COVID-19 & Flu

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2.  

The virus can be very contagious and spreads mainly when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus and another person breathes them in. COVID-19 most often causes respiratory symptoms that can feel much like a cold or the flu. Anyone with COVID-19 can spread the illness, even if they do NOT have symptoms. Some people such as those who are older, immunocompromised, or that have underlying health conditions are more likely than others to get very sick if they get COVID-19. Understanding your risk and the risks that might affect others can help you make informed decisions to keep everyone safe and healthy. 

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There are many actions you can take to help protect you, your household, and your community from COVID-19. In addition to staying home when you are sick, washing your hands well, and testing yourself for COVID-19 when needed, another way to protect yourself and others is staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines can help your body develop protection from the virus that causes COVID-19, lowering your risk of getting infected or becoming very sick if you are infected. 

To find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you:

If you have trouble getting out of the house and need a COVID-19 vaccination at home:

If you are interested in the mobile team coming to your business, place of worship, or another community setting to provide COVID-19 vaccinations: 


Find a Test in Your Community

If you are a community based organization that would like to assist in distributing COVID-19 test kits, call the Chickahominy District’s Reach Line, 804-365-3240, to learn more.

For medical assistance, please contact your primary care provider or your nearest urgent care facility.

For More Information:
CDC Information Page
VDH COVID-19 Information


Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs, mainly by tiny droplets that are released when people with flu cough, sneeze, or talk. It can cause mild to severe illness, but people 65 years and older, people with chronic medical conditions, pregnant people, and children younger than five are at higher risk of developing serious flu-related complications. The best way to prevent flu and reduce the risk of serious flu complications is by getting a flu vaccine each year. 

Learn more about the flu and flu activity in Virginia 

To find flu vaccine locations near you: