While the vaccine supply is limited, the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered in phases. People who are more likely to have severe COVID-19 illness and workers that are essential to the functioning of society will be offered the vaccine in the earlier phases.
York County is working in coordination with the Virginia Health Department (VDH), local agencies, and our neighboring jurisdictions to prepare for, and minimize, the potential spread of this, or any, virus. Our emergency operations plan contains guidance to follow in case of a pandemic.
Like other respiratory viruses, the Coronavirus is spread through coughing or sneezing. Symptoms – fever, cough, breathing difficulties - appear within 2 to 14 days after exposure.
The CDC recommends following these preventive actions:
Stay home when you are sick (at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines;
wash hands often using soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
use at least a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue (and throw it away immediately) or into your sleeve.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cautioning the public to be on the lookout for scammers taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. The FTC and U.S. Food and Drug Administration have jointly issued warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. Please visit the FTC website for more information. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing