2020 Regional News Releases

April 7, 2020

Mount Rogers Health District Announces Community Transmission of COVID-19

(MARION, Virginia) – Mount Rogers Health District announces substantial community transmission of COVID-19 within the health district. more>>


April 6, 2020

Alexandria Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death

The Alexandria Health Department (AHD) has reported the first death of an Alexandria resident who previously tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. more>>


April 6, 2020

First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Dinwiddie

(Dinwiddie, Virginia)- The Crater Health District (CHD) announced today a resident of Dinwiddie County has tested positive for coronavirus 19 (COVID-19). more>>


April 6, 2020

Media Contact: Lorrie Andrew-Spear, lorrie.andrew-spear@vdh.virginia.gov

Chesterfield Health District Confirms its First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the City of Colonial Heights

(Colonial Heights, VA.) – The Chesterfield Health District announced that a resident has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the City of Colonial Heights, which is the first case recorded in that locality. more>>


April 6, 2020

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Rappahannock County

(Warrenton, VA.) – The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District announced that a resident of Rappahannock County has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). more>>


April 5, 2020

NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT ANNOUNCES FIRST CASES OF COVID-19 IN GILES COUNTY

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) – The New River Health District confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in the district. more>>


April 5, 2020

HEALTH TASK FORCE CONTINUES DRIVE-THRU TESTS, MALL SITE ADDED

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) – This week, the Montgomery County Public Health Task Force continues to operate drive-thru testing sites, as part of the regional COVID-19 public health response. more>>


April 5, 2020

Rappahannock Area Health District Confirms its Second COVID-19 Related Death

The Virginia Department of Health’s Rappahannock Area Health District has confirmed its second COVID-19 associated death in a resident in his 50s. more>>


April 3, 2020

Hampton Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death

(Hampton, Va.)  The Hampton Health Department announced today the first death of a Hampton resident from coronavirus 19 (COVID-19). more>>


April 3, 2020

Chickahominy Health District Reports First COVID-19 Related Death

The Chickahominy Health District is reporting the first COVID-19 related death of a resident, a woman in her 80s. more>>


April 3, 2020

Mount Rogers Health District Announces Positive Case of COVID-19 

(MARION, Virginia) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Mount Rogers Health District and English Meadows Senior Living Community, an assisted living and memory care facility in Abingdon, are working together after a resident tested positive for COVID-19. more>>


April 3, 2020

Mount Rogers Health District Announces Community Transmission of COVID-19

(MARION, Virginia) – Mount Rogers Health District announces minimal-moderate community transmission of COVID-19 within Washington County. more>>


April 2, 2020

Portsmouth Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death

The Portsmouth Health Department announced the first death of a Portsmouth resident from coronavirus 19 (COVID-19). more>>


April 2, 2020

HEALTH TASK FORCE CONTINUES DRIVE-THRU TESTING FOR COVID-19

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) — The Montgomery County Public Health Task Force will continue to operate a drive-thru testing site, as part of the regional COVID-19 public health response, on Thursday and Friday afternoons, April 2 and 3, at Blacksburg High School. more>>


April 2, 2020

COVID-19 IS WIDESPREAD; PRECAUTIONS PROVIDE THE BEST PROTECTION

(DANVILLE, Virginia) — The Virginia Department of Health now reports widespread community transmission of COVID-19.


April 1, 2020

Chesapeake Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death

(Chesapeake, Va.)  — Today, the Chesapeake Health Department reported the first death of a Chesapeake resident from COVID-19.  more>>


April 1, 2020

Southside Health District Confirms Case of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County

The Southside Health District announced today a case of COVID-19 in a Mecklenburg County resident in her 60s. more>>


April 1, 2020

Fairfax County Health Department Reports Additional COVID-19 Deaths in the Fairfax Health District

The Fairfax County Health Department is reporting three additional deaths due to complications of COVID-19 more>>


April 1, 2020

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Reports First COVID-19 Related Death

(Culpeper) – The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District is reporting its first death of a hospitalized patient who previously tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. more>>


April 1, 2020

Norfolk Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death

(Norfolk, Va.)  — Today, the Norfolk Health Department announced the first death of a Norfolk resident from the COVID-19. more>>


