Coronavirus: Questions and Answers

Have questions about coronavirus? Call the Peninsula Health Department call center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday: 757-594-7069.

covid wear mask ad
coronavirus faq-web-ad
  1. Buckroe Beach
  2. It&#39s in our hands logo
  3. LocalChampionLogo
  4. airandspace
  5. 2-info
  6. Unmanned systems site
  7. flooding-water copy
  8. buckroe beach sign
  9. house
  10. vote-8-nf
  11. 6-general-fund
  12. Remembrance and Hope-nf
  13. car
  14. Become a Poll Worker
  15. nf-black tee shirt
  16. Public Works after tropical storm
  17. hurricane copy
  18. Northam
  19. mask-nf-1
  20. paint brushes
  21. 10-econ-neigh
  22. corona-updates-nf
  23. MaryJackson
  24. community
  25. Buckroe Beach
  26. Buckroe Beach Crowd
  27. cen-ch-nf
  28. Buckroe Beach- Lifeguard stand
  29. new library book 300 nf
  30. meal-tax
  31. co-bis-loan-nf
  32. noah and ben kayaking
  33. 3-overview-funds
  34. traffic-nf
  35. noah and ben kayaking
  36. healthgradeslogo
  37. new buckroe beach copy
  38. new Solar-powered pole copy
  39. fescue grass seed
  40. Va Attractions Fort Monroe
  41. home-tax
  42. 26-special-rev-fund
  43. heroes photo 2020
  44. hampton-hoops-nf
  45. council
  46. kroger logo
  47. new beach replenishment
  48. new household chemicals
  49. 26-special-rev-fund
  50. hc-nf
  51. 12-leisure-serv
  52. image001
  53. Dr. Jeffery Smith
  54. image001
  55. snow-storm-nf
  56. stop the violence.jpg
  57. police patch 2017
  58. New downtown.jpg
  59. roadwork nf300
  60. Buckroe Beach
  61. 2019-SoC-nf
  62. 2020-cal-nf
  63. 2019-nov-28-29-nf
  64. flooding-water copy
  65. Parklet
  66. roadwork nf300
  67. bike-walk
  68. police patch 2017
  69. daylight savings time clock.png
  70. 2019-vet-newsflash
  71. buckroe beach sign
  72. Langley Air Force base and F-22
  73. Business Seminars
  74. Saltponds_aerial-NF
  75. vote
  76. lightson logo
  77. passport image
  78. Halloween17
  79. hateugive nf
  80. traffic cones august 2019
  81. community
  82. 2019 Stand Down Flyer jpg nf
  83. bluebird gap 300 square
  84. beer-1538754_640
  85. RISE
  86. schools accredited 2019 nf
  87. Best-Cities-to-Retire-badge_2019 nf
  88. Red Censuys logo 2020
  89. Red Censuys logo 2020
  90. Registrar Ribbon-Cutting
  91. St. George Beer cap
  92. Inc. 5000 logo nf
  93. Jason Mitchell pic 2019 2
  94. FC Monk 300 nf
  95. curb appeal logo
  96. Put down the phone!
  97. lockup-2-blue copy
  98. flooding-water copy
  99. Public Works after tropical storm
  100. hurricane copy
  101. hurricane copy
  102. snow-storm-nf
  103. NPM_Weekly_Themes_Graphic
  104. volunteer poster
  105. hurricane copy
  106. volunteer poster
  107. volunteer poster
View More News

More Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

phase-3-web-ad
covid stay at home vid thumb

coronavirus Opens in new window

What is it?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can infect humans or animals. Most people become infected with the coronavirus that causes the common cold at some point during their lives. However, three types – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS), and the new SARS-CoV-2 (also known as COVID-19) – can cause severe respiratory infections.  

What’s the risk?

The immediate risk is low for the general U.S. population. Most U.S. cases have involved people who had been traveling; however, there have been person-to-person cases spread abroad and in the United States.

Officials from the city, the schools, and the public health department are meeting regularly to monitor the spread of the disease and to prepare for the potential of a pandemic.

What should I do?

Officials recommend that citizens make some preparations, similar to stockpiling what you would have on hand in case of a hurricane: medical records, extra prescription medicine, food for 14 days, cough and cold medicines. Many cases are mild, but some have been severe and caused death.

Also, it is still flu season, and several strains of the flu continue to be active in Virginia.  Tips from the Centers for Disease Control for safeguarding against both the flu and the coronavirus include: Staying home when you are sick, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, washing your hands frequently and cleaning surfaces more frequently.

Additional information