2022 Regional News Releases

December 1, 2022

Virginia Department of Health Sending Voice/Text Messages to Remind Virginians of Their Eligibility to Receive COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters

(RICHMOND, Va.) — Beginning Friday, December 2, residents aged 50+ in the Rappahannock Area Health District will receive text or voice messages reminding them that they are eligible for the COVID-19 Bivalent Booster. more>>


November 29, 2022

Pittsylvania/Danville and Southside Health Districts Encourages All Residents to Get Vaccinated for the Flu
National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 5-9

DANVILLE, Va. – In advance of National Influenza Vaccination Week December 5-9, the Pittsylvania/Danville and Southside health districts reminds everyone six months and older to get their annual influenza (flu) vaccine. more>>


November 28, 2022

Virginia Department of Health Sending Voice/Text Messages to Remind Virginians of Their Eligibility to Receive COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters

ASHLAND, Va. — Beginning Monday, November 28th, residents ages 50+ in the Chickahominy Health District (counties of Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent) will receive text or voice messages reminding them that they are eligible for the COVID-19 Bivalent Booster. more>>


November 25, 2022

Virginia Department of Health Sending Voice/Text Messages to Remind Virginians of Their Eligibility to Receive COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters

(RICHMOND, Va.) — Beginning Monday, November 28, residents aged 50+ in the Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Three Rivers, and Virginia Beach Health Districts will receive text or voice messages reminding them that they are eligible for the COVID-19 Bivalent Booster. more…


November 22, 2022

Virginia Department of Health Sending Voice/Text Messages to Remind Virginians of Their Eligibility to Receive COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters

(LYNCHBURG, Va.) — Beginning Monday, November 28th, residents aged 50+ in the Central Virginia Health District will receive text or voice messages reminding them that they are eligible for the COVID-19 Bivalent Booster. more>>


November 17, 2022

Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies in Sussex County

WAVERLY, Va. – On Sunday, November 13, a skunk that later tested positive for rabies was found deceased inside a kennel that housed a domestic dog. This incident occurred on Beaver Dam Road in Waverly. The Sussex Health Department and Sussex Animal Control continue to encourage animal owners to confirm that all pet vaccinations, especially rabies, are current. more>>


November 11, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Offers Free Flu Vaccine

CHATHAM, Va. – The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will conduct a public health exercises offering a free seasonal flu vaccine clinic Friday, November 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Chatham Health Department located at 200 H G Mcghee Drive. more>>


November 4, 2022

Advisory Lifted for Harmful Algae Bloom in Lee Lake (Nottoway Lake), Nottoway County – 2022 Harmful Algae Response Season Complete 

NOTTOWAY, Va. – The advisory VDH issued for a harmful algal “bloom” (HAB) in Lee Lake (Nottoway Lake) in Nottoway County just north of Blackstone has been lifted. more>>


November 4, 2022

Algal Mat Alerts Lifted for the North Fork of the Shenandoah River near Town of Strasburg, VA – 2022 Harmful Algal Response Season Complete

(Strasburg, Va.) – An Algal Mat Alert which was issued for the North Fork Shenandoah River for the Town of Strasburg in July and August has been lifted due to the discontinuation of HAB Response for the season (May – October). more>>


October 24, 2022

Notice of Upcoming Training Exercise by West Piedmont Health District

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – An emergency training exercise will be held at the Franklin County Health Department, 365 Pell Avenue, in Rocky Mount on Wednesday, October 26 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. While the training is designed to resemble a real emergency with area emergency agencies participating in the drill, the public is advised the sounds of sirens, shouting or shots are strictly part of the simulation to test agency crisis plans. more>>


October 21, 2022

Crater Health District and Community Partners to Host Petersburg Health and Wellness Fair

PETERSBURG, Va. – The Crater Health District (CHD) and community partners will be hosting the Petersburg Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 22 from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Petersburg Public Library, 201 W Washington Street, Petersburg, VA 23803. Activities include free flu vaccinations on a first-come, first-served basis, health screenings, health education and demonstrations, instructor-led dancing and physical activity, entertainment, food, giveaways, and more. more>>


October 20, 2022

Chesapeake Health Department Offers FREE Drive-Thru Flu Vax at Greenbrier Mall This Saturday

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Chesapeake Health Department (CHD) will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special drive-thru clinic on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Greenbrier Mall, 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy., Chesapeake, in the back parking area of the former Sears store. more>>


October 18, 2022

Central Shenandoah Health District Announces Availability of Bivalent Moderna COVID-19 Booster Vaccines for Pediatric Patients

STAUNTON, Va. — Parents of young children in the Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) are now able to seek a free bivalent pediatric COVID-19 booster vaccine for those aged five years and older, following the recommendation of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). more>>


October 13, 2022

Central Shenandoah Health District Now Offering Monkeypox Vaccine Appointments for All Eligible

(STAUNTON, Va.) — The Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) is now offering self-scheduled monkeypox vaccine clinics for anyone who meets the eligibility criteria at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Health Department, Staunton-Augusta Health Department and Lexington-Rockbridge Health Department. This is a transition from our former invite-only monkeypox vaccine clinics. more>>


October 12, 2022

Coming to a Community Near You: New RV Delivers Health Services to RCAHD Residents

ROANOKE, Va. – To better serve its 277,000 residents in both rural and urban communities, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) is deploying a new recreational vehicle (RV). Through the utilization of federal COVID-19 relief funding, the purchase of the mobile unit is intended to improve RCAHD residents’ access to health information and services. more>>


October 4, 2022

Virginia Department of Health Rescinds Shellfish Harvesting Closure Order

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced today that an earlier emergency shellfish harvesting closure order impacting the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay and the Eastern Shore is rescinded effective October 4 at midnight. more>>


October 3, 2022

Virginia Department of Health Modifies Shellfish Harvesting Closures Effective midnight October 4, 2022

RICHMOND, Va.— The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is rescinding an earlier emergency shellfish closure order impacting the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay and west of and including the Virginia Inside Passage of the Eastern Shore due to tidal flooding and the remnants of a weather system from Hurricane Ian.  Instead, a new closure order has been issued which removes the Potomac tributaries, the Rappahannock River and its tributaries, the York River and its tributaries, and northern portions of the Bayside of the Eastern Shore based on updated weather forecasts. more>>


October 3, 2022

Chesterfield Health District Encourages All Residents to Get Vaccinated for the Flu

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – In preparation for the 2022-23 flu season, the Chesterfield Health District encourages everyone six months and older who lives, works or plays in Chesterfield County, Powhatan County, and the City of Colonial Heights to receive their annual influenza (flu) vaccine. more>>


October 3, 2022

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Offers Free Flu Vaccinations

(Warrenton, Va.)— Getting a flu vaccine is the single best way to protect against the flu, and is especially important while COVID-19 is still circulating in our community. The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District (RRHD) will conduct a public health emergency exercise offering free flu shots Thursday October 6 and Thursday October 13. October 6 is a walk-in event and October 13 is a drive-through event. more>>


October 3, 2022

New River Health District Offers Free Seasonal Flu Vaccine at Drive-Thru Clinic

Dublin, Va. – The New River Health District (NRHD) will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special drive-thru dispensing clinic on Tuesday, October 4 from 12-7 p.m. at the NRV Fairgrounds, 5581 Fair Grounds Circle in Dublin. more>>


September 30, 2022

Regional Community Vaccination Center in Norfolk Open Saturday for COVID-19 Vaccinations
Monkeypox Vaccinations Moving to One Day a Week to Wednesdays

NORFOLK, Va. — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) continues this week the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Military Circle Mall, 880 N. Military Highway in Norfolk. The site will be open on Saturday providing COVID-19 vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last week the regional vaccination site provided more than three hundred COVID-19 vaccinations in the four-hour period. more>>


September 29, 2022

Hampton/Peninsula Monkeypox Services Expanded

Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts are expanding monkey pox vaccine and testing services to the general public at clinics located at 3130 Victoria Blvd, Hampton and 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News. more>>


September 28, 2022

Chickahominy Health District and Partner Agencies to Host New Kent Community Health Forum

New Kent, Va. – The Chickahominy Health District and community partners will kick off the New Kent County Community Health Improvement Planning (CHIP) on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. All New Kent based organizations and community members are invited to take part in this process to help identify health priorities by reviewing the results of the recently completed Community Health Assessment (CHA). more>>


September 26, 2022

Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility Expands; RHHD Makes Changes to Monkeypox Vaccination Effort

RICHMOND, VA- Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) updated monkeypox vaccine eligibility to include anyone living with HIV or AIDS and anyone who has been diagnosed with any sexually transmitted infection (STIs, formerly referred to as STDs) in the past three months. Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) will welcome newly eligible individuals to express interest in a monkeypox vaccine starting on Monday, October 3, 2022. In the meantime, RHHD is preparing by simplifying its vaccine interest form and offering monkeypox vaccine appointments to the remaining eligible individuals on the list. more>>


September 23, 2022

Petersburg Health Department Re-Opens Men’s Sexual Health Clinic

PETERSBURG, Va. – The Petersburg Health Department has re-opened the Men’s Sexual Health Clinic. The health department is located at 301 Halifax Street, Petersburg, Virginia, 23803. The clinic provides “Monday Night Checkups” and is open on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Services are available at no cost to men, ages eighteen and older, by appointment or walk-in (based on availability). more>>


