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Virus continues to affect schools

Area schools continue to see COVID-19 cases among students and staff, with 50 new virus cases identified in local schools since last month. According to ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

County COVID cases double

While COVID-19 cases appear to be beginning to stabilize across the commonwealth, cases are continuing to rise in the Piedmont Health District, especially in Prince ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Vaccination clinic set

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District is hosting a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Farmville on Friday, Sept. 24, from noon – 4 ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing continues

The Piedmont Health District will continue to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing services at Prince Edward Farmville Youth Association Gymnasium at 2750 Layne ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Almond to lead health district

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has announced Dr. Maria Almond, M.D., MPH is set to begin her role as the new Piedmont Health District ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

106 COVID patients in hospitals

COVID-19 cases are fluctuating across the commonwealth as officials work to increase testing access in the health district. New daily cases of the coronavirus in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID testing: How do you get tested?

Uh-oh. Your mother or father tested positive for COVID-19. Should you get tested? If you haven’t been vaccinated, your risk of infection and getting sick ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing

The Piedmont Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing Friday, Sept. 10, at the at Prince Edward Farmville Youth Association Gymnasium at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Custodians, staff keep students healthy

In a time when in-person learning has perhaps never been so important, local custodians are rising to the challenge to keep schools clean and students ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Letter — Vaccines encouraged

To the Editor: We have been privileged to be trusted by many of you for your health care needs. We are distressed that we are ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Emergency vet options have changed

Pet owners in Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham counties have limited options for emergency vet care and might require a long drive to either Richmond, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Shannon Watkins.

COVID cases climb in schools

Local schools have been open for less than one month, but 111 COVID-19 cases have already been confirmed in students and staff of schools in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Immunization Awareness Month

On Thursday, Aug. 26, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) joined Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID cases soaring

The rate of COVID-19 infections continues to soar across the area this week. The number of virus cases in counties in the Piedmont Health District ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

SOLs reflect virus’ toll on learning

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released the 2020-2021 Standards of Learning (SOL) test results. With scores plummeting across the commonwealth and nation, state ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Centra in grim situation

Centra Health officials provided information Wednesday, Aug. 25, to what doctors have described as an “increasingly grim situation” at the health care provider’s hospitals. During ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Vaccine now FDA approved

Despite COVID-19 cases soaring throughout the Piedmont Health District this week, good news has arrived in the form of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

29 virus cases in area schools

With 29 COVID-19 cases already identified in area public schools this month, tracking possible exposure to the virus and preventing further cases is just one ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Pandemic has impacted mental health of many

Forty-two percent of adults in Virginia say the pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health, according to the new statewide vaccine poll ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Vaccine scholarships awarded

Ten local students have received $2,000 scholarships to encourage post-secondary continuing education as part of Prince Edward County’s vaccination scholarship program. On Monday, Aug. 16, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Vaccination clinic planned

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District is hosting a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Blackstone on Friday, Aug. 20, from 3 to 7 ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

COVID cases surge throughout health district

With the delta variant of COVID-19 now the dominant variant in the area, coronavirus cases are soaring in the health district as most of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Centra requires vaccination

As local COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals see large increases in virus patients and deaths, Centra Health has made the decision to require vaccination of ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Third vaccine doses available for immunocompromised people

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) recently announced Virginia will make third doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines available for moderately and severely ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

State health order requires masks in schools

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday, Aug. 12, a Public Health Emergency Order requiring universal masking in all indoor settings in Virginia’s K-12 schools. This order ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Doctor: ‘I’m begging you to get a vaccine’

Centra Health officials are pleading with members of the public to consider getting the vaccine as hospitals have already begun to strain under the pressure ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Poll shows vaccination hesitancy is solidifying

A new statewide vaccine poll conducted for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management by the Research Institute for Social Equity at the L. Douglas Wilder ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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