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Department of Human Services and Foodbank to Hold Holiday Drive-Thru Food Pantry on Dec. 14 for Virginia Beach Residents

December 1, 2021

The Virginia Beach Department of Human Services (DHS) along with its community partner, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, will host a holiday drive-thru food pantry for Virginia Beach residents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14 in parking lot of the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, 3550 Cellar Door Way.


Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 20

November 18, 2021

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinic on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Kingdom Cathedral, 3820 Stoneshore Road.


Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 6

November 04, 2021

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a free COVID-19 and Flu vaccination clinic on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 395 Old Great Neck Road.


Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday Nov. 3

November 1, 2021

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. at New Light Baptist Church, 5549 Indian River Road.

  • Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics offered at Virginia Beach City Public Schools the Week of Oct. 18 - Friday, October 15, 2021
  • Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics offered at Virginia Beach City Public Schools the Week of Oct. 18

    October 15, 2021

    ​Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health have partnered to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to students, faculty, staff and the general public, the week of Oct. 18, 2021 at several schools.

    Ages 12-17 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine and will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Adults will have the option of either the two dose Pfizer (Comirnaty), two dose Moderna, or one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

    Boosters will also be available for those who received the Pfizer vaccine in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The booster vaccine can be obtained any time after 6 months from the date of second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. For information on booster eligibility, please visit this CDC Webpage.

    Third doses of Moderna are also available, as directed by the CDC, for those individuals who are immunocompromised. This includes people who have received an organ transplant, who are actively being treated for cancer, who have HIV, or are receiving any other treatment that affects their immune system. It is recommended that individuals who believe they may be eligible for the third dose should consult their physician, or refer to CDC guidelines.

    For people who received either Pfizer or Moderna, a third dose of the same vaccine should be received. If the vaccine product given for the first two doses is unknown, either vaccine product may be received.

    Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins will be accepted. Ages 12-17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Visit the link below to schedule your appointment time.

    All clinics will be open from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

    Monday, Oct. 18
    First Colonial High School, 1272 Mill Dam Road
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/5128679076

    Wednesday, Oct. 20
    Bayside High School, 4960 Haygood Road
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/5611629078

    Thursday, Oct. 21
    Kempsville Middle School, 860 Churchill Drive
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/6065129728

    The Delta variant is dominant in Virginia, driving an increase in COVID-19 cases. Vaccines are our best defense, drastically reducing the risk of infection and hospitalization.

    For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 'Vaccines for COVID-19' page https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

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    NOTE: Members of the media are not permitted inside the clinic when patients are present. Members of the media may respectfully approach clinic patients outside of the clinic and talk to them if they provide consent. Media members who do not comply may be asked to leave the site. Interview requests should be sent to beth.boutot@vdh.virginia.gov at least 24 hours in advance, when possible.

  • Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Oct. 16 - Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Oct. 16

    October 14, 2021

    The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m until noon at Kingdom Cathedral, 3820 Stoneshore Road.

    Ages 12-17 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine and will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Adults will have the option of either the two dose Pfizer (Comirnaty), two dose Moderna, or one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

    Boosters will also be available for those who received the Pfizer vaccine in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration. The booster vaccine can be obtained any time after 6 months from the date of second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. For information on booster eligibility, please visit this CDC Webpage.

    Third doses of Moderna are also available, as directed by the CDC, for those individuals who are immunocompromised. This includes people who have received an organ transplant, who are actively being treated for cancer, who have HIV, or are receiving any other treatment that affects their immune system. It is recommended that individuals who believe they may be eligible for the third dose should consult their physician, or refer to CDC guidelines.

    For people who received either Pfizer or Moderna, a third dose of the same vaccine should be received. If the vaccine product given for the first two doses is unknown, either vaccine product may be received.

    Appointments for Saturday are encouraged, however, walk-ins will be accepted. Visit the link below to schedule your appointment time:
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/5128699038

    The Delta variant is dominant in Virginia, driving an increase in COVID-19 cases. Vaccines are our best defense, drastically reducing the risk of infection and hospitalization.

    For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Vaccines for COVID-19" page at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.

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    NOTE: Members of the media are not permitted inside the clinic when patients are present. Members of the media may respectfully approach clinic patients outside of the clinic and talk to them if they provide consent. Media members who do not comply may be asked to leave the site. Interview requests should be sent to beth.boutot@vdh.virginia.gov at least 24 hours in advance, when possible.

  • Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Oct. 13 - Friday, October 8, 2021
  • Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Oct. 13

    October 8, 2021

    The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at New Light Baptist Church, 5549 Indian River Road.

    Those under 18 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine and will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Adults will have the option of either the two dose Pfizer (Comirnaty), two dose Moderna, or one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

    Boosters will also be available for the Pfizer vaccine in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The booster vaccine can be obtained any time after 6 months from the date of second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. For information on booster eligibility, please visit this CDC webpage.

    Third doses of Moderna are also available, as directed by the CDC, for those individuals who are immunocompromised. This includes people who have received an organ transplant, who are actively being treated for cancer, who have HIV, or are receiving any other treatment that affects their immune system. It is recommended that individuals who believe they may be eligible for the third dose should consult their physician, or refer to CDC guidelines.

    Appointments for Wednesday are encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accepted. Children under 18 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Visit the link below to schedule your appointment time.

    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/6025129948

    The Delta variant is dominant in Virginia, driving an increase in COVID-19 cases. Vaccines are our best defense, drastically reducing the risk of infection and hospitalization.

    For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Vaccines for COVID-19" page at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.

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  • Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at Several Virginia Beach City Public Schools on Oct. 11, 13 and 14 - Thursday, October 7, 2021
  • Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at Several Virginia Beach City Public Schools on Oct. 11, 13 and 14

    October 7, 2021

    Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health have partnered to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to students, faculty, staff and the general public the week of Oct. 11, 2021 at several schools. Appointments are encouraged and can be made using the links below. However, walk-ins will also be accepted.

    Those under 18 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine and will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Adults will have the option of either the two dose Pfizer (Comirnaty), two dose Moderna, or one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

    Boosters will also be available for the Pfizer vaccine in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration. The booster vaccine can be obtained any time after 6 months from the date of second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. For information on booster eligibility, visit the CDC website.

    Third doses of Moderna are also available, as directed by the CDC, for those individuals who are immunocompromised. This includes people who have received an organ transplant, who are actively being treated for cancer, who have HIV, or are receiving any other treatment that affects their immune system. It is recommended that individuals who believe they may be eligible for the third dose should consult their physician, or refer to CDC guidelines.

    All clinics will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Monday, Oct. 11 - Green Run High School
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/5612529078

    Wednesday, Oct. 13 - Tallwood High School
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/6055129738

    Thursday, Oct. 14 - Bayside Middle School
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/9254801657

    The Delta variant is dominant in Virginia, driving an increase in COVID-19 cases. Vaccines are our best defense, drastically reducing the risk of infection and hospitalization.

    For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Vaccines for COVID-19" page at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.

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    NOTE: Members of the media are not permitted inside the clinic when patients are present. Members of the media may respectfully approach clinic patients outside of the clinic and talk to them if they provide consent. Media members who do not comply may be asked to leave the site. Interview requests should be sent to beth.boutot@vdh.virginia.gov at least 24 hours in advance, when possible.

  • Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Continue At Several Virginia Beach City Public Schools Next Week - Friday, September 24, 2021
  • Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Continue At Several Virginia Beach City Public Schools Next Week

    September 24, 2021

    Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health have partnered to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to students, faculty, staff and the general public on Sept. 27, 29 and 30 at several schools. Appointments are encouraged and can be made using the links below. However, walk-ins will also be accepted.

    Those under 18 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine and will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Adults will have the option of either the two-dose Pfizer (Comirnaty), two-dose Moderna, or one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

    Third doses are also available, as directed by the CDC, for those individuals who are immunocompromised. This includes people who have received an organ transplant, who are actively being treated for cancer, who have HIV, or are receiving any other treatment that affects their immune system. It is recommended that individuals who believe they may be eligible for the third dose should consult their physician, or refer to CDC guidelines: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

    All clinics will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Monday, Sept. 27 - First Colonial High School, 1272 Mill Dam Road
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/1625979680

    Wednesday, Sept. 29 - Bayside High School, 4960 Haygood Road
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/8962157660

    Thursday, Sept. 30 - Kempsville Middle School, 860 Churchill Drive
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/7566508129

    The Delta variant is dominant in Virginia, driving an increase in COVID-19 cases. Vaccines are our best defense, drastically reducing the risk of infection and hospitalization.

    For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Vaccines for COVID-19" page at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.

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  • Virginia Beach EMS and Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Offer Final COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Senior Resource Center in Virginia Beach - Wednesday, September 22, 2021
  • Virginia Beach EMS and Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Offer Final COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Senior Resource Center in Virginia Beach

    September 22, 2021

    The Virginia Beach Department of Emergency Medical Services in partnership with the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host the final of three FREE COVID-19 community vaccination clinics at the Senior Resource Center, 912 Princess Anne Road, on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 8-11 a.m.

    Individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible to be vaccinated, however, minors 12-17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Individuals who are immunocompromised are welcome to receive a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna if 28 days or more have passed since their last dose. Preregistration is encouraged, however, walk-ins are welcome.

    Pfizer (two dose), Moderna (two dose) and Johnson & Johnson (one dose) vaccines will be available. Anyone seeking a first dose of a two-dose vaccine will need to seek the second shot at another location. To find other vaccination locations, visit www.vaccinate.virginia.gov.

    To Register:
    Thursday, Sept. 23, 8-11 a.m.
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/9010206285

    For additional information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq.

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  • Free COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics Next Week in Virginia Beach - Friday, September 17, 2021
  • Free COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinics Next Week in Virginia Beach

    September 17, 2021

    The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health continues partnerships with local churches and community centers to offer free COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week.

    Available vaccines include Johnson & Johnson (one dose), and the first and second doses of Moderna, and Pfizer (Comirnaty). Third doses are also available, as directed by the CDC, for those individuals who are immunocompromised. This includes people who have received an organ transplant, who are actively being treated for cancer, who have HIV, or are receiving any other treatment that affects their immune system. It is recommended that individuals who believe they may be eligible for the third dose should consult their physician, or refer to CDC guidelines: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html.

    Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins will be accepted. Children under 18 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Visit the links below to schedule your appointment time.

    Monday, Sept. 20 -Atlantis Community Center, 999 Atlantis Drive, Noon-2 p.m.
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/1012478569

    Wednesday, Sept. 22 -New Light Baptist Church, 5549 Indian River Road, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/5610729078

    Thursday, Sept. 23 -More Than Conquerors Church, 1101 Eaglewood Drive, 4-6 p.m.
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/9255801647

    The Delta variant is dominant in Virginia, driving an increase in COVID-19 cases. Vaccines are our best defense, drastically reducing the risk of infection and hospitalization.

    For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Vaccines for COVID-19" page www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.

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  • Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at Several Virginia Beach City Public Schools Next Week - Friday, September 17, 2021
  • Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at Several Virginia Beach City Public Schools Next Week

    September 17, 2021

    Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health have partnered to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to students, faculty, staff, and the general public Sept. 20-23 at several schools. Appointments are encouraged and can be made using the links below. However, walk-ins will also be accepted.

    Those under 18 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine and will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Adults will have the option of either the two dose Pfizer (Comirnaty), two dose Moderna, or one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

    Third doses are also available, as directed by the CDC, for those individuals who are immunocompromised. This includes people who have received an organ transplant, who are actively being treated for cancer, who have HIV, or are receiving any other treatment that affects their immune system. It is recommended that individuals who believe they may be eligible for the third dose should consult their physician, or refer to CDC guidelines: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

    All clinics will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Monday, Sept. 20
    Green Run High School, 1700 Dahlia Drive
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/5712608559

    Wednesday, Sept. 22
    Tallwood High School, 1668 Kempsville Road
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/0012578569

    Thursday, Sept. 23
    Bayside Middle School, 965 Newtown Road
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/5128679085

    The Delta variant is dominant in Virginia, driving an increase in COVID-19 cases. Vaccines are our best defense, drastically reducing the risk of infection and hospitalization.

    For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Vaccines for COVID-19" page at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.

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  • Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 18 - Friday, September 17, 2021
  • Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 18

    September 16, 2021

    The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. until noon at Kingdom Cathedral, 3820 Stoneshore Road.

    Available vaccines include Johnson & Johnson (one dose), and the first and second doses of Moderna, and Pfizer. Third doses are also available, as directed by the CDC, for those individuals who are immunocompromised. This includes people who have received an organ transplant, who are actively being treated for cancer, who have HIV, or are receiving any other treatment that affects their immune system. It is recommended that individuals who believe they may be eligible for the third dose should consult their physician, or refer to CDC guidelines: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html.

    Appointments for Saturday are encouraged, however, walk-ins will be accepted. Children under 18 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Visit the link below to schedule your appointment time:
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/5616129078

    The Delta variant is dominant in Virginia, driving an increase in COVID-19 cases. Vaccines are our best defense, drastically reducing the risk of infection and hospitalization.

    For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Vaccines for COVID-19" page at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.

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  • Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 11 - Thursday, September 9, 2021
  • Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, Sept. 11

    September 9, 2021

    The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. until noon at New Hope Baptist Church, 395 Old Great Neck Road.

    Available vaccines include Johnson & Johnson (one dose), and the first and second doses of Moderna and Pfizer. Third doses are also available, as directed by the CDC, for those individuals who are immunocompromised. This includes people who have received an organ transplant, who are actively being treated for cancer, who have HIV, or are receiving any other treatment that affects their immune system. It is recommended that individuals who believe they may be eligible for the third dose should consult their physician, or refer to CDC guidelines: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

    Appointments for Saturday are encouraged, however, walk-ins will be accepted. Children under 18 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Visit the link below to schedule your appointment time:
    https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/6015129778

    The Delta variant is dominant in Virginia, driving an increase in COVID-19 cases. Vaccines are the best defense, drastically reducing the risk of infection and hospitalization.

    For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 'Vaccines for COVID-19' page at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.

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  • Military Circle Mall Regional Site Announces Testing and Vaccination Opportunities for the Week of September 6 - Tuesday, September 7, 2021
  • Military Circle Mall Regional Site Announces Testing and Vaccination Opportunities for the Week of September 6

    September 3, 2021

    The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reminds everyone that many locations are available throughout the region and across the Commonwealth for individuals seeking COVID-19 testing. Testing demand has increased across the region, as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. The regional site at Military Circle Mall continues testing again this coming Wednesday.

    Following a second week of robust response to the first COVID-19 community testing event at the Military Circle Mall (MCM), where 194 individuals were tested, VDH will be providing testing opportunities each week through the month of September and possibly beyond. This is in addition to the ongoing vaccination efforts being held at the MCM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Dr. Parham Jaberi, Acting Health Director for the Norfolk Health Department reports that the number of individuals interested in vaccinations has been on the rise over the last several weeks. He notes, “While the MCM saw anywhere between 69-197 patients in July, this past Tuesday (8/31) there were 340 individuals presenting for vaccinations, and 215 on Thursday (9/2).” This includes immunocompromised individuals now seeking a 3rd dose.

    VACCINATION clinics at the MCM (located at 880 N. Military Highway) will be held next week on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vaccines are available for individuals ages 12 and up. Children 12-17 are authorized for the Pfizer vaccine only. Anyone under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian accompanying them in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Walk-ins will be accepted, but advanced registration is encouraged. Those who would like to register for a specific time should visit the links below:

    September 7, 2021 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    All vaccines – https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/6005129788

    September 9, 2021 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    All vaccines – https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/1625976980

    TESTING clinic at the MCM will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 1-5 p.m. Testing is available for ages 3 and up. Minors must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No registration is needed. Just walk right in. PCR testing only.

    There is no cost to receive the vaccine or testing.

    Masks are required while attending the vaccination clinic at the Military Circle Mall. Please also bring identification (ID) with you; accommodations may be made for those without an ID. For those who are seeking a second vaccine dose, please be sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccination record card. If you have misplaced or lost your card, you may visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/ to request a new record. Click on the highlighted box on the left of the page.

    Getting a Covid-19 vaccine is the most important thing that can be done to stop the spread of the virus.

    For any questions, please contact the Norfolk COVID-19 hotline: (757) 683-2745.

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  • Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics - Tuesday, September 7, 2021
  • Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

    August 24, 2021

    The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinics at two local churches this week.

    Available Vaccines include Johnson & Johnson (one dose), and the first and second doses of Moderna, and Pfizer (Comirnaty). Third doses are also available, as directed by the CDC, for those individuals who are immunocompromised. This includes people who have received an organ transplant, who are actively being treated for cancer, who have HIV, or are receiving any other treatment that affects their immune system. It is recommended that individuals who believe they may be eligible for the third dose should consult their physician, or refer to CDC guidelines.

    www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

    Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins will be accepted. Children under 18 will receive the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Visit the link below to schedule your appointment time.

    Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021-More Than Conquerors Church, 1101 Eaglewood Drive, 4-6 p.m.
    vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/2069881659

    Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021-Kingdom Cathedral, 3820 Stoneshore Road, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/6015129688

    The Delta variant is dominant in Virginia, driving an increase in COVID-19 cases. Vaccines are our best defense, drastically reducing the risk of infection and hospitalization.

    For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 'Vaccines for COVID-19' page www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

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    Notifications

    Vaccination Info

    Wednesday, June 16, is the last day the community vaccination clinic at the VB Convention Center will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations (hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.).

    Anyone 16 and older who lives or works in Virginia Beach is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

    • First and second dose Pfizer and Moderna as well as single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available.
    • After June 16, 2021, if you need to get a COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://vaccinate.virginia.gov to look up vaccination sites.

    Residents seeking vaccine appointments:

    • Search for available vaccination locations at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) site Vaccinate.Virgina.gov
    • Appointments can also be made at the CDC site VaccineFinder.org, using the VBCC zip code 23451
    • Call the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) hotline at 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682)
    • Minors under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian with them at the vaccination site in order to receive the vaccine.

    Virginia Department of Health Vaccination Information

    Virginia’s Unified Command, which oversees the Commonwealth's response to COVID-19, has established a Vaccine Unit to coordinate COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Information about the COVID-19 vaccination program is changing frequently so please check the site often for updates.

    For daily updated number of vaccination doses administered and number of people vaccinated throughout the state:

    Virginia Department of Health Vaccination Frequently Asked Questions

    VDH is working on a registration system for facilities located in Virginia that want to provide COVID-19 vaccine. VDH is currently enrolling a variety of providers to administer COVID-19 vaccine. These include hospitals, long term care facilities, urgent care centers, and local health departments.

    More information about vaccine availability will be communicated as it becomes available.

    For the VDH Vaccination FAQs, click here: VDH Vaccination FAQs

    The Virginia Department of Health and medical experts from across the state have participated in virtual town halls to discuss the vaccine roll out and to answer questions.

    Vaccinate Virginia Town Hall - Feb. 10, 2021


    Vaccinate Virginia Town Hall - Dec. 16, 2020


    COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what is known about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

    Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for recommendations to help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated to help protect yourself and others.

    Use the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Record Request Portal to access your vaccination record.

    Once you have accessed your record, it can be saved, printed, or downloaded as a PDF.
    Your vaccination record will only show COVID-19 immunizations.

    If you received vaccines out of state or if a federal agency administered your vaccines, they will not show up in this self-serve portal.

    This portal is not a “vaccine passport” but serves as a way to prove you were vaccinated for COVID-19.

    If your COVID-19 vaccination records were not located, then you will need to submit your request online here: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/i...

    City Operations

    Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center is open for business.

    The public is welcome to come in to adopt and reclaim pets.

    In order to facilitate social distancing, we ask that guests wait outside/in their car and please use the Facebook appointment feature to schedule a time to come in to meet/adopt a specific pet, browse the selection of pets currently available, or look for a missing pet. We will use Facebook messenger to communicate with you.

    Interested adopters: We will send you a word document questionnaire to fill out and send back prior to your appointment. We will also take your proof of current rabies/city license (for current household pets) and lease (with pet policy)/mortgage statements electronically.

