Where can I get more information about COVID-19?
- Please visit the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), or the World Health Organization for additional information.
- While individuals are encouraged to contact their health care provider for questions about their health, general information about COVID-19 is available from the websites above and at 1-877-ASK-VDH3.
How can I get assistance during the school closure?
If anyone needs additional support, please contact the United Way at www.unitedwayshr.org or call 757-858-7777. They have established a Coronavirus Recovery Response Hotline for those that are experiencing the effects of closures and missed work.
The Virginia Department of Social Services also has resources and information available for families who need assistance.
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia will begin distributing food at several YMCA locations Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m -11 a.m. Additionally, you can find an interactive map with food pantry and other meal service locations throughout Chesapeake here.
- Suffolk Family YMCA
2769 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434
- James L. Camp Jr. Family YMCA
300 Crescent Drive, Franklin, VA 23851
- The Y on Granby
2901 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
- Greenbrier Family YMCA
1033 Greenbrier Pkwy., Chesapeake, VA 23320
Chesapeake Public Schools has partnered with several local churches to distribute supplies at our meal sites. Visit faithinchesapeake.com for more information.
What should I do if my child is facing difficulties with mental health during the closure?
If your child is in crisis and needs immediate help, please call 911 for assistance. If you or someone you know wants to harm themselves or someone else, call 757-548-7000 for 24-hour assistance.
Your child’s school counselor can be contacted via email for non-emergency emotional support during the closure. Visit your school’s website for his/her email address.