COVID-19 in Virginia

On December 27, 2021, CDC updated and shortened the isolation and quarantine period for the general population. We appreciate your patience as we update VDH websites and documents to reflect these changes.

See the Numbers

Tracking COVID-19 in Virginia

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Latest COVID-19 case, testing, and vaccine data for Virginia.

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More in-depth analyses on COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Symptoms

Are you feeling sick?

People with COVID-19 might not have any symptoms. If they do, their symptoms can range from mild to severe. Not everyone with COVID-19 will have all these symptoms. Symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

If you have symptoms or signs of COVID-19, look for a free COVID-19 test near you

Important Information About COVID-19

Looking for a vaccination site?

Go to Vaccinate Virginia to find out where to schedule an appointment near you.

Protect Your Health

Are you protected against COVID-19?

There is no single step or strategy that can stop the spread of COVID-19. Instead, we need to follow multiple strategies--all at the same time--to stop the spread.

Your layers of prevention

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Everyone in Virginia age 5 or older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine!  Pre-registration is no longer required.

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Masking

Wearing masks is an important tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Physical Distancing

Physical distancing is a way to slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing close contact between people.

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Hand Washing

Washing your hands often will help to keep your family safe from COVID-19, and also other illnesses like the cold and flu.

Your layers of containment

Know Your COVID-19 Status

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COVID-19 Testing

No matter your vaccination status, consider a COVID-19 test if you're feeling sick or have symptoms of COVID-19. A quick test can give you results so you can know if you’re carrying the virus.

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Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is an important part of how Virginia can stop the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracing and case investigations are important because it helps VDH to:

  • Provide guidance and education about how to keep yourself and others safe
  • Inform public health actions
  • Understand communities hit hard by COVID-19
  • Track the progress of the outbreak in Virginia
  • Connect people with resources they may need

Learn more about contact tracing >
Get the COVIDWISE app to learn if you have been exposed to COVID-19 >

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Isolation and Quarantine

If you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, protect people around you by staying away from them. Your healthcare provider or the health department can tell you when it is safe to go back to work, school or other places.

Learn what to do if you have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 >
Learn more about when it is safe to be around others if you have COVID-19 >
Learn more about when it is safe to be around others if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 >

Guidance and Resources

Prevention in our Community, Businesses and Schools

Get Involved

Interested in volunteering?

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Virginia Medical Reserve Corps

Please consider joining our Virginia Medical Reserve Corps COVID-19 response team.  If you are passionate about your community’s health, we have a service opportunity for you.
Learn more about joining Virginia Medical Reserve Corps COVID-19 response team.

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Community Ambassadors

As an Ambassador, you'll help share COVID-19 updates and materials from top experts and sources. We need people like you who can spare a few minutes each week to help keep Virginians safe.
Become an Ambassador today >

Employment

Now Hiring Covid-19 Positions

Open Positions

The Virginia Department of Health is recruiting contractors for opportunities to support COVID-19 response efforts:

How to Apply

If you are interested in these positions, please contact one of the staffing agencies and let them know you are applying for a COVID-19 position through the Virginia Department of Health.

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