September 23, 2022

Southside Health District Urges Residents to be Vigilant during Rabies Awareness Week

BOYDTON, Va. – September 28 is World Rabies Day, but Southside Health District encourages residents to be vigilant closer to home. Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. Rabies can be prevented in cats, dogs, ferrets and some livestock with a rabies vaccination. more>>


September 22, 2022

NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT OFFERS FREE SEASONAL FLU VACCINE AT DRIVE-THRU CLINIC FOR ADULTS

(CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia) – The New River Health District (NRHD) will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special drive-thru dispensing clinic on Tuesday, October 4 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the NRV Fairgrounds, 5581 Fair Grounds Cir, Dublin, VA. more>>


September 20, 2022

RHHD Announces Second Round of Health Equity Fund Recipients

RICHMOND, VA- In October 2021, Richmond City Council voted to establish a first-ever Health Equity Fund (HEF) in the City of Richmond through an initial investment of $5 million from federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Today, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are announcing that $332,000 of this fund will be granted to community organizations to address health disparities. This is the second cohort of community-based projects funded through the HEF; an initial investment of $230,000 was made earlier this summer. more>>


September 15, 2022

LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts Urge Residents to Get Flu Vaccine

WISE, Va. – In anticipation of the 2022-2023 flu season, the LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts urge residents to get their annual influenza (flu) vaccination to reduce the chance of getting the flu and spreading it to others. Each year, more than 200,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized from complications of the flu, and about 36,000 die as a result. more>>


September 15, 2022

Raccoon Tests Positive for the Rabies Virus

ASHLAND, Va. – The Chickahominy Health District would like to notify the residents in the areas located near Honey Meadows and Deer Run Subdivisions between Tazwell Green Drive and Deer Stream Drive, off Atlee Station Road, that a raccoon has tested positive for the rabies virus. The raccoon is deceased. more>>


September 9, 2022

VDH Reopens Regional Community Vaccination Center in Norfolk

(Norfolk, Va.)— The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) today announced that the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Military Circle Mall, 880 N. Military Highway in Norfolk, will open Monday, Sept. 12. Monkeypox vaccinations will be available Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. COVID-19 vaccinations will be available Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more>>


September 9, 2022

LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts Offering Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccines

WISE, Va. – The Lenowisco and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts now offer free Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccinations. While the initial vaccines (monovalent) targeted the original strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, these updated boosters are targeted specifically at the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron variant. more>>


September 8, 2022

Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Now Available at Pharmacies, Other Providers

Loudoun County encourages eligible individuals to consider getting a single dose of the new COVID-19 bivalent booster at least two months following a completed primary series or booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bivalent vaccines, also known as “updated boosters,” contain messenger RNA (mRNA) components of the original strain and the omicron variant. more>>


September 6, 2022

National Health Survey Open House/Media Day to be Held on September 9

The Central Virginia Health District (CVHD) previously announced that the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is coming to Campbell County and Lynchburg, VA. NHANES is the most comprehensive survey of the health and nutritional status of the U.S. population. As a reminder, all counties and cities in the United States have a chance to be selected for the NHANES and, this year, portions of Campbell County and Lynchburg were picked as one of 15 areas selected to be part of this initiative. more>>


August 31, 2022

Fox Tests Positive for the Rabies Virus

The Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts would like to notify our guests and residents that, on August 26, 2022, a fox attacked a cat and residents reported several sightings in James City County, specifically in the area of Canvas Back Run and the Warhill Sports Complex. The fox is deceased. Rabies testing on the animal has confirmed that the fox was positive for the rabies virus. more>>


August 29, 2022

Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free Monkeypox Vaccination Clinics

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host multiple FREE Monkeypox vaccination clinics the week of August 29 – September 2. more>>


August 29, 2022

Pittsylvania/Danville and Southside Health Districts’ Monkeypox Vaccine Interest Form Now Available

DANVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District and Southside Health District are now offering a form for those interested in the monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS. The form allows the districts to gauge community interest and to determine who might be at higher risk. more>>


August 23, 2022

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Update on Monkeypox

(Warrenton, Va.)— Monkeypox virus (MPV) infection can cause an illness that includes rashes and other flu-like symptoms.  It does not commonly occur in the United States, but the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District (RRHD) are responding to an outbreak of cases in the United States.  Although it is good to stay up-to-date on emerging public health outbreaks, the current community risk is low. more>>


August 24, 2022

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Advises District Residents of Rabid Skunk in Fauquier County

(Warrenton, Va.) — In order to protect the health of our residents, the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District (RRHD) is issuing a notice about a skunk that has tested positive for rabies near the intersection of Riley Road and Rock Springs Road in Warrenton. more>>


August 19, 2022

LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts  Offering Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine 

WISE, Va. – The Lenowisco and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts will now offer a fourth vaccine choice for individuals in the community who are seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. On July 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved the administration of the two-dose Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for the primary series for adults aged 18 years and older.  more>>


August 12, 2022

Central Shenandoah Health District’s Monkeypox Vaccine Interest Form Now Available

STAUNTON, Va. – Starting today, individuals who live or spend time in the Central Shenandoah Health District can complete an interest form for the monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS. The district will begin to vaccinate individuals who may be at higher risk of monkeypox exposure. In order to gauge community interest and determine who might be at higher risk, we have created an optional survey interest form for community members. more>>


August 10, 2022

Racoon Tests Positive for the Rabies Virus For Release

HANOVER, Va. — The Chickahominy Health District would like to notify the residents in the areas surrounding The Chickahominy Health District would like to notify the residents in the areas along Wesley Street, between Chapman Street and N. Snead Street, in Ashland, VA that a raccoon has tested positive for the rabies virus. The raccoon is deceased. more>>


August 9, 2022

Fox Tests Positive for the Rabies Virus for Release

HANOVER, Va. — The Chickahominy Health District would like to notify the residents in the areas surrounding Totopotomoy Creek and Richmond National Battlefield Park in Mechanicsville, VA (this includes areas along Shelton Pointe Drive, the Bluffs at Bell Creek and Avondale subdivisions) that a fox has tested positive for the rabies virus. The fox is deceased. more>>


August 8, 2022

Central Virginia Health District to Host National Health Survey 

The Central Virginia Health District (CVHD) announces that the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is coming to Campbell County and Lynchburg, VA, beginning on August 20, 2022.  more>>


August 5, 2022

Public Advised to Avoid Contact with Algal Mats in sections of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River near Town of Strasburg, VA

(Strasburg, Va.) –An Algal Mat Alert has been issued for the North Fork Shenandoah River for the Town of Strasburg. The alert area begins above the town at approximately Route 644 (Deep Hollow Lane), to include the Deer Rapids Road Bridge, to below the town at approximately Route 611 (Long Meadow Road), for a total of approximately 11.5 miles. more>>


August 4, 2022

Rappahannock Area Health District partners with Mary Washington Healthcare to announce the publication of the Community Health Improvement Plan

Fredericksburg, VA– In partnership with Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC), Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD) has published the FY23-FY25 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). more>>


August 2, 2022

Chickahominy Health District’s Monkeypox Vaccine Interest Form Now Available

Ashland, Va. – Starting today, individuals who live or spend time in the Chickahominy Health District can complete an interest form for the monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS. The district will begin to vaccinate individuals who may be at higher risk of monkeypox exposure. In order to gauge community interest and to determine who might be at higher risk, we have created an optional survey interest form for community members.  Interested individuals can fill out this form. more>>


August 2, 2022

Mount Rogers Health District Launches Monkeypox Vaccine Interest Form

MARION, Va. – Mount Rogers Health District residents who are interested in receiving the monkeypox vaccine can complete an interest form located at https://redcap.link/MRHDmpx. more>>


July 29, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Continues Investigation of Rabid Fox Attacks

DANVILLE, Va.  – As part of its continuing investigation into several recent attacks on people by a rabid fox in the area of Mount Cross Road and Tyler Avenue in Danville, the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District has recommended trapping other potentially rabid animals in those areas. more>>


July 27, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Advises Further Action Being Taken in Response to Rabid Fox

DANVILLE, Va.  – The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is advising the public residing near the Walmart on Mount Cross Road to keep their domestic cats contained within their property as efforts will be taken to corral a group of feral cats that may have had contact with the rabid fox. more>>


July 24, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Advises Residents of Rabid Fox

Danville, Va.  – The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is notifying the public of a rabid fox found in the vicinity of Mount Cross Road and Tyler Avenue on July 21. The fox was sent for rabies testing and tested positive. The fox is known to have bitten at least two individuals. more>>


July 20, 2022

RHHD Launches Interest Form for Monkeypox Vaccines; Starts Vaccinating Eligible Populations

RICHMOND, VA — After receiving a shipment of about 160 JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccines on July 19, 2022, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) is starting today to vaccinate individuals who may be at higher risk of monkeypox exposure who have not had contact with a known positive case. RHHD is also launching an interest form for individuals in the Richmond and Henrico area to express interest in receiving a monkeypox vaccine. Individuals can fill out the interest form by visiting rhhd.gov/monkeypoxvax or by calling 804-205-3501. more>>


July 15, 2022

Chesterfield County & The City of Colonial Heights Remain in “High” COVID-19 Community Levels

CHESTERFIELD, Va.  — Chesterfield County and the City of Colonial Heights both remain in “High” COVID-19 Community Levels according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). more>>


July 14, 2022

Central Shenandoah Health District Funding Impacts Family Planning Services

STAUNTON, Va. — Due to recent federal funding cuts that support nationwide family planning services, the Central Shenandoah Health District will no longer be able to offer these services after July 20. Services that will not be impacted include the distribution of free condoms, as well as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) testing and treatment. more>>


July 13, 2022

Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies in Dinwiddie County

(Dinwiddie, VA)- A black and white skunk tested positive for rabies in Dinwiddie County. The skunk charged a female cat in the middle of the day on Saturday, July 9, 2022. The animal was located near  Dabney Mill Road, North Dinwiddie, VA 23803. The Dinwiddie Health Department and Dinwiddie County Animal Control continue to encourage animal owners to confirm that all pet vaccinations, especially rabies, are current. more>>


July 13, 2022

Swimming Advisory Issued for Guard Shore Beach

ACCOMAC, Va. — The Accomack County Health Departments has issued a swimming advisory for the Guard Shore Beach near Bloxom, Virginia. Beach water samples collected on July 12 by the Virginia Department of Health showed that bacteria levels in the water exceeded the State Water Quality Standards. more>>


July 12, 2022

Chickahominy Health District and Partner Agencies Kick-Off New Kent County Community Health Survey

NEW KENT, Va. – The Chickahominy Health District and the New Kent Community Health Assessment (CHA) Steering Committee are seeking the community’s input via survey to better understand the health-related topics most important to the people living and working in the community. The Steering Committee is a group of representatives from several local and regional organizations including New Kent Fire-Rescue, New Kent Parks and Recreation, Thrive VA, Department of Social Services, New Kent County Public Schools, and many more. more>>


July 5, 2022

Chickahominy Health District Offering COVID-19 Vaccines For Children Ages 6 Months Through 5 Years of Age

GOOCHLAND, Va. — Beginning the week of July 11, 2022, the Chickahominy Health District, serving the counties of Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent, will offer the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months through 4 or 5 years old, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. more>>


July 1, 2022

Testing of Raccoon Confirms Rabies on Nansemond Drive

SUFFOLK, Va. — The Suffolk Health Department received confirmation today that a raccoon tested positive for rabies. In this case, the raccoon was in the back yard of a home in the 2600 block of Nansemond Drive on June 28, 2022. An unprovoked attacked took place to an outdoor pet. The Suffolk Health Department has canvased the neighborhood and spoken with several residents in the area who claim to have seen raccoons and foxes. Please use caution and awareness when outdoors and call the Suffolk Animal Control at (757) 514-4785 if an attack occurs to a human or pet. more>>


July 1, 2022

Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. –  The Norfolk Department of Public Health has detected the first West Nile Virus (WNV) activity of the season in the city of Norfolk. Two mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. Both samples were collected in the Colonial Place neighborhood on June 30, 2022. The Division of Vector Control is conducting mosquito control operations in this neighborhood, including treatments of storm drains, and standing water, fogging operations, and continued surveillance activities. more>>


June 30, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccines for Babies and Children Now Available

MARTINSVILLE, VA —  The West Piedmont Health District is now offering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months through 5 years, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. more>>


June 27, 2022

Harmful Algae Bloom in Lee Lake (Nottoway Lake), Nottoway County
Please Avoid Contact with Lake Water

NOTTOWAY, Va. –Potentially toxic cyanobacteria have formed a harmful algal “bloom” (HAB) in Lee Lake (Nottoway Lake) in Nottoway County just north of Blackstone. This type of blue-green algae may produce a toxin that can cause rashes and other illnesses. The Virginia Department of Health warns visitors to stay out of the water, and to keep their pets out, too. Due to relatively low body weight, children and pets are at greater risk of severe illness if they ingest the water. Pets also can fall ill if they get wet and then lick their fur. more>>


June 27, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Moderna Vaccine for ages 6-17 years starting July 5

FARMVILLE, Va. – Effective, Tuesday, July 5, Piedmont Health District will begin offering free Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 to 17 years old at vaccination clinics at local health departments following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. more>>


June 23, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 6 Months through 4/5 Years
Free Vaccinations Available at Health District Immunization Clinic Days

(Farmville, Va.) – The Piedmont Health District has begun offering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months through 4 years (Pfizer) and 5 years (Moderna), following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. more>>


June 22, 2022

LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts Offering Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 6 Months through 5 Years

(WISE, Va.) – Beginning Monday, June 27, the LENOWISCO and the Cumberland Plateau Health Districts will offer the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months through 5 years, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. more>>


June 21, 2022

Children Under Age 5 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccinations (Fairfax)

(Fairfax, VA) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration met on June 16 and amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) authorizing children under age 5 to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Following this authorization, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met on June 18 and now recommends vaccination for everyone over age 6 months to provide protection against the virus and to help stem community spread. more>>


June 21, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended for Children 6 Months Old and Up (Loudoun)

Children 6 months of age and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has adopted the recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination to include children 6 months to 4 years of age. more>>


June 13, 2022

Russell County Health Department Closed Temporarily June 14-19, 2022 For Relocation

(Lebanon, VA) – The Russell County Health Department, located at 75 Rogers St., Lebanon, will be closed June 14-19, 2022, to move its offices to a new location. more>>


June 9, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC ON TUESDAY JUNE 14

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday, June 14, from 3 – 5 p.m. at Green Run Homes Association Clubhouse, 1248 Green Garden Circle. more>>


June 9, 2022

Southampton County Health Department Rabies Investigation

The Southampton County Health Department received information June 9; a stray cat tested positive for rabies. In this case, the stray cat attacked three farm workers. This incident occurred in the Plank Road area of Southampton County. more>>


June 6, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC WEDNESDAY JUNE 8

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, June 8, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at New Light Baptist Church, 5549 Indian River Road. more>>


June 3, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic June 11

RINGGOLD, Va. – The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Rock Springs United Methodist Church, 2445 Rocksprings Road in Ringgold. more>>


June 1, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SATURDAY JUNE 4

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. – noon at Kingdom Cathedral, 3820 Stoneshore Road. more>>


June 1, 2022

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Offers Gun Locks for Safety

(Warrenton, Va.)— The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District is promoting safe firearm storage to prevent unintentional injury and reduce suicide risk. The health district is offering universal trigger locks to all households who have firearms. more>>


May 27, 2022

Chesterfield Health District Localities Experiencing a Rise in COVID-19 Community Levels

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – Several COVID-19 community levels in the area have increased from “low” to “medium” and “high,” the Chesterfield Health District announced today, as cases continue to rise across the area. Chesterfield County and the City of Colonial Heights have moved from “medium” to “high” risk for spread of COVID-19. Although Powhatan County is reported as having “medium” COVID-19 community levels, Chesterfield Health District recommends everyone in the region take precautions. more>>


May 25, 2022

Mount Rogers Health District, Partner Agencies Kick-Off Grayson County Community Health Assessment

(Marion, Va.) – To address top concerns in the community, Mount Rogers Health District is inviting community members and partner agencies to take part in the Grayson County Community Health Assessment (CHA) starting on Wednesday, June 1. more>>


May 24, 2022

Piedmont Health District Recognizes Staff at All-Staff Meeting

FARMVILLE, Va. – On Friday, May 20, Piedmont Health District held an all-staff meeting at The Barn at Gully Tavern. The staff meeting was a full day of connecting, learning and celebrating. At the staff meeting, the Piedmont Health District recognized staff members for years of service, ranging from 10 years to 40+ years with the Virginia Department of Health. more>>


May 24, 2022

Health Alert: Potential Hepatitis A Exposure at Local Roanoke Restaurant

(ROANOKE, Va.) – On Monday, May 23, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCHAD) received a new report of an employee of a local food establishment who has been infected with hepatitis A. more>>


May 20, 2022

Central Shenandoah Health District Localities Experiencing a Rise in COVID-19 Community Levels

STAUNTON, Va. —Several COVID-19 community levels in the area have increased from “low” to “medium” and “high”, the Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) announced Friday, as cases continue to rise across the area. Augusta and Highland county and the cities of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Lexington have moved from “low” to “high” risk for the spread of COVID-19. Rockbridge county and the city of Buena Vista have moved from “low” to “medium” risk. Although Bath and Rockingham counties and the city of Harrisonburg is reported as having low COVID-19 community levels, Central Shenandoah Health District recommends everyone in the region take precautions. more>>


May 20, 2022

RHHD TO PAUSE CLINICAL SERVICES AT SOUTHWOOD RESOURCE CENTER 

RICHMOND, VA- Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are pausing clinical services at Southwood Resource Center and are rescheduling patients due to some maintenance issues at the site. Services operating out of the Southwood Poolhouse (COVID-19 testing and vaccinations and community outreach) will continue as scheduled. more>>


May 20, 2022

RHHD and RAA Offer Heat Safety Tips Ahead of High Temperature Weekend

RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) and Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) encourage Richmond area residents to take precautions to avoid heat related illness this weekend. more>>


May 20, 2022

COVID-19 Boosters Now Available for Richmond and Henrico Children Ages 5-11

RICHMOND, VA- Following the CDC and FDA approvals of Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for 5-11 year olds, vaccination opportunities for Richmond and Henrico children are becoming available. Children will be able to access appointments through pediatricians, pharmacies, and Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD). more>>


