Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Information and Symptoms

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus Disease 2019”) is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a new (novel) coronavirus that initially emerged in Wuhan Provence, China in December 2019. COVID-19 can spread easily when infected people cough, sneeze, talk or sing. COVID-19 can spread easily when people are too close. The virus may also spread by touching items

Handwashing, hand sanitizers, face masks, and keeping your distance from others have been shown to help protect people from catching or spreading COVID-19.

COVID-19 Symptoms

People with COVID-19 might not have any symptoms. If they do have symptoms, these can range from mild to severe illness. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue (feeling very tired), muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms of COVID-19. Not everyone with COVID-19 will have all these symptoms. Symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

See more information from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

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Find COVID-19 Vaccines

To search for all COVID-19 vaccine availability, visit This website helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines by ZIP Code.

COVID-19 Resources from Roanoke City and Alleghany Health District (RCAHD)

Vaccinations Available by Appointment

(June, 2021) COVID-19 Vaccines are available to residents ages 12+ from the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health District (RCAHD). Call the RCAHD office at (540) 613-6597 for more information. 

RCAHD Website

Visit httpsRoanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts Logo Opens in new window:// to learn more about vaccination efforts, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and vaccination program updates. 

For the latest information, follow the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts Facebook page.

VDH COVID-19 Public Health Monitoring Data by City/County

Latest Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)