NewsCoronavirus

Actions

CDC Map: Metro Richmond remains medium; masks recommended for 12 Virginia localities

COVID-19 Community Levels calculated on Jan. 26, 2023.
Posted at 9:44 PM, Jan 27, 2023

RICHMOND, Va. — Masking is now recommended for 12 localities in the Commonwealth, including three parts of the WTVR CBS 6 viewing area as much of Metro Richmond remains medium, according to this week's update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The update comes as Virginia's 7-day positivity rate decreased to 16.71%, new cases were relatively flat last week and 73.7% of Virginia's population was fully vaccinated, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The 7-day moving average for weekly COVID cases in the U.S. decreased 11.3% as of Jan. 25 and 85.5% of the country's total population (people 5+) had received at least one vaccine dose, the CDC reported in its weekly update.

The agency released an updated map Thursday, Jan. 26 with county-by-county color designations to indicate whether residents should wear masks or not.

"There are three levels (low, medium, high), which are determined by looking at hospital beds being used by patients with COVID-19, new hospital admissions among people with COVID-19, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in your area," CDC officials wrote.

IN-DEPTH: 600+ COVID-19 patients discharged this week; Virginia hospitalizations down 15%

COVID-19 Community Levels calculated on Jan. 26, 2023.
COVID-19 Community Levels calculated on Jan. 26, 2023.

Scroll down for a complete alphabetized list city/county-by-county breakdown of localities in Virginia

Twelve localities — including Emporia, Greensville and Prince Edward in Central Virginia — rank as high where masking indoors is recommended by the CDC. That is down from 16 localities that ranked as high last week.

Sixty-three localities — including Amelia, Brunswick, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Essex, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond City and Richmond County in Central Virginia — rank as medium. Sixty-two localities ranked as medium last week.

The remaining 58 localities in the Commonwealth rank as low. That is up from the 55 localities that ranked as low last week.

COVID-19 Community Levels calculated on Jan. 26, 2023.
COVID-19 Community Levels calculated on Jan. 26, 2023.

High Community Level

  • Wear a mask indoors in public
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms
  • Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness
  • 12 Virginia localities this week; down from 16 localities last week

Amherst( ranked medium last week)
Bland (ranked medium last week)
Buchanan (ranked medium last week)
Dickenson (no change from last week)
Emporia (ranked medium last week)
Greensville (ranked low last week)
Norton (ranked medium last week)
Prince Edward (ranked medium last week)
Russell (ranked medium last week)
Smyth (ranked medium last week)
Tazewell (ranked medium last week)
Westmoreland (ranked medium last week)

COVID-19 Community Transmission Levels calculated on Jan. 26, 2023.
COVID-19 Community Transmission Levels calculated on Jan. 26, 2023.

Medium Community Level

  • If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms
  • 63 Virginia localities this week; up from 62 last week

Amelia (no change from last week)
Appomattox (no change from last week)
Bedford (no change from last week)
Botetourt (no change from last week)
Bristol (no change from last week)
Brunswick (ranked low last week)
Buena Vista (ranked low last week)
Campbell (ranked high last week)
Carroll (ranked high last week)
Charles City (no change from last week)
Charlotte (no change from last week)
Chesterfield (no change from last week)
Clarke (ranked low last week)
Colonial Heights (no change from last week)
Covington (no change from last week)
Craig (no change from last week)
Cumberland (no change from last week)
Danville (ranked high last week)
Dinwiddie (ranked high last week)
Essex (no change from last week)
Floyd (no change from last week)
Franklin City (ranked low last week)
Franklin County (no change from last week)
Frederick (ranked low last week)
Galax (ranked high last week)
Goochland (no change from last week)
Halifax (ranked high last week)
Hanover (no change from last week)
Harrisonburg (ranked low last week)
Henrico (no change from last week)
Hopewell (ranked high last week)
King and Queen (no change from last week)
King William (no change from last week)
Lancaster (no change from last week)
Lee (no change from last week)
Lexington (ranked low last week)
Lunenburg (ranked high last week)
Lynchburg (no change from last week)
Mecklenburg (ranked high last week)
Middlesex (ranked high last week)
New Kent (no change from last week)
Northumberland (no change from last week)
Nottoway (no change from last week)
Page (ranked low last week)
Petersburg (ranked high last week)
Powhatan (no change from last week)
Prince George (ranked high last week)
Pulaski (no change from last week)
Richmond City (no change from last week)
Richmond County (no change from last week)
Roanoke City (no change from last week)
Roanoke County (no change from last week)
Rockingham (ranked low last week)
Salemi (no change from last week)
Scott (no change from last week)
Shenandoah (ranked low last week)
Surry (ranked high last week)
Sussex (ranked high last week)
Warren (ranked low last week)
Washington (no change from last week)
Winchester (ranked low last week)
Wise (no change from last week)
Wythe (no change from last week)

COVID-19 Community Transmission Levels calculated on Jan. 26, 2023.
COVID-19 Community Transmission Levels calculated on Jan. 26, 2023.

