Connect to End COVID-19:

Resources for Social Workers

Virginia Resources

 

  • Request your Virginia COVID-19 vaccination record.

  • Search for Virginia COVID-19 testing locations. 

  • Learn the latest guidance for Virginia healthcare providers.

  • Read guidance for if you are exposed.

  • Monitor the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Demographics Dashboard. 

  • Track the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard.

  • Read the Virginia Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report. Data till July 1, 2022. Number of Health Center respondents = 18 (69% of all Health Centers). 

  • Keep abreast of vaccination progress through the Virginia Department of Health Vaccination Update.

  • Check out the newest COVID-19 vaccine availability for babies and children. As of June 30, 2022. 

  • Learn the latest race-related data around COVID-19 at Virginia Department of Health COVID Data: Race. 

  • Virginia Department of Health: COVID-19 Disparities by Race and Ethnicity in Virginia. March 8, 2021.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources

 

Centers for Disease Control Health Equity and COVID. Definition, CDC COVID-19 Response Strategy, Special Populations.

Post Covid-19 Care Centers: Because recovery from COVID-19 is a new area of research and treatment, with lingering and persistent long-COVID symptoms, post-COVID Care Centers (PCCC) are opening nationwide, including at Virginia Commonwealth University. These centers, whose budgets may include funding from the CDC, are both studying and testing treatments for these physical and mental medical issues. 

 

Vaccine Confidence

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

  • COVID-19 Vaccination for Children

  • v-safe After Vaccination Health Checker

  • Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines

  • 12 COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Your Community

  • Ways Health Departments Can Help Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

 

Addressing Misinformation/Disinformation

  • Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

  • How to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

  • State of Vaccine Confidence Insights Reports

  • A Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation. Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, 2021.

 

Health Care Providers

  • Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination in Children

  • Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccinations Currently Approved or Authorized in the United States

  • Talking with Patients About COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Answering Patients’ Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine and Vaccination

 

Communications

  • How to Talk About COVID-19 Vaccines with Friends and Family

 

In the News:

  • COVID Variant BA-5 Is Spreading Fast in Virginia, Experts Are Unsure What Impact. July 8, 2022, The Richmond Times Dispatch. 

  • Youngkin: Quarantining, Masks No Longer Recommended for Schools, Day Cares, Camps. July 14, 2022, The Richmond Times Dispatch. 

  • Ahead of July Fourth Weekend, Virginia’s COVID Positivity Rate Surpasses 20%, A First Since February. July 1, 2022, The Richmond Times Dispatch. 

  • Virginia Health Department Redefines “Recent COVID Exposure,” Diverging from CDC.” June 16, 2022, The Richmond Times Dispatch.

  • Virginia Lagging in Reporting COVID-19 Vaccine Race and Ethnicity, July 2022, Wavy.com.

  • Pfizer COVID-19 Shot Works, Safe for Youngest Kids, FDA Says. June 13, 2022, Bloomberg.

  • The Unequal Toll of the Omicron Wave. March 18, 2022, Rebecca Tan, John D’Harden, and Michael Brice-Saddler, The Washington Post.

  • NASW Supports COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and Strongly Urges All Social Workers to Be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19, December 21, 2021, NASW Press Release.

  • Virginia’s Families Struggle with Food and Housing during Pandemic. December 14, 2021, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Voices for Virginias Children press release.  

  • COVID-19 Disparities Persist in Virginia, but Gaps Are Decreasing: New Health Department Dashboard Provides Racial, Ethnic Data. December 8, 2021, InsideNOVA.com. 

  • Virginia’s Black, Latino, Native American Communities Hospitalized for COVID-19 in Disproportionate Numbers, November 23, WRIC.com, Nexstar Media Inc.

  • Fact Check: Black People Make Up Disproportionate Share of COVID-19 Deaths in Richmond, Virginia. May 5, 2020, USA Today.