The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Virginians’ lives in countless ways. Parents and caregivers are overwhelmed. Older adults may feel anxious and isolated. And people of all ages and circumstances are trying hard to stay healthy and adapt to new economic realities.
VirginiaNavigator is your trusted nonprofit guide to COVID-19 resources that can help with these challenges. Search our family of websites for information on health, financial assistance, caregiver support and more.
- Start here ⇒ Important COVID-19 Information for Older Adults, Caregivers, and Families. This page has the latest from the Virginia Governor’s Office, the Virginia Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Stay safe and slow the spread ⇒ Are you wearing, handling, and washing your mask correctly? Read CDC guidance about how you can Use Masks to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
How to Search for COVID-19 Resources in Virginia
VirginiaNavigator maintains an enormous database of more than 26,000 programs and services for older adults, people with disabilities, veterans, and their families and caregivers. You can search that database online for COVID-19 help and programs near you. It’s easy!
► Step 2: Enter your city, county or ZIP, and search for what you need. The keyword COVID-19 will pull up pandemic-specific programs near you, or you can try food, employment, financial assistance, etc.
For a quick rundown of programs and agencies offering help with urgent financial needs during the pandemic, please see The VirginiaNavigator Guide: What to Do in a Financial Emergency During COVID-19.
If you’ve recently lost your health insurance, you may qualify for free or low-cost health plans through Virginia's Medallion Medicaid and FAMIS programs. Learn more: Anthem COVID-19 Resources for Virginians.
You may want to change your shopping habits to avoid crowded stores. We’ve created a guide to Finding Grocery, Farmers Market, and Food Delivery and Other Resources in Your Community.
If you’re feeling anxious or depressed because of COVID-19, call Virginia's Disaster Relief Warm Line to get support from trained listeners. Call toll-free: (877) 349-6428, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
COVID-19 Information for Virginia Caregivers
If you are a caregiver, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of COVID-19 information (and misinformation) out there. The VirginiaNavigator Guide: Family Caregiving During COVID-19 offers information on services, self-care, and technology for caregivers, whether you’re caring for an older relative, a spouse, a sibling, or a child with a disability.
COVID-19 Information for Older Adults
Not only are seniors at higher risk for COVID-19, but the resulting financial hardships are having an outsized impact on older adults living alone, according to the National Council on Aging. VirginiaNavigator offers resources to help connect with others, meet financial challenges and stay healthy.
Get updated information for older Virginians and their caregivers:
- Practical Tips for Caregivers Concerned About Coronavirus
- How Tech Tools Can Help Caregivers During COVID-19 and Social Distancing
- LeadingAge Virginia: Online Resources to Stay Connected and Stay Well During COVID-19
- COVID-19 and Medicare's Expanded Telehealth Benefits
- AARP Live Q&A Events on the Coronavirus
COVID-19 Information for Virginia Veterans
Whether you’re a veteran or a military caregiver, it’s essential to stay informed about the coronavirus. The Veterans Administration, the Dole Foundation and other organizations have introduced new telehealth services, caregiver support programs, and other resources.
Get updated information for veterans:
- VA Launches COVID-19 Screening Tool
- COVID-19 Hidden Heroes Resource Hub
- Lessons from Military Caregivers Amid Coronavirus
- Caregiver Support Program Information for Caregivers During COVID-19
- Coronavirus: Be Informed and Call Your Provider if Symptoms Develop
- VA Expands Virtual Services During COVID-19
- Helping Older Veterans Stay Safe and Healthy During COVID-19
- The VA Is Here for Women Veterans During COVID-19 and Beyond
- Introducing the VA's COVID Coach Mobile App
COVID-19 Information for People with Disabilities in Virginia
Having a disability doesn’t necessarily mean you have a higher risk for getting COVID-19 or becoming seriously ill. However, some underlying health conditions may increase your risk — talk to your healthcare provider about the precautions you should take.
Get updated information for people with disabilities and their families:
- COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities and Their Families
- CDC Information for People with Disabilities
- See the CDC’s list of who is at an elevated risk for coronavirus
- Read COVID-19 resources written by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities