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Originally posted at Richmond.com Although it won’t officially be summer for another month, many Virginians already are facing some days of extremely hot weather. What follows are some recommendations on staying safe in the heat. Every year, more than 600 people in the U.S. die of heat-related illnesses, and many others experience hospitalization. It is crucial to ensure…Read more
Virginians rely on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to respond to the call for help and to provide quality prehospital care during their greatest time of need. National EMS Week is May 15 – 21, 2022. EMS for Children Day, May 18, focuses on the pediatric patient and the specialized care required when providing treatment to them. EMS Week…Read more
Understand Severe Weather Terms Understanding severe weather terms can help you and your loved ones prepare. Hurricane Warning: show the onset of hurricane conditions expected in the warning area within the next 48 hours. During a hurricane warning: complete storm preparation; leave the affected area if directed by local officials. Hurricane Watch: issued when a hurricane with sustained winds of…Read more
Read this article from Acting State Health Commissioner Colin M. Greene, MD, MPH, reflecting on two years of the COVID-19 pandemic: https://roanoke.com/opinion/columnists/greene-reflecting-on-two-years-of-the-covid-19-pandemic/article_f4c054aa-9fdb-11ec-b180-67fdd9427c4c.html. To find a free vaccination opportunity near you, visit the Vaccinate Virginia website at Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call the Vaccinate Virginia call center at (877) VAX-IN-VA or (877) 829-4682, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. T-T-Y users may…Read more