002↑) 9,569 (109↑) 2,580 (30↑) 7.7% (0.6↑)
Crater Health District 34,635 (981↑) 3,267 (108↑) 250 (6↑) 82 11.9%  (1.2↑)
Hopewell n/a 360 (7↑) 32 (1↑) 6 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 360 32 6
Dinwiddie 332 33 8
Emporia 232 30 15
Greensville 702 32 13
Petersburg 643 69 23
Prince George 586 21 2
Surry 70 5 3
Sussex 342 28 12
Crater District Totals 3267 250 82

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 906
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 22nd % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 57 -0.11% 4,705
Continued Claims 1,235 -0.09% 31,137
  • Governor Northam – Announced $4 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, which will support 20 Legal Aid attorneys in providing services to Virginia tenants facing eviction for the next two years.

Crater Planning District Commission – U.S. Economic Development Administration (US EDA) announced that Crater Planning District Commission will received a $400,000 grant om response to the COVID-19 impacts upon the region.  The funds will be used to develop short- and long-term plans focused on recovery and economic resiliency of the region.

 

UPDATE – August 28, 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 1,661,712 (18,845↑) 117,592 (1,013↑) 9,460 (69↑) 2,550 (23↑) 7.1% (0.3↑)
Crater Health District 33,654 (466↑) 3,159 (76↑) 244 (2↑) 82 (2↑) 10.7%  (0.2↑)
Hopewell n/a 353 (6↑) 31 6 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 353 31 6
Dinwiddie 321 33 8
Emporia 220 30 15
Greensville 696 31 13
Petersburg 629 66 23
Prince George 540 21 2
Surry 64 5 3
Sussex 336 27 12
Crater District Totals 3159 244 82

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 906
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
    • July 11th COVID-19 Testing Results – 61 people tested; 1 Positive Test; 70 +/- PPE kits handed out
    • May 30th COVID-19 Testing Results – 133 people tested; 105 Hopewell Residents Tested;
  • HRHA – Distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19

 

  Week of August 22nd % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 57 -0.11% 4,705
Continued Claims 1,235 -0.09% 31,137

 

UPDATE – August 27, 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 1,642,867 (19,459↑) 116,579 (1,121↑) 9,391 (65↑) 2,527 (12↑) 6.8% (0.2↑)
Crater Health District 33,188 (295↑) 3,083 (29↑) 242 80 10.5%
Hopewell n/a 347 (2↑) 31 6 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 347 31 6
Dinwiddie 318 33 8
Emporia 218 29 14
Greensville 658 31 13
Petersburg 620 66 23
Prince George 528 21 2
Surry 62 5 2
Sussex 332 26 12
Crater District Totals 3083 242 80

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 906
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Facilities –
    • All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 15th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 63 0.27% 4,648
Continued Claims 1,340 0.00% 29,902

 

UPDATE – August 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 1,623,408 (7,716↑) 115,458 (823↑) 9,326 (67↑) 2,515 (21↑) 6.6%
Crater Health District 32,893 (62↑) 3,054 (37↑) 242 80 10.5% (0.6↑)
Hopewell n/a 345 (4↑) 31 6 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 345 31 6
Dinwiddie 309 33 8
Emporia 218 29 14
Greensville 653 31 13
Petersburg 616 66 23
Prince George 521 21 2
Surry 61 5 2
Sussex 331 26 12
Crater District Totals 3054 242 80

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
    • Crater Health District upgraded to Substantial Spread
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 870
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution concluded today.  All residential households and apartments have been completed.  Note that some households did not receive COVID kits due to No Trespassing Signs, animals off-leash, obstructions to the property, or other factors that prevented delivery.  If someone from one of these households contacts you, please have them call Recreation and Parks at (804) 541-2353 or email recandparks@hopewellva.gov and we will get a kit to them.  Special thanks to the Aaron Reidmiller and the Recreation and Parks for managing the creation and distribution of the kits, and Code Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, and the Sheriff’s Department for their assistance with distribution.
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • August 20th COVID-19 Testing Results – 56 people were tested; 31 Hopewell Residents Tested; 11 Positive Tests; 7 Hopewell Residents Tested Positive
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities –
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 15th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 63 0.27% 4,648
Continued Claims 1,340 0.00% 29,902

 

UPDATE – August 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 1,615,692 (16,096↑) 114,635 (1,669↑) 9,259 (83↑) 2,494 (27↑) 6.6% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 32,831 (280↑) 3,017 (23↑) 242 (2↑) 80 (1↑) 9.9% (1.1↑)
Hopewell n/a 341 (3↑) 31 (2↑) 6 n/a

Crater Health District has been upgraded to Substantial Spread from Moderate

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 341 31 6
Dinwiddie 302 33 8
Emporia 211 29 14
Greensville 649 31 13
Petersburg 609 66 23
Prince George 518 21 2
Surry 61 5 2
Sussex 326 26 12
Crater District Totals 3017 242 80

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 870
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution continued today.  Please contact Mr. Reidmiller to set a date and time to handout PPE your ward.
    • To date, Staff has completed 92% of PPE distribution to the following areas:
§  City Point

§  A Village

§  West City Point

§  B Village

§  Buren

§  Day

§  Battleground Addition

§  Highland Park

§  South B Village

§  Arlington Heights

§  King’s Court

§  Virginia Heights

§  Washington Heights

§  Dupont Gardens

§  Dupont Annex

§  Hopewell Terrace

§  Belmont

§  Autumn Woods

§  Dellrose

§  Woodlawn

§  Roselawn

§  West Hopewell

§  Hopewell Heights

§  Kenwood

§  Westwood

§  Mansion Hills Apts.

§  Canterbury

§  Forest Hill

§  Twin Rivers

§  Farmingdale Townhomes

§  Kenwood

§  Westwood Park

§  The Summit

§  Davisville

§  Thomas Rolfe Court

§  Piper Square

§  Hopewell Heights Apartments

§  Dolin

§  Crescent Hills

§  Mansion Hills

§  Westmoreland

§  Appomattox Heights

§  Kippax

§  Colonial Manor

§  Canterbury

§  Cobblestone

 

§  Parkview Point

§  Shady Oaks

 

  • Today, Staff focused on the following areas:
    • Cameron’s Landing
    • Broadway Landing
    • Eagle Cove
    • Riverside Park Apartments
    • Madison Terrace
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • August 20th – COVID-19 Testing Event at DSS was conducted today.  55 people were tested.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools –
    • Met with Dr. Hackney and Ms. Webb to discuss opportunities for the City and HPS to work together to assist with HPS efforts to support students & parents during the virtual 1st 9-weeks.
    • Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities –
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 15th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 63 0.27% 4,648
Continued Claims 1,340 0.00% 29,902

 

UPDATE – August 21, 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 1,555,751 (19,820↑) 110,860 (978↑) 9,071 (73↑) 2,436 (9↑) 6.8%
Crater Health District 31,780 (287↑) 2,823 (65↑) 237 (2↑) 76 (3↑) 7.6% (0.5↑)
Hopewell n/a 325 (3↑) 30 (2↑) 6 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 325 30 6
Dinwiddie 285 32 8
Emporia 205 28 14
Greensville 591 30 13
Petersburg 600 66 23
Prince George 502 20 2
Surry 58 5 2
Sussex 322 26 11
Crater District Totals 2888 237 76

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 870
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution continued today.  Please contact Mr. Reidmiller to set a date and time to handout PPE your ward.
    • To date, Staff has completed PPE distribution to the following areas:
§  City Point

§  A Village

§  West City Point

§  B Village

§  Buren

§  Day

§  Battleground Addition

§  Highland Park

§  South B Village

§  Arlington Heights

§  King’s Court

§  Virginia Heights

§  Washington Heights

§  Dupont Gardens

§  Dupont Annex

§  Hopewell Terrace

§  Belmont

§  Autumn Woods

§  Dellrose

§  Woodlawn

§  Roselawn

§  West Hopewell

§  Hopewell Heights

§  Kenwood

§  Westwood

§  Mansion Hills Apts.

§  Canterbury

§  Forest Hill

§  Twin Rivers

§  Farmingdale Townhomes

§  Kenwood

§  Westwood Park

§  The Summit

§  Davisville

§  Thomas Rolfe Court

§  Piper Square

§  Hopewell Heights Apartments

§  Dolin

 

  • Today, Staff focused on the following areas:
    • Crescent Hills
    • Mansion Hills
    • Appomattox Heights
    • Westmoreland
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • August 20th – COVID-19 Testing Event at DSS was conducted today.  55 people were tested.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities –
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 15th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 63 0.27% 4,648
Continued Claims 1,340 0.00% 29,902

 

UPDATE – August 20, 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 1,535,931 (16,695↑) 109,882 (863↑) 8,998 (73↑) 2,427 (17↑) 6.8% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 31,493 (231↑) 2,823 (40↑) 235 (1↑) 76 7.1% (1.5↓)
Hopewell n/a 322 (5↑) 28 6 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 322 28 6
Dinwiddie 278 32 7
Emporia 202 28 14
Greensville 546 30 13
Petersburg 598 66 21
Prince George 499 20 2
Surry 57 5 2
Sussex 321 26 11
Crater District Totals 2823 235 76

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 870
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution continued today.  Please contact Mr. Reidmiller to set a date and time to handout PPE your ward.
    • To date, Staff has completed PPE distribution to the following areas:
§  City Point

§  A Village

§  West City Point

§  B Village

§  Buren

§  Day

§  Battleground Addition

§  Highland Park

§  South B Village

§  Arlington Heights

§  King’s Court

§  Virginia Heights

§  Washington Heights

§  Dupont Gardens

§  Dupont Annex

§  Hopewell Terrace

§  Belmont

§  Autumn Woods

§  Dellrose

§  Woodlawn

§  Roselawn

§  West Hopewell

§  Hopewell Heights

§  Kenwood

§  Westwood

§  Mansion Hills Apts.

§  Canterbury

§  Forest Hill

§  Twin Rivers

 

  • Today, Staff focused on the following areas:
    • Farmingdale Townhomes
    • Kenwood (started 8/19)
    • Westwood Park (started 8/19)
    • The Summit
    • Davisville
    • Thomas Rolfe Court
    • Piper Square
    • Hopewell Heights Apartments
    • Dolin
  • COVID-19 Testing –
    • August 20th – COVID-19 Testing Event at DSS was conducted today.  55 people were tested.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities –
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 15th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 63 0.27% 4,648
Continued Claims 1,340 0.00% 29,902

 

UPDATE – August 19, 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 1,519,236 (17,920↑) 109,019 (737↑) 8,925 (76↑) 2,410 (14↑) 6.9% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 31,262 (285↑) 2,783 (56↑) 234 (1↑) 76 8.6%  (0.4↓)
Hopewell n/a 317 (2↑) 28 6 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 317 28 6
Dinwiddie 273 32 7
Emporia 202 28 14
Greensville 539 30 13
Petersburg 587 66 21
Prince George 493 20 2
Surry 51 5 2
Sussex 321 25 11
Crater District Totals 2783 234 76

