Businesses play an important role in preventing COVID-19 and keeping customers and employees safe. 

People who are not yet vaccinated or not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines are at higher risk of having severe illness from COVID-19. People with underlying health conditions that affect their immune system may also be at higher risk of getting COVID-19, even once vaccinated. Click here to learn more information about the COVID-19 vaccine. To access your vaccine record with a QR code, click here.

For customers:

As COVID-19 continues to spread in communities, please be aware of the risk of visiting different public settings. When deciding whether to go out, consider factors such as:

  • COVID-19 Community Levels
  • How closely and for how long you will be with other people
  • The number of different people you will be with
  • How well an area is ventilated, and
  • Whether other people will be wearing masks or are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines.

Your own vaccination status or ability to wear a mask and your risk for developing severe illness from COVID-19 are important to think about as well.

For workplaces:

Effective March 23, 2022, the Virginia Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19 ("Virginia Standard"), 16VAC25-220, is no longer in effect. See DOLI Announcements for further COVID-19 updates and guidance from the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.  VDH provides General COVID-19 Recommendations for Businesses

Businesses may voluntarily report suspected outbreaks of COVID-19 using the VDH online reporting portal.

Page Last updated: May 18, 2022