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.
Governor Northam announced that Virginia enters Phase Three of the Forward Virginia reopening plan on Wednesday, July 1.
VDH urges all Virginians to continue to limit exposure by staying 6 feet from others and wearing a cloth mask while in public settings.
Governor Northam announced a mask mandate, which requires Virginians over 10-years-old to wear face coverings in public settings, effective May 29.
Wash your hands often, stay home if you are sick, and disinfect high-touch surfaces. These are all very important ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
It is important for people at increased risk of serious illness from COVID-19, such as older adults and people of any age with certain medical conditions (and those who live with them), to protect themselves from getting COVID-19.
All Virginians should limit group gatherings of more than 250. Continue to practice social distancing, avoid mass gatherings and crowded places.
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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As a reminder- children under the age of 2 or children who can't remove a face covering should NOT wear one. Visit vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus for the most up-to-date info about COVID-19 in Virginia. 😷 ...