Low Community Level

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms
  • 58 Virginia localities this week; up from 55 last week

Accomack (no change from last week)
Albemarle (no change from last week)
Alexandria (ranked medium last week)
Alleghany (no change from last week)
Arlington (ranked medium last week)
Augusta (no change from last week)
Bath (no change from last week)
Buckingham (no change from last week)
Caroline (no change from last week)
Charlottesville (no change from last week)
Chesapeake (no change from last week)
Culpeper (no change from last week)
Fairfax City (ranked medium last week)
Fairfax County (ranked medium last week)
Falls Church (ranked medium last week)
Fauquier (no change from last week)
Fluvanna (no change from last week)
Fredericksburg (no change from last week)
Giles (ranked medium last week)
Gloucester (no change from last week)
Grayson (ranked high last week)
Greene (no change from last week)
Hampton (no change from last week)
Henry (ranked medium last week)
Highland (no change from last week)
Isle of Wight (no change from last week)
James City (no change from last week)
King George (no change from last week)
Loudoun (ranked medium last week)
Louisa (no change from last week)
Madison (no change from last week)
Manassas (ranked medium last week)
Manassas Park (no change from last week)
Martinsville (ranked medium last week)
Mathews (ranked medium last week)
Montgomery (ranked medium last week)
Nelson (no change from last week)
Newport News (no change from last week)
Norfolk (no change from last week)
Northampton (no change from last week)
Orange (no change from last week)
Patrick (ranked medium last week)
Pittsylvania (ranked medium last week)
Poquoson (no change from last week)
Portsmouth (no change from last week)
Prince William (no change from last week)
Radford (ranked medium last week)
Rappahannock (no change from last week)
Rockbridge (no change from last week)
Southampton (no change from last week)
Spotsylvania (no change from last week)
Stafford (no change from last week)
Staunton (no change from last week)
Suffolk (no change from last week)
Virginia Beach (no change from last week)
Waynesboro (no change from last week)
Williamsburg (no change from last week)
York (no change from last week)

    Covid-19 Complete Continuing Coverage-1200x630.jpg

    Full Virginia City/County-by-County Breakdown

    Accomack Low
    Albemarle Low
    Alexandria Low
    Alleghany Low
    Amelia Medium
    Amherst High
    Appomattox Medium
    Arlington Low
    Augusta Low

    Bath Low
    Bedford Medium
    Bland High
    Botetourt Medium
    Bristol Medium
    Brunswick Medium
    Buchanan High
    Buckingham Low
    Buena Vista Medium

    Campbell Medium
    Caroline Low
    Carroll Medium
    Charles City Medium
    Charlotte Medium
    Charlottesville Low
    Chesapeake Low
    Chesterfield Medium
    Clarke Medium
    Colonial Heights Medium
    Covington Medium
    Craig Medium
    Culpeper Low
    Cumberland Medium

    Danville Medium
    Dickenson High
    Dinwiddie Medium

    Emporia High
    Essex Medium

    Fairfax City Low
    Fairfax County Low
    Falls Church Low
    Fauquier Low
    Floyd Medium
    Fluvanna Low
    Franklin City Medium
    Franklin County Medium
    Frederick Medium
    Fredericksburg Low

    Galax Medium
    Giles Low
    Gloucester Low
    Goochland Medium
    Grayson Low
    Greene Low
    Greensville High

    Halifax Medium
    Hampton Low
    Hanover Medium
    Harrisonburg Medium
    Henrico Medium
    Henry Low
    Highland Low
    Hopewell Medium

    Isle of Wight Low

    James City Low

    King and Queen Medium
    King George Low
    King William Medium

    Lancaster Medium
    Lee Medium
    Lexington Medium
    Loudoun Low
    Louisa Low
    Lunenburg Medium
    Lynchburg Medium

    Madison Low
    Manassas Low
    Manassas Park Low
    Martinsville Low
    Mathews Low
    Mecklenburg Medium
    Middlesex Medium
    Montgomery Low
    Nelson Low
    New Kent Medium
    Newport News Low
    Norfolk Low
    Northampton Low
    Northumberland Medium
    Norton High
    Nottoway Medium

    Orange Low

    Page Medium
    Patrick Low
    Petersburg Medium
    Pittsylvania Low
    Poquoson Low
    Portsmouth Low
    Powhatan Medium
    Prince Edward High
    Prince George Medium
    Prince William Low
    Pulaski Medium

    Radford Low
    Rappahannock Low
    Richmond City Medium
    Richmond County Medium
    Roanoke City Medium
    Roanoke County Medium
    Rockbridge Low
    Rockingham Medium
    Russell High

    Salem Medium
    Scott Medium
    Shenandoah Medium
    Smyth High
    Southampton Low
    Spotsylvania Low
    Stafford Low
    Staunton Low
    Suffolk Low
    Surry Medium
    Sussex Medium

    Tazewell High

    Virginia Beach Low

    Warren Medium
    Washington Medium
    Waynesboro Low
    Westmoreland High
    Williamsburg Low
    Winchester Medium
    Wise Medium
    Wythe Medium

    York Low

    Virginians age 6 months+ are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. Go to Vaccine Finderto search for specific vaccines available near you or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-275-8343).

    Click here for more information from the Virginia Department of Health.