NORFOLK, Va. — Author's note: the above video is on file from March 31, 2021.
The City of Norfolk will be moving to Phase 1c of COVID-19 vaccinations starting April 2, and then continuing on to Phase 2 starting on Easter Sunday, April 4.
Under this Phase 1c, many more essential workers are eligible to get the shot. (You still need an appointment to be vaccinated.)
Here are some of the fields of work that could make a person eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1c:
- Water, wastewater, and waste removal workers (includes recycling removal workers)
- Housing and Construction
- Food Service
- Transportation and Logistics
- Institutions of Higher Education Faculty/Staff
- Information Technology & Communication
- Legal Services
- Public Safety (engineers)
- Other Public Health Workers
- Barbers, Stylists, Hairdressers
Phase 2 opens up vaccinations up to anyone ages 16 or older who wants the shot.
The city will still be offering vaccines to people in phases 1a and 1b, in case anyone in those groups waited to pre-register.
"In the meantime, it is important to remain vigilant in COVID-19 prevention," a spokesperson from the city of Norfolk wrote. "Continue to protect yourself and others: cover your mouth and nose with a mask, wash your hands often and well, stay at least six feet away from others, avoid gatherings with anyone who is not a member of your household."
The city warned Norfolk residents of scammers who might be trying to collect your information under the guise of offering a vaccine appointment. Here are some guidelines to watch out for: you won't be asked for your social security number, insurance ID or a form of payment in the vaccine registration/scheduling process.
The City of Norfolk told residents to answer phone calls if you registered for the shot under a phone number, or look for appointment emails from this address: email@example.com.
At your vaccination appointment, the city asks that you don't show up more than 10 minutes early, and that you wear a face mask over your nose and mouth.