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Posted on: March 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information

You can help stop coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by knowing the signs and symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Seek medical advice if you

  • Develop symptoms AND
  • Have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

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.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak. For the latest information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


The Virginia Department of Health is posting updated Virginia-specific information online here: www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus

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