Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness & Response

The Department of Emergency Preparedness and Response consists of two divisions which are also the central point of contact for Emergency Management and Emergency Communications (911).

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Jun 17

Team Norfolk COVID-19 Update - June 15, 2020

Posted on June 17, 2020 at 10:10 AM by Daniel Hudson

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Please click here for this week’s Incident Action Plan.

The Virginia Department of Health reports 380 additional confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and six new deaths related to the virus in the Commonwealth as of Monday morning, June 15. This is the lowest one-day total of confirmed and probable reported cases of COVID-19 since April 15.

Currently, there are 54,886 total cases in Virginia and 1,552 deaths.  Norfolk is credited with 668 total cases and seven deaths.

According to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, 902 residents in Virginia are currently hospitalized due to the virus. Over 7,200 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged. 

As we continue to move through Phase Two, the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health still recommends that we take safety precautions to include physical distancing and avoid touching our eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

As a reminder, Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 63 is still in effect, which requires the use of face coverings while inside buildings.

If you venture out this week, bring your umbrella along with you as we will see several days of rain. For most of the week, we will have cloudy skies with on and off showers. Although we’re not expected to see any severe storms, heavy downpours at times could be possible. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s for today, and tomorrow and starting Wednesday, temperatures will trend upwards each day from the lower 70s and ending in the low-90s for Sunday, Father’s Day.

For those willing to contribute time or funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please remember our partners on the front lines working to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable neighbors! For a detailed list of our community partner needs, log into our HSIN connect page or email us at EOC-Plans@norfolk.gov

Lastly, The Knights of Columbus Council 367 in Norfolk is offering a Food Procurement and Delivery Assistance Program that offers free shopping and delivery of food for Norfolk residents who are over 65, individuals with disabilities, or those who have elevated health risks. There is a $100 maximum, with a limit of 20 items. All food delivered must be paid for in full, with cash or check, at the time of delivery. For more information, contact Steve Cyrs at stevecyrs@gmail.com.

Have a great week, and Happy Father's Day.

Daniel

Daniel Hudson, Deputy EM Coordinator
Norfolk Emergency Preparedness & Response
EOC-Plans@norfolk.gov