27 August 2021

Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

There are many COVID-19 resources available for our city, we have attempted to capture those that may be of assistance. We want to reassure travelers and residents alike that our city is safe and clean. Our city is following the guidelines and phases provided by our Governor. The City of Norfolk and State of Virginia have provided some wonderful resources on COVID-19 and all it entails below.

City of Norfolk Resources:

Commonwealth of Virginia Resources:

National Resources:

Industry Resources

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. 

Click here to find the latest status of museums, attractions and events in and around Norfolk.

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