On the evening of March 30th, ELVPHD was made aware that a healthcare provider in Norfolk has tested positive for COVID-19. The provider is not a resident of the health district.
ELVPHD will initiate contact investigations and will assess potential exposures to determine next steps. All identified patients will be subject to self-quarantine (stay home) and be actively monitored twice daily by public health officials for fever and respiratory symptoms. The co-workers of the provider will also be actively monitored for the next two weeks.
As more information becomes available in this investigation, details will be released.
Our department continues to encourage the community to self-monitor their symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel you are ill, please call your provider and follow their next steps. All counties in the ELVPHD health district are under Directed Health Measures until May 6th.