COVID Community Ambassadors

VIRGINIA'S HEALTH IS IN OUR HANDS


WELCOME to the Virginia COVID Community Ambassador program: We are thrilled you are here! Consider this site a hub for resources + tools. The site is designed for anyone willing + able to volunteer a few minutes each week to help keep Virginians safe. Want to become a Community Ambassador?

Action 1: RECENT MISSIONS + UPDATES
Stay up to date on Community Ambassador "missions," news + updates.
🚀Check back each week to see what's happening.

Mission #19: Testing, 1, 2, 3

As we turn back to the core message to keep Virginia safe, let’s put our focus on testing. In the process, we may encounter family members or peers still undecided on the vaccine, so let's provide a solution-oriented answer. Testing! Testing before large gatherings + after can prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities. Dive into Mission 19 to help get the word out!

🚀 Keep Virginia safe by encouraging testing + sharing testing facts.
4.27.22

Mission #18 1/2: Say "Thank You" on National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week starts on April 4th + runs through April 10th. Follow + read up on every day's theme + post to your social media channels about it. Don't forget to thank those involved in public health or on the front lines of the pandemic. Use this form to share your story on public health or to simply say "thank you".

🚀 Follow National Public Health Week's daily themes + share, don't forget to say "Thank you!"
3.30.21

Mission #18: Building Bridges

Mission 18 directs us back to the core message on the benefits of testing, vaccinating, + boosting to help stop the spread of COVID-19 + help keep our communities safe and healthy. We encourage + ask you to keep track of misinformation, to use bridging statements to increase trust in the facts, + stay up to date with the resources in our library.

🚀 Build bridges with your friends, family members, + coworkers while tackling misinformation + getting back to the core message
3.24.21

Mission #17: A Call for Community Care

The pandemic has taken a mental + emotional toll on just about everyone. Many report feeling lonely, fearful, or isolated. Mission 17 is a reminder that we are still in this together + we don't have to face these struggles alone.

🚀Call to catch up, invite a neighbor on a walk, or visit an elderly loved one. Simply reach out, sending a reminder that you are there + care.
2.11.22

Mission #16: Mental Health First

The pandemic has had a major impact on Virginians’ mental health, + going through the holidays in a pandemic - yet again - could have caused a lot of anxiety + emotional distress. As a small “thank you” to you, Mission 16 is meant to help you this upcoming year put your mental health first.


🚀 Explore the mini-class + utilize the easy, accessible wellness tools
1.6.22

Mission #14: The 5-11 Vaccine

With Thanksgiving 🦃 almost here, everyone 5-years-old and older now gets a chance to help stop the spread! In this mission, you’ll find information on the vaccine for 5-11 year-olds as well as how to prepare for safe gatherings - especially with loved ones at higher risk. Read up + be the answer for parents + guardians in your community!

🚀 Read up on trusted facts about the 5-11 + share on social media
11.18.21

📬 Looking for past email updates?
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Action 2: SOCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
Have a minute?
Highlights from Virginia Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, Ad Council, Governor Northam, National Institutes of Health + more.
🚀 Review posts which look interesting to you. Click-and-share messages which you feel would be helpful to your communities.

Action 3: SOCIAL ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW
Have a few minutes?
Here are some of the top official sources + experts helping support health + wellbeing.
🚀 Follow, comment, like + share the messages which you feel would be helpful to your communities.

Virginia Department of Health

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Linkedin
Youtube

National Institute of Minority Health + Health Disparities

Facebook
Twitter
Linkedin
Youtube

Center for Disease Control + Prevention

Facebook
Twitter

Instagram
Linkedin
Youtube

Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Website

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Facebook
Twitter
Linkedin

Action 4: COMMUNITY ARTICLES
Have 10 minutes?
🚀 Read any article which looks interesting to you. Share if you feel the article may be helpful to your communities.

Action 5: LIBRARY
Have more time?
🚀 Find expert answers to common questions.

📚 Ambassador Virtual Library

The Library holds expert answers to common questions. Visit if you have the time. You'll find resources such as Vaccine Safety 101, Vaccine Rollout 101, + more.