Coronavirus (COVID-19)

FAQ about Coronavirus from Virginia Department of Health

COVID-19 symptoms
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For Information about Coronavirus Testing, please see this FAQ page from Virginia Department of Health: Testing for COVID-19 

COVID-19 Vaccination in Virginia 

Virginians can use or call 877-VAX-IN-VA to pre-register for the vaccine and get clear, updated information.

Please visit the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Response Portal for more information. 


Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams 

Avoid Covid Vaccine Scams
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See more information at Federal Agencies Warn of Emerging Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19 Vaccines

Call Ahead

CVIDWISE. Use your phone to stop the spread of COVID-19
COVIDWISE. Help protect our community and stop the spread of COVID-19. Click on the image to learn more.  

For the latest news on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Coronavirus Updates from the Virginia Department of Health 

Virginia residents can also call the Virginia Department of Health public information line at 877-ASK-VDH3.

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19.

This website is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.

ArcGIS  Interactive Map
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

UVA Interactive Map on COVID-19

In an effort to support the planning and response efforts for the recent Coronavirus outbreak, the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing (NSSAC) division of the Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative at the University of Virginia has prepared a visualization tool that provides an alternate way of examining data curated by JHU and NSSAC. 


Stop the Spread of Germs
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Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  


Telehealth involves the use of telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities. Telehealth, which requires access only to telecommunications, is the most basic element of “eHealth,” which uses a wider range of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Telehealth examples include virtual home health care, where patients such as the chronically ill or the elderly may receive guidance in certain procedures while remaining at home. Telehealth has also made it easier for health care workers in remote field settings to obtain guidance from professionals elsewhere in diagnosis, care and referral of patients. Training can sometimes also be delivered via telehealth schemes or with related technologies such as eHealth, which make use of small computers and internet.

Well-designed telehealth schemes can improve health care access and outcomes, particularly for chronic disease treatment and for vulnerable groups. Not only do they reduce demands on crowded facilities, but they also create cost savings and make the health sector more resilient.

Since remote communication and treatment of patients reduces the number of visits for health services, both transport-related emissions and emissions related to operational requirements are reduced. In addition, fewer space demands can potentially result in smaller health facilities, with concurrent reductions in construction materials, energy and water consumption, waste, and overall environmental impact.

Eastern Shore Rural Health Patient Portal
Riverside Shore Memorial Patient Portal 

Practical Tips for Staying Healthy


  • Wash your hands. A lot. Soap between your fingers, don't forget your thumbs and finger tips. Sing the Alphabet Song while applying soap, then rinse.
  • Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Monitor your temperature. If it spikes, stay home from work out of consideration for other commuters and your coworkers.
  • Wear leather gloves at the gas pump.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Shower and shampoo as soon as you get home, and put the clothes you were wearing straight into the hamper. Set yourself and your family up to make this easy. Put a hamper by the door, and hang clean robes for each family member to use from the door to the shower.
  • Leave your shoes at the door. (Have a set of indoor slippers at the ready if your floor's cold.
  • Carry your own pen for signing receipts when you're shopping.
  • Learn to use smart phone pay systems, and get them set up now so you can avoid having to touch the credit card swiper or sign anything at checkout counters or gas stations.
  • Use disinfectant wipes to clean surfaces two to five times a day, depending on the number of people using them. Surfaces would include doorknobs, countertops (don't forget the edges), light switches, shared keyboards and mouses, printer keypads, shared phones, water cooler buttons, fridge handles, sink handles, toilet handles, remote controls and all on/off switches.
  • Wipe down tablets or smart phones frequently through the day, especially if you share them with others.
  • If someone in your house isn't well, separate their toothbrush, give them separate hand towels, launder bedding frequently (wear a face mask while in their room, handling the bedding and laundry), consider using disposable/compostable dishes, utensils and papertowels.
  • Air out the building (or the office, floor, classroom) once a day for about 15-20 minutes. It's a short time of being chilly, but it pays off with not breathing in stuffy air full of everything your coworkers or family have been exhaling!
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow. Teach your kids to to this. Remind friends and coworkers to do this, too.
  • Maintain good toothbrush hygiene! Replace your toothbrush regularly — especially after an illness, and keep your toothbrush covered when not in use.
  • Get a good night's sleep. Lack of sleep may profoundly impact your body's immune function.