Due to an increasing amount of COVID-19 related closures and cancellations, we encourage you to check directly with event organizers, restaurants and attractions for information regarding updated hours and offerings. There are many resources available, we have attempted to capture those that may be of assistance. Continue to return to our website for the most updated list of cancellations and closures.
Statement from VisitNorfolk President & CEO, Kurt Krause
“VisitNorfolk is closely monitoring this volatile and rapidly developing situation and will continue to seek the latest guidance and information from the Centers for Disease Control, Norfolk City Health Department, Norfolk City Preparedness and Response, as well as a number of agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are in frequent contact with our hotels, restaurants and attractions to provide the latest and most accurate information. Our dedicated Sales Team is working hard to reschedule those conferences, meetings and reunions that have postponed or cancelled. Our Marketing Team is communicating inspirational and informative content that supports our belief that we celebrate life daily on various social media platforms and on our website.”
City of Norfolk Resources:
Regional Call Center Set Up at Norfolk Department of Public Health
- Call center number is (757) 683-2745
- Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Due to the overwhelming demand of COVID-19 phone calls at local Health Districts, the eight Health Districts of Hampton Roads have combined resources to establish a COVID-19 call center for the public providing a centralized location to make requests for information.
- If all lines are busy or calls are received outside of operating hours, calls will be routed to a dedicated voicemail box and all calls will be returned within one business day.
- City of Norfolk Coronavirus Response
- City of Norfolk’s COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- City of Norfolk Business/Organization Status Map
- City of Norfolk Tax Relief Program
- United Way Coronavirus Crisis Assistance
- Food Pantry Distribution List
- Our hotel community is ready and willing to assist our first respondents, essential personnel and health professionals in the Norfolk community. If you need lodging accommodations at a discounted rate during this COVID-19 pandemic, please contact Dawn Whittaker at either 757-434-8154 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vote at home
- Open Norfolk
Commonwealth of Virginia Resources:
- Virginia Department of Health
- Virginia Tourism Corporation
- Phase One Guidelines
- Cloth Face Coverings
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019
- CDC Guide on Travel
- Communication Resources
- Schools, Workplace & Community Locations
- Autism Society COVID-19 Response
- Financial Relief & Impact Tracker
We recognize that the spread of this virus has posed numerous challenges for local businesses including company layoffs. Please utilize the below resources for unemployment assistance:
Other supportive employment and family services:
Visitors to Norfolk, VA should follow the protective steps outlined by the CDC:
1. Ramp up your handwashing techniques.
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, multiple times a day, suggests the CDC. Use soap and water or a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol and dry them with a clean towel or air dry. You should do so after using the bathroom, of course, but also after touching animals, garbage or public surfaces.
2. Avoid touching your face.
Easier said than done, but the CDC says not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth without washing your hands thoroughly first. This is especially important before putting in contacts, applying makeup or washing your face.
3. Keep your distance.
Stay at least six feet away from anyone who is coughing in a public place and try to generally avoid contact when possible.
4. Disinfect surfaces around you.
Although the virus is most commonly transmitted through tiny respiratory droplets in the air, it’s still a good idea to wipe down “high-touch surfaces,” according to the CDC, like phones and counters.
5. Follow typical flu-prevention tactics.
Take the same precautions that you would during a “normal” season and get a flu shot. While the vaccine can’t protect you against COVID-19 directly, experts say that it can prevent against the more severe effects of getting both diseases at once, which could lead to pneumonia.
6. Pay attention to symptoms.
Fever, coughing, and shortness of breath are the three main coronavirus symptoms listed by the CDC, which are also similar to the flu. Seek medical help early and do not travel if you have a fever.
Note: Older adults and people with underlying chronic medical conditions are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19.
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