COVID-19 Response Updates
As our communities respond to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, our team continues to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and constituents. Consistent with guidance from public health experts and the House Sergeant at Arms, we have adjusted our operating procedures to help avoid the spread of this virus while effectively serving you.
Our teams in Washington, D.C., Richmond and Suffolk will continue working full-time from remote locations. Our physical offices in each of these locations will be closed to visitors. We will continue to:
- Receive and respond to telephone calls. To reach my team in Washington, Richmond, and Suffolk, please call:
- Washington, D.C. (202) 225-6365
- Richmond (804) 486-1840
- Suffolk (757) 942-6050
- Provide casework assistance. For assistance with a federal agency, please reach out to my Richmond or Suffolk staff or visit mceachin.house.gov;
- Answer correspondence. The fastest and most reliable way to contact my team is by submitting an email; and
- Schedule virtual meetings. To schedule a virtual meeting with my staff, please submit a meeting request.
The House Sergeant at Arms has notified us that access to the Capitol will be limited for the foreseeable future. This is essential to protect the health and safety of Members, staff and visitors. The Capitol Visitor Center and the Capitol will be closed to all tours. The White House is also closed to tours. As a result, our office will not be able to coordinate Capitol or White House tours until further notice.
Congress continues to work to mitigate the full-scale impacts of the spread of COVID-19 across the country. As schools close and health experts urge preventative measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Virginia and across the country, we cannot gamble on the livelihoods of children and working families. There is no room for debate -- the cost of health care should never be an obstacle to Virginians in need of testing for COVID-19, nor should there be concerns about food or job security during this crisis. We must act now to safeguard the health, security and well-being of all Americans and as we rise to meet the challenge of this crisis, we must ensure that Americans grappling with keeping food on their tables and providing for their families are not left behind.
Now more than ever, it is critical to listen to the guidance of health experts and avoid potential misinformation. Stay up-to-date on the latest about the novel coronavirus and how to protect yourself and others with updates from the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility in the days ahead. We are standing by to assist with any concerns you may have regarding the federal response to the COVID-19 outbreak. And I assure you, we will get through this crisis the way Americans best face our biggest challenges -- together.
Yours in Service,
A. Donald McEachin
Member of Congress
Virginia's 4th District