This morning the Virginia Department of Health reports 354 additional confirmed
and probable cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths related to the virus in the
Currently, there are 66,102 total cases in Virginia and 1,853 deaths. Norfolk is credited
with 1,105 total cases and twelve deaths.
According to the Virginia
Hospital and Healthcare Association, 783 residents in Virginia are
currently hospitalized due to the virus. Over 8,800 confirmed COVID-19 patients
had been hospitalized and discharged.
Last week we
moved into Phase 3 of Governor Ralph Northam’s Forward Virginia Plan. The
social gathering cap increased to 250 people and the non-essential retail
businesses, and restaurant cap was relieved. However, Governor Northam expressed that people would still
be safer at home and encourages the continuance of teleworking. Also, as
a reminder, Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive
Order 63 is still in effect, which requires the use of face coverings while
Over the weekend,
we saw the largest jump in our daily COIVD-19 cases, with 67 new cases from
Saturday to Sunday. It is important to remind everyone that we all must do our
part to stop the spread of the virus by doing the following:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for
at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after
blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily
available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with sick people and
practice physical distancing by keeping at least 6-feet away from others
if you must go out in public.
- Wear a cloth face covering to cover your
mouth and nose when around others and when you must go out in public. Remember,
the cloth face covering is meant to protect other people around you just
in case you have the virus even though you might not have symptoms.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched
surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles,
desks, computers, phones, keyboards, sinks, toilets, faucets, and
We can get
through this together if we all do our part.
July, the City of Norfolk will offer more in-person services and reopen more
neighborhood recreational amenities. Several recreation centers and libraries
will reopen to the public with restrictions that ensure the health and safety
of staff and patrons. Basketball courts, playgrounds, and picnic
shelters will also reopen for public use. For more information on this, view
this week’s Incident
Have a great
Deputy EM Coordinator
Norfolk Emergency Preparedness & Response