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Pandemic assistance available to organic farmers

Certified organic farmers or farmers transitioning to organic can apply for additional funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help cover expenses incurred due ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

New variant sparks concern

Local health officials are imploring residents to improve the community’s defensive line against the coronavirus following the discovery of a new, rapidly-growing variant of the ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Parents discuss child vaccine

With local children ages 5-11 now eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, local families are discussing whether or not their young ones will roll up ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

All adults now eligible for boosters

As the state and some local counties begin seeing a rise in coronavirus cases, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized booster shots ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Centra vaccine requirement costs 36 employees

The deadline for Centra Health employees to receive full vaccination against the COVID-19 virus has passed, resulting in a total of 36 employees departing from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Free COVID test kits available

The Central Virginia Regional Library (CVRL) is handing out free COVID-19 test kits at their public libraries in Dillwyn and Farmville.  The Virginia Department of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Vaccination efforts continue

As areas in the U.S. are beginning to see rises in COVID-19 cases, the Piedmont Health District is celebrating several successful vaccination events as the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID vaccinations still not recommended for pets

As COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters reach a wider segment of the human population, experts at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine say they’re still not ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Children can now get the COVID vaccine

Children ages 5-11 are now able to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, and local kids have wasted no time seeking protection against COVID-19. According to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Vaccination clinics set

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, following guidance from the Centers ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Piedmont Health Department offers booster

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District is offering booster shots for all three of the COVID-19 vaccines at four locations throughout the district. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Pfizer authorized for children ages 5-11

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5-11. Meanwhile, the Piedmont Health District ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Virginia achieves top 10 for vaccinations

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia now ranks 10th among all states for the percentage of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and for ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Moderna, J&J boosters now available

The health district is observing another week of reduced COVID-19 cases just as Virginians become eligible for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots, ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing

Effective Oct. 25, the Piedmont Health District will move its free Monday drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing services to the Buckingham County Library and Community ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing extended

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 months ago by Staff Report.

More than 50% of Piedmont now vaccinated

With cases continuing to slow over the last week, just over half of those eligible in the Piedmont Health District have now been vaccinated against ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Schools see dip in cases

Area schools seem to be seeing a similar downtrend in COVID-19 cases as the health district. In Prince Edward and most surrounding counties, coronavirus cases ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Emergency authorization sought for COVID pill

The health district and local hospitals are seeing some very encouraging numbers surrounding COVID-19 cases just as the news comes that an antiviral pill for ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

9-year-old fought off COVID in ICU

The hospitalization of a loved one for COVID-19 can be a terrifying situation. In 2020, it was uncommon to hear of younger people testing positive ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Committee to review Centra Ivermectin prescriptions

The Centra Health Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee will now oversee the prescription of Ivermectin at Centra hospitals due to an increased local interest in ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID deaths increasing locally

The Piedmont Health District finally appears to be following some statewide trends in lower COVID-19 cases this week, but deaths in the area continue to ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Vaccination Booster Clinic set

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District will offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine during a clinic in Keysville on Friday, Oct. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

FDA approves third COVID shot

Once again, Virginia residents will need to roll up their sleeves to prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. On Friday, Sept. 24, the Federal ... Read more

2 months ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Area employers comply with vaccination mandate

Some of the area’s largest employers are already complying with the proposed COVID vaccine mandate, a joint project between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ... Read more

2 months ago by Shannon Watkins.

Vaccination verification tool developed

The Virginia Department of Health has added QR codes to the state’s COVID-19 vaccination records, allowing people to show proof of being vaccinated with a ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

State COVID cases down this week

As the rate of COVID-19 cases continues to drop statewide, the Piedmont Health District is still seeing its virus numbers rise. From Monday, Sept. 20, ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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