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COVID-19 accounts for 72% of excess deaths in new study

Extended surges in the south and west in the summer and early winter of 2020 resulted in regional increases in excess death rates, both from ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Vaccine eligibility increases as cases fluctuate

It’s been a big week of COVID-19-related news for the Piedmont Health District as vaccine eligibility increases. Over the last two weeks, health officials across ... Read more

5 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Group 1c vaccinations to begin Monday

The Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Piedmont Health District (PHD) announced Friday COVID-19 vaccinations will begin for those in the 1c category Monday, April 5. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Virginians age 16+ eligible for vaccine starting April 18

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday, April 1 that all Virginians age 16 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine starting Sunday, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Close contact visits reunite loved ones

It was in the turbulent month of March 2020 that The Woodland, in Farmville, first went into lockdown in response to the coronavirus. Now, almost ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Class of 2021 has been defined by pandemic

One year ago, high school seniors had much of their final semester ripped away from them by the coronavirus pandemic. Proms, senior nights and even ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Virginia college students reflect on COVID-19 anniversary

By Anya Sczerzenie Capital News Service Shayla McCartney remembers where she was when the pandemic closed her university. “It was spring break,” said McCartney, a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Vaccinations reach 20% mark

With approximately 20% of Piedmont Health District residents at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus, local COVID-19 numbers are continuing to provide optimism. The health ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

New rules open door for graduation ceremonies

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam released preliminary guidance last week for how K-12 schools, colleges and universities may safely hold in-person graduation and commencement ceremonies this ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Local schools produce yearbooks under difficult circumstances

Elementary, middle and high school yearbooks serve to immortalize a year of school life. Across the glossy pages, you would typically find headshots, class photos ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Heart of Virginia Festival postponed until the fall

The May 2021 Heart of Virginia Festival has been officially postponed, but organizers are hopeful of a fall date. According to the Town of Farmville ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Centra discusses returning to normal

After a long year of battling the pandemic, Centra officials are beginning to move their hospitals back to more of a normal operating environment. Centra ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

PSR offers transportation to vaccination clinics

Piedmont Senior Resources (PSR), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), is providing transportation to seniors age 65 and older who are homebound ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Vaccine events bring hope and joy

Friday, March 5, was a day of hope amidst the pandemic in Prince Edward County as COVID-19 vaccine shots were being distributed in multiple locations, ... Read more

1 month ago by Titus Mohler.

CDC issues post vaccination guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines this week with tips for Americans who are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Clinic planned to vaccinate 1,200 more this week

A second mass vaccination clinic to be held at the Prince Edward-Farmville Youth Association Gymnasium (PEFYA) will help inoculate approximately 1,200 Piedmont Health District residents ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Longwood nursing students help in fight against COVID

The mission to get residents in the Piedmont Health District vaccinated against COVID-19 has been a community effort. For Longwood University nursing students, the chance ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Wedding venues strained by restrictions

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline, Gov. Ralph Northam announced an ease of restrictions on outdoor events during a Wednesday, Feb. 24, news conference. Beginning ... Read more

1 month ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Vaccination clinic to be held Friday in Farmville

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Piedmont Health District, in cooperation with Prince Edward County, will conduct a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday, March 5 at ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

COLUMN — Don’t sit by the phone waiting for a vaccine appointment

If you are an older adult in the Piedmont Health District, you may be a little confused about how the registration process for getting a ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration crucial for seniors

The Piedmont Health District is still currently vaccinating 1a and 1b personnel. Included in this group are front-line care workers, those with underlying medical conditions ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Single-dose vaccine approved

Statewide coronavirus numbers continue to inch downward amidst the news surrounding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization (EUA) of a third ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Vaccination clinic to be held in Prince Edward Friday

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Piedmont Health District, in cooperation with Prince Edward County, will conduct a closed COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday, March 5, ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Senators announce vaccine distribution funding

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) recently announced $179,010,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Federal ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Restrictions eased as COVID cases fall

As COVID-19 cases continue to abate, Gov. Ralph Northam announced a loosening of restrictions on outdoor events during a Wednesday, Feb. 24, news conference. Beginning ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Grant will fund mobilized support unit

A recent grant from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will help add a mobilized logistics support unit to the repertoire of Buckingham County ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Local cases plunge; U.S. death toll tops 500K

The country reached a devastating record at the beginning of this week when U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 500,000, but national and local trends, combined with ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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