    To contact VBACAC:
    Phone: 757-385-4444, option #2
    Email: VBPDAC@vbgov.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/VBAnimalCareandAdoptionCenter/

    Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

    • The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, will take the first steps to welcome guests back starting June 19, 2020.
    • New safety measures have been developed to keep guests, staff, volunteers, and animals safe, while complying with all state and local regulations concerning COVID-19.
    • Online reservations are required to create a touch-free payment process. Make reservations.
    • Limiting capacity with timed tickets, both for members and general admission
    • Requiring guests 10 and older, staff, and volunteers to wear face coverings (in accordance with the Virginia Governor's Executive Order 63)
    • Creating one-way paths throughout the Aquarium
    • Providing additional hand sanitizing stations around the Aquarium
    • Increasing sanitation procedures for high-contact surfaces in the Aquarium
    • Not accepting reservations between 1 to 2 p.m. each day so staff can conduct additional thorough cleaning and sanitization
    • Complying with all state and local regulations concerning COVID-19
    • Detailed information about the new procedures, including frequently asked questions, can be found here.

    Update: July 31, 2020

    Governor Ralph Northam outlined new actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the Hampton Roads region, which has seen a recent increase in new cases, hospitalizations, and positive tests.

    COVID-19 Beach Regulations

    The regulations are posted at each beach access and enforced. They include (updated as of July 31, 2020):

    • Stay 6 ft. apart – Please maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person (with the exception of family members)
    • Stay 10 ft. apart from other participants when playing any recreational sports
    • Wear a face covering when appropriate distancing is not possible and when entering restaurants, shops and public buildings
    • 50 people or less in groups
    • No large coolers – 39 quarts or less
    • No alcohol
    • Beginning at midnight on Friday, July 31, restrictions will prohibit the on-site sale, consumption, and possession of alcohol after 10:00 p.m. in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, or tasting room.
    • All restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms must close by midnight.
    • Indoor dining in these establishments will be limited to 50 percent capacity.
    • Public and private in-person gatherings over 50 people will be prohibited, down from a previous cap of 250 people.

    The full text of Executive Order Sixty-Eight and Order of Public Health Emergency Eight is available here. Read the order in Spanish here.

    Commissioner of the Revenue

    • The Commissioner of the Revenue's office is now offering citizens the opportunity to schedule online appointments for most services, including DMV Select.
    • All visitation to the Commissioner's office is by appointment only.
    • With online appointment scheduling, taxpayers can book an in-house appointment for most services offered at City Hall.
    • Citizens may schedule appointments now at: vb311.force.com/appointmentscheduler.
    • Use the convenient QR code below or visit www.vbgov.com/cor to schedule an appointment.

    Reminder: Citizens are strongly encouraged citizens to conduct business online or by phone, email and fax. Face coverings are required for conducting business inside City Hall, per the Governor's Executive Order 63.

    For more information, please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue's office at (757) 385-4251 or coradmin@vbgov.com.


    City Treasurer

    • The City Treasurer’s Office is now open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of the Lynnhaven location.
    • The Lynnhaven Office opening has yet to be determined. The Lynnhaven drop box will continue to be picked up daily.
    • Face coverings are required for conducting business inside City Hall, per the Governor’s Executive Order 63.
    • For more information, contact the City Treasurer’s office at (757) 385-4445 or visit www.vbgov.com/treas.

    General District Court

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​The General District Court Clerk's Office staff is available to answer general questions and to assist you as you do business with the Court. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with telephone operators on duty from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


    Circuit Court

    The Clerk's Office is open. For those of you who do not want to come into the Courthouse, there will be two lock boxes on the steps of 10B for drop offs, one for civil or criminal filings, and one for deed/land record recordings.

    The lock boxes will be checked several times during the day for paper filings, and we will handle those documents as if they were brought in at the counter.

    ​Note: Boxes will be available from 8:15am till 4:00pm Monday - Friday

    The Satellite Office location of the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at 1804 Princess Anne Road, Va. Beach, VA, will be closing permanently March 12, 2021 at 2:30pm.


    Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

    Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Fully Reopening to the Public on July 6, 2021

    Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation's main office and some services at the Housing Resource Center (HRC) have been open for limited in-person services since April. Beginning July 6, the department's offices will fully reopen to the public, as follows:

    Main Office (Rental Housing, Housing Development and Code Enforcement Divisions)
    Municipal Center – Building 18A
    Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for:

    • Walk-ins and appointments for consultation and referrals
    • Client applications and document drop-off

    Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center, 104 N. Witchduck Road

    • Homeless Services walk-ins and phone calls for triage and screening available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon; closed Wednesdays for staff training and case management
    • Day Services for unsheltered adults available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 to 11:30 a.m.
    • Health Center doctor on site Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; support staff will provide triage Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins allowed but appointments are encouraged. Call 757-385-2437 to schedule an appointment.
    • Human Services at the HRC available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Although the department will be fully reopened to the public, residents are encouraged to connect with the department and access services electronically whenever possible:

    • Contact the department's main office at HouseNP@vbgov.com or call 757-385-5750
    • Register a code complaint online or by calling 757-385-4421
    • Families and individuals experiencing homelessness or in imminent danger of losing their home should call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline, 757-227-5932, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The hotline is the starting point for connecting with homeless services and community resources. Please note that calling the hotline does not guarantee assistance, since shelter, housing and other resources are prioritized for the most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis in Virginia Beach.

    For more information about the department's reopening and safety measures, visit VBgov.com/Housing. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    Department of Human Services

    Effective March 15, 2021, the Department of Human Services will reopen to the public. Clients are asked to connect with us virtually or by appointment to the greatest extent possible. We recognize that emergencies do happen, and we will accommodate all individuals in a manner that is safe for all involved.

    SkillQuest, Beach House, and our Day Treatment Programs will remain closed until further notice. Our 24/7 programs, such as group homes and intermediate care facilities, are currently closed to visitors.

    The hotlines listed below will be staffed to respond to inquiries during regular business hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted.

    Emergency Hotlines:

    • Adult Protective Services (APS) – to report suspected neglect or abuse of adults
      757-385-3550 Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 888-832-3858 available 24/7
    • Child Protective Services (CPS) - to report suspected neglect or abuse of children
      757-385-3400 or 800-552-7096 available 24/7
    • Emergency Mental Health Services - 757-385-0888
    • Adult Outpatient Mental Health Services (including Same Day Access) - 757-385-0511
    • Child & Youth Mental Health Services - (including Same Day Access) 757-385-0850
    • Developmental Services - 757-385-0600
    • Emergency Mental Health Services - 757-385-0888 (available 24/7)

    Eligibility Benefits Programs
    Applications for Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, (TANF), Childcare Subsidy and Energy Assistance can be found online at CommonHelp.Virginia.gov. Paper SNAP applications are available near the drop box at our offices at 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd. Individuals who are not able to complete an application online can call 855-635-4370 for assistance.

    EBT cards can be collected in person at our main building at 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd., or at the Housing Resource Center, 104 N. Witchduck Road.

    Essential services will continue to be offered with modified conditions. For full details about connecting with our services during this closure, please visit VBgov.com/DHS-COVID-Operations. Additional information and resources are available online at DSS.Virginia.gov, DBHDS.Virginia.gov, and CommonHelp.virginia.gov.

    For the latest information, please visit emergency.vbgov.com/coronavirus and follow us on facebook.com/CityofVaBeach, twitter.com/CityofVaBeach and instagram.com/cityofvabeach.

    Virginia Beach Department of Health

    For information on Department of Health hours for Clinics, Pharmacy, WIC Program and Dental, please visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/virginia-beach/hours/.

    • Vital Statistics will be closed. Vital Statistic services will be available at the Norfolk Health Department for funeral directors/runners ONLY. The public should process their requests online through the Virginia Department of Health website.
    • Environmental Health will be offering limited services by appointment only, Monday – Friday from 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Transactions are available over the phone or online. For more information, please call (757) 518-2700, option #3 or visit our website for applications at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/virginia-beach/forms-and-applications/.

    VB Strong Center:

    • Please call to schedule telehealth visits for: individual appointments, intake and support services, class registrations.
    • Contact the VB Strong Center at 757-507-7200, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mon. - Fri. or visit https://thevbstrongcenter.org/.

    Pathways Center has suspended client visitation until further notice.

    Virginia Beach Public Library branches are open for in-person visits, except for Oceanfront Area Library, which is closed for renovations.

    Branch hours vary by location; see our Locations and Hours page for more details. All dates and services are subject to change. For services that may be affected by the pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page.


    Safety Measures

    VBPL is following guidelines established by the City of Virginia Beach, the State of Virginia and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in order to ensure the safest possible environment for staff and customers. Please wear a mask if you have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


    Digital Resources & Programs

    Digital options, including e-books, music, magazines, movies and more are available at www.VBgov.com/digital-library. Virtual and outdoor programs for all ages are also available at www.VBgov.com/library-events

    Parks & Recreation

    Effective June 1, 2021: All 7 Recreation Centers will be open and operating normally.

    • No reservations required!
    • In accordance with new CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated patrons will no longer have to wear masks.
    • For more updates on recreation centers and Parks & Rec programs, please read the FAQ document at VBgov.com/parks.

    Princess Anne Athletic Complex, 4001 Dam Neck Road, and City View Park, 2073 Kempsville Road:

    Complete details on the rec center reopenings, including modified operating hours, will be posted at VBgov.com/reopen.

    Planning & Community Development

    Offices will continue to operate by appointment only until further notice.

    • Compete details will be posted at VBgov.com/planning
    • Site plan release/surety posting
    • Limited DSC comment review meeting
    • Residential alterations not exceeding 500 square fee
    • Residential interior alteration
    • Commercial interior alterations less than 2,500 square feet for Use Groups B, M, S, and F.
    • Appointments will be scheduled in one-hour increments. To schedule an appointment please call (757) 385-4621.
    • Staff continues to encourage submittals be dropped off in the building vestibule drop box or online.
    • In-person meetings will be limited to 10 or fewer individuals, with larger meetings continuing to be held virtually.

    For more information, visit VBgov.com/Planning.

    Virginia Beach Police Department

    • The Police Department is open to the public.
    • The Police Department is urging residents to use an online system to notify police of non-emergency crimes: Call 385-5000 and request non-emergency police services.

    Online reporting for the following crimes can be submitted via : https://eprodmz.vbgov.com/MainUI/submissions/SubmissionsMain.aspx

    • Larceny from vehicle – Property taken from a vehicle with a total value less than $500
    • Larceny – Property taken from a location other than a vehicle with a total value less than $500 (Include gas drive offs in this category)
    • Destruction of private property
    • Obscene Phone Call/Communication
    • Annoying Phone Calls/Harassing Communication​​​​​

    For emergencies, a crime in progress, or any incident in which someone was injured, please call 911


    Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services

    • Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services (VBEMS) has reopened the Basic Life Support (BLS) Academy enrollment.
    • VBEMS is now accepting applications for volunteers to become EMTs, serve on the Support Services Team, as well as the Marine Rescue Team.
    • For more information and details on how to apply, please visit the VBEMS website at www.vbems.com/join or call (757) 385-1999.


    Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office

    As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office is taking every possible precaution to safeguard the health and safety of every person living and working inside the Virginia Beach Correctional Center. In consultation with health officials and federal, state and local leadership, they are closely monitoring the situation and taking proactive measures to reduce the potential for an exposure in the jail.

    • On-site friends, family AND ATTORNEY visitation for inmates at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center is CANCELED for the foreseeable future.
    • For additional information, visit vbso.net/coronavirus.

    Virginia Beach Public Utilities has resumed water service turn-offs for nonpayment.

    Customers are provided 90 days from the original bill date to pay their bill in full before the account is considered delinquent and eligible for service termination. Public Utilities customers can pay their City Services Bill in the following ways:

    • By enrolling in automatic recurring payments
    • By phone at 866-247-6958
    • Online
    • By text
    • In person at any Virginia Beach Treasurer's Office
    • By mail addressed to: Leigh Henderson, City Treasurer, Municipal Center, Building 1, 2401 Courthouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

    To view your account/balance information and more, visit www.vbgov.com/puonlineservices.

    If you would like to use our automated system to hear your account balance, or if you would like to speak to a Call Center representative regarding your account, please call 757-385-4631.

    Purchasing Office

    • Will conduct most Pre-Bids and Bids virtually.
    • Those attending bid openings are asked to wear face coverings.The public is required to remain in the reception area while waiting for a meeting to begin.
    • Access to employee offices will not be allowed unless an individual meeting request is made.
    • There is a drop box at the front of the building to drop off box for bid proposal submissions.
    • Visit VBgov.com/purchasing for contact information.

    The Real Estate Assessor's Office is currently open to the public by appointment only.

    Citizens are strongly encouraged to conduct business online or by phone, email, and fax, however, appointments will be considered to assist when necessary.

    Visit VBgov.com/realestate or contact the Real Estate Assessor's Office at 757-385-4601 or assessor@vbgov.com.

    Reminder
    Governor Ralph Northam's Executive Order 63 currently requires Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings, including state or local government buildings when accessed for the purpose of securing public services, to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

    For the latest information, please visit emergency.vbgov.com/coronavirus and follow us on facebook.com/CityofVaBeach, twitter.com/CityofVaBeach and instagram.com/cityofvabeach.

    The Virginia Department of Health has an online complaint form to report violations of Executive Order 63 (Face Coverings) and Executive Order 65 (Phase Two Easing of Certain Temporary Restrictions). The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has the authority to enforce Executive Order 63 and section A of Executive Order 65. VDH will review your complaint and forward it to your Local Health Department.

    If you have observed violations of Executive 63 or Executive Order 65 and wish to file a complaint, fill out this report form as completely as possible:

    Complete one report for each location where the incident occurred. Please be advised that any information you provide may be subject to the Freedom of Information Act, Virginia Code Section 2.2-3700, et. seq.

    Waste Management has temporarily discontinued walk-in service.

    Phone service will be limited, and delays can be expected.

    For faster service, customers are encouraged to contact us through email at waste@vbgov.com, website at www.vbgov.com/wastemgt, or the SeeClickFix phone app.

    Be Aware

    Federal Agencies Warn of Emerging Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19 Vaccines

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are warning the public about several emerging fraud schemes related to COVID-19 vaccines.

    The FBI, HHS-OIG, and CMS have received complaints of scammers using the public’s interest in COVID-19 vaccines to obtain personally identifiable information (PII) and money through various schemes. We continue to work diligently with law enforcement partners and the private sector to identify cyber threats and fraud in all forms.

    Visit the FBI website for information about potential fraudulent activity: https://www.fbi.gov/news/press...


    Recognizing Legitimate Contact Tracers from Potential Scams

    The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) encourages all Virginians to respond and engage with legitimate contact tracing calls and emails while remaining vigilant against scams. The Commonwealth employs contact tracers to notify individuals who have been exposed to known cases of COVID-19. Contact tracing saves lives by preventing the spread of COVID-19, so we encourage every Virginian to do their part and answer calls, text messages, or emails from the Commonwealth’s contact tracers, while also remaining aware of potential contact tracing scams.

    Important information to know:

    • When a contact tracer is calling you, caller ID will read “VDH COVID Team.”
    • Contact tracers will not ask for money or information such as a Social Security Number (SSN), bank account details, or credit card numbers.
    • The Commonwealth does not charge individuals for contact tracing services.

    VDH News Release re: Legitimate Contact Tracers

    Malicious Website

    A malicious website pretending to be the live map for "Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases" by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet waiting for unwitting internet users (PDF) to visit the website (corona-virus-map[dot]com). Visiting the website infects the user with the AZORult trojan, an information stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data. It is likely being spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements and social engineering. Anyone searching the internet for a coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website.

    Please make sure to exercise caution when opening emails from outside organizations even if those organizations may seem reputable. Information on how to identify e-mail phishing and ransomware attacks can be found in the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (PDF) guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

    Home Sanitizing Scam

    A post on NextDoor alerts of a scam involving men going door-to-door to sanitize homes. According to the post, two men wearing white uniforms are saying they are with the City and they need to sanitize your home. They will ask you to leave so they can spray inside but once inside, they will rob the home. The NextDoor post reports that it happened on Hoylake Drive near Edwin and the person says they reported it to the police. The police do not have any record of calls describing this kind of activity.

    How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of COVID-19 Scams

    Read the full FBI article

    If you believe you were a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, or think you have information of suspicious activity by a vendor, please report it:

    • Call the Norfolk Field Office at (757) 455-0100 or 1-800-CALL-FBI
    • Submit a tip to the FBI online at tips.fbi.gov
    • If it’s a cyber scam, submit your complaint to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov
    • Contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or at justice.gov/DisasterComplaintFraud

    Possible Utility Scam

    ​Virginia Beach Public Utilities was notified that some customers are receiving calls from someone claiming to work for the City. The caller advises that Public Utilities will be turning the customer's water off imminently for non-payment and requests payment over the phone. Virginia Beach Public Utilities is not currently turning customers' water service off for delinquency, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Virginia Beach Public Utilities urges residents to never give personal or banking information to an unverified or unsolicited caller.

    Resources

    FAQs

    Money

    The application period for the City Services Bill Relief Program closed on June 20, 2021.


    Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP)

    The Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) is designed to support and ensure housing stability across the commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic. Depending on availability of funds and household need, the RRP may provide financial assistance for rent payments for eligible households. Tenants can apply to receive funds to pay delinquent rent arrear payments back to April 1, 2020, and up to three months of payments into the future to maintain housing stability. The total payments may not exceed a total of 15 months of rental assistance per household. Landlords may also apply for assistance on behalf of tenants.

    To determine eligibility for RRP: Visit dhcd.virginia.gov/eligibility or call 2-1-1

    For landlords who need to submit an application on behalf of a tenant: virginiahousing.com/rentrelief.

    Short-Term Mortgage Assistance Program

    The Short-Term Mortgage Assistance Program is available to help prevent the foreclosure of eligible low- and moderate-income homeowners in Virginia Beach who have experienced loss of employment income due to COVID-19. The program provides eligible households with short-term assistance to pay mortgage payments that were delinquent on or after April 1, 2020. Assistance is provided one time and payments are made directly to the mortgage company. This program does not provide rental assistance.

    For more information on the Short-Term Mortgage Assistance Program, including eligibility requirements and to complete a pre-screening questionnaire, visit: vbgov.com/mortgageassistance.


    Homeless Prevention and Related Programs – Coordinated Intake and Referral (For people experiencing homelessness/about to become homeless):

    • Eligibility: Persons experiencing homelessness or immediately at risk of experiencing homelessness within two weeks (pandemic related or not)
    • Description: Screening and referral for available programs based on the individual’s situation; not guaranteed assistance.
    • How to apply: Call the regional Housing Crisis Hotline – phone 227-5932- the Hotline is operated by ForKids, Inc; it makes referrals for in-depth assessment and then referral to appropriate/available programs or services
    • Deadline: there is no deadline. This is an ongoing service.

    The application period for the Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Relief Program closed on Jan. 31, 2021.

    CARES Act Arts & Cultural Relief Grants

    The application period for the CARES Act Arts & Cultural Relief Grants closed on Nov. 15, 2020.

    The application period for the CARES Act Community Organization Grants closed on Oct. 1, 2020.

    CARES Act Business Assistance Grants

    The City of Virginia Beach recognizes that small businesses are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To encourage businesses to continue their operations and help mitigate the negative impacts of the pandemic, the City has established a system to award monetary grants to assist businesses with costs incurred during the pandemic. These grants are intended to provide immediate financial relief for expenses already incurred by the businesses and are funded through an allocation of funds provided through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

    The application period for the CARES Act Business Assistance Grants closed on Dec. 7, 2020 at 5 p.m.

    Virginia Beach Pandemic Relief Partnership

    This is a partnership between the City, The United Way of South Hampton Roads, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and LISC Hampton Roads. The Virginia Beach Pandemic Relief Partnership assisted Virginia Beach residents and small businesses who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

    The online application for assistance is now closed. We are continuing to process already submitted applications and distribute financial assistance as available.

    Rounds I and II of the VBrelief Nonprofit Grant program are also closed. Over 200 nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19 received a total of $6 million in funding to support their operations and programming.

    For more information, visit vbrelief.org.


    2021 State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Report - This initial Recovery Plan Performance Report was submitted to the U.S. Treasury on August 31, 2021 in accordance with the agency’s Reporting Guidelines for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. Specific project inventory and other programmatic data, as well as the City’s first Project and Expenditure Report, will be submitted by October 31, 2021, as directed by the Guidelines. Updates will be posted here, as well.

    Residents

    COVID-19 testing may be available at your doctor’s office, urgent care center, pharmacy, or other healthcare clinic. Some testing sites in Virginia are offering community testing events, such as drive-thru testing, Each site has different policies and procedures for testing and billing; please reach out to the individual site for information about testing availability.

    Your doctor will decide if you need a test for COVID-19. If they decide that testing is needed, they might collect samples to test you or tell you where you can go to be tested. Not everyone needs to be tested Most people who have COVID-19 are able to recover at home without medical care.

    Costs
    Many health insurance plans cover the cost of testing and related health care costs. For specific information about your health insurance coverage, call your insurance company. Most insurance covers testing cost without a co-pay.

    Uninsured or under-insured people in Virginia with COVID-19 symptoms can get tested through the state public health lab for free. Please contact a free clinic, federally qualified health center, or emergency department to have the specimen collected. Your local health department can help you get connected with one of these places for testing.

    Testing Sites

    The Virginia Department of Health has an interactive COVID-19 Testing Sites Map which provides information of known locations of various COVID-19 test sampling sites and does not constitute endorsement by VDH.

    There may be additional sites that offer test sampling that are not included on the map and the status of listed sites are subject to change (may no longer perform COVID-19 testing services).

    DMV Reopening Plan

    To minimize customer volume at DMV offices and testing sites, appointments are required for specific services generally necessitating in-person service. Customers should use alternate service methods, such as online or by mail, when possible.

    DMV does not charge a fee for appointments. Please ensure that you book directly through the official Virginia DMV website. DMV cannot guarantee appointments made through third-party sites.

    • Customers are limited to one appointment per person.
    • Multiple appointments made by the same person will be canceled.
    • Customers who arrive late may need to reschedule.
    • Please do not bring other people with you to your appointment unless you need them to conduct your transaction or for personal assistance.
    • DMV can only allow a limited number of people in an office at one time.

    For a complete list of customer service centers open to the public and services currently being provided, visit https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/general/#appointments.asp.

    For details on DMV operations, visit https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/.

    • The United Way provides food assistance. Contact their hotline at (757) 858-7777, or fill out an online form at unitedwayshr.org/coronavirus and a case manager will contact you.
    • For a list of food pantries open in Virginia Beach, click here. Changes in the list can occur at any time. Please call before going. Most pantries will have pre-packed non-perishable boxes.
    • PLEASE NOTE: As of Aug. 10, 2020, the food pantry at The Gathering @ Scott Memorial is closed temporarily due to COVID exposure.
    • The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, is no longer scheduling drive-through food distributions. It has reverted back to normal operations where it distributes food to partner agencies, such as food pantries.
    • To find partner agencies, search by your zip code here.


    Weekly Meal Distribution

    The Chapel Pantry at Eastern Shore Chapel is providing single-serving frozen meals for distribution to anyone who may struggle with cooking or preparing meals for themselves.

    • Location: Eastern Shore Chapel, 2020 Laskin Road
    • Meals are free for pickup every Monday from 12 - 2 p.m.
    • Healthy, delicious meals, ready to reheat in a microwave oven
    • No qualification requirement
    • No reservations are required
    • Meals may be picked up on a client’s behalf for delivery, as needed.
    • Meals will be packed as six meals per individual.
    • Drive-thru distribution
    • For more info, contact Kay O’Reilly at koreilly@easternshorechapel.org.

    Virginia Beach Department of Human Services (VBDHS) has discontinued public access to building facilities until further notice. Staff will continue to work on site at various locations as well as from remote locations to meet the service needs of our citizens via telehealth (video), by phone, or out in the ​community in low exposure settings where social distancing is possible.

    Financial Assistance:

    • Medicaid (Medical Assistance): Apply online at www.CommonHelp.virginia.gov​ or call Cover VA at (855) 242-8282 or the Enterprise Call Center at 855-635-4370.
    • Food Assistance (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Child Care Subsidy, and Energy Assistance: Apply online at www.CommonHelp.virginia.gov​ or call 855-635-4370. ​
    • For those who cannot apply online or by phone, we’re offering appointments for curbside pick-up of SNAP EBT cards and paper applications for SNAP benefits are available near the drop box at 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd.
    • City of Virginia Beach Water Assistance Program: Call 757-385-3431
    • ​To report case changes, inquire about the status of benefits, and for general questions regarding SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, and Energy Assistance, call 757-385-4306.
    • Child Care Subsidy: Call 757-385-3351.

    Emergency Hotlines:

    • Adult Protective Services (APS): To report suspected neglect or abuse of adults, call 757-385-3550, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Or, 888-832-3858 for all calls outside of regular business hours
    • Child Protective Services (CPS): To report suspected neglect or abuse of children, call 757-385-3400 or 800-552-7096, Available 24/7
    • Emergency Mental Health Services: Call 757-385-0888

    Behavioral Health & Developmental Services:

    • Adult Outpatient Mental Health Services (including Same Day Access): 757-385-0511
    • Child & Youth Mental Health Services (Including Same Day Access): 757-385-0850
    • Developmental Services: 757-385-0600
    • Emergency Mental Health Services: 757-385-0888 (available 24/7)
    • Informational Warmline: 757-385-0978 (available M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

    To address the routine and non-emergency needs of our citizens, VBDHS has created additional pathways for citizens to communicate with our essential service staff members by using the email addresses listed below. These accounts will be monitored daily Monday through Friday and responses will be provided within one business day.

    Accessible Information for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind

    Virginia Beach Department of Health

    For information on Department of Health hours for Clinics, Pharmacy, WIC Program and Dental, please visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/virginia-beach/hours/.

    The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program continues to accept new applicants to apply for services. WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education and breastfeeding support. Remote WIC services are available for new families to enroll in the program. Appointments will be conducted over the phone. To be eligible for the WIC program, applicants must meet categorical, residential and income guidelines.

    To apply, call your local WIC office:

    • Pembroke WIC Office: (757) 518-2789
    • Norfolk Avenue WIC Office: (757) 491-5183
    • Indian River WIC Office: (757) 424-9970
    • Oceana WIC Office: (757) 491-5928

    More information about the WIC Program acan be found at the VDH website: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/virginia-beach/women-infants-and-children-wic/ or their Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/VirginiaBeachWIC/.

    211 Virginia

    • 2-1-1 is Virginia’s central source for information and referrals for essential health and human service needs.
    • Online: at 211virginia.org, people can search for resources, view important alerts, and find out how to contact 211 by email, chat or phone.
    • Phone: people can dial 2-1-1. This is a free phone number that provides information about local resources such as food assistance, shelter, utility assistance, and health care. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When someone dials 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to the situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia. All referrals are confidential.
    • Organizations that provide ongoing services to the general public are encouraged to add their organization to the 2-1-1 database through the link “Update/Add Your Agency” at the top of the 2-1-1 website.
    • New time-limited services that are open to the general public during this health emergency, can be sent to 211admin@councilofcommunityservices.org.

    Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Resources

    Virginia Poverty Law Center - information on a variety of important resources to assist with navigating through the pandemic including protections for tenants, temporary changes to public housing policies, and loss of income during the pandemic.


    Homeless Prevention and Related Programs – Coordinated Intake and Referral (For people experiencing homelessness/about to become homeless):

    • Eligibility: Persons experiencing homelessness or immediately at risk of experiencing homelessness within two weeks (pandemic related or not)
    • Description: Screening and referral for available programs based on the individual’s situation; not guaranteed assistance.
    • How to apply: Call the regional Housing Crisis Hotline – phone 227-5932- the Hotline is operated by ForKids, Inc; it makes referrals for in-depth assessment and then referral to appropriate/available programs or services
    • Deadline: there is no deadline. This is an ongoing service.

    Virginia Beach Public Utilities has resumed water service turn-offs for nonpayment.

    Customers are provided 90 days from the original bill date to pay their bill in full before the account is considered delinquent and eligible for service termination. Public Utilities customers can pay their City Services Bill in the following ways:

    • By enrolling in automatic recurring payments
    • By phone at 866-247-6958
    • Online
    • By text
    • In person at any Virginia Beach Treasurer's Office
    • By mail addressed to: Leigh Henderson, City Treasurer, Municipal Center, Building 1, 2401 Courthouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

    To view your account/balance information and more, visit www.vbgov.com/puonlineservices.

    If you would like to use our automated system to hear your account balance, or if you would like to speak to a Call Center representative regarding your account, please call 757-385-4631.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    • The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is recruiting volunteers for its COVID-19 response. They accept volunteers with and without medical certifications. Anyone interested should register at https://www.vamrc.org.
    • If you would like to volunteer with one of the many voluntary agencies that have stepped up to assist our community at this time, visit Volunteer Hampton Roads at https://www.volunteerhr.org/coronavirus.

    Donation Opportunities

    • If you would like to make a monetary donation to assist people impacted by COVID-19, United Way of South Hampton Roads has established a Coronavirus Recovery Fund. Please visit https://unitedwayshr.org/coronavirus/ or you can text COVID to 41444 to make a donation.
    • If you would like to make a food donation, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore has changed their donation process in response to COVID-19. For up to date information on food donation visit, https://foodbankonline.org/covid-19/

    The Virginia Department of Health has an online complaint form to report violations of Executive Order 63 (Face Coverings) and Executive Order 65 (Phase Two Easing of Certain Temporary Restrictions). The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has the authority to enforce Executive Order 63 and section A of Executive Order 65. VDH will review your complaint and forward it to your Local Health Department.

    If you have observed violations of Executive 63 or Executive Order 65 and wish to file a complaint, fill out this report form as completely as possible:

    Complete one report for each location where the incident occurred. Please be advised that any information you provide may be subject to the Freedom of Information Act, Virginia Code Section 2.2-3700, et. seq.

    United Way of South Hampton Roads VBRelief

    The online application for assistance is now closed. We are continuing to process already submitted applications and distribute financial assistance as available.

    Rounds I and II of the VBrelief Nonprofit Grant program are also closed.

    Businesses

    The Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development has developed a collection of national, state, and local resources available to businesses and employees: COVID-19 Business Resources

    In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

    SBA Debt Relief

    • The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    SBA Bridge Loans

    • Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

    For information on all the above relief funding options, visit https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options.

    SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic

    • For information on all COVID-related state tax relief for income taxpayers, visit the Virginia Tax website.

    Virginia Department of Health Guidance for Food Establishments Regarding COVID‐19

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed interim guidance for businesses and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‐19). This inforamtion summarizes key CDC recommendations and provide VDH‐specific recommendations or details for food and food establishments.


    Guidance for Flushing Building Plumbing Systems after Prolonged Shutdown

    Public water supplies are safe and unaffected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. However, water quality within buildings that have been vacant or have seen little use during the pandemic restrictions may be impacted due the closure. To make sure stagnant water is fully removed before employees return to work, it’s important that building owners thoroughly flush their establishment’s plumbing systems before reopening. These practices are recommended for schools, daycares, lodging, offices, places of worship, event venues, retail, libraries, museums, restaurants, gyms, healthcare and other facilities which have remained closed during the COVID-19 shutdown. To flush water systems in closed buildings, Hampton Roads utility directors advise owners and property managers to follow these steps:

    For more details and guidance for large businesses, check with The Environmental Science, Policy, and Research Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.


    Guidance for Grease Control Device (GCD) Cleaning after Prolonged Shutdown

    Regular grease control device (GCD) maintenance and cleanings are necessary to help prevent fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from entering the sanitary sewer system. Please review the below document to ensure your food service establishment is staying in compliance with the City of Virginia Beach’s FOG Ordinance.

    Contacts

    Information Hotlines

    • The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health hotline: 757-683-2745 (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 - 5 p.m. Messages will be monitored over the weekend).
    • The Virginia Department of Health hotline: 877-ASK-VDH3

    Department of Human Services Emergency Hotlines

    • Adult Protective Services (APS) – to report suspected neglect or abuse of adults
      • 757-385-3550, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • 888-832-3858 for all calls outside of regular business hours
    • Child Protective Services (CPS) – to report suspected neglect or abuse of children
      • 757-385-3400 or 800-552-7096, Available 24/7
    • Emergency Mental Health Services - 757-385-0888

    Videos

    VB411 In the Know - Update on VBRelief Program - June 25, 2021

    VB411 In the Know - Housing Assistance - March 1, 2021

    VB411 In the Know - VB Pandemic Relief Partnership - Dec. 2, 2020

    VB411 in the Know - Halloween Guidelines - Oct. 22, 2020

    VB411 In the Know - Financial Assistance Programs - Sept. 3, 2020

    VB411 In the Know - COVID-19 Relief Programs (Real Estate, PPT & City Services Bill) - July 27, 2020

    Mayor Bobby Dyer: Together We Can Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 - July 27, 2020

    VB411 In the Know - Recreation Centers Reopening, June 17, 2020

    VB411 In the Know - Phase Two Reopenings, June 10, 2020

    VB411 In the Know - Hurricane Preparedness During the Pandemic - June 3, 2020

    VB411 In the Know - Mental Health Services, May 14, 2020

    VB411 In the Know - Meals Tax Holiday, May 6, 2020

    VB411 In the Know - Volunteer & Donation Opportunities, April 28, 2020

    VB411 In the Know - COVID-19 Emergency Website, April 22, 2020

    VB411 In the Know - Resources for Businesses, April 8, 2020

    Coronavirus Update from Mayor Bobby Dyer - April 4, 2020

    VB411 In the Know - Human Services Modifications, April 1, 2020

    Coronavirus Update from Mayor Bobby Dyer - March 20, 2020

    Coronavirus Update from Mayor Bobby Dyer - March 20, 2020