May 20, 2022

Richmond City Enters Medium CDC COVID-19 Community Level

RICHMOND, VA- Yesterday, the CDC reported Richmond City as having moved to the medium COVID-19 community level. This comes one week after Henrico County moved into the medium level. more>>


May 19, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Four Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Next Week

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer four free COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week across the health district. The clinics will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. All clinics will be held outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather. more>>


May 18, 2022

Health Alert: Update About Potential Hepatitis A Exposure at Local Restaurant

ROANOKE, Va. – New details have emerged as part of an ongoing investigation conducted by the Virginia Department of Health. The report involves an employee of Luigi’s restaurant in Roanoke who was recently diagnosed with hepatitis A. New information, obtained today, revealed that the employee may have had limited involvement in handling food prior to the food being cooked before consumption. Cooking food kills the virus that causes hepatitis A, therefore this situation does not meet the criteria of an exposure. more>>


May 18, 2022

Mount Rogers Health District, Partner Agencies Kick-Off Bristol Community Health Assessment

MARION, Va. – Mount Rogers Health District will start the Bristol Community Health Assessment (CHA) on Tuesday, May 24. Community partners and community members are invited to be part of the CHA. more>>


May 18, 2022

Virginia Health Officials Investigating Potential Measles Exposures in Northern Virginia
Northern Virginia Health Departments Are Working Together to Identify People Who Are at Risk

Northern Virginia — Out of an abundance of caution, health districts in northern Virginia are informing people who were at various locations listed below during the specified time frames, that they may have been exposed to someone diagnosed with measles. The individual, a child, was unvaccinated and contracted measles during international travel. The child is currently in stable condition and improving. Northern Virginia area health officials are coordinating efforts to reach people who may have been exposed. Listed below are the dates, times, and locations of the potential exposure sites associated with measles. Outside of these specific locations and times, it is currently believed that the risk to the community is low. more>>


May 18, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Charlotte County Farmers Market

DRAKES BRANCH, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charlotte County Farmers Market, located at 4900 Drakes Main St. in Drakes Branch. more>>


May 17, 2022

Wild Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. — A wild, “Ozzy”, brown bat weighing approximately 0.5 lbs. tested positive for rabies in Prince George County. The rabid bat was found flying around a residence on Berkshire Drive, North Prince George, VA 23860 on Thursday, May 12, 2022. If you or your family have animals near Berkshire Drive and are concerned about possible exposure, please call the Prince George Health Department at 804-733-2630. The Prince George Health Department and Prince George County Animal Control continue to encourage animal owners to confirm that all pet vaccinations, especially rabies, are current. more>>


May 16, 2022

HENRICO COUNTY ENTERS MEDIUM CDC COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVEL

RICHMOND, VA – After weeks of having low COVID-19 community level, the CDC reported Henrico County as having moved to the medium COVID-19 community level. more>>


May 16, 2022

RHHD TO WELCOME NEW HEALTH DIRECTOR

RICHMOND, VA – After a three month vacancy, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) will soon have a new Health Director. Dr. Elaine Perry will join RHHD as Director on July 10, 2022. Dr. Melissa Viray, who has been serving as Acting Director of RHHD during the interim, will remain with RHHD as Deputy Director following Dr. Perry’s arrival. more>>


May 13, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC TUESDAY, MAY 17

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic Tuesday, May 17, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at More Than Conquerors Church, 1101 Eaglewood Drive. more>>


May 12, 2022

Piedmont Health District Cancels Saturday COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District is canceling the two COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled for Saturday, May 14 due to inclement weather.  The clinics were scheduled for 8 to 11 a.m. at the FACES Food Pantry located at 482 Commerce Road in Farmville and 2 to 6 p.m. at the Crewe Touch a Truck event at Golubic Stadium, located at Plant and Atlantic Streets in Crewe. more>>


May 9, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, May 11, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at New Light Baptist Church, 5549 Indian River Road. more>>


May 5, 2022

Bedford County Rabies Incident

(Bedford, VA) – The Central Virginia Health District has received confirmation that a fox which bit a person on Stone Mountain Road in Bedford County has tested positive for rabies. more>>


May 5, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Six Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Next Week

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer six free COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week across the health district. The clinics will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. All clinics will be held outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather. more>>


May 3, 2022

Suspected Dog Bite-Grafton Station in York County

Newport News, VA – The Peninsula Health District is looking for a gray and tan pit bull mix type dog which bit a person on April 24, 2022 at the tennis court at Grafton Station Apartments in York County, Virginia. more>>


April 29, 2022

Lord Fairfax Health District Warns Front Royal Residents of Rabies Risk

(Winchester, Va.) — On the afternoon of April 17, 2022, a resident witnessed a raccoon behaving abnormally, near the Royal Arms Apartments at 423 E. Criser Road in Front Royal. The raccoon was collected and later tested positive for rabies, according to the Lord Fairfax Health District. more>>


April 28, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer free COVID-19 vaccination clinics this Saturday in Amelia Court House and five next week across the health district. The clinics will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. All clinics will be held outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather. more>>


April 27, 2022

Fox Tests Positive for the Rabies Virus

MECHANICSVILLE, VA — The Chickahominy Health District would like to notify the residents in the area of Brookshire Subdivision and Windsor Drive in Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111 that a fox has tested positive for the rabies virus. The fox is deceased.


April 27, 2022

RHHD and Partners Announce Spike Alert to Prevent Opioid Overdoses

RICHMOND, VA- Local city and county agencies in the greater Richmond area have partnered together to start Metro Richmond Spike Alert, a system that notifies the general public when spikes in opioid overdoses occur. A spike in overdoses may signify the presence of illegal or diverted prescription drugs in the community that are more potent or more likely to cause an overdose. Informing individuals that may use opioids and their loved ones of a recent spike may prevent injury and death. more>>


April 27, 2022

Congratulations & Thank You to the Greater Richmond Medical Reserve Corps

Ashland, VA – In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response announced recipients of its Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Recognition Awards on April 19, 2022. Across the country, there were nearly 200 nominations. Our very own Greater Richmond MRC Unit (serving the counties of Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Richmond City) won the award for Community Preparedness and Resilience. This award was given to only two units in the country for their demonstrated contributions to reduce vulnerabilities, build resilience, and improve public health preparedness in their communities. more>>


April 25, 2022

Piedmont Health District Recognizes Piedmont Medical Reserve Corps for COVID-19 Efforts

FARMVILLE, VA – On Saturday, April 23, Piedmont Health District held a ceremony at Wilck’s Lake Park to recognize the Piedmont Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) for its continued assistance with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. more>>


April 25, 2022

Several E. Coli Cases Associated with Petting Goats at a Loudoun Farm

Loudoun, VA – The Loudoun County Health Department is notifying the public of the exposure to a specific type of bacterium, called Shiga Toxin Producing E. coli (STEC), by several people who came in contact with goats at Georges Mill Farm in Lovettsville between March 6 and April 20, 2022. more>>


April 25, 2022

Chickahominy Health District Announces New Funding Opportunity for Community Based Organizations

Ashland, VA – The Chickahominy Health District is announcing a funding opportunity for Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to promote COVID-19 vaccinations and other routine immunizations in Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent counties. The district will fund strategies that increase access, knowledge and uptake of immunizations by those disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Grant awards can range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $80,000 with funds available starting May 1, 2022 until June 30, 2024. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, as funds allow. more>>


April 25, 2022

RHHD OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Richmond, VA – Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) invite Richmond residents with personal or professional experience with systemic racism and the root causes of health disparities in Richmond to apply to the Health Equity Fund Community Advisory Committee (HEF CAC). more>>


April 21, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Farmville, Dillwyn

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer two free COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Farmville and Dillwyn next week. The Farmville clinic will be held Friday, April 29 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Piedmont Senior Resources, located at 1413 S. Main St. The Dillwyn clinic will be held Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hanes Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 1171 Copper Mine Road. more>>


April 19, 2022

Isle of Wight Health Department Rabies Investigation

(Isle of Wight, VA) – The Isle of Wight Health Department received information today that a raccoon tested positive for rabies. The raccoon may have been in contact with two dogs. more>>


April 15, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside Health Districts Hold All Staff Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Response

CHATHAM, Va. – Today staff from the Pittsylvania-Danville (PDHD) and Southside (SSHD) health districts met in Chatham to discuss the districts’ COVID-19 response and the districts’ goals moving beyond COVID. more>>


April 15, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Five Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Next Week

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer five free COVID-19 vaccination clinics across the health district next week. The clinics will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. Some clinics will be held outdoor, so please dress appropriately for the weather. more>>


April 14, 2022

Free COVID-19 Testing Event Scheduled in West Piedmont Health District

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Virginia Department of Health’s West Piedmont Health District will offer free COVID-19 testing next week. Testing will take place Tuesday, April 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Martinsville Armory located at 315 Commonwealth Blvd., W. more>>


April 12, 2022

Henrico Board of Supervisors to Honor Richmond and Henrico Health Districts

HENRICO, VA- In honor of last week’s National Public Health Week and in recognition of Richmond and Henrico Health District’s (RHHD) pandemic response, Henrico County’s Board of Supervisors (BoS) is issuing a proclamation today honoring RHHD’s public health staff. Dr. Melissa Viray will join tonight’s BoS meeting to share some words of gratitude following the proclamation. more>>


