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Governor Northam's Executive Order 72

Governor Northam Announces New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread

Executive Order 72 directs Virginians to stay at home between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., implements a universal mask requirement, and lowers the limit on social gatherings from 25 people to 10 people. The order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, December 14 and remain in place through January 31, 2021, unless rescinded or amended. 

Christmas in the Crisis

Online on Mt Zion First African Baptist Church’s Youtube channel
The worship and arts ministries of Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church and New Green Mountain Baptist Church are partnering to present “Christmas in the Crisis,” a five-episode series (see flyer) leading up to Christmas:
Sunday, Nov. 29, 4 pm: “Faith in the Fire
Sunday, Dec. 6, 4 pm, “Mercy in the Mess
Sunday, Dec. 13, 4 pm, “Triumph Over Trouble”
Sunday, Dec. 20, 4 pm, “Justice at this Juncture” (starring Rev,. Liz Emrey!)
Thursday, Dec, 24, 7 pm, “Christ in the Crisis”

Charlottesville Community ID Card

Starting appointment-only Saturday, December 19, 9:00am - 9:45am - 10:30a - 11:15am - 12 noon. 
Rather than holding large monthly ID sessions as they did in the past, they will serve those who make an appointment, two people at a time. To ensure safety, the applicants will remain in their cars, except for a few minutes when they come inside to present their documents and take a photo. The attached fliers (English and Spanish) provide the details. 
Call 434 260-0568 or visit to schedule an appointment.

Project ID

Project ID helps folks get a state ID from the DMV by assembling all the documents they need, make appointments with the DMV, set up online DMV accounts, and they pay for their IDs and supporting documents if necessary. They partner with organizations like Piedmont House, OAR, ACRJ, and the Salvation Army. People interested in this service can email or call and leave a message for Charlottesville Chapter leaders Tara Mincer & DeAun Sanders at 434-233-4840.

Activists’ Guide New Website

The Activists’ Guide has been redesigned to make it more user-friendly. Significant changes to the content are scheduled over the next months as The Activists’ Guide continues to expand its mission. Check it at
While you’re there, Shout your convictions for a more just world by ordering from the new t-shirt collection just released by The Activists’ Guide. Choose among three slogans  -- “Resist,” “enough is enough” and “No Justice No Peace.” High quality shirts, they are made in Charlottesville. Place your order at The Activists Shop( Get them for yourself and for your friends. Proceeds go to The Activists’ Guide.


Click here to access Charlottesville's Black Business Directory
Visit the Charlottesville Black Business Directory and shop at black-owned businesses this holiday season. (Source: curated by Destinee Wright, Community Fellow-in-Residence at The Equity Center UVA)
“The Vaccine as a Firehose” … trying to put out a forest fire. No vaccine can eliminate a pandemic immediately, just as no fire hose can put out a forest fire. While the vaccine is being distributed, the virus continues to do damage. “Bluntly stated, we’ll get out of this pandemic faster if we give the vaccine less work to do.” (

Brazilian Artist Creates Heartbreaking Comics Without Using A Single Word - Ademar Vieira explores really difficult themes of parenting, social injustice, economic inequality, the difficulties of quarantine, and death itself, especially in the face of the current pandemic. (
Two perspectives on “Defunding the Police”

VA Department of Health

If you’re feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, the sooner you act the better. Start with these resources to help protect yourself, your family, and your friends as we all work to stop the spread. Click on the picture above to visit the VA Department of Health's COVIDCHECK webpage

More links: Download Virginia’s free COVIDWISE exposure notification app. This video explains how the app works. Download the Apple App or Android App.

Blue Ridge (Thomas Jefferson) Health District

Health Whys Newsletter
December Issue - “Why Homelessness Affects Health” English & Spanish posters.
Click here for an archive of previous Health Whys Newsletter.

Food Access Resources
Cultivate Charlottesville, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and its network, Cville Community Cares, and Albemarle County’s Equity and Inclusion Office have worked together in various combinations to create the food availability schedules below and a beautiful new online Food Map showing some of the food resources on our City and County

Information about weekly free food resources and free community meals can be found on Cville Community Cares’ Medium blog, updated every Tuesday.


COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Sites: TJHD’s COVID-19 Testing Sites webpage.
December Charlottesville testing schedule is as follows:
  • Charlottesville Testing - December 11, 2020, 5:00-7:00pm
    • Location: Testing location has moved to Charlottesville High School: 1400 Melbourne Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901
      *Registration for this event is now full. 50 walk-in/drive-in slots will remain available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Charlottesville Testing - December 18, 2020
    • Morning Testing: 10:00am-12:00pm
      Location: Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department (1138 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville VA 22903)
      Registration Date: 12/16
      *Please note: Registration is required. NO walk-ins at this testing site.
    • Evening Testing: 5:00pm-7:00pm
      Location: Charlottesville High School (1400 Melbourne Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901)
      Registration Dates: 12/16 and 12/17
  • Charlottesville Testing - December 31, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
    • Location: Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department (1138 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville VA 22903)
      Registration Date: 12/29
      *Please note: Registration is required. NO walk-ins at this testing site.   
To register for events or with any questions, please call COVID-19 Resource Hotline: 434-972-6261.

Mental Health Resources

Research is showing that 20% of people with COVID-19 experience mental health disturbances after they recover! Kate Fraleigh continues to update her "Who is doing what to help us all cope" document to provide mental health care resources for those who need it. Please let Kate Fraleigh <> know of any additional programs or services to help more people during this pandemic! 

Charlottesville Community Cares Newsletter

Each Tuesday evening, Charlottesville Community Cares will be sending out news stories, tips, and relevant updates about how COVID-19 is impacting us all. Sign up here.

UCARE's Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for the weekly newsletter sent by University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) for the latest news, events in the Community, and gatherings at the University pertaining to racial equity.

Email Updates from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam

Subscribe here for his email updates. 

Legal Aid Justice Center

Sign up for their email here. Their latest email gives updates on Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, Inspect ICE, Expungement, School Funding, and Eviction Prevention.

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