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