Please see our Resource Guide for a full list of resources to help older adults. All information is subject to change.
Where to get the covid-19 vaccine
The Virginia Department of Health has the most updated information on the COVID-19 vaccine and has a search tool for where to get it. Click the button below and enter your address to find locations near you.
You can get a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card through the Virginia Department of Health. You will need to enter your first and last name, birthdate and zip code. They will send you a verification code to your cell phone (you can also request a voice call). Enter the verification code where directed and your record will upload. You can save the pdf or print it. If you receive additional vaccinations after, you will need to go through the same process again to see the updates.
Please call ahead as many sites have varying hours, require an appointment, or a doctor request.
The Virginia Department of Health website can direct you to testing sites in your area. Click HERE.
As of January 2022, the US Government is offering 4 free in-home COVID-19 testing kits per household, mailed through the US Postal Service to anyone who requests them. You can order those here: https://www.covidtests.gov/
The Free Clinic of Culpeper 610 Laurel Street, Culpeper 540-829-5032 MedExpress Urgent Care 1420 S. Main Street, Culepeper 540-825-2202 Walgreens 15250Montanus Drive, Culepeper 800-925-4733 Wellspring Health Services 5237 creativity Drive, Culpeper 540-321-4281 UVA Primary Care Culpeper Family Practice 1200 Sunset Lane, Suite #2210, Culpeper 540-825-6100
Fauquier Free Clinic 35 Rock Pointe Ln, Warrenton 540-347-0394 Piedmont Urgent Care Fauquier 493 Blackwell Road, #101B , Warrenton 540-347-5200
Madison Free Clinic 410 N. Main Street, Madison 540-948-3667
CVS Health 308 Radney Road, Orange 540-672-0827 (Orange Free Clinic does NOT offer COVID-19 testing.)
Do I have COVID-19?
Online Covid-19 Check
Click button below for a free online "checkup" to determine if you are likely to have COVID-19 and what to do if you have it.
A burdened healthcare system is associated with increased COVID-19 mortality and limits capacity for non-COVID-19 conditions. At this stage of the pandemic, data on disease severity and healthcare strain to complement case rates are more informative than data on community transmission rates alone. A comprehensive approach to assessing COVID-19 community levels can inform decisions about layered COVID-19 prevention strategies, including vaccination and masking, with explicit goals of reducing medically significant disease and limiting strain on the healthcare system. All of our counties remain at the same level as last week. The level determines recommendations for both individual and community prevention strategies, and includes things like masking, testing, ventilating spaces, vaccines and treatment. (see table updated March 11, 2022 below)
The new guidance “recommends, but does not mandate” COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for workers. Please continue to recommend vaccines to your staff and promote strategies like social distancing, increased cleaning, and staying at home when sick. Additionally, please continue to monitor the CDC’s Community Transmission Levels to help make informed decisions on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within your facility/school/business. Currently the Community Transmission Levels for five of our RRHD counties are low.
Along with the revocation of the Standard, businesses are no longer required to report COVID-19 cases through the DOLI reporting portal. In its place, the VDH Outbreak Surveillance Team has created a new suspect outbreak reporting portal to replace the current DOLI project. The link for the new project can be found here and is now live! Anyone can use this portal (businesses, LTCFs, schools, daycares, etc.) to report outbreaks or suspected outbreaks for all diseases, not just COVID-19. This resource adds rather than replaces our current communication channels; if you suspect your facility has an outbreak, you can continue to reach out to the local health department directly through our COVID hotline (540.316.6072 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or to a point of contact that you’ve already established, such as to our RRHD epidemiologists or mitigation specialists. Additional COVID-19 News:
The FDA authorized and CDC updated recommendations (change to guidance) to allow for immunocompromised and certain adults the choice to receive a 2nd booster dose of an mRNA vaccine. These recommendations allow persons who may be at increased risk of severe outcomes due to COVID-19 to receive additional protection. People should assess their own personal risk and are encouraged to consult with a healthcare provider on what would be best for their situation. These boosters are available at our local health department walk-in hours (see infographic below for schedule).
The Biden Administration is launching COVID.gov, a new one-stop shop website to help all people in the United States gain even better access to lifesaving tools like vaccines, tests, treatments, and masks, as well as get the latest updates on COVID-19 in their area.
The CDC and White House have recently emphasized the importance of ventilation and air flow within buildings as a key mitigation measure. In a blog post titled, “Let’s Clear the Air on Covid,” Alondra Nelson, chief of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy outlines basic principles and cites the science in support of making indoor environments safer by filtering or cleaning air.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov Federal website with the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 including safety guidelines, vaccine information, response to the virus, and informational articles on related subject matter. Virginia Department of Health www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine For COVID-19 info & vaccine info. Virginia Department of Heath vaccination sign-up vaccinate.virginia.gov/ (877) 829-4682 Official Virginia state site to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you don’t have WiFi, or need help call the phone number above.
Rappahannock-Rapidan Health Department COVID Hotline 540-316-6302 (24/7) email@example.com VA COPES Warmline (COPES = compassionate, optimistic, person-centered, empowering support) www.vacopes.com 877-349-6428 Provides peer support available to all Virginia residents who may be struggling to cope with the effects and circumstances such as isolation, fear, grief and anxiety around COVID 19. NOT an emergency or suicide hotline. Spanish available.
Other Useful Resources
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
If you lost a loved one to COVID-19, you may be eligible for a government program that pays for funeral expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will pay up to $9,000 for funeral expenses for loved ones who died of COVID-19. Survivors can apply for benefits by contacting FEMA, toll-free, at 844-684-6333. To find out if you qualify, read FEMA’s Funeral Assistance FAQs.
How to Apply: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585 Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time Call this dedicated toll-free phone number to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA's representatives. Multilingual services will be available.
If you use a relay service, such as your videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, please provide your specific number assigned to that service. It is important that FEMA is able to contact you, and you should be aware phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number. For more information, please go to: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance
PLEASE NOTE FROM THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTOIN BUREAU: Unfortunately, FEMA reports that scammers are contacting people and pretending to offer to register them for assistance. To avoid those scams, here are some tips:
FEMA will not contact you until you call or apply for assistance.
The government won’t ask you to pay anything to get this benefit.
Don’t give your own or your deceased loved one’s personal or financial information to anyone who contacts you out of the blue.
If you think you got a scam call, hang up and report it to the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or the Federal Trade Commission at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.
COVIDWISE - App to find out if you've been exposed to covid-19
COVIDWISE is Virginia’s official Exposure Notifications app that lets you know if you’ve likely been exposed to another COVIDWISE user with a positive COVID-19 test result. For information about the COVIDWISE App: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covidwise/
Covid-19 resources from the virginia department for the deaf and hard of hearing