April 8, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccinations in Amelia Court House and Farmville 

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer two free COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week. The clinics will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. more>>


April 6, 2022

Time Change for Piedmont Health District Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Farmville

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday, April 7 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.at the Farmville Farmer’s Market, located at 213 North Street. Please note this revised time change due to the potential for inclement weather. more>>


April 4, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, April 6, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at New Light Baptist Church, 5549 Indian River Road. more>>


April 1, 2021

Piedmont Health District Offers a Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Farmville Farmer’s Market

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday, April 7 from 2 to 6:30 p.m.at the Farmville Farmer’s Market, located at 213 North Street. more>>


April 1, 2021

Norfolk Health Department Reopens COVID-19 Vaccination Center at Military Circle Mall

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Department of Health will hold a Free COVID-19 vaccination clinic twice a week at the Norfolk Military Circle Mall (880 N. Military Highway) site starting Tuesday, April 5.  Tuesday hours are 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins only. There are no appointments. more>>


April 1, 2021

Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies in Sussex

SUSSEX, Va. — A young black and white skunk tested positive for rabies in Sussex County. The skunk was bitten by a dog and surrounded by several other dogs on Friday, March 25, 2022. The animal was located near 13282 Crowder Ln., Stony Creek, VA 23882. The Sussex Health Department and Sussex County Animal Control continue to encourage animal owners to confirm that all pet vaccinations, especially rabies, are current. more>>


March 31, 2021

Piedmont Health District Will Offer Health Information and Free COVID-19 Vaccinations at Spring Fling at Richlands Dairy & Creamery

BLACKSTONE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will host a booth at the Richland Dairy & Creamery Spring Fling Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. offering free COVID-19 vaccinations, general health information and information on its various programs. The Spring Fling will be held at 460 Cox Road in Blackstone. more>>


March 31, 2021

Second Booster Doses Now Available Through RHHD

RICHMOND, Va. — Following the recent FDA authorization of second boosters, CDC revised guidelines, and announcement from VDH that second boosters are available for Virginians, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) opens all clinics, including the Doses on Demand in-home vaccination program, to eligible individuals seeking second boosters. more>>


March 31, 2021

Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, April 2

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday April 2, from 10:00 a.m.- noon at Kingdom Cathedral, 3820 Stoneshore Road. more>>


March 30, 2021

LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts Offering Mobile School Vaccination Clinics

(WISE, Va.) – During April, the LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts will be offering FREE school required vaccinations at various locations throughout both districts. more>>


March 24, 2022

Three Rivers Health District Residents can receive COVID-19 Vaccines at Home for Free

MIDDLESEX, Va. — Residents of the Three Rivers Health District who are unable to leave their home to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to be vaccinated for free at home. Interested participants can call (804) 815-4191 to schedule an appointment. more>>


March 24, 2022

LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts Providing Hepatitis C Treatment

 WISE, Va. – Beginning in April, the LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts will be offering hepatitis C treatment for individuals who are chronically infected with the virus. more>>


March 24, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Nottoway, Buckingham Counties

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer two free COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week in Nottoway and Buckingham counties. The clinics will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. These clinics will be held outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather. more>>


March 23, 2022

RHHD OFFERS AT-HOME COVID-19 VACCINES TO ANYONE THROUGH DOSES ON DEMAND

RICHMOND, VA- Starting today, March 23, 2022, any Richmond or Henrico resident who is interested in a free COVID-19 vaccine can now call the Richmond and Henrico Health District (RHHD) hotline to schedule a time for nurses to come to your home to give you a COVID-19 vaccine. more>>


March 22, 2022

Piedmont Health District Cancels COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Nottoway County

BLACKSTONE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District announced the cancellation of the free COVID-19 vaccination at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, located at 200 Church St. in Blackstone due to potential inclement weather. The clinic was scheduled for Wednesday, March 23 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. more>>


March 18, 2022

VDH Closes Regional Community Vaccination Center in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va.— The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) today announced that the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Military Circle Mall in Norfolk will close next week on Friday, March 25. Across the Commonwealth, the VDH CVCs have administered more than 330,000 COVID-19 vaccines since they opened in early October 2021. The CVC is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Sunday and Monday. more>>


March 17, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District to Provide Free COVID-19 Test Kits at Two Danville Locations

DANVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will distribute at-home COVID-19 test kits free of charge at two locations in Danville Saturday, March 19. more>>


March 17, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Nottoway, Cumberland and Amelia Counties

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer three free COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week. The clinics will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. These clinics will be held outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather. more>>


March 16, 2022

ARTHUR ASHE COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE TO CLOSE 3/25

Richmond, VA – Following months of low COVID-19 vaccine demand, the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at Arthur Ashe will soon close its doors. The last clinic will be March 25th. more>>


March 14, 2022

Virginia Department of Health Reopens a Portion of the Upper Machodoc Creek to Shellfish Harvesting

(RICHMOND, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced today that a portion of the Upper Machodoc Creek in King George County, previously closed to shellfish harvesting January 21, 2022, due to a release of partially untreated sewage impacting water quality in the area, will reopen effective Tuesday, March 15, 2022. more>>


March 11, 2022

Southside Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Brunswick High School

LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. – The Southside Health District will offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Monday, March 21 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Brunswick High School located at 2171 Lawrenceville Plank Road. The clinic, open to faculty, staff, students, parents and the community at large, will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses at no cost. more>>


March 11, 2022

Central Shenandoah Health District Opens COVID-19 Hotline

Staunton, Va. — The Virginia Department of Health’s Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) is opening a COVID-19 hotline to answer questions and provide information about COVID-19 and related issues, including but not limited to: vaccinations and appointments, testing, symptoms, how to lower the risk of exposure for yourself and your loved ones, local and statewide conditions, and what to do if you think you may have COVID-19. more>>


March 10, 2022

Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts to Hold COVID-19 Remembrance on March 15, 2022

(ROANOKE, Va.) – The Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) plans to hold a joint COVID-19 remembrance event on Tuesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at the Berglund Center. more>>


March 10, 2022

Virginia Department of Health Sending Texts/Calls to Remind Virginians of Their Eligibility for Boosters Against COVID-19

(Culpeper, Va.) — The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District (RRHD) is sending text and voice messages to residents in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties to remind them they are eligible for booster shots against COVID-19. more>>


March 10, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Farmville, Buckingham

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer two free COVID-19 vaccination clinics Saturday, March 19. The first clinic will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Farmville Baptist Church located at 132 N. Main St. in Farmville (behind the building that was formerly Pairet’s). The second clinic will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church located at 7825 Howardsville Road in Buckingham. more>>


March 9, 2022

Piedmont Health District Reschedules COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Charlotte County

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Va. – The Piedmont Health District is rescheduling the free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Bacon District Elementary School, located at 840 Bacon School Road in Saxe, due to a scheduling conflict. Originally scheduled for Thursday, March 10, the clinic will now be held on Monday, March 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. more>>


March 8, 2022

Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Sending Texts/Calls to Remind Virginians of Their Eligibility for Boosters Against COVID-19

RICHMOND, Va. — The Chickahominy Health District is sending text and voice messages to residents in the counties of Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent to remind them they are eligible for booster shots against COVID-19. more>>


March 8, 2022

Virginia Department of Health Sending Texts/Calls to Remind Virginians of Their Eligibility for Free Boosters Against COVID-19

(Marion, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health is sending text and voice messages to residents in the Mount Rogers Health District to remind them they are eligible for free booster shots against COVID-19. more>>


March 8, 2022

City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Use FDA-Approved COVID-19 Home Test Kits

(Alexandria, Va.) — Alexandria is currently at a low COVID-19 community level according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Everyone should stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. more>>


March 7, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC WEDNESDAY MARCH 9

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday March 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at New Light Baptist Church, 5549 Indian River Road. more>>


March 3, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District to Distribute Free COVID-19 Test Kits this Weekend

DANVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will return to the local farmers’ market this weekend to distribute at-home COVID-19 test kits free of charge. more>>


March 2, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SATURDAY MARCH 5

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday March 5, from 10 a.m.- noon at Kingdom Cathedral, 3820 Stoneshore Road. more>>


March 2, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Farmville

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer a free COVID-19 vaccination on Wednesday, March 9 from noon to 3 p.m. at Crossroads Community Services Board Town House, located at 714 E. 2nd St. in Farmville. more>>


March 2, 2022

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Advises District Residents of Rabid Feral Cat in Fauquier County

(Midland, Va.) — In order to protect the health of our residents, the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District (RRHD) is issuing a notice about a feral cat that has tested positive for rabies near the intersection of Midland Road and Ebenezer Church Road. more>>


March 2, 2022

Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts to Hold Weekly COVID-19 Rapid Testing Clinics

(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) – Beginning Friday, March 4, the Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts will be holding FREE weekly COVID-19 testing clinics. The clinics will be on Fridays only, at both the Peninsula Health District (416 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601) and the Hampton Health District (3130 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA 23661). The clinics will take place every Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. more>>


MARCH 2, 2022

RICHMOND-AREA RESIDENTS URGED TO USE CAUTION AFTER RABID CAT IS PICKED UP IN NORTHSIDE

Richmond, VA – Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) remind residents to take precautions to reduce the risk of people or pets contracting rabies following a recent confirmed exposure. more>>


March 1, 2022

City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; CDC Updates COVID-19 Monitoring System; Masks Now Optional in City Facilities

(Alxandria, Va.) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new system for monitoring the level of COVID-19 impact on communities, signaling a new phase of the pandemic. Rather than attempting to eliminate all spread of COVID-19, the new approach focuses on limiting severe illness and preventing strain on local health care systems. more>>


February 28, 2022

Southside Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Abiding Branch Christian Ministries in Halifax

HALIFAX, Va. – The Southside Health District will offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at Abiding Branch Christian Ministries, located at 65 South Main St. in Halifax. The clinic will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses at no cost. more>>


February 25, 2022

Fredericksburg Community Vaccination Center (CVC) Scheduled to Stop Operations

(FREDERICKSBURG, Va.)— The Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD) today announced that the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) in Central Park will close on March 5. The days and hours the center will be open during its final week will be Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. more>>


February 24, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Nottoway, Charlotte Counties

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week in Nottoway and Charlotte counties. The clinic will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. more>>


February 23, 2022

Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts to Close COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center at Valley View Mall

(ROANOKE, Va.) – The Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) today announced that the final day of operation of the Valley View COVID-19 Vaccination Center at Valley View Mall will be on Saturday, March 5, 2022. more>>


February 23, 2022

Norfolk Community Vaccination Center Announces Changes in Days of Operation and Operating Hours

(NORFOLK, Va.)— The Norfolk Community Vaccination Center (CVC) will be changing its days of operation and hours starting February 28 at the former Macy’s department store location at Military Circle Mall (MCM) located at 880 N. Military Highway. more>>


February 23, 2022

Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts to Close Community Vaccination Center

(Newport News, Va.)— The Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts today announce that the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) located at the Sherwood Shopping Center, 3785 Warwick Blvd, Newport News ceases operations Saturday, February 26, 2022. more>>


February 22, 2022

Chesterfield Health District to Close Rockwood COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – The Chesterfield Health District’s Rockwood Vaccination Clinic is set to close this week. The last day of operations will be Saturday, February 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Rockwood Community Vaccination Clinic (CVC) has administered about 22,000 free COVID-19 vaccines doses since it opened on October 16, 2021. more>>


February 22, 2022

Southside Health District Offers Free COVID-19 Testing Event in Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, Va. – The Southside Health District will offer a free COVID-19 testing event Thursday, February 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Clarksville Community Center located at 103 Woodland Drive. more>>


February 22, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Announces Upcoming Free Vaccination Clinics for March

DANVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will be conducting four COVID-19 vaccination clinics next month. The clinics will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. more>>


February 18, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers COVID-19 Testing in Dillwyn

DILLWYN Va. – The Piedmont Health District is offering a COVID-19 testing Tuesday, February 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Buckingham County Public Library located at 16266 N. James Madison Highway in Dillwyn. more>>


February 18, 2022

Richmond Henrico Health District Encourages Families to Check Formu;a after FDA Recall

(Richmond, Va.) – Yesterday evening, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of certain lots of powdered infant formula produced by Abbott Nutrition in one of its manufacturing facilities. Because the recalled formula may have been sold to consumers in Virginia, RHHD recommends local families check their powdered formula and not use any products that were a part of the recalled batch. more>>


February 18, 20220

VIRGINIA BEACH HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 22

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic Tuesday, February 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at More Than Conquerors Church, 1101 Eaglewood Drive. more>>


February 17, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Five COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Prince Edward, Buckingham Counties

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer five additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week in Prince Edward and Buckingham counties. The clinic will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public. more>>


February 17, 2022

Lord Fairfax Health District Warns Berryville Residents of Rabies Risk

(Winchester, Va.) — On February 1, a kitten, part of a feral colony located 4 miles northeast of the town of Berryville, died and tested positive for rabies according to the Lord Fairfax Health District. more>>


February 16, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Returns to the Farmers’ Market to Distribute Free COVID-19 Test Kits

DANVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will return to the local farmers’ market this weekend to distribute at-home COVID-19 test kits free of charge.  more>>


February 14, 2022

Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts to Transition Community Testing Center at Valley View Mall to Mobile Testing

(ROANOKE, Va.) – The Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) today announced that the final day of regular operation of the Community Testing Center (CTC) at Valley View Mall was last Thursday, February 10. more>>


February 10, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FREE COVID-19 AND FLU VACCINATION CLINIC ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 15

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 and Flu vaccination clinic Tuesday, February 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Hermitage Elementary School, 1701 Pleasure House Road. more>>


February 10, 2022

Virginia Department of Health Extends Closure of Upper Machodoc Creek to Shellfish Harvesting

(RICHMOND, Va.)— The Virginia Department of Health announced today that the temporary shellfish closure in Upper Machodoc Creek in King George County will be extended due to continued elevated levels of bacteria following a release of partially treated sewage on January 20, 2022. more>>


February 10, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Two COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Charlotte County

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer two COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week — Monday, February 14 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Phenix Volunteer Fire Department located at 365 Chester St. in Phenix and Saturday, February 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. at County Line FACES Food Pantry located at 12129 County Line Road in Keysville. more>>


February 10, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District is offering drive thru COVID-19 testing Wednesdays, February 16 and 23 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Blackstone Courier-Record at 111 Maple St. more>>


February 9, 2022

Norfolk Health Department Transitioning COVID-19 Testing to Various Locations

NORFOLK, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health is transitioning to a mobile testing initiative, a vendor operated van with testing staff that will travel throughout the eastern region in support of expanding testing to vulnerable communities that have limited access to testing. more>>


February 9, 2022

Southside and Pittsylvania-Danville Health Districts Offering Free COVID-19 Testing

(DANVILLE, Va.) — The Southside and Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside health districts will offer free Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 as part of the Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. more>>


February 9, 2022

Fredericksburg Community Testing Center (CTC) Scheduled to Stop Operations

(FREDERICKSBURG, Va.)— The Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD) is increasing access to free COVID-19 testing with the recent addition of the CTC+ initiative, a vendor operated van with testing staff that will travel throughout the region to support expanded testing in communities that have low access to testing. more>>


February 9, 2022

Piedmont Health District Cancels COVID-19 Testing Event at Prince Edward-Farmville Youth Association Gymnasium

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District announced the cancellation of a testing event originally scheduled for Monday, February 14 at the Prince Edward-Farmville Youth Association Gymnasium due to additional resources in the area. more>>


February 8, 2022

Southside Health District Offers COVID-19 Testing Event at Tabernacle of Zion in Brunswick County

LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. – The Southside Health District will offer a COVID-19 testing event Saturday, February 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Tabernacle of Zion Church, located at 602 S. Hicks St. in Lawrenceville. more>>


February 8, 2022

Chesterfield Health District Community COVID-19 Testing Center to Close

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – The Chesterfield Health District announces that the Community Testing Center (CTC) at the Chesterfield Fairgrounds is set to close as the demand for testing decreases. The last day of operation will be Thursday, February 10. more>>


February 7, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FREE COVID-19 AND FLU VACCINATION CLINIC WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 9

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 and Flu vaccination clinic on Wednesday February 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at New Light Baptist Church, 5549 Indian River Road. more>>


February 7, 2022

RICHMOND COMMUNITY TESTING CENTER TO TRANSITION TO MOBILE MODEL

RICHMOND, VA- Following a couple of weeks of lower demand for COVID-19 testing at the Richmond Raceway Community Testing Center (CTC), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are transitioning the CTC into a mobile model. more>>


February 7, 2022

Health Officials Investigating Potential Measles Exposure in Fairfax County

FAIRFAX, Va. – Out of an abundance of caution, the Fairfax Health District is informing people who were at the locations listed below during the specified time frames, that they may have been exposed to a person with measles. more>>


February 7, 2022

Central Virginia Health District Announces Upcoming COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination and Testing Events

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Central Virginia Health District is partnering with Lynchburg City Schools to offer a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic at E.C. Glass High School, 2111 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, February 11 from 1 – 5 p.m. more>>


February 7, 2022

Southside Health District Partners with Dollar General to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations at Select Stores

HALIFAX, Va. –Southside Health District is partnering with Dollar General to provide COVID-19 vaccinations at no cost at select stores in Halifax, Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties. more>>


February 4, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing

DANVILLE, Va. — The Pittsylvania-Danville Health Districts will offer free Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 as part of the Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. more>>


February 3, 2022

Crater Health District Offering Free COVID-19 Testing

Petersburg, Va.  — The Crater Health District (CHD) Virginia Department of Health will offer free Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 as part of the Increasing Community Access To Testing (ICATT) partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. more>>


February 3, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Kenbridge Recreation Center

KENBRIDGE, Va. – The Piedmont Health District will offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday, February 12 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Kenbridge Recreation Center, located at 535 E. 5th Ave. The clinic will offer first, second, additional primary and booster doses of all three vaccines at no cost to the public. more>>


February 3, 2022

Southside Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Southside Virginia Community College

ALBERTA, Va. – The Southside Health District will offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Tuesday, February 8 from noon to 6 p.m. at Southside Virginia Community College located at 109 Campus Drive in Alberta.  The clinic is open to students, faculty and the surrounding community. more>>


February 2, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST FREE COVID-19 AND FLU VACCINATION CLINIC SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 and Flu vaccination clinic Saturday, February 5 from 10 a.m. – noon at Kingdom Cathedral, 3820 Stoneshore Road. more>>


