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Hopewell resident tests positive for COVID-19

The Crater Health District announced on Friday that the resident, a man in his 30s had recently traveled to New York.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak
Posted at 5:12 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 17:13:50-04

HOPEWELL, Va. -- A Hopewell resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Crater Health District announced on Friday that the resident, a man in his 30s had recently traveled to New York.

The individual is isolated at home and monitoring his health.

“The health district is investigating this case and will identify any close contacts of this resident who may require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19,” said Crater Health District Director Alton Hart, Jr., MD, MPH. “It is critical that people continue to follow public health guidelines to prevent the spread and limit the impact of this virus.”

Additionally, Hopewell is extending its city closure through Friday, April 24.