As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, Virginians can find essential and up-to-date information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) websites. The CDC and VDH are continually updating key information for individuals and families, schools, businesses, healthcare professionals, and travelers.
Please check the CDC and VDH websites as needed so you have the resources you need. We have included a few key links below that you may find helpful.
⇒ National COVID-19 information and resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
-- CDC Share Facts About COVID-19 (pdf summary to share)
CDC Information for Individuals and Families
National Foundation of Infectious Diseases
⇒ COVID-19 information and resources for residents of Virginia:
Testing & Screening Information:
-- From CDC: Testing for COVID-19 Information - including Coronavirus Self-Checker Widget to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.
-- From VDH: Because of limited test availability, testing performed by Virginia's state laboratory is reserved for patients who meet VDH's priority investigation criteria.
-- COVID-19 testing follows CDC and VDH guidelines. If you have symptoms always contact your health care professional first.
Testing Sites: Check your local news frequently as drive-thru and pop-up testing sites start to become available in communities.
From Virginia Governor Northam:
-- 3.30.2020 Governor Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order
-- For all Governor's Office News Releases, click here
Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
-- VDH Coronavirus Information Hotline: 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343)
-- Find Your Local Health Department - Local health departments are establishing COVID-19 HOTLINES, so use the local number when calling about your questions and concerns.
2-1-1 Virginia provides access to services in communities throughout Virginia, and now it can be used as an additional coronavirus resource.
⇒ COVID-19 information and resources for special populations:
How to Practice Social Distancing (HealthinAging.org)
COVID-19 Information for VETERANS (U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs)
What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know (Administration on Community Living)
COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities in Plain Language Spanish (Green Mountain Self-Advocates)
COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families (Generations United)
⇒ COVID-19 information and resources for caregivers:
Caregiving During COVID-19 (Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers (Family Caregiver Alliance)
Coronavirus Information for Alzheimer's Caregivers (Alzheimer's Association)
COVID-19: Tips for Military and Veteran Caregivers (Elizabeth Dole Foundation-Hidden Heroes)
Protecting a Senior Against Coronavirus (AgingCare)
Tips for Family Caregivers and COVID-19 (Caregiver Action Network)
Tips for Sandwich Generation Caregivers In the Era of COVID-19 (National Alliance for Caregiving)