Virginia COVID Information Center
COVID-19 vaccinations and testing are available at Three Rivers Health District locations. Testing appointments should be made by calling 804-815-4191. Vaccination appointments can be made by clicking the link for the vaccination event. Please see the schedule below. As testing supplies remain limited, appointments for COVID-19 testing are also limited.
Reminder: Schedule Vaccination Appointment by Clicking Date & Location
January 24: Mathews Health Department, 536 Church St. Mathews, VA 23109 10am-12pm Pfizer Clinic 12 years old and up including boosters!
January 24: Mathews Health Department, 536 Church St. Mathews, VA 23109 2pm-4pm Pfizer Clinic 5-11 years old
January 25: Westmoreland Health Department, 18849 Kings Hwy. Montross, VA 22502 10am-1pm Moderna Clinic
January 26: Gloucester Health Department, 6882 Main St. Gloucester, VA 23061 10am-12pm Pfizer Clinic 12 years old and over including boosters!
January 26: Gloucester Health Department, 6882 Main St. Gloucester, VA 23061 2pm-4pm Pfizer Clinic 5-11 years old
January 26: King & Queen Health Department, 167 Courthouse Landing Rd. K&Q Courthouse 23085 10am-1pm Moderna Clinic
January 27: Mathews Health Department, 536 Church St. Mathews, VA 23109 10am-1pm Moderna Clinic
January 27: King and Queen Health Department, 167 Courthouse Landing Rd. K&Q Courthouse 23085 10am-12pm Pfizer Clinic 12 years old and over including boosters!
January 27: King and Queen Health Department, 167 Courthouse landing Rd. K&Q Courthouse 23085 2pm-4pm Pfizer Clinic 5-11 years old
January 29: SPECIAL COMMUNITY EVENT AT 2 LOCATIONS! Essex Mobile Home Park, 7 King St, Tappahannock, VA 22560 from 10am-12pm and Next to Essex County Town Offices, 915 US Route 360 from 1pm-3pm. Call 1-877-829-4682 to make an appointment. Walk-in's are also welcome! Available vaccines include J&J, Moderna and Pfizer (12 years old and up!) Boosters too!!!
February 1: : Northumberland Health Department – 6373 Northumberland Hwy Heathsville, VA 22473 10am-1pm Moderna Clinic
February 3: King William Health Department – 172 Courthouse Lane, King William, VA 23085 10am-1pm. Moderna Clinic
February 7: SPECIAL COMMUNITY EVENT! Emmaus Baptist Church, 13974 VA-14, North, VA 23128 2pm-6pm Call 1-877-829-4682 to make an appointment. Walk-in's are also welcome! Available vaccines include J&J, Moderna and Pfizer (12 years old and up!) Boosters too!!!
February 8: Mathews Health Department – 536 Church St. Mathews, VA 23109 10am – 1pm Moderna Clinic
February 10: Richmond Health Department – 5591 Richmond Road Warsaw, VA 22572 10am – 1pm Moderna Clinic
February 15: King and Queen Health Department – 167 Courthouse Landing Road, King and Queen Courthouse, VA 23085 10am-1pm Moderna Clinic
February 17: Westmoreland Health Department – 18849 Kings Hwy, Montross, VA 22520 10am-1pm Moderna Clinic
February 18: SPECIAL COMMUNITY EVENT! First Morning Star Baptist Church 8906 Guinea Road Hayes, VA 23072 2pm-6pm Moderna and Pfizer (12 years old and over) Clinic.
