Coronavirus Disease – COVID-19


COVID-19 Testing in the Greater Prince William Area


Hand Sanitizer Recalls



The Business Sector webpage is now live!

This page provides resources related to the Governor’s Emergency Order EO61 to include a toolkit (signs and other resources for industry to use throughout the establishment), guidance on employee health, cleaning and disinfection, as well critical infrastructure resources.
Please note that general questions pertaining to the Orders may be sent to business@virginia.gov. This email address is also provided on the VDH Business Sector page.
The toolkit resources in Spanish, Checklist for Industry, and the Governor’s FAQ are forthcoming.


Dale City Farmers Market

The Prince William County Economic Development Department has announced that several Dale City Farmers Market food vendors are now doing pickup and delivery for county residents.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) When to Wear Gloves

PPE Donning/Doffing Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDp1b96r_pE&feature=youtu.be

Face Coverings & Masks:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBF7cCmlRuw&feature=youtu.be


Greater Prince William Resources

English

Spanish


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Launches COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal

  • Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), launched a new COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal, allowing health care providers who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment for uninsured COVID-19 individuals on or after February 4, 2020 to submit claims for reimbursement. Providers can access the portal at COVIDUninsuredClaim.HRSA.gov.
  • What’s coveredFor dates of service or admittance on or after February 4, 2020, providers will be eligible to seek reimbursement for COVID-19 testing and testing-related visits for uninsured individuals, as well as treatment for uninsured individuals with a COVID-19 diagnosis. All claims will be subject to the same timely filing requirements required by Medicare. Reimbursement will be made for: qualifying testing for COVID-19 and treatment services with a primary COVID-19 diagnosis, including the following:
    Specimen collection, diagnostic and antibody testing.
    Testing-related visits including in the following settings: office, urgent care or emergency room or via telehealth.

Domestic Violence

During these stressful time due to the COVID-19, and people at home, data is suggesting domestic violence is increasing nationally as well as in Virginia and locally.

How to Get Assistance:  Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 Support  703-221-4951

For ACTS Domestic Violence Services our staff and volunteers are specifically trained to offer support, provide information, and help with immediate safety planning.    https://www.actspwc.org/services/domestic-violence


Virginia Resources

The Virginia Department of Social Services has launched COVID-19 Virginia Resources, a mobile app and website that provides a one-stop switchboard for benefits, resources and programs.


Know Your Rights

HIAS has recently created a Covid-19 Know Your Rights document specifically for immigrants (mostly refugees and asylum seekers).  Clients are even more vulnerable now, with many facing job insecurity and concerns about how they will get through this pandemic. We found that many clients were having a hard time deciphering the volume of information from so many sources, so we made it easier to get some critical pieces. We put together a list of questions and answers regarding housing, immigration, safety, employment and healthcare—specifically targeted to immigrant clients. While this information is not completely exhaustive and is likely to change on a day-to-day basis, we hope that it can provide some guidance and assistance for clients.


Health Insurance

On April 11, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), together with the Departments of Labor and the Treasury, issued guidance to ensure Americans with private health insurance have coverage of COVID-19 diagnostic testing and certain other related services, including antibody testing.

  • The announcement implements the requirement for group health plans and group and individual health insurance to cover both diagnostic testing and certain related items and services provided during a medical visit with no cost sharing. This includes urgent care visits, emergency room visits, and in-person or telehealth visits to the doctor’s office that result in an order for or administration of a COVID-19 test. CMS

https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-announces-expanded-coverage-essential-diagnostic-services-amid-covid-19-public


CDC recommendations:

Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 When Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities


Clinical Trial (Volunteers Needed)

  • NIH has begun a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational antiviral remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with COVID-19. The trial has enrolled a participant at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha. The study can be adapted to evaluate additional investigative treatments and to enroll participants at other sites in the U.S. and worldwide.https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-clinical-trial-remdesivir-treat-covid-19-begins
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The NIH Vaccine Research Center is looking for volunteers who have been diagnosed with coronavirus infection to donate blood for studies on the immune system. NIH VRC will distribute samples to investigators to support the development of new vaccines and other products, to study the immunity to infectious diseases, in laboratory work related to assay development, and for other related medical research. Participants will be compensated for their time and inconvenience. Eligible participants are:
    • Ages 18 years or older
    • Able and willing to complete the informed consent process
    • Willing to provide blood or other biological samples that will be stored for future research
    • Able to provide proof of your identity
    • For more information visit:  https://www.niaid.nih.gov/clinical-trials/covid-19-recovered-specimen-study

Manassas Park residents who are quarantined and those who test positive may contact Randi Knights, Social Services Director, who will coordinate to secure food for them.

Randi.Knights@dss.virginia.gov
Desk:  703-335-8888  Cell: 571-428-3567


Coping with the Stress of COVID-19

Daily Life and Coping


Masks


Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS)

DMAS was asked about Medicaid Transportation. They are waiving the five-day advance notice for Medicaid transportation. If someone needs care, COVID testing, etc., Medicaid will pay for the transportation.

Higher risk  for severe illness

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

Children and Coronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/children.html

Resources for Correctonal Facilities

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/correction-detention/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/correction-detention/guidance-correctional-detention.html

Faith-based organizations

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/guidance-community-faith-organizations.html


Help Your Family, Your Neighbor, and Your Community

Someone who has been exposed to an individual known to have a COVID-19 infection, may be able to infect others before they start showing symptoms.

This is why it is so important that you self isolate before the symptoms start from the time of your exposure to the infected individual so you do not transmit the virus to others in your family or community.

In particular, let’s protect our most vulnerable community members, the elderly and anyone with chronic medical conditions.

The Virginia Department of Health has established an information hotline for questions about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

Please review the information provided on the VDH Coronavirus Website first, then if you still have questions, you may call (877) ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343) to speak with a public information representative.

There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.

-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.  Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.

– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

– Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash.

– Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

– Stay home when you are sick.

10 Things You can do to manage your health at home