VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update

Key Takeaways

  • The CDC has retired COVID-19 Community Levels. Overall respiratory illness activity is stable near baseline levels.
  • Virginia rescinded its COVID-19 PHE effective 12:00 AM May 12, coinciding with the end of the national PHE on May 11 Meanwhile, the WHO’s COVID-19 PHEIC ended on May 5, while the mpox PHEIC ended on May 11.
  • Drug overdoses in Virginia have been increasing rapidly since 2013 due to fentanyl. The Governor’s Office has issued an executive order to deal with the ongoing opioid crisis.
  • The San Francisco International Airport in partnership with the CDC has begun wastewater surveillance for incoming international flights for variants of COVID-19.

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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.