Serving the residents of Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County
A Message from our Health Director, Dr. Natasha Dwamena:
Our staff and vaccine clinic teams are committed to continuing the fight against COVID-19 in our communities. As we ensure completion of the 1a group, we are eager to include vaccination of 1b groups. Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts are actively preparing to begin vaccination of the 1b priority group population within the next 1-2 weeks. This includes frontline essential workers, people in congregate settings and those aged over 75 years old.
Continue to check here for vaccination updates and clinic information or call 757-594-7496 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday.
The Hampton/Peninsula Health Districts are currently vaccinating members of Phase 1A-health care workers. Once this phase is complete, we will transition to Phase 1B which includes people over 75 years of age and specific essential worker categories. People over the age of 65 are in Phase 1c.
You can monitor the Districts’ progress through the Phases by clicking this link:
You can identify your category by clicking this link:
Peninsula Health District’s Vaccine Info:
Important. Please Read:
Effective December 18, 2020 Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts will no longer provide negative nor positive testing results letters for employers.
This aligns with recommendations from CDC “Employers should not require a COVID-19 test result or a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick to validate their illness, qualify for sick leave, or to return to work.” ( https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html#more-changes)
(NEW) Online Reporting Portal for COVID-19 Case Reports
The new COVID-19 standard adopted by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry requires all employers to report positive cases of COVID-19 to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
The Emergency Temporary Standard also provides that “The employer shall notify the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry within 24 hours of the discovery of three (3) or more employees present at the place of employment within a 14-day period testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus during that 14-day time period.”
COVID-19 case reports must be filed through the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) online reporting portal. By using this portal, these case reports will ensure VDH and DOLI reporting compliance. The new online reporting portal allows employers to submit up to 10 COVID-19 positive cases.
Check out our blog posts about all things public health here: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/peninsula/blog-posts/
Peninsula Health District Phone Number: 757-594-7300 Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM
COVID-19 Call Center: 757-594-7069 Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM
The Peninsula Health Department is currently open for limited essential services. Please call ahead.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Health District Leadership
|Dr. Natasha Dwamena, MD, MPH, FACOG|
|Nicole Taylor-Baptist, MHA, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager Senior||Gary Hagy, MSEH, Environmental Health Manager|
|Martin Wheeler, Business Manager||Kevin Pearce, MPA, Emergency Coordinator|
|Cynthia Rieken, MPH, Epidemiologist||Irene Ferrainolo, MPH, Population Health Manager|
|Nancy Lemis, RN, Epidemiologist||Laura Mulryan, RDN, WIC Program Coordinator|
Our Mission: Our mission is to protect the health and promote the well-being of all people on the Virginia Peninsula.
Our Vision: The Virginia Department of Health focuses on healthy people in healthy communities with of vision to “become the healthiest state in the nation.” The Hampton/Peninsula Health District adopted as their own to “become the healthiest cities and counties in the state.”
Our Values: Our work is guided by these core values: service; equity; and data informed decision-making.
Service: We value our role as crucial service providers to the people on the Virginia Peninsula and take pride in the quality of the service delivered.
Equity: We value the right of every citizen to receive equitable services from us free of discrimination.
Data Informed Decision-Making: We value the use to accurate and unbiased data to guide us in defining needs, setting and prioritizing goals, planning programs and services, and monitoring progress.