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 #8: What's Next?

Spread the word to help Virginia tune in Thursday June 24th at 7pm. In our last mission, we asked you to share common questions overheard within your communities. Our upcoming town hall covers answers. Topics include the Delta variant, current CDC + VDH guidelines, children + adolescents vaccine, + summer activities and many other FAQ.

🚀 Tune in + encourage others to do the same by sharing these fliers
6.23.21

Mission #7: Brainstorm

As we move into our next chapter of COVID response, we need your help. Since February of 2021, we've worked to turn Community Ambassador ideas into real life tools + resources. It's time for round 2. What's needed right now? Be sure to return to the Mission 7 page to see insight from your peers!

🚀 Share your insight + ideas
6.11.21

📢 Governor Northam | Update

Update: "REMINDER: Effective at 12:01 AM on Friday (May 28), all distancing + capacity restrictions are lifted in Virginia.

Commonsense mitigation measures have kept Virginians safe over the last 15 months, + with #COVID19 vaccines now widely available, it is time to begin our new normal."

🚀 Consider following + sharing the social media accounts + content featured further down this page to help keep communities informed

6.1.21

❤️ Mission #6 1/2: Basic Training

On May 25th + 27th, we partnered with Immunize Virginia to offer a 2-part, interactive COVID Basic Training to a limited number of Community Ambassadors. This 3-hour interactive learning experience facilitates further action within local communities through knowledge + COVID communication skills.

🚀 Stay tuned for future learning experiences
5.27.21

Mission #6: Action

Support the It’s Our Shot, Virginia: Statewide Day of Action on Tuesday, May 18 by communicating your vaccination status + encouraging others to receive their free COVID vaccine. Whether you say it out loud or through a social media frame/meeting background, announce your vaccination status for all to know.

🚀 Choose any or all of the action items listed
here
5.18.21

Mission #5: Tune In

Shine the spotlight on accurate information. Encourage those in your circles to tune in Tuesday, May 4 at 7pm ET. The Virginia Department of Health will host leading medical experts, state health officials + community leaders for a statewide virtual town hall event, “Vaccinate Virginia: You Ask, The Experts Answer.”

🚀 Let others know you're tuning in by sharing
these materials via social, email + text
5.3.21

📬 Looking for past email updates?
(click here to view)

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
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.