The Virginia Department of Health is reviewing whether residents in areas experiencing substantial and high transmission rates of the novel coronavirus should consider wearing masks indoors — even if they are fully vaccinated.
Valley Health — parent company of Winchester Medical Center, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and Warren Memorial Hospital — announced Monday that it will require all of its employees, providers and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning Nov. 1.
As the region continues to reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic, residents can expect to see Health Department officials this summer at large events, such as the county fairs.
Deacon Maddox has worked for over a year on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations through Operation Warp Speed.
WOODSTOCK — A few weeks ago at the Woodstock Cafe, Chef Jose Arevalos was the lone cook during the brunch rush, and his partner and cafe co-owner Nikki Grant could see the toll that shift took on him.
The Shenandoah County Industrial Authority approved two more businesses for COVID-19 relief money for a total of $21,000 at its meeting Tuesday morning.
Health providers in Virginia can, with approval from the Virginia Department of Health, begin vaccinating people ages 12-15 against the novel coronavirus and its variants.
Lord Fairfax Community College held its final COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, fully vaccinating another 700 patients.
Children ages 12 to 15 are one step closer to getting the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Monday news release from Virginia Vaccination Coordinator Dr. Danny Avula.
The Virginia Department of Health has enhanced its public reporting of virus-related outbreaks around the commonwealth.
Area public schools have begun holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics for older students and their family members, said Dr. Colin Greene, director of the Lord Fairfax Health District.
If COVID-19 virus numbers keep declining and vaccination rates keep rising, Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday he will lift mitigation measures, capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements starting June 15.
In addition to various walk-in vaccine sites hosted by local health departments, CVS Health is now accepting walk-in COVID-19 appointments at its pharmacy locations around the country, the company announced Wednesday.
The Lord Fairfax Health District on Tuesday saw its highest single-day increase in hospitalizations of the pandemic when the Virginia Department of Health added 11 hospitalizations to its COVID-19 dashboard — six in Frederick County, four in Shenandoah County and one in Page County.
Valley Health has announced a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site for first and second doses starting May 12 at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.
The Lord Fairfax Health District added 75 total new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend as the district -- and the state -- continued the downward trend in reported new cases of the virus that began in mid-April, according to information from the Virginia Department of Health.
More than 44% of the Virginia population has at least one dose of the vaccine, said Dr. Danny Avula, state vaccine coordinator. When looking at only eligible residents, he said that number jumps to about 57%.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday announced the easing of masking guidelines and the number of people allowed to attend outdoor recreational sporting events based on new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Lord Fairfax Health District on Wednesday added 36 new COVID-19 cases, four hospitalizations and one new death.
Valley Health will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at its Warren County location on Thursday.
Valley Health will hold a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Shenandoah University’s James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center.
The Lord Fairfax Health District reported close to 4,000 new COVID-19 vaccinations over the weekend but as of Friday has also been classified “in surge,” according to the latest Friday update from the University of Virginia’s COVID-19 Model.
Shenandoah University will be closing its mass vaccination center in May, the school announced on Friday.
A first-dose COVID-19 vaccine drive-through clinic will take place at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Valley Health will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Monday at Shenandoah University in Winchester and hopes to give everyone a chance to attend by offering a link at noon today at its website, valleyhealthlink.com/c19vaccinations.
The Lord Fairfax Health District on Tuesday reported its 400th death attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.
About half of all adults in Virginia have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Ralph Northam said in a Monday news conference.
The number of people in the region fully vaccinated for COVID-19 increased over the weekend while cases of the virus continued to rise.
Coronavirus cases remained “relatively flat” around this week, with most health districts either in plateau or seeing slow growth as of Friday.
The Shenandoah County Small Business COVID-19 Grant Review Committee is continuing to accept and review applications for grants geared toward helping small businesses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, the Lord Fairfax Health District added 99 new COVID-19 cases, its highest single-day jump since it added 121 new cases on Feb. 9.
The Virginia Department of Health is investigating a March death linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Valley Health has discontinued the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until further notice and is transitioning upcoming vaccination appointments to the Pfizer vaccine, the health system announced on Tuesday.
Only Frederick and Warren counties added double-digit positive COVID-19 cases to their totals, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard on Monday.
No deaths were reported in the Lord Fairfax Health District over the weekend as Frederick County saw the largest increase in new cases within it.
The Lord Fairfax Health District has entered Phase 2 of Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and all area adults are eligible to receive a vaccine.
Valley Health is reinforcing the importance of the public getting vaccinated to prevent being hospitalized from the coronavirus.
Positive cases of COVID-19 continued to rise slightly Wednesday in the Lord Fairfax Health District as 78 new cases were added, according to the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard.
Virginia on Tuesday added 1,434 new COVID-19 cases, as the Lord Fairfax Health District added 47, up from the 35 new cases it saw on Monday.
The University of Virginia’s COVID-19 Model is predicting another peak in virus cases in late spring or early summer, largely aided by the variant first discovered in the United Kingdom.
COVID-19 cases was down on Sunday in the Lord Fairfax Health District. However, Clarke County reported another death according to the Virginia Department of Health website.
Health districts in Virginia may start opening COVID-19 vaccine appointments to the general population as early as Sunday.
All Virginians age 16 and older should be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as of April 18, Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Thursday.
New COVID-19 cases were down locally and statewide on Wednesday as Virginia neared a 30% count of residents with at least one dose of the vaccine, and the Lord Fairfax Health District approached 25%.
Frederick County added 20 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, matching its seven-day average of new daily cases.
On Monday, the Lord Fairfax Health District reported six new hospitalizations, the highest single-day jump since it added seven on March 9.
The Lord Fairfax Health District saw its slow climb of COVID-19 cases continue over the weekend, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health’s online virus dashboard. The district reported 118 new cases and also registered its first virus-associated death in 11 days on Sunday.
The Lord Fairfax Health District is among several Virginia districts that are showing new growth in virus cases this week.
Those who sign up with the state’s waitlist to receive a COVID-19 vaccine could receive a phone call through their local health district once they are eligible and their dose is available.
The majority of Virginians are getting their COVID-19 vaccines at local health departments, according to data from the commonwealth’s COVID-19 dashboard.