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Resources for Coronavirus and COVID-19 in the Northern Virginia Region

The Fredericksburg Emergency Medical Alliance (FEMA) is working with state and local public health officials, as well as the Mary Washington Health System to coordinate a regional response to the coronavirus.

Information for Patients 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What you need to know about COVID-19 >

Symptoms of COVID-19

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.


Read more:  COVID-19 Symptoms >


What to do if you think you've been exposed:

If you or a family member has flu-like symptoms (fever, cough), or believe you may have been exposed to coronavirus, you should:

1. Contact your county health department. 

Health Department Directory >

2. Stay home and call your primary care provider. Calling ahead helps to determine the most appropriate care. Find a primary care doctor >

If you have an emergency, such as shortness of breath or inability to breathe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department immediately.



Information for Physicians 

  • If your patient has an inability to breathe or poor oxygenation please call 911 and send him/her to the nearest emergency department. 

  • Please call ahead and inform the emergency department of any incoming potential COVID-19.

​Mary Washington Hospital Emergency Room:


Stafford Hospital Emergency Room:


  • Please be sure to alert EMS of a possible COVID-19 patient, so that they may put on appropriate personal protective equipment.

  • For patients without severe symptoms, please consider home quarantine with strict return precautions for any difficulty breathing.


LINK: CDC FAQ for Healthcare Professionals >

For more information, please consider the following resource links:

Print Resources and Infographics:

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