Chesapeake Health District

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http://chesapeake.vdh.virginia.gov

The Chesapeake Health District is dedicated to preventing illness, promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting the environment for all the citizens of Chesapeake.


For reporting a public health emergency, such as a reportable disease or environmental public health hazard, after normal business hours, on holidays or weekends, please contact police dispatch at (757) 382-6161.


Chesapeake Horse Owners Alert

Image of a horse running for Chesapeake Horse Owners Alert on Equine Encephalitis.During recent surveillance, mosquito control has detected record levels of the species of mosquito that spreads eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) through wild bird populations. This is an indication that horses may be at a higher risk of contracting the disease. We would like to urge you to update your horses’ vaccinations as soon as possible to reduce the risk. We would also like to provide the following informational material that can serve as a guideline in implementing protective measures against both West Nile virus (WNV) and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

Horse Owners Letter – May 2017

Please feel free to call should you have any questions. (757)382-8600


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Announcing NEW Online Food Safety Classes

Chesapeake Health Department accounces online Food Safety Classes for your concenience. (Food Safety Online Flyer) Classes include:

  • Food Handler
  • Allergen Awareness
  • Certified Food Manager

Easy access to our online classes at https://chesapeake.statefoodsafety.com

Once you are on the website, choose the class you want to take and follow the prompts. If you have any questions please contact us at (757)382-8672


ZIKA – Information

ZIKA information thumbnail.Make Zika a visitor that is not welcome by following these guidlines.

  • Clean clogged roof gutters.
  • Replace of fix screen doors and window screens.
  • Frequently change water in pet dishes, bird baths and vases.

Asian Tiger Mosquitoes like to live in people’s yards and lay their eggs in standing water. Make sure your yard is safe by having an adult check for standing water each week. For more help, call Mosquito Control – thery’re here to help!
Call 757-382-3450

Please be sure to visit VDH’s ZIKA website for the most current information on ZIKA at www.ZikaVA.org

Zika Virus Prevention:  Summary for Healthcare Providers

Zika – 5 Minute Asian Tiger Guide

Please visit this link for additional informational videos on ZIKA: https://www.youtube.com/user/MyVDH1

For ZIKA Travel Information please visit the CDC at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-information


Healthy Chesapeake Logo thumbnail image.Healthy Chesapeake – Building a Culture of Wellness

Healthy Chesapeake is committed to building a culture of wellness that supports, sustains and advocates for a healthier Chesapeake. Working together we can advocate for a healthier Chesapeake where people live, learn, play, work and worship.

Visit our website at http://www.healthychesapeake.org or contact us at healthychesapeake@gmail.com for more information.


Workplace as an Incubator for Infectious DiseaseThumbnail for Workplace as an incubator for infectious disease flier.

This is a great time to remind everyone how to reduce the spread of colds, flu and other infectious diseases and help ensure the health of your employees and your business. Help spread the word, not the germs! Please download and distribute the flyer as you wish.

Business Continuity Handout – The Workplace as an Incubator for Infectious Disease