REOPENING GUIDELINES: PHASE 2

EASTERN SHORE HEALTH DISTRICT: IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eastern Shore Health District
23191 Front Street
Accomac, VA 23301
757-787-5880
www.vdh.virginia.gov/LHD/EasternShore/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2020
Contact: Jon Richardson (757) 302-4271
Eastern Shore Health District Announces Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing
(Accomac, Va.) – The Eastern Shore Health District is reaching out to residents to understand more about COVID-19 and help prevent further spread in our community. We are offering free COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru testing clinic and the opportunity to complete a 5-minute questionnaire. Your participation is voluntary and any information you provide in the questionnaire will remain confidential. If you choose not to participate, it will not affect your access to testing.
Drive-through Testing Information
The event will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 8th and 9th, at Eastern Shore Community College from 10 am-6 pm Friday and 9 am-4 pm Saturday or until testing supplies run out. Our trained teams from the Virginia National Guard will administer the tests and Health Department staff will provide you information on how to best protect yourself and others from COVID-19 transmission. You will receive a call from the Eastern Shore Health District with your results.

If you have any questions about this project, you may contact the Eastern Shore Health District at 757-787-5880. You can also visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on how to protect yourself and your community from COVID-19.

Thank you for participating in this community project to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT #3-A: LOCAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2020
2:30 PM

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT #3-A
TOWN OF CHINCOTEAGUE

COVID-19

LOCAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY

The Mayor and Town Council have declared a local state of emergency effective at 2:00 PM, March 19, 2020, and lasting until the emergency no longer exists.

The declaration in conjunction with Accomack and Northampton counties enables the localities to better respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This will be accomplished by utilizing resources and procedures not normally available in day to day operations. It also allows the request of state and federal assets and possible reimbursement of emergency protective measures incurred during to the emergency response.

You are still the first line of defense in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Continue to remain calm; wash your hands and maintain all social distancing guidelines that have been issued in previous announcements as they are for your and your family’s protection.

Please see www.chincoteague-va.gov or follow us on Facebook for updated information or direction as it becomes available.