COVID-19 City of Newport News Employee Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its COVID-19 prevention guidance based on COVID-19 Community Levels.  COVID-19 Community Levels are a measure of the impact of COVID-19 illness on health and healthcare systems and are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps should be taken based on the latest data.  The CDC currently recommends prevention steps based on COVID-19 Community Levels of low, medium and high.   

Mask/Face Covering Guidance

The chart below outlines guidance on when to wear a mask based on the current COVID-19 Community Level.  (CDC Guide to Masks).  


COVID-19 Community Level

When to Wear a Mask




·   Wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk

·   If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about additional precautions, such as wearing masks or respirator indoors in public

·   If you live with or have social contact with someone at high risk for severe illness, consider testing yourself for infection before you get together & wearing a mask when indoors with them

·   Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status or individual risk (including K-12 schools & other community settings)

·   If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness, wear a mask or respirator that provides you with greater protection

Check our COVID-19 Community Level

Employees may review the Newport News COVID-19 Community Level by using the checker below.  Please note that COVID-19 Community Levels can change rapidly. The Department of Human Resources COVID Care Team will make every attempt to notify employees when there is a significant change to our COVID-19 Community Level and associated guidelines.  

COVID Vaccine & Free Test Information

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