- Case rates in Virginia have leveled off. No health districts are in Surge, but several are now showing Slow Growth. Overall, Virginia’s trajectory has moved from Declining to Plateau.
- Self-reported mask usage has stalled across Virginia, with 61.5% of respondents masking when in crowded public places (down from 65.5% in the first week of November).
- Booster vaccine administrations have tapered slightly, but the authorization of Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5-11 years has caused an significant increase in first time dose administrations.
- Models continue to forecast a slow decline, but also suggest that seasonal factors and holiday travel could shift our trajectory towards another winter surge rivaling that of Winter 2020.
Note: There will be no weekly update next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.