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 870 (4↑)
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution continued today.  Please contact Mr. Reidmiller to set a date and time to handout PPE your ward.
    • To date, Staff has completed PPE distribution to the following areas:
§  City Point

§  A Village

§  West City Point

§  B Village

§  Buren

§  Day

§  Battleground Addition

§  Highland Park

§  South B Village

§  Arlington Heights

§  King’s Court

§  Virginia Heights

§  Washington Heights

§  Dupont Gardens

§  Dupont Annex

§  Hopewell Terrace

§  Belmont

§  Autumn Woods

§  Dellrose

 

  • Today, Staff focused on the following areas:
  • Woodlawn
  • Roselawn
    • West Hopewell
    • Hopewell Heights
    • Kenwood
    • Westwood
    • Mansion Hills Apartments
    • Canterbury
    • Forest Hill
    • Twin Rivers
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • August 20th – COVID-19 Testing Event at DSS
    • CodeRED message sent out citywide with registration information for the testing event tomorrow.
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities –
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 8th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 46 -2.30% 4,585
Continued Claims 1,343 -0.23% 28,562

 

UPDATE – August 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 1,502,044 (17,292↑) 108,282 (861↑) 8,849 (82↑) 2,396 (11↑) 7.0% (0.3↓)
Crater Health District 30,977 (270↑) 2,727 (37↑) 233 (3↑) 76 9.0%  (0.4↓)
Hopewell n/a 315 (3↑) 28 (1↑) 6 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 315 28 6
Dinwiddie 270 32 7
Emporia 201 28 14
Greensville 538 30 13
Petersburg 580 66 21
Prince George 490 20 2
Surry 50 5 2
Sussex 320 24 11
Crater District Totals 2764 233 76

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 866 (11↑)
  • 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/
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution continued today.  Please contact Mr. Reidmiller to set a date and time to handout PPE your ward.
    • To date, Staff has completed PPE distribution to the following areas:
§  City Point

§  A Village

§  West City Point

§  B Village

§  Buren

§  Day

§  Battleground Addition

§  Highland Park

§  South B Village

§  Arlington Heights

§  King’s Court

§  Virginia Heights

§  Washington Heights

  • Today, Staff focused on the following areas:
  • Dupont Gardens
  • Dupont Annex
  • Hopewell Terrace
  • Belmont
  • Woodlawn
  • Roselawn
  • Autumn Woods
  • Delrose
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • August 20th – Next testing has been finalized for the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities –
    • Finalizing the draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • Homeless Efforts – 13 Hopewell clients are in area hotels
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program – This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 8th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 46 -2.30% 4,585
Continued Claims 1,343 -0.23% 28,562

 

UPDATE – August 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 1,484,752 (55,536↑) 107,421 (2,583↑) 8,767 (117↑) 2,385 (15↑) 7.3% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 30,707 (1,110↑) 2,727 (82↑) 230 (4↑) 76 9.4% 2.3↑)
Hopewell n/a 312 (10↑) 27 (2↑) 6 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 312 27 6
Dinwiddie 267 32 7
Emporia 187 28 14
Greensville 534 29 13
Petersburg 576 65 21
Prince George 480 20 2
Surry 50 5 2
Sussex 320 24 11
Crater District Totals 2726 230 76

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 855
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
    • Staff is coordinating an additional donation of gel hand sanitizer from Ashland Chemical.
  • PPE Distribution – Citywide PPE distribution continued today.  Please contact Mr. Reidmiller to set a date and time to handout PPE your ward. Attached is a copy of the tentative PPE distribution schedule.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • August 20th – Next testing has been finalized for the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities –
    • Developed a draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 8th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 46 -2.30% 4,585
Continued Claims 1,343 -0.23% 28,562

 

UPDATE – August 14, 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 1,429,216 (34,393↑) 104,838 (1,216↑) 8,650 (58↑) 2,370 (7↑) 7.5%
Crater Health District 29,597 (209↑) 2,645 (42↑) 226 76 (5↑) 11.7% (0.1↑)
Hopewell n/a 302 (4↑) 25 6 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 302 25 6
Dinwiddie 256 32 7
Emporia 183 28 14
Greensville 532 27 13
Petersburg 571 65 21
Prince George 476 20 2
Surry 49 5 2
Sussex 318 24 11
Crater District Totals 2687 226 76

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 855 (10↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
    • Staff is coordinating an additional donation of gel hand sanitizer from Ashland Chemical.
  • REVISED – Began Citywide PPE distribution with test runs in City Point this week to finalize the distribution process.  Attached is a copy of the tentative PPE distribution schedule.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • August 20th – Next testing has been finalized for the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities –
    • Developed a draft COVID-19 plan to address requirements of the Virginia Department of Labor.
    • Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.
    • Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: This program to supports small businesses in Hopewell that have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
    • Small Business Recovery Program Update #1 attached for review.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 8th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 46 -2.30% 4,585
Continued Claims 1,343 -0.23% 28,562

 

UPDATE – August 13, 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 1,394,823 (19,626↑) 103,622 (1,101↑) 8,592 (60↑) 2,363 (11↑) 7.5% (0.1↓)
Crater Health District 29,388 (410↑) 2,645 (78↑) 226 (6↑) 71 (1↑) 11.6% (1.7↑)
Hopewell n/a 298 (5↑) 25 (1↑) 6 (1↑) n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 298 25 6
Dinwiddie 251 32 7
Emporia 178 28 13
Greensville 527 27 13
Petersburg 564 65 18
Prince George 462 20 2
Surry 49 5 2
Sussex 316 24 10
Crater District Totals 2645 226 71

