COVID-19 Information and Resources


COVID-19 Testing                    COVID-19 Vaccine                          Need Resources?




                                                 Local Distribution Program



The resources below are meant to help you follow public health guidance to stop the spread of the virus and protect our community.

Allows you to look up your county’s COVID-19 community levels to help you decide which prevention steps to take.

Provides information on when and if you should isolate or quarantine after testing positive or being exposed to someone who tests positive.

For the most up to date information.

Site with information about masks, COVID-19 testing, vaccines and treatment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

On September 12, 2023, the CDC endorsed updated COVID-19 vaccine recommendations from its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) panel.  With the new recommendations, everyone 6 months and older is eligible to receive the new 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and Moderna.  For many people, the 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine will be one dose of a monovalent vaccine, meaning that it targets the Omicron variant XBB.1.5.  Bivalent vaccines are no longer available.


The Crater Health District is now scheduling appointments for the new 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine.  Call 804-609-5816 to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

For other COVID-19 vaccine options, visit www.VACCINATE.VIRGINIA.GOV.

Or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682)




You may qualify if you are physically or medically unable to leave your home to get the COVID-19 shot. This service is free and there is no insurance or documentation required.

Call 804-609-5816 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Use the Vaccination Request Portal to view and print a QR code record of your COVID-19 vaccination:




Options for Free At-Home Test Kits

There are several options for you to get free at-home COVID-19 test kits.

We have free test kits available at each of our local health departments: Dinwiddie, Emporia/Greensville, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex during our weekly distribution events. Schedule an appointment at 804-347-2782. Onsite registration is available while supplies last.  2 test kits per household member will be given.

Free test kits can also be obtained through the U.S. government by visiting: to order your test kits today.  Each home is eligible for up to 8 test kits. Test kits will be shipped to you for free through the U.S. Postal Service.

Testing through the Crater Health District:

The Crater Health District does not do testing onsite at any of our local health departments. We do not have any COVID-19 testing events scheduled at this time.

You can find a testing location near you by clicking on the button below.


Have you been affected by COVID-19 and need resources?

Contact your local COVID Care Resource Coordinator for more information!

Want more information about Care Resource Coordination?



The CRC Program offers support to people who have been impacted by COVID-19, for FREE! By completing the form below, you’ll be entered into our secure system, REDCap. A specialist will contact you after you complete the form. We will make every effort to aid you within one business day.

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Crater’s Local

Distribution PROGRAM

What is the Local Distribution Program?

Crater’s Local Distribution Program distributes free at-home COVID-19 test kits and emergency food boxes at each of our local health departments who face limitations accessing food and COVID-19 tests. The program partners with Feed More, who provides the emergency food boxes and works with those in need of long-term food assistance.


Who is Eligible?

Any resident or employee of the following cities and counties: Dinwiddie, Emporia/Greensville, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex are eligible for COVID-19 test kits and food boxes monthly. Those requesting food boxes must need food.

What is in an Emergency Food Box?

*Items subject to change”

Food boxes are non-perishable and include rice, beans, pasta, pasta sauce, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, cereal, and milk.

Boxes include 8 servings of food (2 meals for a family of 4). Food box quantity is determined by household size.

Organization Requests?

Organizations can request test kits to distribute themselves and/or request Crater Health District’s participation in their events. For requests, click  or call 804-347-2782 to make those requests. You will receive a response within 1-2 business days.