COVID information & FAQ

Get Your Vaccination - Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula

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Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula is coordinating information related to area clinics. It includes Hampton and five other localities, the state Health Department local district, and four hospital/medical systems.

Wednesday, April 21, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fieldhouse of CNU's Freeman Center (Moderna); open to anyone age 18 or over.   Sign up now.

Wednesday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, 101 Visitor Center Drive. (Moderna).

Wednesday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., York Senior Center, 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway. (Moderna).
For times 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.:
For 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.:

Friday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, Ivy Baptist Church, 50 Maple Ave., Newport News (Pfizer). Open to age 16 and older; 16- and 17-year-olds must have a parent or guardian and identification.

Medical Practices

  • Bon Secours, please visit here to learn how to schedule a vaccination appointment.
  • Riverside, please visit here to learn how to schedule a vaccination appointment.
  • Sentara, please visit here to learn how to schedule a vaccination appointment.

Private sources

Virginia Health Department

Throughout Virginia The state has set up a central site for registration and to schedule a vaccination time. Go online to or call 877-829-4682. Find out more at the Virginia Department of Health website.

Hampton city services

COVID-19: Check this list to see what's open, what requires an appointment, what's not open.

You can also contact individual departments for specific guidelines for conducting business with the city or contact the 3-1-1 Citizen Contact Center (311 or 757-726-8311) or email  

Information on the coronavirus and the disease it causes (COVID-19)

wear a maskHow many cases and deaths in the region? Hampton Roads Planning District Commission data

How many cases and deaths in the state? The Virginia Department of Health updates daily

How many cases and deaths in the world? Johns Hopkins University compiles this.

What are the best ways to protect myself? You’ve heard this: Wash your hand often, use hand sanitizer, disinfect, wear a mask.

Do I really need to wear a mask? Yes, says the CDC, when you are around other people. People can be contagious before they show any symptoms. A face covering protects others and offers you some protection. Here are some tips.

How can I report violations of the governor's mask order? Citizens can report of violations of the Governor's mask mandate and social distancing mandates at here.  Those without internet can call 757-594-7069; however the call volume is very heavy and the priority there is answering questions and concerns about COVID health-related issues. 

What is social distancing? Staying about 6 feet from others

How long does the virus live on surfaces? That varies by surface.

What should I do if I think I’m sick? Symptoms and what to do.

Should I get tested? State interactive guide goes through symptom, maps testing sites,  provide links.

Recreation — What can I do?

Parks: City parks are open. You can walk trails or relax — just stay 6 feet away from people who don’t live in your house. Most of Hampton's Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services buildings will reopen beginning May 3. Sandy Bottom Nature Park's nature center will also reopen, and boat rentals and camping will resume. However, yurt rentals remain closed.

Bluebird Gap Farm: The farm is open regular hours. Again, buildings are closed and please stay away from others. The playground is closed.

Community Centers: The city's four community centers will open beginning May 3, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Fort Monroe, North Phoebus, Northampton, and West Hampton Community Centers will serve as “wellness hubs,” as recommended by the National Recreation & Parks Association, with access to fitness equipment by appointment, plus physically distanced classes like Zumba, aerobics, stretch & strengthen, and line dancing, among others. After-school fitness will also be offered 2-6 p.m. for students who have been missing structured physical activities during the pandemic. Hours will expand in June with modified summer camps.

Shelters: There are no reservations for shelters currently, but no more than 10 people allowed in a shelter. Contact Parks at  757-727-6348 if you need a refund.

Trails: Trails are open; just don’t crowd together. Try the Matteson Trail, Fort Monroe seawall, Buckroe Beach seawall, trails at Sandy Bottom Nature Park and Waterwalk. There are also neighborhood parks. Remember, playgrounds are closed.

Fishing:  The pier at Buckroe has reopened. Engineers Pier at Fort Monroe is closed due to COVID-19. Surf fishing is available on Grandview Beach but no other city beaches. There is also freshwater fishing at Sandy Bottom Nature Park and Armistead Pointe. 

Athletic facilities: All of the city athletic facilities and fields are closed for play. Families can use them to pitch and catch with one or two people, but there is no basketball, football, soccer, softball, baseball or other sport allowed.

Golf: Beginning Friday, May 29, the city is opening its two golf courses, The Hamptons and The Woodlands. All facilities will open in a modified way that includes maintaining social distancing by not operating at full capacity. More information.   

Tennis: The clay-court Hampton Tennis Center is open as of May 29, 2020.


What businesses are allowed to open? Essential retailers were never closed by the governor, but all retail is now allowed. Occupancy is limited. 

Where can I get takeout food or find outdoor dining? The city has blocked off one block of Queens Way downtown to accommodate expanded outdoor dining if restaurants in those areas want to use those areas. The Convention and Visitor Bureau has a list of delivery, takeout and outdoor dining 

How can I get information on business assistance programs? Check out Economic Development’s resource list.

How can I get help?

How do I apply for unemployment? The Virginia Employment Commission

How can I find food assistance? The Peninsula Foodbank can help you find a food pantry near you.

What about emergency social services help? Contact Human Services at 757-727-1800.

How do we get back to normal? 

What is the state plan for reopening? It’s called Forward Virginia

What is the current phase? Phase Three, or Safer at Home. Gov. Northam said most of Virginia may enter Phase Three beginning June 30. The governor imposed additional restrictions on most of Hampton Roads, including Hampton, on July 31, because of rising COVID-19 case numbers in the region.

Does the city have a plan? Yes, it’s based on the state plan. City officials do not have the authority to override decisions by the state or move to a phase sooner than allowed. Here’s the plan.

When will we get back to normal? State officials are following several data points and looking for continued improvement. There is no set timetable; it depends on the data.