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 845
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
    • Staff is coordinating an additional donation of gel hand sanitizer from Ashland Chemical.
  • REVISED – Tentatively anticipate distribution of PPE community to begin Thursday, August 6th.  A schedule will be developed and shared with City Council should members of Council wish to participate.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 1st % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 152 -0.80% 4,528
Continued Claims 1,655 -0.05% 27,129

 

UPDATE – August 12, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for August 12, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 1,394,823 (26,428↑) 102,521 (776↑) 8,532 (74↑) 2,352 (8↑) 7.6% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 28,978 (268↑) 2,567 (53↑) 220 (1↑) 71 (1↑) 9.9%
Hopewell n/a 293 (2↑) 24 6 (1↑) n/a

UPDATED NUMBERS NOT PROVIDED BY CRATER HEALTH – HIGHLIGHTED #S ARE NOT UPDATED

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 293 24 6
Dinwiddie 247 31 7
Emporia 176 27 13
Greensville 490 27 13
Petersburg 561 64 18
Prince George 442 18 2
Surry 48 5 2
Sussex 310 24 10
Crater District Totals 2567 220 71

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 845 (13↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
    • Staff is coordinating an additional donation of gel hand sanitizer from Ashland Chemical.
  • REVISED – Tentatively anticipate distribution of PPE community to begin Thursday, August 6th.  A schedule will be developed and shared with City Council should members of Council wish to participate.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 1st % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 152 -0.80% 4,528
Continued Claims 1,655 -0.05% 27,129

 

UPDATE – August 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 1,368,395 (10,063↑) 101,745 (996↑) 8,458 (67↑) 2,344 (17↑) 7.8% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 28,710 (267↑) 2,567 (53↑) 220 (1↑) 71 (1↑) 9.9% (0.4↑)
Hopewell n/a 293 (2↑) 24 6 (1↑) n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 293 24 6
Dinwiddie 247 31 7
Emporia 176 27 13
Greensville 490 27 13
Petersburg 561 64 18
Prince George 442 18 2
Surry 48 5 2
Sussex 310 24 10
Crater District Totals 2567 220 71

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 832
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
    • Staff is coordinating an additional donation of gel hand sanitizer from Ashland Chemical.
  • REVISED – Tentatively anticipate distribution of PPE community to begin Thursday, August 6th.  A schedule will be developed and shared with City Council should members of Council wish to participate.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 1st % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 152 -0.80% 4,528
Continued Claims 1,655 -0.05% 27,129

 

UPDATE – August 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 1,368,395 (54,702↑) 100,749 (2,867↑) 8,391 (110↑) 2,327 (10↑) 7.7% (0.2↑)
Crater Health District 28,443 (955↑) 2,514 (136↑) 219 (3)↑ 70 9.5% (0.5↑)
Hopewell n/a 291 (7↑) 24 (1↑) 5 n/a

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Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 291 24 5
Dinwiddie 247 31 7
Emporia 174 27 13
Greensville 459 27 13
Petersburg 558 64 18
Prince George 428 17 2
Surry 49 5 2
Sussex 308 24 10
Crater District Totals 2514 219 70

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 832
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
    • Staff is coordinating an additional donation of gel hand sanitizer from Ashland Chemical.
  • REVISED – Tentatively anticipate distribution of PPE community to begin Thursday, August 6th.  A schedule will be developed and shared with City Council should members of Council wish to participate.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 1st % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 152 -0.80% 4,528
Continued Claims 1,655 -0.05% 27,129

 

UPDATE – August 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 1,313,693 (14,436↑) 97,882 (2,015↑) 8,281 (98↑) 2,317 (18↑) 7.5%
Crater Health District 27,488 (393↑) 2,378 (57↑) 216 70 (12↑) 9.0% (0.4↑)
Hopewell n/a 284 (3↑) 23 5 n/a

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Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 284 23 5
Dinwiddie 240 31 7
Emporia 169 27 13
Greensville 420 26 13
Petersburg 532 64 18
Prince George 390 16 2
Surry 46 5 2
Sussex 297 24 10
Crater District Totals 2378 216 70

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 832 (37↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
    • Staff is coordinating an additional donation of gel hand sanitizer from Ashland Chemical.
  • REVISED – Tentatively anticipate distribution of PPE community to begin Thursday, August 6th.  A schedule will be developed and shared with City Council should members of Council wish to participate.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of August 1st % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 152 -0.80% 4,528
Continued Claims 1,655 -0.05% 27,129

 

UPDATE – August 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 1,299,257 (87,635↑) 95,867 (5,979↑) 8,183 (257↑) 2,299 (25↑) 7.5% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 27,095 (1,579↑) 2,321 (141↑) 216 (12↑) 58 8.6% (2.2↓)
Hopewell n/a 281 (12↑) 23 (1↑) 5 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 281 23 5
Dinwiddie 236 30 3
Emporia 169 27 13
Greensville 416 26 11
Petersburg 528 64 13
Prince George 388 16 2
Surry 11 5 2
Sussex 292 25 9
Crater District Totals 2321 216 58

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 795
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
    • Staff is coordinating an additional donation of gel hand sanitizer from Ashland Chemical.
  • REVISED – Tentatively anticipate distribution of PPE community to begin Thursday, August 6th.  A schedule will be developed and shared with City Council should members of Council wish to participate.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of July 25th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 273 0.73% 4,387
Continued Claims 1,733 -0.75% 25,564

