Anyone experiencing anxiety or stress related to COVID-19 may call or text VA COPES, a free and confidential COVID-19 reponse warmline, at 877-349-6428, Mon-Fri 9:00am to 9:00pm and Sat - Sun. 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Spanish speakers are available.
Virginia’s Health is in Your Hands. Do your part, stop the spread.
We need everyone’s help to stop the spread. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations all play an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Wash your hands often, stay at least 6 feet apart from others, wear a mask in public settings, stay home if you are sick, and disinfect high-touch surfaces often. These are all very important ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
All Virginians should limit group gatherings to no more than 250 people. Continue to practice social distancing and avoid mass gatherings and crowded places.
Governor Northam announced that Virginia entered Phase Three of the Forward Virginia reopening plan on July 1, 2020. Governor Northam issued Executive Order 63, which requires Virginians aged 10 years or older to wear masks in public settings and business establishments, effective May 29.
Have questions? Call the VDH hotline 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343)
Please click here for the most up-to-date information about Virginia WIC's COVID-19 response.
The goal of Virginia WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is to improve the health of pregnant women, infants and children (under 5 years) through better nutrition and access to health care. The Program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, supplemental nutritious foods, counseling at WIC clinics, and screening and referrals to other health, welfare, and social services. To be eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must meet categorical, residential, income, and nutrition risk requirements.
WIC participants are provided WIC benefits each month, and use their eWIC cards at authorized stores and commissary locations to purchase eligible WIC items. The Virginia WIC Program is committed to ensuring that WIC participants have reasonable access to authorized store locations.
In 2004, Virginia WIC implemented the Loving Support Through Peer Counseling, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program. Loving Support aims to enhance the continuity of WIC’s breastfeeding promotion efforts by offering mother-to-mother breastfeeding support.
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