April 1, 2020

Rappahannock Area Health District Confirms its First COVID-19 Associated Death

(Fredericksburg, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Rappahannock Area Health District has confirmed its first COVID-19 associated death in a resident in his 60s. more>>


March 31, 2020

First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Sussex

(Sussex, Virginia)- The Crater Health District (CHD) announced today a male resident in his 70s has tested positive for coronavirus 19 (COVID-19). more>>


March 31, 2020

Chesterfield Health District Announces Fatality of Resident from COVID-19

(Chesterfield, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Chesterfield Health District announced that a resident of the district, a man in his 60s, who was ill with COVID-19 has died. more>>


March 31, 2020

MOUNT ROGERS HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS CASES OF COVID-19

(MARION, Virginia) – The Mount Rogers Health District of the Virginia Department of Health is reporting the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Carroll County, and a second case in Wythe County, and a third case in Washington County. more>>


March 31, 2020

Thomas Jefferson Health District Reports First Fatality Associated with COVID-19

(Charlottesville, Va.) – The Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD) today announced the death of a resident from
COVID-19. more>>


March 31, 2020

HEALTH TASK FORCE ACTIVATES DRIVE-THRU TESTING FOR COVID-19

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) — The Montgomery County Public Health Task Force has established drive-thru testing, assessment and referral sites, as part of the regional COVID-19 public health response. more>>


March 30, 2020

Crater Health District Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Surry

(Surry, Virginia)- The Crater Health District announced today a Surry resident has tested positive for coronavirus 19 (COVID-19).  more>>


March 30, 2020

Southside Health District Confirms Case of COVID-19 in Brunswick County

The Southside Health District announced today a case of COVID-19 in a Brunswick County resident in his 20s. more>>


March 30, 2020

MOUNT ROGERS HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS NEW CASE OF COVID-19

(MARION, Virginia) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Mount Rogers Health District announced a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Smyth County. more>>


March 30, 2020

Piedmont Health District Announces Fatality of Resident from COVID-19

(Farmville, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District announced that a resident of the district, a man in his 70’s, who was ill with COVID-19 has died. more>>


March 29, 2020

Peninsula Health District Reports Additional COVID-19 Death

(Newport News, Va.)  — Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has reported the death of another Peninsula resident. more>>


March 29, 2020

MOUNT ROGERS HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS ITS FIRST FATALITY ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19

(MARION, Virginia) — The Virginia Department of Health’s Mount Rogers Health District announced that a resident of the district, a man in his 80s, who was ill with COVID-19 has died. more>>


March 29, 2020

Crater Health District Confirms Additional Cases of COVID-19

(Petersburg, Virginia) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Crater Health District (CHD) confirms additional COVID-19 cases from the counties of Greensville and Prince George and the cities of Emporia, Hopewell and Petersburg. more>>


March 29, 2020

Arlington Health District Reports First Two Deaths Related to COVID-19

(Arlington, Va.) – The Arlington Health District is reporting its first two deaths related to COVID-19. more>>


March 29, 2020

Crater Health District Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the city of Petersburg

(Petersburg, VA.) – The Crater Health District (CHD) announced that a resident has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the city of Petersburg. more>>


March 29, 2020

ALLEGHANY HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS ITS FIRST FATALITY ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19

(ROANOKE, Virginia) — The Virginia Department of Health’s Alleghany Health District announced yesterday that a resident of the district, a woman in her 80s, who was ill with COVID-19 has died. more>>


March 28, 2020

CUMBERLAND PLATEAU HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS FIRST TWO CASES OF COVID-19

(LEBANON, Virginia) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Cumberland Plateau Health District announced today its first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents of the district. more>>


March 28, 2020

Crater Health District Health Departments Reports its First COVID-19 Death

(Petersburg, Va.) – The Crater Health District today announced the death of a resident from complications associated with COVID-19. more>>


March 28, 2020

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Responds to COVID-19

(Culpeper) – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) considers coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to be a communicable disease of public health threat, and is taking extra measures to prevent transmission to others in the community. more>>


March 28, 2020

Crater Health District Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Greensville County

(Greensville, Virginia)- The Crater Health District announced that a resident has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Greensville County. more>>