 

UPDATE – July 31, 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 1,211,622 (16,521↑) 89,888 (984↑) 7,866 (80↑) 2,174 (33↑) 7.4%
Crater Health District 25,516 (218↑) 2,180 (37↑) 204 (1↑) 58 10.8% (1.6↑)
Hopewell n/a 269 (3↑) 22 5 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 269 22 5
Dinwiddie 222 30 3
Emporia 151 24 13
Greensville 396 25 11
Petersburg 489 61 13
Prince George 344 14 2
Surry 33 4 2
Sussex 276 24 9
Crater District Totals 2180 204 58

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 771
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
    • Staff is coordinating an additional donation of gel hand sanitizer from Ashland Chemical.
  • REVISED – Tentatively anticipate distribution of PPE community to begin Thursday, August 6th.  A schedule will be developed and shared with City Council should members of Council wish to participate.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of July 25th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 273 0.73% 4,387
Continued Claims 1,733 -0.75% 25,564

 

UPDATE – July 30, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for July 30, 2020
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims – July 25, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 1,195,101 (19,287↑) 88,904 (911↑) 7,786 (48↑) 2,141 (16↑) 7.4% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 25,298 (417↑) 2,143 (56↑) 203 (1↑) 58 (0) 9.2% (1.3↑)
Hopewell n/a 266 (3↑) 22 (0) 5 (0) n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 266 22 5
Dinwiddie 217 30 3
Emporia 151 24 13
Greensville 384 25 11
Petersburg 476 60 13
Prince George 341 14 2
Surry 33 4 2
Sussex 275 24 9
Crater District Totals 2143 203 58

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 771 (4↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
    • Staff is coordinating an additional donation of gel hand sanitizer from Ashland Chemical.
  • REVISED – Tentatively anticipate distribution of PPE community to begin Thursday, August 6th.  A schedule will be developed and shared with City Council should members of Council wish to participate.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of July 25th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 273 0.73% 4,387
Continued Claims 1,733 -0.75% 25,564

 

UPDATE – July 29, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for July 29, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 1,175,814 (17,890↑) 87,993 (999↑) 7,738 (52↑) 2,125 (30↑) 7.3% (0.2↓)
Crater Health District 24,881 (305↑) 2,087 (31↑) 202 (1↑) 58 (0) 9.2% (0.4↓)
Hopewell n/a 263 (2↑) 22 (0) 5 (0) n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 263 22 5
Dinwiddie 216 30 3
Emporia 149 24 13
Greensville 381 25 11
Petersburg 457 60 13
Prince George 339 14 2
Surry 31 4 2
Sussex 274 23 9
Crater District Totals 2110 202 58

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 771 (4↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • REVISED – Tentatively anticipate distribution of PPE community to begin Thursday, August 6th.  A schedule will be developed and shared with City Council should members of Council wish to participate.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference Tuesday, July 28th that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.

 

UPDATE – July 28, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for July 28, 2020
  • Virginia First Cities – Summary of Gov. Northam’s Press Conference – July 28, 2020
  • Memo from Secretary of Finance Re: 2nd Round of CARES Act Funds

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 1,157,924 (20,509↑) 86,994 (92↑) 7,686 (39↑) 2,095 (13↑) 7.5% (0.5↓)
Crater Health District 24,576 (409↑) 2,087 (31↑) 201 (3↑) 58 (2↑) 9.6% (0.2↓)
Hopewell n/a 261 (2↑) 22 (0) 5 (0) n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 261 22 5
Dinwiddie 215 30 3
Emporia 149 24 13
Greensville 375 25 11
Petersburg 445 60 13
Prince George 339 14 2
Surry 31 4 2
Sussex 272 22 9
Crater District Totals 2087 201 58

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 767 (22↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • Total number available for distribution:  Non-surgical facial masks 25,000; Bottles of hand sanitizer 10,000
  • REVISED – Tentatively anticipate distribution of PPE community to begin Thursday, August 6th.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020.
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.
  • Governor Northam – Announced during his press conference that the State would be awarding Cities and Counties a 2nd round of CARES Act funding.  Distribution of the funds will be again based on population.  The City of Hopewell will receive an additional $1,965,568 that will need to be spent by December 30, 2020.

 

UPDATE – July 27, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for July 27, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 1,137,415 (51,175↑) 86,072 (3,708↑) 7,647 (132↑) 2,082 (15↑) 8.0% (0.0)
Crater Health District 24,167 (871↑) 2,056 (106↑) 198(5↑) 56 (3↑) 9.8% (0.7↑)
Hopewell n/a 259 (13) 22 (0) 5 (0) n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 259 22 5
Dinwiddie 212 30 3
Emporia 148 24 13
Greensville 373 25 11
Petersburg 425 58 12
Prince George 336 14 2
Surry 31 4 2
Sussex 272 21 8
Crater District Totals 2056 198 56

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 745 (18↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • 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
  • REVISED – Tentatively anticipate distribution of PPE community to begin Thursday, August 6th.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distributed COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents.
  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020. They are hosting a Facebook live tonight, Thursday, 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 facebook.com/hopewellvaschools.
    • Hackney announced today that the HPS Administration will recommend to the School Board at their July 22, 2020 meeting to delay the opening of the 2020-2021 school year until Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.

