• Virginia COVID 19 Impacts Report ( 2019-2020)

      OMNI Instiute, 2021-04
      More than a year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to experience the effects of COVID-19 and explore how the pandemic has affected community members' health and wellness beyond the virus itself. Health data sources are slowly beginning to show these effects. This report includes preliminary trends in data around adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), school closures, behavioral health, substance use and overdoses, and the criminal justice system since the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020. Each topic covers data changes throughout the pandemic, how these changes compare to the previous year of data, and how the state addresses these impacts through program adaptations and innovative initiatives or programs.