March 28, 2020

First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Emporia

(Emporia, Virginia)- The Crater Health District (CHD) announced today a resident of the city of Emporia has tested positive for coronavirus 19 (COVID-19). more>>


March 28, 2020

Western Tidewater Health District Reports First COVID-19 Related Death

A Western Tidewater Health District man who recently tested positive for COVID-19 has died. more>>


March 27, 2020

MOUNT ROGERS HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS NEW CASE OF COVID-19

(MARION, Virginia) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Mount Rogers Health District announced today a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the district. more>>


March 27, 2020

Fairfax County Health Department Reports Second COVID-19 Death in the Fairfax Health District

(Fairfax, Va.) – The Fairfax County Health Department is reporting a second death of a person who recently tested positive for COVID-19. more>>


March 27, 2020

Crater Health District Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Hopewell

(Hopewell, Virginia) – The Crater Health District announced today a Hopewell resident has tested positive for coronavirus 19 (COVID-19).  more>>


March 27, 2020

Prince William Health District Announces Fatality of Resident from COVID-19

(Manassas, Va.) The Prince William Health District is reporting its first death of a hospitalized patient who previously tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. more>>


March 27, 2020

MOUNT ROGERS HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS NEW CASES OF COVID-19

(MARION, Virginia) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Mount Rogers Health District announced new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the district. more>>


March 27, 2020

NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS CASE OF COVID-19

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) — The New River Health District announced today an additional confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident of the district. more>>


March 27, 2020

LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICTS ACTIVATE PUBLIC CALL CENTERS FOR COVID-19

(WISE, Virginia) – The Cumberland Plateau and Lenowisco Health Districts have activated public health call centers, to answer questions and provide information about COVID-19 and related issues, including symptoms, how to minimize the risk of exposure for yourself and your loved ones, local and statewide conditions, testing resources and how they are used, and what to do if you think you may be ill. more>>


March 27, 2020

Chickahominy Health District Announces First Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in New Kent County

(New Kent, VA.) – The Chickahominy Health District (CHD) announced today the first COVID-19 case in New Kent County. more>>


March 26, 2020

MOUNT ROGERS HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS NEW CASE OF COVID-19

(MARION, Virginia) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Mount Rogers Health District announced today a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the district. more>>


March 26, 2020

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Southampton County

A male in his 60’s from Southampton County has tested positive for COVID-19. more>>


March 26, 2020

Eastern Shore Health District Confirms a Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Northampton County, Va.) – The Eastern Shore Health District announced that another resident of the Eastern Shore has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). more>>


March 26, 2020

Chesterfield Health District Confirms its First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Powhatan County

(Powhatan, VA.) – The Chesterfield Health District announced that a resident has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Powhatan County. more>>


March 26, 2020

Loudoun County Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death

The Loudoun County Health Department is reporting its first death of a hospitalized patient who previously tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. more>>


March 26, 2020

PUBLIC HEALTH TASK FORCE OFFERS COVID-19 VIDEO AND PODCAST

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia)  — Following yesterday’s announcement of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the New River Health District, the Montgomery County Public Health Task Force urges everyone to remain informed and help prevent the spread of the illness. more>>


March 25, 2020

Peninsula Health District Reports Two Additional COVID-19 Deaths

(Newport News, Va.)  — Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has reported the deaths of two Peninsula residents. more>>


March 25, 2020

MOUNT ROGERS HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS FIRST CASE OF COVID-19

(MARION, Virginia) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Mount Rogers Health District announced today its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the district. more>>


PITTSYLVANIA-DANVILLE HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS ITS FIRST FATALITY ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19

(DANVILLE, Virginia) — The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District announced today that a resident of the district who had COVID-19 has died, while receiving care at an out-of-state hospital. more>>


March 25, 2020

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Fauquier County

(Warrenton, VA.) – The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District announced that a resident of Fauquier County has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). more>>


March 24, 2020

Two Henrico County residents succumb to COVID-19

Henrico County – The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed the lives of two elderly Henrico County citizens who were residents of the Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. more>>


March 24, 2020

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Orange County

(Orange, VA.) – The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District announced that a resident of Orange County has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). more>>


