For COVID-19 questions, call the Prince William Health District public information line: (703) 872-7759 M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Text COVIDPWC to 888777 for COVID-19 alerts Texto COVIDPWCES 888777 for Alertas COVID-19

Assistance

Prince William County
The Emergency Housing Assistance Program will be provided to all eligible households who reside in Prince William County and cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, learn more here.

City of Manassas
COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program

Virginia DHCD
The Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) is designed to support and ensure housing stability across the commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more here.

VH (formally VHDA) link for mortgage assistance for VHDA loans
Learn more here.

If you have lost employment and are seeking information on Unemployment Insurance, please call the Virginia Employment Commission at 1-866-832-2363 or visit https://vcwnorthern.com/

For ANYONE experiencing food insecurity. Please call the number below, our team will connect you to the nearest food distribution site or set you up for a direct delivery if it is an emergency.

Monday – Friday
703-794-4668
9am – 4pm

Beware of individuals who contact you in person, by phone, or email to tell you the government requires you to take a COVID-19 test.

After explaining to you why you should consider getting a COVID-19 test, public health will help you find a clinic to get tested but would not require you to get tested.

Beware of individuals offering to sell you a COVID-19 test kit or supplies and door-to-door marketers claiming to provide testing.

At this point, COIVID-19 test kits will not be sold door to door. Generally, they require a healthcare provider to obtain the sample for the test.

Be cautious of unsolicited requests for their Medicare or Medicaid numbers.

Do not share your Medicare or Medicaid number unless you are certain who you are providing it to is a legitimate insurance or healthcare provider.

Those experiencing homelessness or the threat of homelessness should call the County’s Coordinated Entry System (CES) at 703-792-3366. The CES ensures people have fair and equal access to homeless services. The CES team will quickly identify, assess, refer and connect people to resources based on their strengths and needs. CES operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Those who are homeless, exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or testing positive, and do not need hospitalization should call 703-792-3366 for transportation to the local Homeless Crisis Response Plan motel. It is free and provides medical care, food and laundry for those who are homeless and need to be quarantined or isolated.

The Health District has set up a COVID-19 Call Center at 703-872-7759 where people can get information related to COVID-19. The phones are staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If someone is experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

The Overnight Shelter for adults and the Bill Mehr Drop-In Center is now located at the Sharron Baucom Dale City Recreation Center. The recreation center, which can hold 60 people with room for expansion to 110, has separate dormitory-style rooms for single adult men and women, two common rooms, showers and a room for meals. It can be open 24 hours a day, every day, and is a place where single adults can go for showers, meals, and daily hygiene items, along with access to referrals for behavioral health services, medical and dental referrals, and employment services.

Other Resources:
• The Prince William Area Continuum of Care is made up of local governments, non-profit providers, faith-based organizations, outreach organizations, and citizens at large with the goal of ending homelessness. There is help! Call the CES at 703-792-3366.
• OmniRide Local and Metro Express is operating fare free.
• Those in need of food should call the Community Feeding Task Force Food Helpline at 703-794-4668.
• For other types of service, such as Homeless Prevention & Diversion, Emergency Shelter, Rapid Re-Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing, contact the CES at 703-792-3366.
Economic Impact Payments – Americans without a permanent address qualify for a one-time $1200 Economic Impact Payment

Wellness

Stress and Coping

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.  How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and  the community you live in.

People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include

  • Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for COVID-19
  • Children and teens
  • People who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors and other health care providers, or first responders
  • People who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use

Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call

  • 911
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
    (TTY 1-800-846-8517)

COVID – Manage Anxiety & Stress

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255. There is always someone on the line for you to talk with, day or night.

Action in the Community Through Service, or ACTS, also takes phone calls regarding suicide Crisis intervention for trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, and substance abuse at its helpline at 703-368-4141

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Development Services
For all Virginians having difficulty coping with COVID-19 call 877-349-6428 to speak to someone. It’s a Toll-free, no-cost and anonymous.
More here.

Outreach Materials

For the latest Coronavirus information in Virginia visit: www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus