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 #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

🙏 Thank you, WTKR News!

CBS affiliate network in Norfolk, VA helped shine the spotlight on Community Ambassador collective efforts to "reach people who might otherwise miss out on important + accurate information." Wonderful work, everyone!
Thank you: Brookie, Kofo, Ambassadors + News 3 Team!

🚀
Be sure to read the story + watch the video coverage
3.25.21

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

💡 Community Brainstorm - Mission 7.
6.11.21

❤️ (Mission 6 1/2: Basic Training was offered to 30 Ambassadors)
5.25.21

🗓 Statewide Day of Action, let's go!
5.18.21

🏛️ Town hall, tune in + share.
5.3.21

💬 Show or Tell - Mission 4.
4.15.21

🏟 Mission 3 is ready for you.
3.31.21

🧰 Over 50 COVID resources in one place.
3.19.21

Mission 1 | Your first mission awaits!
3.3.21

👋 Welcome VA COVID-19 Community Ambassadors!
2.15.21

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.