March 24, 2020

NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS ITS FIRST CASE OF COVID-19

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) — The New River Health District announced today its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident of the district. more>>


March 23, 2020

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Confirms First Case of COVID-19 in Madison County

(Culpeper, VA.) – The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District announced that a resident of Madison County has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). more>>


March 23, 2020

Virginia Beach Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death

(Virginia Beach, Va.)  — Today, the Virginia Beach Health Department has reported the first death of a hospitalized patient who tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. more>>


March 22, 2020

Peninsula Health District Reports Three Additional COVID-19 Deaths

(Newport News, Va.)  — Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has reported the deaths of three Peninsula residents, two who previously tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 and a third newly positive case. more>>


March 22, 2020

Lord Fairfax Health District Identifies First Local COVID-19 Case; Works to Identify and Notify Contacts

(Winchester, VA.) – The Lord Fairfax Health District (LFHD) has been notified that a resident of the District has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  more>>


March 22, 2020

PITTSYLVANIA-DANVILLE HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS ITS FIRST CASE OF COVID-19

(DANVILLE, Virginia) — The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District announced today its first case of COVID-19 illness in a resident of the district.  more>>


March 21, 2020

Fairfax County Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Death in the Fairfax Health District

The Fairfax County Health Department is reporting its first death of a hospitalized patient who previously tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. The patient was a male in his 60s who acquired COVID-19 through contact with a previously reported case. The cause of death was respiratory failure as a result of COVID-19. more>>


March 21, 2020

Chesapeake Health Department Confirms First Positive Case of COVID-19

The Chesapeake Health Department announced today a resident has tested positive for coronavirus 19 (COVID-19).   This case marks the first positive case in the Chesapeake Health District. more>>


March 21, 2020

CUMBERLAND PLATEAU HEALTH DISTRICT INVESTIGATING POTENTIAL CONTACTS OF COVID-19 CASE
– Patient spent time in Cumberland Plateau Health District, but lives in Henrico Health District –

(LEBANON, Virginia) — The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Cumberland Plateau Health District is investigating potential contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident of the Henrico Health District who also spent time in the Cumberland Plateau Health District.  more>>


March 21, 2020

LENOWISCO HEALTH DISTRICT CONFIRMS CASES OF COVID-19 IN LEE COUNTY

(JONESVILLE, Virginia) — The Virginia Department of Health’s LENOWISCO Health District (LHD) announced today two COVID-19 cases in Lee County. These are the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents of the district.  more>>


March 21, 2020

Eastern Shore Health District Confirms a Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Accomack County, Va.) – The Eastern Shore Health District announced that another resident of the Eastern Shore has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). more>>


March 21, 2020

Lord Fairfax Health District Works to Identify Contacts of Confirmed COVID-19 Case Hospitalized in the District

(Winchester, VA.) – The Lord Fairfax Health District (LFHD) has been notified that an individual, who is hospitalized in the LFHD area, but lives elsewhere, has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The patient had very limited contact in the region, but health district staff will be contacting anyone in the area who is identified as a close contact of the positive case. more>>


March 20, 2020

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Works to Identify Contacts of two Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Culpeper County

(Culpeper, VA.) – The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District announced that two individuals in their 70’s who reside in Culpeper have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). more>>


March 20, 2020

Central Virginia Health District Confirms First Case of COVID-19  

(LYNCHBURG, Virginia) — The Central Virginia Health District announced today its first case of COVID-19 illness in a resident of the district. more>>


March 20, 2020

Central Shenandoah Health District Confirms Case of COVID-19 in Lexington

(LEXINGTON, Virginia) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) announced today a COVID-19 case in Lexington. CSHD now has a total of four positive COVID-19 cases. more>>


March 20, 2020

West Piedmont Health District Confirms First Case of COVID-19

(ROCKY MOUNT, Virginia) — The West Piedmont Health District announced today its first case of COVID-19 illness in a resident of the district.  more>>


March 20, 2020

Southside Health District Confirms First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Southside Health District announced today its first COVID-19 case in the district. The resident of Mecklenburg is a male in his 50’s who had contact with a person in another part of Virginia who was diagnosed with COVID-19.  more>>


