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
Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Information
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Social Security Administration
⇒ COVID-19 information and resources for residents of Virginia:
Virginia's Governor Northam:
-- For all Governor's Office COVID-19 News Releases, click here. Read the Governor's June 18th Phase Three announcement.
Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
-- VDH Coronavirus Information Hotline: 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343)
-- COVID-19 & You - A more interactive and personalized experience, including information on testing, prevention tips, COVID-19 and the workplace, travel, Phase One reopening, and resources.
-- COVIDCHECK - If you are feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, use COVIDCHECK to check your symptoms, find a test, and get answers.
-- 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.
Testing & Screening Information:
-- CDC Testing for COVID-19 Information - including Coronavirus Self-Checker Widget to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.
NEW Virginia's Disaster Relief Warm Line is available to support those struggling with distress, grief, or trauma caused by COVID-19. Trained listeners provide warm line support and referral to Virginians impacted by COVID-19. Call Toll Free: (877) 349-6428; 9am-9pm Monday through Friday and 5pm-9pm Saturday and Sunday.
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:
COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families (Generations United)
COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities in Plain Language Spanish (Green Mountain Self-Advocates)
COVID-19 Information for VETERANS (U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs)
FAQs by Guardians About the COVID-19 Pandemic (National Guardianship Association)
Financial Resilience Center - Financial Health During COVID-19 (National Disability Institute)
How to Practice Social Distancing (HealthinAging.org)
Staying Connected at Home During COVID-19 (engAGED, Eldercare Locator, n4a)
What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know (Administration on Community Living)
⇒ 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)
Relaxation for Caregivers Video Series (Family Caregiver Alliance)
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)