VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update

Key Takeaways

  • Snow and ice are expected across much of the state this weekend with over 3″ expected in parts of Northwest Virginia, though most impacted areas will see less than 1″ of accumulation.
  • Another storm system is expected Tuesday, with the potential for heavy rains. Precipitation from both systems may cause river flooding later in the week.
  • COVID-19 and flu activity continues to increase. Hospital admissions have also increased for both viruses.
  • Norovirus rates continue to increase in Census Region 1 (including Virginia). Outbreaks are also reported across in Utah and the UK.
  • Virginia had 6,761 persons experiencing homelessness in January 2023, according to a point-in-time survey. Nationally, homelessness increased by 12% year-over-year.

VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update.

VDH Surveillance Data Update.

This page updates weekly on Friday by 5:00 PM.

The VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update is produced by the VDH Office of Emergency Preparedness. This update covers ongoing or potential public health and emergency preparedness 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. These items are included for situational awareness only and do not represent an endorsement of the source or information therein.