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Posted on: March 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Colonial Heights Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates (Update: 4/22/20 @ 4:00pm)



April 22, 2020 Update: Rite Aid Announces Drive-up COVID-19 Testing at Colonial Heights Location by Appointment

Rite Aid has opened COVID-19 testing at various locations in a number of states and has announced further expansion of their testing program through their partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Rite Aid location in Colonial Heights will offer by appointment, drive-up COVID-19 testing at 3210 Boulevard beginning on Thursday, April 23.  The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

The testing will take place in the store parking lot. As part of the testing process, people must remain in their vehicles from the time they arrive and until they depart.

Testing will be available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the CDC. Patients are required to provide government issued identification, be at least 18 years old and need to pre-register online at in order to schedule a time slot for testing.

Bon Secours Launches Free COVID-19 Video Visits 


What do I do if I think I have COVID-19 symptoms? What should I do if I believe someone in my family has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus?

Bon Secours is now offering free video visits to those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and those who may have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Using our Bon Secours 24/7 app, doctors can screen for COVID-19, assess mild to moderate symptoms, and discuss next steps.

Please use the free virtual visit if you:

  • Are showing possible symptoms of COVID-19

  • May have had an exposure to someone diagnosed with a positive case of COVID-19

Please note this service is for non-emergency COVID-19 visits only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Visit or download the Bon Secours 24/7 app for free from the app store. Use the Coupon Code CARE2020 for your free COVID-19 visit.

March 31, 2020 - Update Colonial Heights (City Offices & Building Closed to the Public until further notice)

City of Colonial Heights City offices and buildings will be closed to the public until further notice.  Staff will be working at City office on a more limited basis during this time, and City administrative hours will be modified to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Exception to Building Closure at City Hall: City Hall will be open on a limited basis for citizen attendance at public meetings, which will be noticed on the City website.

 Colonial Heights Courthouse - For more information on court operations please visit the following website: or call the appropriate Court as listed on the City phone list

For assistance with City Services, please call City offices as listed on the City phone list, or call the City’s Citizens Assistance Line at (804) 520-9266 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

 City Departments will still be working (although some services are limited) and will be able to answer calls or respond to voicemails and emails.  Please see the City Quick Reference Guide to phone numbers and on-line services.

 PARKS INFORMATION (Parks Status Information)

 LIBRARY INFORMATION (E-Collections and Curbside Service are available)

 RESTAURANT LIST (Colonial Heights Restaurant Service Status)

Need to pay a bill? (To Pay Online- Click Here)

Some things to know during this time of City Building Closures:

There are NO Credit card fees for online payments during these closures- Residents are encouraged make payments online at

Business Licenses, Lodging Taxes, Meals Taxes and Other Payments are now accepted online at

Cigarette Stamps- if you need cigarette stamps, please call 520-9320 and we will assist you.

Credit card fees are waived for online payments - residents are encouraged make payments online.

The City has a drop box in the parking lot if citizens want to drop a payment off. It is emptied twice daily.

New utility customers should provide information over the phone and email a copy of the lease, deed and driver’s license to If a deposit is required residents should make it on-line and call back with confirmation number. We will continue to do this as long as necessary.

Utility billing is processing new applications and terminations upon request via phone (520-9288).

Tips from the CDC on How to Protect Yourself are available here

March 20, 2020 (12:00 pm)- Chesterfield Health District COVID-19 Video Update

Chesterfield Health District COVID-19 Video: A new video update about COVID-19 is available at the following link:

Chesterfield Health Video 2

Previous News Releases (Click each below to view):

Colonial Heights is working closely with our state and regional partners to  monitor the potential impact of COVID-19 locally and make sure our employees and our entire community are aware of the most up to date information.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) have many resources available for citizens to learn more about the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Please visit these main sites for the most up-to-date information: 

chesterfield health videoIn this video, Chesterfield Health District Director Dr. Alexander Samuel provides helpful information regarding the prevention, symptoms and treatment of COVID-19. 







Click HERE to view Coronavirus (COVID - 19) Video
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