Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Vaccination in Virginia 

Virginians can use or call 877-VAX-IN-VA to pre-register for the vaccine and get clear, updated information.

Please visit the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Response Portal for more information. 


Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams 

Avoid Covid Vaccine Scams
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See more information at Federal Agencies Warn of Emerging Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19 Vaccines

Northampton County, VA Government Response to COVID-19

Updates about business operations and important notices.
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Effective Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Northampton County Administration Building is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

State and Federal recommendations for social distancing and use of face coverings will be followed while conducting business in the building. Citizens are encouraged to continue to conduct their business by phone, email or other on-line options whenever possible.

Virginia is in a State of Emergency

On March 12, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19. The measures being taken to ensure the health and safety of all Virginians can be found at  

The Northampton County Board of Supervisors urges our citizens to follow Governor Northam's Statewide Closure of Certain Non-Essential Businesses as issued on March 23, 2020 and Executive Order #55, Temporary Stay at Home Order Due to Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, issued on March 30, 2020.  Executive Order Fifty-Five states all residents shall stay at home until June 10, 2020.  Limited exceptions are traveling to and from work, seeking medical attention, obtaining goods and services such as groceries and prescriptions, care for family or household members, and engaging in outdoor activity. In all cases, individuals should distance themselves from others by at least 6 feet, and limit public gatherings to less than 10 people. 

In addition, Northampton County encourages all visitors to reschedule visits to the Eastern Shore. Everyone must do their part to flatten the curve. Please be considerate of small towns and counties on Virginia's Eastern Shore that do not have the medical staff or capacity for visitors during this pandemic. Stay home. If your primary residence is not on the Eastern Shore, we urge you not to visit at this time. 

See PLEASE STAY HOME for the entire statement from Northampton County Board of Supervisors. 

Call Ahead

CVIDWISE. Use your phone to stop the spread of COVID-19
COVIDWISE. Help protect our community and stop the spread of COVID-19. Click on the image to learn more.  

Food Assistance 

Assistance Programs: List of Resources in Northampton County for Food Pantries, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Department of Social Services SNAP

NCPS  Community Eligibility Provision (Meals for All)

Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students at Northampton County Public Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2020-2021 school year. No further action is required of you.
Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.
Your child(ren) will eat a hot breakfast and lunch in their classrooms this school year. At the end of the day when your child(ren) go home they will be coming home with breakfast and lunch for the days they will be home.
Please refrigerate the items that need to be kept cold.

NCPS Virtual Food Service

The food service department would like to inform you that we are planning to feed the students who will be learning virtually this school year. Below is the procedure for the students who are on a 5-day virtual plan. Meals will consist of 5 days’ worth of breakfast and lunch. This will start SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2020.







This is only for the FULL TIME virtual students.

No Kid Hungry Virginia is making sure children are not left hungry during the coronavirus outbreak. Text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 to find free food distribution sites organized by school districts and other community organizations. 

Foodbank Eastern Shore Branch 
The new Food Bank drop off is at the Cape Charles Fire House. Drop off times Mondays and Thursdays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please adhere to those times to minimize traffic through fire house and to allow items to sit a necessary amount of time before pick up by Food Bank Staff.  

Food Bank Donation poster

Shore Delivery Corps

The Eastern Shore’s battle against COVID-19 has a new battalion of warriors --the Shore Delivery Corps. Starting Monday, April 6, healthy volunteers will pick up food and medications and deliver them safely to people who are most in danger of becoming seriously ill from the virus.
The Shore Delivery Corps’ mission is to keep vulnerable people home, and out of public places. If a person is over 65, or has existing health problems such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart or lung diseases, they may suffer more if exposed to the virus. The Shore Delivery Corps wants to prevent that, if possible.

To get help or to volunteer, call 801-9950, or email Volunteers will go to the store after you order and pay for the products as you usually do. If you need help ordering what you need, the volunteers will assist you. Then they will bring the bags to your doorstep, clean and virus free.

Shore Delivery Corps serves under the umbrella of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation and the United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation gave the Corps $25,000, and the United Way donated $2,000 toward the mission.

“Working together, we can all make a difference in preserving the lives and good health of our fellow citizens who are at the greatest risk of serious complications from COVID-19,” said Corps leader Jeff Holland. “Help us by volunteering to make deliveries, to answer calls, or to educate our fellow citizens who are at risk the importance of staying home.”

Community Food Task Force 

The Community Food Task Force is working with the Northampton County Public Schools to distribute food to children until the school food program is up and running again. The Task Force will also continue to meet to create strategies to address any possible future interruptions to the school food program. The Northampton County Education Foundation (NCEF) is spearheading this effort, in partnership with The Food Bank of the Eastern Shore, Shore Delivery Corps, The Shanty Restaurant in Cape Charles and the Oyster Farm. The initiative is being directly coordinated with the Northampton County Public Schools.


Coronavirus COVID-19 

Important Updates and Links

For the latest news on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Coronavirus Updates from the Virginia Department of Health 

Virginia residents can also call the Virginia Department of Health public information line at 877-ASK-VDH3.

For Information about Coronavirus Testing, please see this FAQ page from Virginia Department of Health: Testing for COVID-19 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)Update and Thorough Guidance Compiled by Julie McMurry, MPH at Flatten The Curve  

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19.

This website is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.

ArcGIS  Interactive Map
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

UVA Interactive Map on COVID-19

In an effort to support the planning and response efforts for the recent Coronavirus outbreak, the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing (NSSAC) division of the Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative at the University of Virginia has prepared a visualization tool that provides an alternate way of examining data curated by JHU and NSSAC. 

COVID-19 symptoms
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FAQ about Coronavirus from Virginia Department of Health


Stop the Spread of Germs
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Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  


Telehealth involves the use of telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities. Telehealth, which requires access only to telecommunications, is the most basic element of “eHealth,” which uses a wider range of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Telehealth examples include virtual home health care, where patients such as the chronically ill or the elderly may receive guidance in certain procedures while remaining at home. Telehealth has also made it easier for health care workers in remote field settings to obtain guidance from professionals elsewhere in diagnosis, care and referral of patients. Training can sometimes also be delivered via telehealth schemes or with related technologies such as eHealth, which make use of small computers and internet.

Well-designed telehealth schemes can improve health care access and outcomes, particularly for chronic disease treatment and for vulnerable groups. Not only do they reduce demands on crowded facilities, but they also create cost savings and make the health sector more resilient.

Since remote communication and treatment of patients reduces the number of visits for health services, both transport-related emissions and emissions related to operational requirements are reduced. In addition, fewer space demands can potentially result in smaller health facilities, with concurrent reductions in construction materials, energy and water consumption, waste, and overall environmental impact.

Eastern Shore Rural Health Patient Portal
Riverside Shore Memorial Patient Portal 

Practical Tips for Staying Healthy


  • Wash your hands. A lot. Soap between your fingers, don't forget your thumbs and finger tips. Sing the Alphabet Song while applying soap, then rinse.
  • Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Monitor your temperature. If it spikes, stay home from work out of consideration for other commuters and your coworkers.
  • Wear leather gloves at the gas pump.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Shower and shampoo as soon as you get home, and put the clothes you were wearing straight into the hamper. Set yourself and your family up to make this easy. Put a hamper by the door, and hang clean robes for each family member to use from the door to the shower.
  • Leave your shoes at the door. (Have a set of indoor slippers at the ready if your floor's cold.
  • Carry your own pen for signing receipts when you're shopping.
  • Learn to use smart phone pay systems, and get them set up now so you can avoid having to touch the credit card swiper or sign anything at checkout counters or gas stations.
  • Use disinfectant wipes to clean surfaces two to five times a day, depending on the number of people using them. Surfaces would include doorknobs, countertops (don't forget the edges), light switches, shared keyboards and mouses, printer keypads, shared phones, water cooler buttons, fridge handles, sink handles, toilet handles, remote controls and all on/off switches.
  • Wipe down tablets or smart phones frequently through the day, especially if you share them with others.
  • If someone in your house isn't well, separate their toothbrush, give them separate hand towels, launder bedding frequently (wear a face mask while in their room, handling the bedding and laundry), consider using disposable/compostable dishes, utensils and papertowels.
  • Air out the building (or the office, floor, classroom) once a day for about 15-20 minutes. It's a short time of being chilly, but it pays off with not breathing in stuffy air full of everything your coworkers or family have been exhaling!
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow. Teach your kids to to this. Remind friends and coworkers to do this, too.
  • Maintain good toothbrush hygiene! Replace your toothbrush regularly — especially after an illness, and keep your toothbrush covered when not in use.
  • Get a good night's sleep. Lack of sleep may profoundly impact your body's immune function.