March 19, 2020

Central Shenandoah Health District Confirms Additional Cases of COVID-19

(STAUNTON, Virginia) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) announced today an additional two COVID-19 cases in the Harrisonburg – Rockingham area. more>>


March 19, 2020

Western Tidewater Health District Confirms First Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Western Tidewater Health Department announced a resident has tested positive for Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19). This case marks the first positive case in the Western Tidewater Health District. more>>


March 19, 2020

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Works to Identify Contacts of a Confirmed Case of COVID-19 from Elsewhere in Virginia

(Culpeper, VA.) – The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District announced that an individual who works in Culpeper County, but lives elsewhere, has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Health Department staff will be contacting people who have been identified as close contacts, who will be asked to self-quarantine and monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days. more>>


March 19, 2020

Fairfax County Health Department Announces Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Senior Living Center

Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) is reporting a positive COVID-19 test result for a resident of The Kensington, an assisted living and memory care facility in City of Falls Church, Va. more>>


March 19, 2020

Thomas Jefferson Health District Confirms Additional Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Charlottesville, VA.) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD) announced today an additional three COVID-19 cases in the Charlottesville area.  more>>


March 19, 2020

Three Rivers Health District Confirms First Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Saluda, Va.) – Three Rivers Health District announced that a pediatric (under 10 years old) resident of Gloucester has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This case marks the first case in the Three Rivers Health District.  more>>


March 18, 2020

Chickahominy Health District Confirms Third Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Charles City, VA.) – The Chickahominy Health District announced that a Charles City County resident has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is the third case in the Chickahominy Health District, and the first case in Charles City County. more>>


March 18, 2020

March 18 Update on COVID-19 in the City of Richmond

Four individuals who reside in the City of Richmond have tested positive for COVID-19 infection. More>>


March 17, 2020

Peninsula Health District Confirms Three Additional Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Peninsula Health District has reported three new cases of COVID-19 in the District that include the first positive in Williamsburg. The positive cases are one male and one female in their seventies and one woman in her forties. Two are hospitalized. To protect patient privacy, the health district will provide no further information about the patient. Two out of three appear to be community spread, the third is unknown at this time. The Peninsula Health District is currently conducting a thorough investigation of these cases and any potential exposures. These cases are included in the statewide count of cases at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.


March 17, 2020

Chickahominy Health District Confirms Second Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Chickahominy Health District (CHD) announced today its second COVID-19 case. more>>


March 17, 2020

The Chesterfield Health District Reports Cases of COVID-19

The Chesterfield Health District has reported its third and fourth cases of COVID-19 in the county. The positive cases include a woman in her 60s and a man in his 80s with currently no apparent contact links between the two. Both are hospitalized with ongoing case investigations. To protect patient privacy, the health district will provide no further information about these patients. These cases are included in the statewide count of cases March 18 at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.


March 16, 2020

Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers For Covid-19 Emergency Response

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) – In emergencies large and small, generous Americans have always volunteered their skills and talents to assist affected communities. Many ask “What can I do to help?” Now, as we face the COVID-19 public health crisis, that question has new relevance. more>>


March 16, 2020

New River Health District Operates Public Health Hotline

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) – Anyone with questions about COVID-19, including local and statewide conditions, symptoms, who should be tested and how that is done, how to minimize the risk of exposure for yourself and your loved ones and what to do if you think you may be ill, can call the New River Health District public health hotline at 540-267-8240. The hotline is presently staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. more>>


March 16, 2020

Peninsula Health District Reports Second COVID-19 Death

(Newport News, Va.)  — Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has reported the death of a hospitalized patient who previously tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. more>>


March 16, 2020

Chesterfield Health District Confirms its second COVID-19 Case

The Chesterfield Health Department has reported its second case of COVID-19 in the county. The positive case is a woman in her 50s and the investigation is on-going. She is currently under voluntary quarantine at home. The Chesterfield Health Department was notified on March 14 of the positive test results for COVID-19. To protect patient privacy, the health district will provide no further information about the patient. This case is included in the statewide count of cases March 16 at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.


