The Rappahannock Area Health District provides medical, environmental, and public health services to residents of the City of Fredericksburg and Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties in Virginia.
2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
RAHD has a call center available to answer questions from the public Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm. The phone number is 540-899-4797.
Click here for updated information from VDH regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This page includes updated statistics in Virginia as well as information specific to businesses, schools, community partners, healthcare providers, and individuals/households. Additional information is available on the CDC website or by phone at 877-ASK-VDH3.
To lower the risk of spreading respiratory infections, including COVID-19, the Rappahannock Area Health District encourages everyone to:
- Stay at home to the greatest extent possible
- Practice social distancing. Maintain at least six feet of space between yourself and other individuals when you must be out in public
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing
- 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
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Avoid contact with sick people
- If you are experiencing symptoms, call your doctor
Additional information and recommendations:
- RAHD is encouraging the use of home-made masks for members of the public to prevent the spread of the illness to others. More information is available on the CDC website and in this video
- Virginia Temporary Stay at Home Order: Executive Order Number Fifty-Five and Helpful FAQs
- Virginia Temporary Restrictions on restaurants, recreational, entertainment, gatherings, non-essential retail businesses, and closure of K-12 schools due to novel coronavirus
- Daily Life and Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- What to do if you are sick
February 18, 2020 – The Joe and Mary Wilson Community Benefit Fund of Mary Washington Hospital Foundation awarded a grant to the Rappahannock Area Health District Every Woman’s Life Program. Please see the attached news release about the award, which provides funding to increase awareness about the program in the Rappahannock Region, enroll women into the program, and increase the number of women who receive screenings.
Take a moment to read up on the scope of services we provide to the community at each location in the District.
Visit the CDC’s Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents to strengthen future communications between healthcare professionals and parents.