Central Virginia Health District

Virginia COVID Information Center

877-VAX-IN-VA • 8am-8pm
(877) 829-4682

The Central Virginia Health District is currently in Phase 1b

The Statewide Pre-Registration System for the COVID-19 vaccine is live!  Please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov to pre-register for a FREE COVID-19 vaccine or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA if you do not have access to a computer.

All individuals who have previously filled out a survey or form or signed up for a waitlist to be vaccinated through their local health district will be automatically imported into the new statewide system. Individuals will maintain their current status in the queue, and will be able to search that they are in the new system.

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION

Where can I get the COVID vaccine? We are working hard to have multiple ways for people in the 1a and 1b categories to get vaccinated. In addition to the health department, some primary care providers, local pharmacies and worksites are now offering the vaccine.
While supplies are extremely limited across the state, it may be a good idea to check the website of your primary care provider if you are a 1a or 1b individual or with your HR/worksite if you are an essential worker of a 1b business. 
 
The following pharmacies are also providing vaccinations on a limited basis and we can not guarantee that they can vaccinate you. 

 

Am I eligible to be vaccinated in 1a or 1b?  CLICK HERE TO DETERMINE.

Latest vaccine update:

  • Central Virginia Health District (CVHD) has entered vaccination phase 1b and is working hard to vaccinate residents as quickly as possible. An exact timeline for the remaining phases is uncertain.
  • Those eligible to receive vaccine in Phase1b: police, fire rescue, teachers, mail carriers, other essential workers whose jobs ensure continuity of government operations, those age 65 or older, and those 16-64 with a documented medical condition putting them at risk of severe infection.
  • Those eligible in 1b may pre-register to receive a call when it is their turn to be vaccinated, but a significant wait time may occur until the supply of vaccine increases. Many community partners are working together to create multiple points of access to receive vaccination.
  • Our health district, along with the rest of the state, is seeing much higher demand for the vaccine than the doses the commonwealth is receiving from the federal government.
  • It is important to remain vigilant in COVID-19 prevention. Continue to protect yourself and others: wear a mask, wash your hands, stay at least six feet away from others, and avoid gatherings with anyone who is not a member of your household.

Click here for VDH's frequently asked questions: www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq/

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ISOLATION & QUARANTINE INFORMATION

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in our area, you may not be contacted by the health department if you test positive or are a close contact to someone who tested positive. The resources below are meant to help you follow public health guidance to stop the spread of the virus and protect our community.

VDH ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE INFOGRAPHIC provides information on what is a close contact and when it is safe to be around others if you must isolate or quarantine.

HOW TO NOTIFY YOUR CLOSE CONTACTS use this tool to determine who your close contacts are and notify them as soon as possible.

LIVING WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19 provides information if someone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms or has recently tested positive for COVID-19, but is not sick enough to need a hospital.

VDH TESTING SITE LOCATOR helps you locate a COVID testing site near you. We do not do COVID testing at our health department locations.

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For the most up-to-date information, please visit:

VDH-Virginia COVID-19 info

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HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT: To report violations of Executive Orders 63 or 67, please visit https://bit.ly/2ZcslHR

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ONLINE REPORTING PORTAL FOR BUSINESSES AND HELPFUL INFORMATION:

BUSINESSES REPORTING CASES PER VDH AND DOLI REQUIREMENTS

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Learn more about local public health and COVID-19 by reading Dr. Kerry Gateley's article featured in the Lynchburg Academy of Medicine Newsletter (Fall, 2020).

Click below to read 

Local Public Health and COVID-19

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory virus that affects the respiratory system, including the lungs and airways. People of all ages are susceptible to COVID-19, but older people and those with pre-existing conditions (high blood pressure, heart problems, and diabetes) appear to be more vulnerable and experience more severe illness. Although the outbreak is incredibly fast-moving and will continue to spread, using precautions and staying informed can help protect our communities and families.

Keeping Yourself & Your Family Safe

You can help prevent the spread of all airborne illnesses, including COVID-19, by practicing basic health precautions including:

  • Staying home when sick, and staying home for 24 hours following a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications
  • Washing hands for 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer
  • Covering your mouth with a tissue or your upper sleeve when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Disinfecting all frequently touched surfaces at home, and ensuring your workplace and community gathering spaces are taking necessary steps to disinfect common surfaces.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas with significant community spread.

Dealing with Uncertainty

This pandemic has called upon each of us to change our lifestyle in drastic and unexpected ways. If you or a loved one is anxious, depressed or suicidal, there is help.

Managing Stress & Anxiety

Additional information can be found at the links below:

CDC-national COVID-19 info

WHO-global COVID-19 info