March 16, 2020

Thomas Jefferson Health District Confirms a Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Charlottesville, VA.) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD) announced that a community member has tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This case marks the first case in the Thomas Jefferson Health District.  more>>


March 15, 2020

Virginia Beach Health District Confirms its Fourth COVID-19 Case

The Virginia Beach Health Department has reported its fourth case of COVID-19 in the Health District. The positive case is a woman in her 70’s and is a contact of a previous case. They were international travelers to an area affected by COVID-19. Upon return to the U.S., they followed guidelines to remain at home and limit their contact with others. Upon development of symptoms, she was tested through the Department of Consolidated Laboratory Services. The Virginia Beach Health Department was notified on March 14 of the positive test results for COVID-19. To protect patient privacy, the health district will provide no further information about the patient. This case is included in the statewide count of cases March 15 at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.


March 15, 2020

Alexandria Health Department Reports Second Case of COVID-19

The Alexandria Health Department (AHD) has reported a second presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Alexandria. Note: This case will be included in statewide total on the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 webpage March 15 at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.   more>>


March 14, 2020

Fairfax County Health Department Announces Four New “Presumptive Positive” Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Fairfax County Health Department is reporting four additional presumptive positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Fairfax County. Note: These cases are included in the statewide count on the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 webpage at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.  more>>

March 14, 2020

Virginia Beach Health District Confirms its Third COVID-19 Case

The Virginia Beach Health Department has reported its third case of COVID-19 in the Health District. The positive case is an eighty year old male. The resident has a history of international travel to an area affected by COVID-19. Upon return to the U.S., he followed guidelines to remain at home and limit his contact with others. Upon development of symptoms, he was tested through the Department of Consolidated Laboratory Services. The Virginia Beach Health Department was notified early on March 14 of the positive test results for COVID-19. To protect patient privacy, the health district will provide no further information about the patient. This case is included in the statewide count of cases at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.


March 14, 2020

Chesterfield Health District Confirms its First Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Chesterfield, Va.) – The Chesterfield Health District announced that a resident has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This case is the first in the Chesterfield Health District. Note: This case is included in the statewide count on the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 webpage. more>>


March 13, 2020

Loudoun County Announces Third ‘Presumptive Positive’ Case of COVID-19

The Loudoun County Health Department announced that a third resident of Loudoun County has tested “presumptive positive” for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Note: These cases are included in the statewide count on the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 webpage. more>>


March 13, 2020

Peninsula Health District Confirms Five Positive Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Newport News, Va.) – The Peninsula Health District (PHD) announced today that five people, in addition to the two positive cases announced yesterday, have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All the cases reside in James City County. more>>


March 13, 2020

Fairfax County Health Department Announces Two New “Presumptive Positive” Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Fairfax County Health Department is reporting two additional presumptive positive cases for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Note: These cases are included in the total reported on the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 webpage at noon March 13. more>>


March 13, 2020

Prince William Health District Confirms COVID-19 Case

The Prince William Health District has reported a case of COVID-19 in the Health District. The positive case is a person in her 60s. The resident has a history of international travel to an area affected by COVID-19. Upon return to the U.S., she followed guidelines to remain at home and limit her contact with others. Upon development of symptoms, she was tested through the Department of Consolidated Laboratory Services. PWHD was notified late on March 12 of the positive test results for COVID-19. The patient is hospitalized in stable condition. To protect patient privacy, the health district will not identify the hospital and no further information will be provided about the patient. This is the second COVID-19 case in the health district, and was included in the statewide count of cases on March 13 at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.


March 12, 2020

Central Shenandoah Health District Confirms a Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Staunton, Va.) – The Central Shenandoah Health District announced that a resident has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This case marks the first case in the Central Shenandoah Health District. more>>


March 12, 2020

Peninsula Health District Confirms Two Positive Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Newport News, Va.) – The Peninsula Health District announced that two residents have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These cases mark the first two cases in the Peninsula Health District. more>>


March 12, 2020

Loudoun County Announces Second ‘Presumptive Positive’ Case of COVID-19

(Loudoun, Va.) The Loudoun County Health Department announced that a second resident tested “presumptive positive” for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  more>>


March 12, 2020

Arlington County Confirms its Second “Presumptive Positive” Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Arlington, Va.) The individual was associated with Christ Church in Georgetown. The individual self-quarantined and, upon development of symptoms, consulted with Arlington County Public Health who recommended testing through the state Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) in Richmond. more>>


