University of Auckland professor Siouxsie Wiles and Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris’ animated graphic shows how social distancing, when taken seriously by an individual, can make a huge impact in reducing the spread of the disease.

What is COVID-19? 

COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus that causes an infection that has now spread all over the world. 

There are many kinds of coronaviruses.  Most cause the common cold. But other coronaviruses are more serious. 

COVID-19 is new and hasn’t been seen in people before. And for some people, it can become serious and dangerous.1 

COVID-19 is tricky because someone can have the virus and give it to others, but not seem sick.

1Definition courtesy of 

Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Is it Coronavirus or the Flu?

HIV and COVID-19    

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Where to get Tested for the Coronavirus?

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NVRC During the Coronavirus Pandemic……

NVRC’s HIV staff can be contacted at the following numbers if you need to be referred to HIV services:

For Ryan White or HOPWA please call 703-831-7642 or email 

For HOPWA information please call 703-642-4638 or email

Please remember no HIV treatment or support services for PLWH are provided by NVRC. If you already have a relationship with a Ryan White or HOPWA service provider, please follow their directions to maintain contact and get the services you need.  

Local Impact of COVID-19

Explore a local dashboard and map tracking real time coronavirus cases in the Northern Virginia region: Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax City and County, Loudoun, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Prince William. The coronavirus information comes from the renowned John Hopkins University COVID-19 Geographic Information System (GIS) database. The dashboard, developed by the regional demographer at NVRC, also contains numerous statistics for assessing potentially vulnerable populations in Northern Virginia. See

Coronavirus advice from VDH

Stay up-to-date on the latest Coronavirus advice from the Virginia Department of Health at: