Virginia’s Health Centers are trusted institutions in our communities, and we can play an important role in putting COVID-19 in perspective while encouraging patients to take appropriate prevention and preparedness measures.
The 2019 novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, is a virus strain that was newly identified at the end of 2019. An outbreak was caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in hundreds of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, with additional cases being identified in a growing number of countries internationally. The first case in the United States was announced on January 21, 2020. The outbreak is spreading across the country, including Virginia.
This is an ongoing situation and information is changing rapidly. The Coronavirus emergency is a reminder of the essential role Community Health Centers perform in ensuring the health and strength of our communities.
Virginia Community Healthcare Association offers this page as a resource to guide health care providers to accurate sources of information. We are continually updating resources as they become available.