COVID-19 Health Equity Guidebook

The Office of Health Equity is proud to present a guidebook tailor-made for helping local health districts respond to COVID-19 equitably.

This Guidebook is a comprehensive resource covering the end-to-end process of planning and executing inclusive and accessible COVID-19 testing events and contact tracing efforts with a health equity lens. The Guidebook includes information on:

    • Understanding Key Populations
    • Planning a Testing Event
    • Developing Inclusive and Accessible Communications
    • Preparing Personnel
    • Executing a Testing Event
    • Providing Culturally-Tailored Contact Tracing
    • Appendix of external resources

Download the Guidebook today and share it with your team!

This Guidebook was created as a joint effort by members of:

    • COVID-19 Unified Command Health Equity Working Group (HEWG)
    • Access and Functional Needs Advisory Committee for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Equity Leadership Task Force
    • Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
    • Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)