February 2, 2022

Southside Health District Adds Pfizer-BioNTech to Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Tabernacle of Zion in Brunswick County

LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Southside Health District will also offer the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine at its free COVID-19 vaccination clinic Friday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tabernacle of Zion Church, located at 602 S. Hicks St. in Lawrenceville. more>>


February 1, 2022

Central Shenandoah Health District Offering Free COVID-19 Testing

(Staunton, Va.) —  The Virginia Department of Health’ Central Shenandoah Health District will offer free Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 as part of the Increasing Community Access To Testing (ICATT) partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. more>>


February 1, 2022

Lord Fairfax Health District Offers Free COVID-19 Testing in Front Royal

(FRONT ROYAL, Va.)  — The Virginia Department of Health’s Lord Fairfax Health District will offer three free COVID-19 testing events in Front Royal. more>>


January 31, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Options in the LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts

(WISE, Va.) Throughout the Southwest region, COVID-19 numbers continue to rise meaning the need for both vaccines and other COVID-19 treatments have also increased. Vaccination against COVID-19 still remains the best option for protection against experiencing the most severe symptoms associated with the virus. COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for both adults and children, with people ages 5 and older being eligible to receive the vaccine. more>>


January 31, 2022

Chesterfield Health District Community COVID-19 Testing Center to Accept Walk-Ins

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – Effective today, the Chesterfield Health District’s Community Testing Center (CTC) at the Chesterfield Fairgrounds will begin accepting walk-ins. more>>


January 28, 2022

Loudoun County Schedules COVID-19 Testing Events Feb. 1 & 4

(Leesburg, Va.) — Loudoun County has scheduled COVID-19 testing events Tuesday, February 1, and Friday, February 4, 2022, at Claude Moore Park, 46150 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Testing is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., but may begin early to mitigate traffic impacts and may close early if capacity is reached. more>>


January 28, 2022

Virginia Beach Health Department Vaccine and Testing Clinics Closed on Saturday Due to Winter Weather Forecast

(​Virginia Beach, Va.) – Due to the upcoming winter weather forecast, the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health has decided to cancel the vaccine and testing clinics scheduled for Saturday January 29, 2022. more>>


January 28, 2022

Lord Fairfax Health District Partners with Dollar General to Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

(Winchester, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health’s Lord Fairfax Health District is partnering with several local Dollar General stores to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the month of February. Walk-ins are welcome at all events; there is no need to schedule an appointment. more>>


January 28, 2022

Important Schedule Change for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Hosted by Pittsylvania-Danville Health District

DANVILLE, Va.  — Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District has canceled the COVID-19 vaccination clinic to be held at Gibson Elementary School tomorrow, January 29. The rescheduled date will take place next month and will move to the Schoolfield location Saturday, February 12. more>>


January 27, 2022

City of Alexandria Participates in National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

(Alexandria, Va.) – The City of Alexandria and Alexandria Health Department will host a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Virtual Symposium on Monday, February 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will highlight the disproportionate impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Black communities and the broad-ranging challenges this poses for Black Americans. more>>


January 28, 2022

Free COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Clinics Offered at Virginia Beach City Public Schools the Week of Jan. 31

​(Virginia Beach, Va.) – Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health have partnered to offer free COVID-19 and Flu vaccinations to students, faculty, staff, and the general public, the week of Jan. 31, 2022 at two schools. more>>


January 27, 2022

LENOWISCO Health District Partners with Dollar General To Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

(WISE, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health’s LENOWISCO Health District is partnering with local Dollar General stores to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. The first event will be held this Saturday in Dryden, VA. more>>


January 27, 2022

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites Closing Early on Friday in Norfolk and Newport News and Remaining Closed this Saturday and Sunday

(NORFOLK, Va.)— The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is announcing its COVID-19 Community Vaccination and Testing Centers in Norfolk (Military Circle) and Newport News (Sherwood) will be closed Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30 due to expected inclement weather. more>>


January 27, 2022

Richmond Community Vaccination and Testing Centers to Close This Weekend Due To Weather

RICHMOND, Va. — The community vaccination centers (CVCs) and the community testing centers (CTCs) in Richmond will close early on Friday at 4 p.m. and will stay closed on Saturday and Sunday. This affects Richmond’s Arthur Ashe CVC and Richmond Raceway CTC. more>>


January 27, 2022

Chesterfield Health District’s Rockwood Vaccination Clinic Announces Closings Friday, Saturday Due to Potential Inclement Weather

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – The Chesterfield Health District announced that the Rockwood Vaccination Clinic will close early at 4 p.m. Friday January 28 and will remain closed Saturday, January 29 due to the potential inclement weather. more>>


January 27, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Two COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Farmville, Victoria

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District will offer two COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week. The clinics will be held Thursday, February 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Peoples Community Center, located at 1021 Tidewater Ave. in Victoria and Saturday, February 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. at FACES Food Pantry located at 482 Commerce Road in Farmville. more>>


January 27, 2022

Southside Health District Offers Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Tabernacle of Zion in Brunswick County

LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Southside Health District will offer a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tabernacle of Zion Church, located at 602 S. Hicks St. in Lawrenceville. more>>


January 22, 2022

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLOSES UPPER MACHODOC CREEK TO SHELLFISH HARVESTING

(RICHMOND, Va.)— The Virginia Department of Health announced today that all of Upper Machodoc Creek in King George County are temporarily closed to shellfish harvesting due to a release of partially treated sewage impacting water quality in the areas. more>>


January 21, 2022

Free COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Clinics Offered at Three Virginia Beach City Public Schools the Week of Jan. 24

​Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health have partnered to offer free COVID-19 and flu vaccinations to students, faculty, staff and the general public the week of Jan. 24, 2022 at three schools. more>>


January 21, 2022

Important Schedule Change for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Hosted by Pittsylvania-Danville Health District

DANVILLE, Va.  — Due to the recent inclement weather, the Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District has canceled the COVID-19 vaccination clinic to be held at Schoolfield Elementary School tomorrow, January 22. more>>


January 21, 2022

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites in Norfolk and Newport News Closed Saturday and Sunday

(NORFOLK, Va.)— The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is announcing its COVID-19 Community Vaccination and Testing Centers in Norfolk (Military Circle) and Newport News (Sherwood) will be closed Saturday and Sunday January 22 and 23 due to expected inclement weather. more>>


January 21, 2022

RHHD MASS VACCINATION AND TESTING EVENTS TO OPEN LATE DUE TO WEATHER ON JANUARY 22

RICHMOND, VA- The community vaccination center (CVC) at Arthur Ashe and the community testing center (CTC) at Richmond Raceway will both operate from noon – 6 p.m. tomorrow, January 22. more>>


January 21, 2022

Loudoun County Schedules COVID-19 Testing Events Jan. 25 and 28

(Leesburg, Va.) – Loudoun County has scheduled COVID-19 testing events Tuesday, January 25 and Friday, January 28, 2022, at Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville. Testing is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., but may begin early to mitigate traffic impacts and may close early if capacity is reached. more>>


January 21, 2022

Delayed Opening at Chesterfield Health District’s Rockwood Vaccination Clinic Saturday Due to Potential Inclement Weather

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – The Chesterfield Health District announced a delayed opening for the Rockwood Vaccination Clinic Saturday due to the potential inclement weather. The Rockwood Vaccination Clinic, located in the Rockwood Shopping Center at 10161 Hull Street Road in Midlothian, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. more>>


January 20, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Four Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Prince Edward, Nottoway and Buckingham Counties

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District will offer four additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week in Prince Edward, Nottoway and Buckingham counties. more>>


January 20, 2022

COVID-19 Home Test: When To Use and What To Do with Your Results (Loudoun County HD)

(Leesburg, Va.) — With the ongoing spread of the Omicron variant, the demand for COVID-19 testing has skyrocketed. To meet this demand, many COVID-19 home tests, also called self-tests, have become available. Home tests are easy to use and produce rapid results. more>>


January 20, 2022

Southside Health District Postpones COVID-19 Testing Event in Mecklenburg County Due to Inclement Weather

CLARKSVILLE, Va.  – Due to inclement weather, the Virginia Department of Health’s Southside Health District is canceling the COVID-19 testing today, Thursday, January 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Clarksville Community Center located at 103 Woodland Drive. more>>


January 20, 2022

Loudoun County Cancels January 21 COVID-19 Testing Event

(Leesburg, Va.) — Due to a forecast of inclement weather and out of an abundance of caution, Loudoun County is canceling the COVID-19 testing event scheduled for Friday, January 21, 2022, at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park. more>>


January 20, 2022

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Advises District Residents of Rabid Feral Cat in Madison County

(Madison, Va.) — In order to protect the health of our residents, the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District (RRHD) is issuing a notice about a feral cat that has tested positive for rabies in the Shiffletts Corner area of Madison County. more>>


January 19, 2022

Crater Health District to Host Additional Community Testing Events

(Petersburg, VA.) — With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the Crater Health District (CHD) is offering additional testing sites across the district. The recently added sites will be held in several localities to ensure equitable distribution for testing. more>>


January 19, 2022

Suffolk Health Department Rabies Investigation

(Suffolk, Va.) — The Suffolk Health Department received information January 19, that a captured fox tested positive for rabies. In this case, two dogs fought with a fox. This incident occurred in the South Village Harbour View section of Suffolk. more>>


