There are national, state and local declarations of emergency in place and we are following the guidance from the Virginia Department of Health as well the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) to provide for the safety of our citizens and employees.



Information Hotlines

  • The Health Districts of Hampton Roads COVID-19 Hotline: 757-683-2745 (8 AM – 6 PM Monday-Saturday, 11 AM – 4 PM Sunday)
  • The Virginia Department of Health hotline: 877-ASK-VDH3

Latest from COVID EMERGENCY site

March 20, 2020

In order to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19, Virginia Governor Ralph S. Northam issued a Public Health Emergency Order mandating that all restaurants, fitness centers, and theaters “reduce seating capacity to 10 patrons” at a given time. To meet this mandate, the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health (Health Department) and the Virginia Beach Police Department are working together to protect the health and safety of the community. In doing so, we are educating local establishments to insure voluntary compliance. Please be informed that noncompliance with the emergency order may result in the suspension of the establishment’s operating permit.

We recognize the important service these establishments provide in our community, not only through the provision of food, drink, and entertainment, but also by supporting our local economy. However, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 virus, everyone must work together. The Health Department are asking restaurants, fitness centers, and theaters to strictly adhere to the executive order until otherwise noted. While we do not intend to assertively patrol local businesses in search of those in violation of this order, we will respond to complaints for such violations as authorized in the Public Health Emergency Order. By working together we will stay strong, healthy, and overcome the challenges posed by this disease.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Health Department at 757-518-2700 or the Police Department at 757-385-4097.


Severe Outcomes Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — United States, February 12–March 16, 2020 Early Release / March 18, 2020 / 69

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What is already known about this topic?
Early data from China suggest that a majority of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) deaths have occurred among adults aged ≥60 years and among persons with serious underlying health conditions.
What is added by this report?
This first preliminary description of outcomes among patients with COVID-19 in the United States indicates that fatality was highest in persons aged ≥85, ranging from 10% to 27%, followed by 3% to 11% among persons aged 65–84 years . . .