Richmond City Health District

Now vaccinating Phase 1a

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Non-hospital healthcare workers

If you are in Phase 1a and haven't been contacted about receiving the vaccine, please fill out the Phase 1a Interest Form at vax.rchd.com.

Phase 1b Opening Jan 18

We will be opening up to Phase 1b on January 18, 2021, but you can fill out our Phase 1B vaccine interest form now.

Questions?
Email: RHHDvax@vdh.virginia.gov

COVID-19 Hotline

Richmond City and Henrico County Health Districts have set up a call center to answer your questions regarding the coronavirus and to register you for one of our free COVID-19 Community Testing Events. To reduce the load on our call center staff, consider using the COVID-19 Community Testing Event Registration form to make a testing appointment, rather than calling the hotline.

If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 instead.

(804) 205-3501
Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except major holidays.

Now vaccinating Phase 1a

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Non-hospital healthcare workers

If you are in Phase 1a and haven't been contacted about receiving the vaccine, please fill out the Phase 1a Interest Form at vax.rchd.com.

Phase 1b Opening Jan 18

We will be opening up to Phase 1b on January 18, 2021, but you can fill out our Phase 1B vaccine interest form now.

Questions?
Email: RHHDvax@vdh.virginia.gov

COVID-19 Hotline

Richmond City and Henrico County Health Districts have set up a call center to answer your questions regarding the coronavirus and to register you for one of our free COVID-19 Community Testing Events. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 instead.

(804) 205-3501
Lines open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, except major holidays.

TEST RESULTS Hotline
Tests are available while supplies last, this is the reason we encourage pre-registration. Individuals will be notified of their results in 5-7 business days. If notification is not received after 7 business days, call the Test Results Hotline at
(804) 486-2107
Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Voice messages will be returned within 1 business day.

Free COVID-19 Testing Events

We are conducting free COVID-19 Community Testing Events in Richmond City and Henrico County. To reduce the load on our call center staff, consider using the COVID-19 Community Testing Event Registration form to make a testing appointment, rather than calling the hotline. If you are unable to use the form, you may call the hotline at (804) 205-3501 to register and find a date and location that is convenient. Community Testing Events are subject to change or cancellation. Testing locations are accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility support devices. Car-side testing is also available for patients on-site as needed.

Tuesday, January 12*
Martes 12 de enero
Eastern Henrico Health Department
1400 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
*Drive Thru Event. (Pruebas desde su auto.)  

Thursday, January 14
Jueves 14 de enero
Broad Rock Community Center
4615 Ferguson Ln, Richmond, VA 23224
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Friday, January 15*
Viernes 15 de enero
Eastern Henrico Health Department
1400 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
*Drive Thru Event. (Pruebas desde su auto.)  

Can't make it to one of our free testing events?

Click the button below to see a list of all testing sites in the Richmond/Henrico area.

LATEST NEWS

Richmond Area Health Districts To Begin Phase 1b Vaccinating

(RICHMOND, Va.)  — The local health districts of the Richmond Metropolitan Area (Chesterfield, Chickahominy, Henrico, and Richmond) will begin expanding their COVID-19 vaccination campaigns to include some Phase 1b frontline essential workers on Monday, January 18. Specifically, workers in the first three categories of Phase 1b, will now be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines will be administered through a combination of regional mass vaccination events, as well as partnerships with various providers. Vaccination of Phase 1a populations will continue as the region opens up to Phase 1b.

The first three categories of Phase 1b frontline essential workers include:

1)    Police, Fire, and Hazmat
2)    Corrections and homeless shelter workers
3)    Childcare/PreK-12 Teachers/Staff

Individuals in these categories will start to have the opportunity to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at one of three large-scale regional vaccination clinics beginning next week.

If you live or work in Richmond City or Henrico County and think you may qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1a or Phase 1b, please visit vax.rchd.com to fill out the COVID-19 interest form. Call 804-205-3501 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) if you need assistance.

[Read full Jan 13, 2021 Press Release]

 

Employers Must Report Positive COVID-19 Cases to VDH

The new COVID-19 standard adopted by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) requires all employers to report positive cases of COVID-19 to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The Emergency Temporary Standard also provides that “The employer shall notify the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry within 24 hours of the discovery of three (3) or more employees present at the place of employment within a 14-day period testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus during that 14-day time period.”

All COVID-19 case reports must be filed through the online reporting portal link below:

PRESS RELEASE

Jan 5, 2021

RHHD OPENS COVID VACCINE INTEREST FORM TO 1A HEALTHCARE WORKERS

RICHMOND, VA – Richmond and Henrico Health Districts have created an online interest form that will help all eligible medical providers receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. The form can be filled out by an employer of healthcare workers on behalf of their staff or by individuals who meet the qualifications. The form can be accessed at vax.rchd.com. [Read full 01/05/21 Press Release]

New Statewide Measures to Contain COVID-19

UPDATED DEC 10, 2020:
As COVID-19 surges in states across the country, Governor Ralph Northam announced new actions to mitigate the spread of the virus in Virginia. The following mitigation measures will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, December 14:

  • All public and private in-person gatherings must be limited to 10 individuals, down from the former cap of 25 people. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
  • All Virginians aged five and over are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces.
  • All essential retail businesses, including grocery stores and pharmacies, must adhere to statewide guidelines for physical distancing, wearing face coverings, and enhanced cleaning. Violations will now be enforceable through the Virginia Department of Health as a Class One misdemeanor.
  • The on-site sale, consumption, and possession of alcohol is prohibited after 10:00 p.m. in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, or tasting room. All restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms must close by midnight.
  • All individuals in Virginia must remain at their place of residence between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Exceptions include obtaining food and goods, traveling to and from work, and seeking medical attention.

The full text of Executive Order Seventy-Two, which incorporates earlier Executive Orders Sixty-Three Sixty-Seven is available here.

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