 

UPDATE – July 24, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for July 24, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 1,086,240(19,655↑) 82,364 (1,127↑) 7,515 (78↑) 2,067(13↑) 8.0% (0.4↓)
Crater Health District 23,296 (285↑) 1,950 (0) 193(1↑) 53(0) 9.1% (0.6↓)
Hopewell n/a 246 (0) 22 (0) 5(0) n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 246 22 5
Dinwiddie 193 30 3
Emporia 143 24 13
Greensville 360 23 11
Petersburg 407 57 10
Prince George 314 13 2
Surry 30 4 1
Sussex 257 20 8
Crater District Totals 1,950 193 53

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 745 (18↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • 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 27h.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distribute COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents on the following dates:

Piper Square – Wednesday, July 15th between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon

Thomas Rolfe Court – Friday, July 17th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Davisville – Monday, July 20th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020. They are hosting a Facebook live tonight, Thursday, 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 facebook.com/hopewellvaschools.
    • Hackney announced today that the HPS Administration will recommend to the School Board at their July 22, 2020 meeting to delay the opening of the 2020-2021 school year until Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.

 

UPDATE – July 23, 2020

Attached for Council’s review are the following:

  • Updated Incident Report for July 23, 2020

Additional Items of Interest:

  Total Testing Encounters Total Cases Hospitalizations Deaths 7-day Positivity Rate
Statewide 1,066,585(19,558↑) 81,237 (844↑) 7,437 (86↑) 2,054(3↑) 8.4% (0.2↑)
Crater Health District 23,011 (286↑) 1,950 (36↑) 192(0) 53(0) 9.6% (0.7↑)
Hopewell n/a 246 (2↑) 22 (0) 5(0) n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 246 22 5
Dinwiddie 193 30 3
Emporia 143 24 13
Greensville 360 23 11
Petersburg 407 57 10
Prince George 314 13 2
Surry 30 4 1
Sussex 257 19 8
Crater District Totals 1,950 192 53

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:
    • First COVID-19 case in Commonwealth – March 7, 2020
    • First COVID-19 case in City – March 27, 2020
    • Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase II Friday, June 5, 2020
    • The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 745 (18↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
    • Facial masks ordered by the City were delivered Monday, July 6th.  City has 15,000 masks available for distribution to community.
    • Received PPE from Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program today – 10,000 facial masks and 10,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
    • 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 27h.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.
    • Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services
    • Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.
    • Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.
  • HRHA – Will distribute COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents on the following dates:

Piper Square – Wednesday, July 15th between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon

Thomas Rolfe Court – Friday, July 17th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Davisville – Monday, July 20th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

  • Hopewell Public Schools – Announced a Fall virtual re-opening, and to delay the start of school until September 8, 2020. They are hosting a Facebook live tonight, Thursday, 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 facebook.com/hopewellvaschools.
    • Hackney announced today that the HPS Administration will recommend to the School Board at their July 22, 2020 meeting to delay the opening of the 2020-2021 school year until Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.

UPDATE – July 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 1,047,027(15,045↑) 80,393 (1,022↑) 7,351 (84↑) 2,051(3↑) 8.4% (0.2↑)
Crater Health District 22,725 (206↑) 1,914 (33↑) 192(1↑) 53(0) 9.6% (0.7↑)
Hopewell n/a 244 (3↑) 22 (0) 5(0) n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 244 22 5
Dinwiddie 187 30 3
Emporia 143 24 13
Greensville 357 23 11
Petersburg 400 57 10
Prince George 309 13 2
Surry 26 4 1
Sussex 248 19 8
Crater District Totals 1,914 192 53

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:

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

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

*  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

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

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

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 727 (17↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –

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

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

*  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 27h.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.

*  Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services

*  Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.

*  Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.

  • HRHA – Will distribute COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents on the following dates:

Piper Square – Wednesday, July 15th between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon

Thomas Rolfe Court – Friday, July 17th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Davisville – Monday, July 20th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

  • Hopewell Public Schools – Hosted the 1st of two Facebook Live Panel Discussion last tonight at 6 pm.  The next opportunity for parents to participate will be on Thursday, 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.

*  Dr. Hackney announced today that the HPS Administration will recommend to the School Board at their July 22, 2020 meeting to delay the opening of the 2020-2021 school year until Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Program: The City of Hopewell, in partnership with the Economic Development Authority (EDA) will launch this program to support small businesses in Hopewell who have been affected by COVID-19. More information about the program can be found in the media release or on the city’s website: https://hopewellva.gov/small-business-recovery-program/. Businesses who apply for this grant program MUST: possess a valid City of Hopewell business license; have been established and operational in Hopewell on or before January 1, 2020; must be in good standing with city taxes and city sewer and refuge payments, or on an active payment plan; must be a for-profit business; not a publicly traded company; and businesses must have a physical presence within the City of Hopewell.

UPDATE – July 21, 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 1,031,976 (33,684↑) 79,371 (996↑) 7,267 (66↑) 2,048(17↑) 8.2% (0.6↑)
Crater Health District 22,519 (472↑) 1,881 (17↑) 191(2↑) 53(2↑) 8.9% (0.3↑)
Hopewell n/a 240 (1↑) 22 5(1↑) n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 240 22 5
Dinwiddie 187 30 3
Emporia 141 24 13
Greensville 352 23 11
Petersburg 394 57 10
Prince George 304 13 2
Surry 26 4 1
Sussex 237 18 8
Crater District Totals 1,881 191 53

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:

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

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

*  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

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

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

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 727 (17↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –

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

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

*  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 27h.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.

*  Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services

*  Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.

*  Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.

  • HRHA – Will distribute COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents on the following dates:

Piper Square – Wednesday, July 15th between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon

Thomas Rolfe Court – Friday, July 17th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Davisville – Monday, July 20th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

  • Hopewell Public Schools – Hosted the 1st of two Facebook Live Panel Discussion last tonight at 6 pm.  The next opportunity for parents to participate will be on Thursday, 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.

*  Dr. Hackney announced today that the HPS Administration will recommend to the School Board at their July 22, 2020 meeting to delay the opening of the 2020-2021 school year until Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.

UPDATE – July 20, 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 998,292 (34,070↑) 78,375 (2,942↑) 7,201 (114↑) 2,031(18↑) 7.6% (0.2↑)
Crater Health District 22,047 (458↑) 1,864 (60↑) 189(5↑) 51 8.6%
Hopewell n/a 239 (9↑) 22 4 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 239 22 4
Dinwiddie 185 29 2
Emporia 136 24 13
Greensville 352 22 11
Petersburg 373 57 10
Prince George 302 13 2
Surry 25 4 1
Sussex 236 18 8
Crater District Totals 1864 189 51

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:

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

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

*  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

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

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

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 727 (17↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –

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

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

* 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 27h.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.

* Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services

* Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.

* Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.

  • HRHA – Will distribute COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents on the following dates:

Piper Square – Wednesday, July 15th between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon

Thomas Rolfe Court – Friday, July 17th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Davisville – Monday, July 20th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

  • Hopewell Public Schools – Hosted the 1st of two Facebook Live Panel Discussion last tonight at 6 pm.  The next opportunity for parents to participate will be on Thursday, 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.

* Dr. Hackney announced today that the HPS Administration will recommend to the School Board at their July 22, 2020 meeting to delay the opening of the 2020-2021 school year until Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.
  • Cooling Center – The Appomattox Regional Library, located at 209 E Cawson Street is open Monday through Thursday from 9am-7pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm for anyone needing temporary relief from the heat. Please see attached media release for more information.

UPDATE – July 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 964,222 (17,605↑) 75,433 (1,002↑) 7,087 (67↑) 2,013 (6↑) 7.4% (0.3↑)
Crater Health District 21,589 (223↑) 1,804 (41↑) 184(3↑) 51 (1↑) 8.6% (0.6↑)
Hopewell n/a 230 (1↑) 22 4 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 230 22 4
Dinwiddie 180 28 2
Emporia 134 23 13
Greensville 348 22 11
Petersburg 373 55 10
Prince George 289 13 2
Surry 20 4 1
Sussex 230 17 8
Crater District Totals 1804 184 51

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:

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

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

* Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

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

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

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 727 (17↑)
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –

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

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

* 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 27h.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.

* Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services

* Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.

* Virginia Department of Health during a conference call complimented the City for the testing process that occurred last Saturday at Cavalier Square as a “model” on how to conduct testing.  We used 3 lanes to get citizens through the testing, and it was the first time that PPE and informational materials were handed out at a testing site.

  • HRHA – Will distribute COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents on the following dates:

Piper Square – Wednesday, July 15th between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon

Thomas Rolfe Court – Friday, July 17th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Davisville – Monday, July 20th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

  • Hopewell Public Schools – Hosted the 1st of two Facebook Live Panel Discussion last tonight at 6 pm.  The next opportunity for parents to participate will be on Thursday, 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.

*  Dr. Hackney announced today that the HPS Administration will recommend to the School Board at their July 22, 2020 meeting to delay the opening of the 2020-2021 school year until Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • City Facilities – Temperature sensors and related supplies have been installed and calibrated at all identified locations.  Email was sent to Department Directors providing guidance on use.  Air Filtration Systems have been installed on all City buildings expect Water Renewal and the Community Center which will be complete by the end of next week.

UPDATE – July 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 946,617 (17,749↑) 74,431 (904↑) 7,020 (115↑) 2,007 (15↑) 7.1% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 21,366 (465↑) 1,763 (21↑) 181(7↑) 50 8.0%
Hopewell n/a 229 (9↑) 22 4 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 229 22 4
Dinwiddie 178 27 2
Emporia 132 23 13
Greensville 348 22 10
Petersburg 369 53 10
Prince George 286 13 2
Surry 20 4 1
Sussex 227 17 8
Crater District Totals 1789 181 50

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:

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

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

*  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

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

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

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 710
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –

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

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

*  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 27h.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.

*  Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services

*  Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.

  • HRHA – Will distribute COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents on the following dates:

Piper Square – Wednesday, July 15th between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon

Thomas Rolfe Court – Friday, July 17th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Davisville – Monday, July 20th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

  • Hopewell Public Schools – Hosted the 1st of two Facebook Live Panel Discussion last tonight at 6 pm.  The next opportunity for parents to participate will be on Thursday, 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.

Ø  Dr. Hackney announced today that the HPS Administration will recommend to the School Board at their July 22, 2020 meeting to delay the opening of the 2020-2021 school year until Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • The Governor’s Office – Announced that Virginia has adopted the first in the nation Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19 to protect Virginia workers by mandating PPE, sanitation, social distancing, infectious disease preparedness and response plans among other requirements.  To read the press release – https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/july/headline-859234-en.html
  • City of Hopewell Unemployment Claims COVID-19
  Week of July 11th % Change from Prior Week Total Claims
Initial Claims 233 10.30% 3,843
Continued Claims 1,806 -0.55% 22,085

 

UPDATE – July 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 928,868 (15,573↑) 73,527 (1,084↑) 6,905 (88↑) 1,992 (15↑) 7.0% (0.2↑)
Crater Health District 20,901 (244↑) 1,763 (21↑) 174 (5↑) 50 8.0% (0.1↑)
Hopewell n/a 220 (3↑) 22 (1↑) 4 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 220 22 4
Dinwiddie 177 23 2
Emporia 130 23 13
Greensville 348 22 10
Petersburg 363 52 10
Prince George 280 12 2
Surry 20 4 1
Sussex 225 16 8
Crater District Totals 1763 174 50

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:

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

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

*  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

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

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

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 710
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –

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

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

*  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 27h.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.

* Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services

* Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.

  • HRHA – Will distribute COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents on the following dates:

Piper Square – Wednesday, July 15th between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon

Thomas Rolfe Court – Friday, July 17th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Davisville – Monday, July 20th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

  • Hopewell Public Schools – Hosted the 1st of two Facebook Live Panel Discussion last tonight at 6 pm.  The next opportunity for parents to participate will be on Thursday, 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.

* Dr. Hackney announced today that the HPS Administration will recommend to the School Board at their July 22, 2020 meeting to delay the opening of the 2020-2021 school year until Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.
  • The Governor’s Office – Announced that Virginia has adopted the first in the nation Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19 to protect Virginia workers by mandating PPE, sanitation, social distancing, infectious disease preparedness and response plans among other requirements.  To read the press release – https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/july/headline-859234-en.html.

UPDATE – July 14, 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 913,295 (17,427↑) 72,443 (801↑) 6,817 (142↑) 1,977 (9↑) 6.8% (0.1↑)
Crater Health District 20,657 (420↑) 1,745 (28↑) 169 (1↑) 50 7.9% (0.8↓)
Hopewell n/a 217 (1↑) 21 4 n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 217 21 4
Dinwiddie 176 23 2
Emporia 128 23 13
Greensville 346 21 10
Petersburg 362 50 10
Prince George 277 12 2
Surry 20 4 1
Sussex 219 15 8
Crater District Totals 1745 169 50

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:

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

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

*  Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

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

  •   The Commonwealth moved into Phase III Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 710 (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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –

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

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

* 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 27h.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.

* Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services

* Testing results – Only one (1) positive test out of the 61 tests administered.

  • HRHA – Will distribute COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents on the following dates:

Piper Square – Wednesday, July 15th between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon

Thomas Rolfe Court – Friday, July 17th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Davisville – Monday, July 20th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

  • Hopewell Public Schools – Hosted the 1st of two Facebook Live Panel Discussion last tonight at 6 pm.  The next opportunity for parents to participate will be on Thursday, 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.

Ø  Dr. Hackney announced today that the HPS Administration will recommend to the School Board at their July 22, 2020 meeting to delay the opening of the 2020-2021 school year until Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.

UPDATE – July 13, 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 895,868 (48,956↑) 71,642 (2,711↑) 6, 675 (90↑) 1,968 (10↑) 6.7% (0.6↑)
Crater Health District 20,237 (761↑) 1,717 (63↑) 168 (3↑) 50 8.7% (1.9↑)
Hopewell n/a 216 (12↑) 21 (2↑) 4 (1↑) n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 216 21 4
Dinwiddie 173 23 2
Emporia 128 23 13
Greensville 345 21 10
Petersburg 353 49 10
Prince George 268 12 2
Surry 20 4 1
Sussex 214 15 8
Crater District Totals 1717 168 50

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:

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

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

Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

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

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

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 701
  • 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.
  • Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) – Staff has been in contact with Flagler House and Commonwealth Catholic Charities to discuss the RMRP program.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –

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

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

* 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 27h.
  • Began the formulation of a draft plan for the distribution of PPE to the community via the Governor’s Health Equity Pilot Program.  Received the printed materials from Health Equity Pilot Program that will be distributed with the PPE and hand sanitizer.
  • COVID-19 Testing – Tested 61 individuals at the testing event Saturday and handed out approximately 70 PPE kits.

* Next testing tentatively scheduled for August 20th in the parking lot at the Department of Social Services

  • HRHA – Will distribute COVID-19 kits, one per family, that include disposable masks and hand sanitizer to their residents on the following dates:

Piper Square – Wednesday, July 15th between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon

Thomas Rolfe Court – Friday, July 17th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Davisville – Monday, July 20th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

  • Hopewell Public Schools – Hosted the 1st of two Facebook Live Panel Discussion last tonight at 6 pm.  The next opportunity for parents to participate will be on Thursday, 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.

* Dr. Hackney announced today that the HPS Administration will recommend to the School Board at their July 22, 2020 meeting to delay the opening of the 2020-2021 school year until Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • City Park Facilities – All park facilities will be open for public use beginning Saturday, July11th.  Visitors will have full access to all athletic facilities and restrooms.  Users must comply with the Phase III guidelines of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan.

UPDATE – July 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 846,912 (17,119↑) 68,931 (943↑) 6,675 (50↑) 1,958 (21↑) 6.1%
Crater Health District 19,476 (358↑) 1,654 (34↑) 165 (2↑) 50 (6↑) 6.8% (0.1↑)
Hopewell n/a 204 (7↑) 19 4 (1↑) n/a

 

Crater Health District
Locality COVID-19 Cases Hospitalized Deaths
Hopewell 204 19 4
Dinwiddie 167 23 2
Emporia 127 23 13
Greensville 336 21 10
Petersburg 338 48 10
Prince George 255 12 2
Surry 19 4 1
Sussex 208 15 8
Crater District Totals 1654 165 50

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:

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

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

* Widespread community transmission in Virginia – March 31, 2020

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

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

  • Total number of calls to City’s COVID-19 Hotline to-date – 683
  • 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