VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update

Key Takeaways

  • As with last week, all Virginian counties and cities are at low COVID-19 community levels. All regions are at minimal influenza levels. Statewide influenza levels are also at minimal.
  • The CSU Tropical Weather Center anticipates a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season, but with a near-average probability of a major hurricane making landfall in the coastal US or Caribbean.
  • Virginia Beach declared a local emergency after severe storms, including an EF-3 tornado, caused over $15 million in damage Sunday evening.
  • The COVID-19 public health emergency declaration will end on May 11. When it does, the CDC will stop reporting COVID-19 Community Levels. The CDC is determining how to address healthcare guidance without use of Community Levels. It will however, continue to collect county-level COVID-19 hospitalization data for the foreseeable future.

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The VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update is produced by the VDH Office of Emergency Preparedness. This update covers ongoing or potential public health issues, including COVID-19. This product is intended to enhance situational awareness among the public health, healthcare, and emergency management communities. Some items covered may pose little or no threat to the public at large. For instance, an Ebola outbreak occurring outside of the United States would pose virtually no risk to Virginians, but emergency preparedness resources may be activated to coordinate efforts to monitor, quarantine, and potentially treat travelers arriving from affected countries. The update includes links to publicly available data and news sources. These items are included for situational awareness only and do not represent an endorsement of the source or information therein.