COVID-19 Government Resources
March 16, 2020
As of Sunday morning, there were 45 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, including one death.
As reported Thursday, the Governor has issued a state of emergency for our Commonwealth. To help slow the spread of the virus, the Governor ordered all schools to be closed for at least two weeks and has banned public events of over 100 people.
Below are helpful links to stay updated on developments related to COVID-19:
Virginia Department of Health's (VDH): http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
City of Virginia Beach Coronavirus Updates: https://emergency.vbgov.com/coronavirus
In addition to limiting public interaction, there are a few common-sense steps to help keep you and your family safe and slow the spread of the virus:
* If you are sick, stay home.
* Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible.
* Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when coughing or sneezing.
* Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
* Avoid contact with sick people as much as possible.
* Avoid non-essential travel.