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
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).
Please feel free to call should you have any questions. (757)382-8600
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
- 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!
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 – 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.
Workplace as an Incubator for Infectious Disease
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.