March 12, 2020

Fairfax County Health Department Announces its Third and Fourth “Presumptive Positive” Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Fairfax, Va.) The Fairfax County Health Department is reporting two additional presumptive positive cases for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), who are close contacts to a case identified in North Carolina. The results are considered presumptive, pending confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). more>>


March 12, 2020

Piedmont Health District Confirms a “Presumptive Positive” Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Farmville, Va.) – The Piedmont Health District announced a “presumptive positive” case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This marks the first case in the Piedmont Health District. more>>


March 12, 2020

Montgomery Co. Officials Convene Public Health Task Force

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) – Officials from local health, public safety, education and government agencies met yesterday to convene the Montgomery County Public Health Task Force, which will work to proactively provide local residents and communities with accurate, up to date and effective information about COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. more>>


March 11, 2020

Alexandria Health Department Confirms First “Presumptive Positive” Case of COVID-19

(Alexandria, Va.) On March 11, 2020, the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) announced that an Alexandria resident has tested “presumptive positive” for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The patient is currently doing well and is isolated at home. more>>


March 11, 2020

Chickahominy Health District Confirms a “Presumptive Positive” Case  of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Hanover, Va.) – The Chickahominy Health District announced that a resident has tested “presumptive positive” for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This case marks the first case in the Chickahominy Health District, and the ninth case in the Commonwealth of Virginia. more>>


March 10, 2020

Loudoun County Announces First “Presumptive Positive” Case of COVID-19

(Loudoun, Va.) — The Loudoun County Health Department announced that one resident tested “presumptive positive” for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). more>>


March 10, 2020

Virginia Beach Health District Confirms “Presumptive Positive” Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Health Department announced that two residents have tested “presumptive positive” for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These cases mark the first two cases in the Virginia Beach Health District, and the sixth and seventh cases in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All reported cases in Virginia have been travel related and there is no evidence of community transmission of COVID19 in Virginia. more>>


February 18, 2020

Every Woman’s Life Program Receives Grant Award
Grant to Rappahannock Area Health District Will Help Fund Outreach

(Fredericksburg, Va.) — The Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund of Mary Washington Hospital Foundation recently awarded the Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD) a grant award of $12,400 for RAHD’s Every Woman’s Life (EWL) Program for 2020. The award provides funding for an EWL Outreach Worker who increases awareness about the program in the Rappahannock Region, enrolls women into the program, and increases the number of women who receive screenings. The EWL program helps uninsured, low-income women gain access to free breast and cervical cancer screening services. Screening and early detection reduce death rates, improve treatment options and generally increase survival. more>>


February 12, 2020

Testing of Raccoon Confirms Rabies in Brentwood Neighborhood

The Chesapeake Health Department recently received confirmation that a raccoon tested positive for rabies. In this case, the raccoon was in an altercation with a dog in the Brentwood neighborhood of Chesapeake on February 7, 2020. more>>


January 31, 2020

Virginia Health Officials Investigating Potential Measles Exposure in Northern Virginia
Northern Virginia Health Departments Are Working Together to Identify People Who Are at Risk

(Fairfax, Va.)— Out of an abundance of caution, Health Districts in northern Virginia are informing people who were at various locations listed below during the specified time frames, that they may have been exposed to a person with measles. Northern Virginia area health officials are mounting a coordinated effort to identify people who may have been exposed. NOTE: CORRECTION — ADDRESS FOR Kabob Palace is 2315 S. Eads St., Arlington, VA 22202. more>>


January 15, 2020

GRANT TO HELP FUND MATERNITY PROGRAM
Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund of the Mary Washington
Hospital Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to the Rappahannock Area Health District
(Fredericksburg, Va.)In January 2020, the Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund of the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation awarded the Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD) a $100,000 grant for its Complicated Obstetrical and High-Risk Maternity Care Program. more>>


January 11, 2020
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLOSES PARROTT ISLAND TO SHELLFISH HARVESTING
(RICHMOND, Va.)— The Virginia Department of Health announced today that the shellfish harvesting waters surrounding Parrot Island in the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County are closed to the harvest of oysters and clams effective January 11, 2020.  more>>