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2022 Newsletters

August 12, 2022 – Monkeypox Vaccine Update, Extreme Heat, Covid-19 Vaccines, Immunization Awareness Month, National Breastfeeding Month
July 29, 2022 – Monkeypox Updates, Covid 19 Vaccine and Testing Reminders, VisitAble Certification, Rabies Reminder, Health Whys
July 15, 2022 – Monkeypox, COVID-19, Harmful Algae Blooms, Mental Health Resources, Maternal and Child Health, Mobi events
July 1, 2022 – Monkeypox Update, Covid Vaccines for 6 Months to 5 Years, Guidelines for Exposure or Positive Covid, July 4th Safety, Covid Antivirals
June 22, 2022 – Covid Vaccines for 6 Months to 5 Years
June 17, 2022 – Covid Testing Update, Vaccines for Children 6 months – 5 Years, National HIV Testing Day, Update on Long Covid, Safe Sleep, Narcan Resources
June 3, 2022 – Community Transmission Levels, Pediatric Covid Vaccines, Covid Testing Options, Monkeypox Update, Preventing Foodborne Illness, Safe Swimming Tips
May 20, 2022 –Farewell from Denise, COVID-19 Data Dashboard Retirements, FDA Approves Boosters for Ages 5-11, Formula Recall, COVID-19 Memorial Event, Quarantine & Isolation Guidance, Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Roundtable, Healthy & Safe Swim Week, Vital Records
May 6, 2022 – Farewell to Denise, Mental Health Awareness Month, Tobacco Free Tuesdays, Back to School Vaccines, Yancey Covid Testing
April 22, 2022 – At-Home COVID-19 Tests, National Volunteer Week, Sexual Assault Awareness Month 
April 15, 2022 – Covid-19 Update, mRNA Vaccines Fully Approved, Septic & Well System Funding, Wraparound Services, Starr Hill Healthy Thursdays, Back to School Immunizations
April 8, 2022 – Public Health Week, Covid-19 Data Update, Vaccines & Boosters, Listening to the Living, April Testing Schedule
April 1, 2022 – CDC’s COVID-19 Booster Recommendations, Vaccine Status, In-Home COVID-19 Tests, Business Vaccination Requests, Updated Hours for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
March 25, 2022 – VDH Meal Detective, Birth and Baby Talks, Back to School Vaccines, Covid Vaccines At Home
March 18, 2022 – 2 Years of Covid-19,Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccine Among 5-15 Year Olds, Isolation and Quarantine Guideline, Free N95s
March 11, 2022 – COVID-19 Data Dashboard Updates, At-Home COVID-19 Tests, Free Services at Jefferson School City Center, Smoking and Tobacco Cessation Classes, Free Birth and Baby Talks, Free STI Testing, March COVID-19 Testing Schedule
March 4, 2022 – CDC Updates Transmission Data, Governor Younkin COVID-19 Action Plan, International HPV Awareness Day, March Narcan Distribution Sites
February 18, 2022 – CDC Updates Vaccination Status Definitions, Abbott Formula Recall, Rising VA STI Rates, Free Quit Tobacco Classes
February 22, 2022 – Data Correction
February 18, 2022 – Covid 19 Data Update, Governor Youngkin Urges Vaccinations, Testing Updates
February 11, 2022 – Licensure of Moderna Vaccine, Covidwise App, Isolation and Quarantine Calculator, Free STI Screening, Test Here Testing Facility
February 4, 2022 – Federal In-home Test Kits, Boosters and Bagels, Mask Distribution Efforts, Greene County Vaccines, Narcan Events
January 28, 2022 – Case Investigation Refocused, Support for Covid Positive People, Covid Testing Schedule
January 21, 2022 – Covid Updates, Long Covid, Vaccination Hours
January 14, 2022 – Booster Update, Town Hall, New Community Testing Center, Masking
January 7. 2022 – COVID Vaccine Guidance Updates, Pediatric Vaccine and Booster Updates, BRHD Town Hall, Winter Safety Tips

2021 Newsletters

December 30, 2021 – CDC Updates Quarantine and Isolation Recommendations, New CVC Hours, Free STI Screenings
December 22, 2021 – Testing Updates, Boosters, Annual Report
December 17, 2021 – Rise in COVID Cases, Statement on Johnson & Johnson, New Testing Center Opens in BRHD, Free Narcan 
December 10, 2021 – Omicron Variant Identified in Virginia, Pfizer Boosters Approved for 16-17 year olds, Free Narcan in Greene County, Free COVID Vaccines in Louisa
December 3, 2021 – New Omicron Variant, 5-11 Year Old Vaccine Update, Greene County HD Construction, Rising Opioid Rate, Nelson Flu Shots, Covid Testing
November 24, 2021 –Yancey COVID and Flu Vaccine Clinic on 11/30 from 3-6pm
November 19, 2021 – Booster Update, Yancey Flu and Covid Vaccines, Travel Recommendations, Free STI Testing,  Thanksgiving Food Safety
November 11, 2021 – 5-11 Year Old Vaccine Update, Second Dose, Thanksgiving Testing, Yancey COVID and Flu Vaccine
November 12, 2021 – Vaccine Update for 5-11 Year Olds, Narcan Drive Thru, Covid Testing
November 5, 2021 – Update on Vaccines for 5-11 Year Olds, Drive-Thru Flu Clinic
November 3, 2021 – BRHD Covid 19 Update Vaccines for 5-11 Year Olds
October 29, 2021 – Vaccines for 5-11 year old, New COVID Testing Site Hours, Drive-thru Flu Clinic
October 26, 2021 – Survey of Interest for 5-11 Year Old Vaccine Efforts, Live Town Hall
October 22, 2021 – Moderna and J&J Booster Update, Vaccines for 5-11 Year Olds, Free COVID Testing, Safe Trick or Treating
October 19, 2021 – Updates to Testing Registration and Resulting Process for COVID-19 Test Sites
October 15, 2021 – BRHD Transmission Levels, JCrew Closing, Yancey Flu Clinic, Free COVID Testing
October 8, 2021 – Vaccines for 5 to 11 Year Olds and Pregnant Women, Community Vaccination Center, Flu Shots
October 1, 2021 – Vaccination Counts, Booster Shots, STI Testing
September 27, 2021 – Pfizer Booster Vaccines
September 17, 2021 – COVID Case Count, Pfizer Booster Doses, Test Result Text Messaging, Narcan Event
September 8, 2021 – BRHD New COVID Test Result Process
September 3, 2021 – Increase in Cases, Changing in J. Crew Hours, and COVID Testing Updates
August 30, 2021 – COVID Cases on the Rise with High Transmission, Access to STI Testing and Free Narcan
August 20, 2021 –Transmission Levels, 3rd Doses and Booster Shots, COVID Testing
August 13, 2021 – Covid Transmission Levels, Boosters, School Mask Update
August 6, 2021 – Delta Variant, Back to School Vaccines, Covid Clinics
July 30, 2021 – New Mask Recommendations from CDC, BRHD Town Hall, Vaccine Availability, Testing Options, Double Vaccinations
July 23, 2021 – Back to School Safety Guidance, Yancey Community Health Clinic Reopening, Walk-in Vaccine Clinics
July 16, 2021 – Vaccine updates, International Travel, Double Vaccination Information, Narcan Drive-thru event
July 9, 2021 – Vaccination updates, VDH Vaccination Dashboard, July COVID Testing
July 2, 2021 – July Vaccinations, Masks, Back-to-School Vaccines
June 25, 2021 – New Vaccine Site, Copy of Vaccination Record
June 11, 2021 – COVID appointment updates and New Mobile Unit
May 28, 2021 – Vaccination Plans and Executive Order 79
May 21, 2021 – Vaccine Update and Mask Guidance
May 14,2021 – Now Vaccinating 12 and Up
May 10, 2021 – Vaccines: Allocations, Expansions, and Appointments
April 30, 2021 – Vaccine Allocations and Appointments, J&J Vaccine, Vaccines for the Homebound 
April 23, 2021 – Vaccine Allocations and Appointments, Easing restrictions
April 16, 2021 – VAMS Link, Parental Consent, and Additional Resources
April 13, 2021 – Update on Johnson & Johnson vaccine
April 2, 2021 – BRHD Update: COVID-19 Vaccination Plans
March 29, 2021 – BRHD Update: COVID-19 Vaccination Plans
March 8, 2021 – BRHD Vaccine Supply + Expansion to 1B Individuals with High Risk Medical Conditions
March 3, 2021 – BRHD Receives Johnson & Johnson Vaccines
February 26, 2021 – COVID-19 Vaccination Plans
February 12, 2021 – Vaccine Surveys: A Streamlined Process
February 5,2021 – Vaccination Phases 1A and 1B: Who is being Vaccinated in BRHD?
January 29, 2021 – BRHD and UVA Health Partnering on Second Community COVID-19 Vaccination Site
January 21, 2021 –BRHD shares update on COVID-19 vaccination plans, vaccine shortage, and distribution to Phase 1A and 1B
January 15, 2021 – BRHD Announces Phase 1B Plans
January 7, 2021 – BRHD COVID-19 Vaccination Plans: PHASE 1 A begins and New Surveys for Phase 1B essential workers and individuals aged 75+

2020 Newsletters
December 31, 2020 – BRHD Vaccination Plans for Frontline Workers and More
December 30, 2020 – Blue Ridge Health District Director Reflects on 2020
December 23, 2020 – COVID-19 Briefing: Holiday Safety, Job Opportunity, Vaccine Update, and more 
December 14, 2020 – Faith Based Organizations, Staying Safe this Holiday Season
December 10, 2020 – CDC and VDH Update Quarantine Protocols
December 8, 2020 – COVID-19 Vaccine Survey for Healthcare Providers
December 4, 2020 – Winter Holidays Celebrate Safely
November 20, 2020 – COVID-19 Friday Briefing
November 6, 2020 – Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving
October 30, 2020 – COVID-19 Friday Briefing
October 23, 2020 – COVID-19 Friday Briefing
October 14, 2020 – Halloween Safety
October 6, 2020 – Thomas Jefferson Health District to Change Its Name to Blue Ridge Health District
September 25, 2020 – COVID-19 Friday Briefing
September 4, 2020 – COVID-19 Friday Briefing
August 14, 2020 – COVID-19 Friday Briefing
July 31, 2020 – COVID-19 Friday Briefing
July 17, 2020 – COVID-19 Friday Briefing
June 26, 2020 – COVID-19 Friday Briefing
May 29, 2020 – COVID-19 Friday Briefing