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Door to door teams to provide vaccine info

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), ... Read more

19 hours ago by Staff Report.

Editorial – What’s wrong with us?

Dear Prince Edward County citizens: What is the hold up? As Virginia celebrates reaching the 70% mark for vaccinated adults, we continue to lag behind ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

With low vaccination rates, Prince Edward is vulnerable

Health officials are concerned Prince Edward County and other localities lagging behind in vaccine rates may be headed for trouble as the B.1.617.2 (Delta) COVID-19 ... Read more

3 days ago by Alexa Massey.

VDOT facilities reopen

The Virginia Department of Transportation has lifted the COVID-19 protocols that restrict walk-in visitors at VDOT offices and other public-facing facilities. Also, in accordance with ... Read more

1 week ago by Roger Watson.

Door to door teams to provide vaccine info

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has announced ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

County’s vaccine scholarship fund grows to $12K

Local businesses and community organizations have increased the number of available $1,000 scholarships for vaccinated students to 12. The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Additional mobile vaccination clinics announced

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District has announced the dates and locations of its second week of mobile vaccination clinics. The mobile clinics ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

VCU Health opens long COVID clinic

A new VCU Health clinic is one of the first in Virginia dedicated to providing comprehensive care to individuals with chronic symptoms from COVID-19. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Scholarship fund created for vaccinated students

Prince Edward County students who receive the COVID-19 vaccine will now be eligible for a drawing to receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Prince Edward County ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Mobile vaccination clinics reach out to rural areas

Two white popup tents placed side by side across from the Prospect Post Office sheltering four women in nursing scrubs signaled something was different about ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Northam ends COVID restrictions

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has officially lifted all state COVID-19 restrictions. According to Executive Order 79, all social distancing and capacity restrictions related to the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Will you keep wearing a mask?

It’s been a wild month for Virginians when it comes to face coverings. In mid-May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Cases continue to decline

COVID-19 cases are continuing to reach phenomenal lows both locally and statewide, and new, mobile vaccination clinics now make it easier than ever to find ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Farmers markets return to pre-COVID conditions

The spring opening of local farmers markets is a welcome return to normalcy for both farmers and consumers. Last spring many farmers had to shift ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Localities get millions in COVID relief

Local governments recently discovered how much of the $350 billion promised to states, counties and cities from the American Rescue Plan they can expect to ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

Northam lifts VA’s mask mandate

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has lifted the state’s universal indoor mask mandate and announced Virginia will soon be easing all social distancing and capacity restrictions ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Mobile vaccination clinics come to Meherrin

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District, will begin mobile vaccination clinics next week. These mobile clinics will offer free COVID-19 vaccines in a ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Prince Edward has lowest vaccination rate in region

Despite being the site of many mass COVID-19 vaccine clinics and efforts to lead a public vaccine campaign, Prince Edward County has remained the lowest-vaccinated ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Vaccine approval sought for ages 12-15

The state’s daily COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to trend downward as local health officials prepare for the expected authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Locals belly up to the bars again

Area bartenders, restaurant owners and patrons are growing excited about eased restrictions for alcohol and food sales in the commonwealth. Recently, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Local CVS to accept walk-in customers for COVID vaccine

CVS Health announced Wednesday that it is now accepting walk-in COVID-19 appointments at CVS Pharmacy locations across the country, including 342 locations in Virginia, with ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Student creates Curie box

During Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajig summer camp at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center of Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC), Sophie Crowder had an idea ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Mask mandates ease, area COVID cases fluctuate

COVID-19 cases are fluctuating locally as mask mandates are eased by Governor Ralph Northam across the state. According to Rhonda Pruitt, senior epidemiologist for the ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Northam relaxes mask requirements

Governor Ralph Northam recently amended Executive Order 72 to adopt new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on mask use in outdoor settings. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

No decisions made on vaccine requirements at local colleges

Three Virginia colleges have made a COVID-19 vaccine a requirement, and more may join them soon following Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s opinion last Monday ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Prince Edward has two vaccination clinics this week

COVID-19 cases are back on the downtrend, but public health officials are noticing an increase in cases in children ages 5 and below. Monday, April ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

OPINION — What happened when the COVID reporter caught the virus?

Over the course of the last year, I more or less fell into the position of The Herald’s COVID-19 correspondent. I remember distinctly sitting at ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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