COVID-19 Facts


About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


An outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus has been declared a pandemic. The virus is named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes is named “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19).  It has been responsible for thousands of deaths worldwide, including the United States, Virginia, and Virginia counties and cities.

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  • VDH urges all Virginians should stay home when possible and practice social distancing. If you have to go out, stay 6 feet away from others and wear a face covering.
  • Avoid public spaces, public activities, and group gatherings. 
  • Put distance between yourself and others if you are sick. Call ahead before seeking medical care.


Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) COVID-19 data

VDH - COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) COVID-19 & Your Health 

CDC - Stop the Spread of Germs – Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19

VDH - COVID-19 Prevention Tips

CDC - Face Covering Guidance

CDC - Symptoms of COVID-19

VDH - What to do if you’re sick

CDC - Cleaning and disinfecting your home


Should you have additional questions concerning COVID-19, you may contact:

  • Virginia Department of Health Coronavirus Question Hotline for NKC residents: (804) 365-3340
  • The New Kent County Health Department: (804) 966-9640
  • The Virginia Department of Health: 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-215-8343)

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