Covid-19 Volunteer Information

Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline (launched March 13, 2020)

1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-275-8343)

                Option 1: General COVID-19 Information

                Option 2: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19

                Option 3: If you are an out of state physician

                Option 4: In-state Physician


Governor issues call for additional volunteers to help with COVID-19 health care demand

Gov. Ralph Northam today (April 15) announced additional details of a statewide effort in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health’s Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) to recruit medical and non-medical volunteers in the fight against COVID-19. It is estimated up to 30,000 volunteers are needed to provide support for the expected surge in hospitals and long-term care facilities throughout the Commonwealth. Healthcare professionals interested in volunteering should register as soon as possible via the Virginia Volunteer Health System.  Find FAQs about volunteering here.


What liability protection is available for volunteers?

In 2005, the Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill 2520 to ensure additional protection for MRC volunteers. MRC Volunteers who are called to a health event by a Virginia Medical Reserve Corps and volunteer under the direction of the Virginia Department of Health receive the same risk management coverage under the state as VDH employees, when they are involved in state-sanctioned and directed programs. Similar protections apply to volunteers in Medical Reserve Corps directly tied to city or county government organizations when directed by representatives of those government agencies. You should not be placed in a position by any MRC to perform any task or skill that is outside your existing scope of practice or experience. Volunteers should protect themselves by only working within their scope of practice or skill at all times. There are also other liability protections that may apply to MRC volunteers when performing their duties.


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