Richmond Current Status: Closures, Resources and More | Richmond Moms

The below list came directly from RVAHub, who has done an amazing job compiling all this information, especially since I know it takes a lot of time to research and compile. I wanted to share it with you all as I found it extremely useful and beneficial during this time. As always, things are changing quickly, so this information can quickly become out of date, so please double check websites before altering your plans. I’ll try to keep it as up to date as possible, but there’s a lot going on. Also, feel free to message me with any additional information you find!

 

 

Government & Community Organizations

Restaurants/Breweries

Please note that this list is rapidly changing and we’re doing our best to keep it updated but we will at time have some outdated information. Please let us know if there has been a change.

In the interest of public health and safety, the administration of Mayor Levar Stoney recommends that all restaurants, bars and other establishments that serve food and drink within city limits eliminate bar seating, move tables at least six feet apart and limit their on-site service to 50 percent of their normal capacity. If 50 percent of capacity exceeds the CDC-recommended limit of 50 people gathered, establishments should limit their service to 50 or fewer patrons. The recommendation does not affect any restaurant’s capacity to offer carryout and delivery. In order to support the residents and businesses of Richmond, the administration will introduce on March 23 an ordinance outlining a city amnesty program for all penalties and interest on most local taxes due between March 13 and June 30, 2020. This proposed program will exclude personal property taxes on vehicles, motor vehicle license taxes, and vehicle license fees, as required by ordinance. The city is also exploring options for a program to issue small, no-interest loans to support small businesses. More information on this will be provided at a later date.

Businesses

Schools & Daycare

Sports

Events

Arts/Museums/Library

Infection Updates

Social Distancing

Social distancing is the term used to describe certain actions recommended by health officials to disrupt the chain of contagion in a pandemic.  This involves steps such as: keeping 3-6 feet from others, avoiding public gatherings, and limiting face to face contact with others.

Food

  • Richmond Public Schools has begun meal distribution for ALL RPS families that starts today, Monday, March 16th. Please visit one of our food distribution sites 9:30 am-12:30 pm to receive shelf sustainable food for your family during the break! Sites will be open Monday-Friday.

Freelancers

  • Your local actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc. will also be impacted by the downturn in business. This page is an excellent resource for those freelance workers.

Housing

  • Greater Richmond Continuum (GRCoC) is providing emergency shelter alternatives and coordinated plans to aid the homeless in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.The GRCoC partners need donations to meet the needs of the homeless population:– $10 gift cards for gas stations and food for shelter residents and unsheltered individuals;

    – Cleaning supplies, including soap, hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol, tissues, trash masks, and disposable face masks;

    – Thermometers;

    – Canned food; and

    – Bus tickets for residents.

    If you’re interested in donating, please contact Michael Rogers of Homeward at [email protected] or via phone at 804-343-2045, extension 22. If you’d like to donate directly, click here.

Education

Toddler Tantrums & Triggers…And How to Stop Them

Toddler Tantrums & Triggers…And How to Stop Them

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Organize Your Kids’ Toys in 5 Easy Steps!

Organize Your Kids’ Toys in 5 Easy Steps!

A version of this story originally ran on Home with the Harrisons, and was written by Lindsey Harrison of New Canaan-Darien Moms. Credit: Donna Dolan   With the holidays coming up, that means more crafts, artwork, gifts….and clutter. In order to start 2022 as...

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