Richmond City Offices To Close Additional Two Weeks

Takes City Beyond Potential Partial Reopening Date

April 30, 2020 - 4:42 pm
Leslie Haley of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney prepare to discuss coronavirus on Friday, March 13, 2020. (Matt Demlein/News Radio WRVA)

(Matt Demlein/News Radio WRVA)

Richmond, Va. ( -  Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has announced city offices will remain closed through May 17th.  The announcement moves any reopening beyond the Commonwealth's potential partial reopening date of May 8th.

Stoney also continued to encourage Richmonders to stay at home and follow social distancing.  Stoney also announced that a city employee, a woman, recently died from coronavirus.  He did not identify her further.

Richmond Health District Director Dr. Danny Avula also said it is possible there will be an uptick in cases when elective surgery and dental work begins on Friday.  Avula, like Stoney, encouraged people to continue to follow the social distancing measures.