January 19, 2021

LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts Change COVID-19 Case Investigation and Follow-up Process

(WISE, Va.) – Due to the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases, all health departments located within both the LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts will no longer be providing individuals with clearance letters to return to work or school following COVID-19 infection or exposure. more>>


January 18, 2022

Lord Fairfax Health District Partners with Dollar General to Offer COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

SHENANDOAH, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Lord Fairfax Health District is partnering with a local Dollar General store to provide COVID-19 vaccinations this week. The event will be held Friday, January 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dollar General located at 727 4th St., Shenandoah, Virginia 22849. more>>


January 18, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Chatham

CHATHAM, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is partnering with a local McDonalds restaurant to provide COVID-19 vaccinations this week. The event will be held Thursday, January 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Chatham McDonalds located at 13721 U.S. Highway 29 near the intersection of Tight Squeeze Road. more>>


January 18, 2022

Chesterfield Health District Opens Community COVID-19 Testing Center

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – On Wednesday, January 19, the Virginia Department of Health’s Chesterfield Health District will open a Community Testing Center (CTC) at the Chesterfield Fairgrounds to provide free Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 to increase availability in response to public demand. more>>


January 17, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Postpones Chatham COVID-19 Testing Event Due to Inclement Weather

DANVILLE, Va. – Due to inclement weather, Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is canceling the COVID-19 testing event scheduled for Tuesday, January 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chatham Community Center located at 115 S. Main St. in Chatham. more>>


January 14, 2022

Lord Fairfax Health District Offers Free COVID-19 Testing in Front Royal

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — The Virginia Department of Health’s Lord Fairfax Health District will offer three free COVID-19 testing events in Front Royal. Testing will be offered on Wednesdays, January 19 and 26 and February 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Warren County Health and Human Services Complex located at 465 West 15th St. Attendees should use the 15th St. gymnasium entrance. more>>


January 14, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Additional COVID-19 Testing Event in Lunenburg County

VICTORIA, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District will offer a COVID-19 testing event Wednesday, January 19 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Victoria Railroad Park located at 1403 Firehouse Rd. more>>


January 14, 2022

Rabid Raccoon Found in Sewells Gardens Neighborhood of Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. – A raccoon in Norfolk has tested positive for rabies. The sick raccoon was found along the 900 block of South Quail St in the Sewells Gardens neighborhood on January 11, 2022.  The raccoon subsequently died and was sent to the Virginia Department of Consolidated Laboratory Services in Richmond for testing. It was reported positive for rabies on January 13, 2022. There are no known human or domestic animal exposures at this time; however if you have been bitten or scratched by a raccoon in this area, please contact the Norfolk Department of Public Health at 757-683-2712. more>>


January 13, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Farmville, Lunenburg County

FARMVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District will offer two additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week.  The first clinic will be Tuesday, January 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Prince Edward-Farmville Youth Association Gymnasium located at 2750 Layne St., Farmville.  The second clinic will be Wednesday, January 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Victoria Railroad Park located at 1403 Firehouse Rd. in Victoria. more>>


January 12, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Free COVID-19 Testing Event Held This Month

DANVILLE, Va. – Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free COVID-19 testing this month. Testing will take place Saturday, January 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Riceville/Java EMS Station at 1604 Riceville Road in Java. more>>


January 11, 2022

Crater Health District Expands Community Testing Efforts

PETERSBURG, Va.— In response to an increasing number of individuals seeking testing, the Crater Health District (CHD) is expanding testing efforts across the district. During the month of January, CHD has expanded the number of Community Testing Events and added Antigen Testing Kit Distribution Event sites. more>>


January 11, 2022

Southside Health District Offers Pfizer Booster Shots for 12-15 Year Olds

HALIFAX, Va. – Effective immediately, the Virginia Department of Health’s Southside Health District will offer Pfizer BioNTech booster shots for 12 to 15 year olds. Additionally, 5 to 11-year-old vaccine recipients who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are eligible to receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 28 days after the second dose. more>>


January 11, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District to Host Two Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in January

DANVILLE, Va.  — The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is encouraging everyone to remain healthy during the new year by getting their COVID-19 vaccination or booster. To help this effort, Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is hosting vaccination clinics at two area elementary schools this month. more>>


January 10, 2022

Southside Health District Offers COVID-19 Testing Event in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK, Va.  — The Virginia Department of Health’s Southside Health District will offer a COVID-19 testing event Friday, January 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Brunswick County Conference Center located at 100 Athletic Field Rd. in Lawrenceville. more>>


January 10, 2022

COMMUNITY TESTING CENTER OPENING AT NORFOLK MILITARY CIRCLE

(Norfolk, Va.)— The Norfolk Health Department today announced that a Community Testing Center (CTC) will open at the Military Circle to provide free Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 to increase availability in response to public demand. The CTC begins testing at the site on Tuesday, January 11, by appointment only. more>>


January 7, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Reports Rabies Concern

DANVILLE, Va. – In order to protect the health of residents and visitors, the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is issuing a notice about a dog that may be positive for rabies at or around 649 Jefferson St. in Danville. more>>


January 7, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers COVID-19 Testing Event in Lunenburg County

VICTORIA, Va. – The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District will offer a COVID-19 testing event January 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Victoria Railroad Park located at 1403 Firehouse Rd. more>>


January 7, 2022

ALL OF THE COVID-19 TESTING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN THE RICHMOND AREA THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK

Richmond, VA – To meet the increased demand for COVID-19 testing in our community, the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are offering COVID-19 PCR testing opportunities with appointment and walk-in options. more>>


January 7, 2022

RICHMOND RACEWAY TO OPEN AS COMMUNITY TESTING CENTER

Richmond, VA – Following Governor Northam’s announcement yesterday that the state is allocating $5 million to establish new community testing centers (CTC) across Virginia, the Richmond Raceway is set to offer thousands of COVID-19 tests to Henrico County, Richmond City, and its surrounding communities. more>>


January 6, 2022

Chesterfield Health District Offers Pfizer Booster Shots for 12-15 Year Olds

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – Effective immediately, the Chesterfield Health District’s Rockwood Vaccination Clinic will offer Pfizer BioNTech booster shots for 12-15 year olds. Additionally, 5 to 11-year-old vaccine recipients who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are eligible to receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 28 days after the second dose. more>>


January 6, 2022

Piedmont Health District Offers Pfizer Booster Shots for 12-15 Year Olds

FARMVILLE, Va. – Effective immediately, the Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District will offer Pfizer BioNTech booster shots for 12-15 year olds. Additionally, 5 to 11-year-old vaccine recipients who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are eligible to receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 28 days after the second dose. more>>


January 5, 2022 

Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts Issue Guidance to Help Minimize the Risk of Transmission in K-12 Schools

(ROANOKE, Va.) – School officials and public health officials share a strong commitment to keeping children in school. And we need to do this while ensuring that K-12 school staff, administrators, and the children that they serve are able to work and learn in settings that minimize the risks to their health. more>>


January 5, 2022

Southside Health District Offering Three Weekly Options for COVID-19 Vaccination, Booster

BOYDTON, Va.  — The Virginia Department of Health’s Southside Health District is offering three weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics in January to help you keep your New Year’s resolution to stay healthy. more>>


January 5, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Free COVID-19 Testing Event Held This Month

DANVILLE, Va. – Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free COVID-19 testing this month. Testing will take place Tuesday, January 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. inside the Danville Farmers’ Market at 629 Craghead St. Appointments are not necessary; the first 100 individuals will be eligible to be tested at no cost. more>>


January 4, 2022

Southside Health District Offers January COVID-19 Testing Events in Mecklenburg, Halifax Counties

(BOYDTON, Va.)  — The Virginia Department of Health’s Southside Health District will offer four COVID-19 testing events this month at two locations, one each in Mecklenburg and Halifax counties. more>>


January 4, 2022

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics offered at Virginia Beach City Public Schools the week of Jan. 3

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health have partnered to offer free COVID-19 and Flu vaccinations to students, faculty, staff, and the general public, the week of January 3, 2022 at two schools. more>>


January 3, 2022

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Partners with Culpeper County for Free Drive Through COVID-19 Testing

CULPEPER, VIRGINIA – On Thursday, January 6, 2022 there will be a FREE Drive Through COVID-19 Testing site from 4 – 7 p.m. at Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department located at 19601 Church Road, Brandy Station, VA.  The parking lot will open at 3 p.m. and the first 300 individuals will be tested. more>>


January 3, 2022

Piedmont Health District Postpones Blackstone COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Due to Inclement Weather

BLACKSTONE, Va. – Due to inclement weather, Piedmont Health District is canceling the COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Tuesday, January 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Blackstone Volunteer Fire Department located at 318 Church St. more>>


January 3, 2022

Virginia Beach Health Department to host free COVID-19 testing event on Wednesday January 5

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a free COVID-19 testing event on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 3-6 pm. at Kingdom Cathedral, 3820 Stoneshore Road. more>>


January 2, 2022

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: Piedmont Health District Cancels Monday January 3 COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Events

FARMVILLE, Va. – Due to the threat of winter weather and out of an abundance of caution for the safety of staff and customers, the Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District is canceling all its vaccination and testing events scheduled Monday, January 3, 2022. more>>