February 22: Lancaster Health Department – 9049 Mary Ball Rd Lancaster, VA 22503 10am-1pm Moderna Clinic
February 24: Gloucester Health Department – 6889 Main Street Gloucester, VA 23061 10am-1pm Moderna Clinic
Reminder: Testing appointments must be made by calling 804-815-4191
Wednesday, January 26: Middlesex County Health Department – By appointment only (Rapid or PCR) Call 804-815-4191
Friday, January 28: Middlesex County Health Department – By appointment only (Rapid or PCR) Call 804-815-4191
Saturday, January 29 from 10am-1pm: Lancaster Middle School - 191 School St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482- PCR Testing--NO APPT NEEDED (24-48 hours return for results)
Monday, January 31: Middlesex County Health Department – By appointment only (Rapid or PCR) Call 804-815-4191
Health Director's Weekly COVID Briefing for the Week of January 17, 2022
The Omicron variant is dominant in the United States. There are many COVID-19 breakthrough infections and reinfections with Omicron; vaccination, however, remains effective in preventing serious disease and death. The majority of hospitalized people are unvaccinated. The next largest group are partially vaccinated people and people who have not been boosted. Preventing serious COVID-19 disease is critically important to protect our highly stressed hospitals. Please get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. If you are vaccinated, and eligible for a booster dose, please get the booster dose as soon as possible. More details on the recommended COVID-19 vaccination and booster schedules for all ages may be found at http://vaccinate.virginia.gov/.
Please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA to find vaccination opportunities near you. Appointment opportunities in Three Rivers Health District vaccination clinics are available at the Three Rivers Health District Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/three-rivers/
Flu vaccine is now widely available. This flu season is likely to be far more severe than we saw last year. Please get your flu shot, it’s not too late.
Pandemic Status: COVID-19 cases have dropped in the United States
- The new case rate in the US is currently about 603,586/day 7 day rolling average according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
- Virginia cases have also decreased slightly: currently we have about 16,000 cases/day 7 day average, new cases, down from 18,600 several days ago. There are many more cases that go unreported and undiagnosed, however.
- Three Rivers case numbers are still high; last week we had 2,163 cases reported across all our jurisdictions.
- The 7 day average number of people hospitalized in Virginia with COVID 19 has increased; it is currently 3,871. We still have regular and ICU bed availability in all regions, but health care system staff remain stressed.
- Vaccination rates continue to slowly climb. About 68.4% of the total population in Virginia is fully vaccinated.
- Levels of community transmission remain HIGH in all Three Rivers jurisdictions. A VDH map showing indicators of community transmission can be found here: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/community-transmission/
- The CDC has shortened the recommended time for isolation from 10 days to 5 days for people with COVID-19, if asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others. CDC is also updating the recommended quarantine period for those exposed to someone with COVID-19 to 5 days of quarantine followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.
- The CDC recommendations on insolation and quarantine can be viewed here: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html
- With the Omicron surge, testing capacity and availability is once again severely stressed due to inadequate national supply of rapid antigen tests.
- VDH is opening up testing sites called Community Testing Centers (CTC) in each of the localities where the CVCs are located below. All are fixed locations and will not be mobile. They are either in a building on site, or a climate controlled sub-floor tent close by. These centers are scheduled to open over the next week. Tests will be by appointment only. Virginians with questions about the testing may call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1).
- We are conducting COVID 19 testing in our local health departments in conjunction with our continued vaccination outreach. COVID-19 Rapid Testing and PCR Testing are available through the Three Rivers Health District COVID-19 Testing Team by appointment. Please call your local health department or call 804-815-4191 to schedule an appointment for testing.
- Vendor provided testing events are being offered in schools as part of the VISSTA program, under the purview of the VDH Central Office.
- Beginning on January 19, 2022, Americans will be able to order at-home rapid COVID-19 tests online at COVIDTests.gov. Health insurers will begin to cover COVID-19 tests beginning on January 15, 2022, and 10 million more tests will be available to schools across the nation. Details are available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/01/14/fact-sheet-the-biden-administration-to-begin-distributing-at-home-rapid-covid-19-tests-to-americans-for-free/
- Due to extreme case loads, our containment team has one again moved to priority case investigation and contact tracing in accordance with established VDH recommendations.
- Schools have resumed their schedules of classes and activities.
- Governor Youngkin signed EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER TWO AND ORDER OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ONE REAFFIRMING THE RIGHTS OF PARENTS IN THE UPBRINGING, EDUCATION, AND CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN on January 15, 2022. The order allows parents to decide whether their child wears a mask in schools or in early childcare programs. It terminates Order of Public Health Emergency Order Ten (2021). It rescinds Interim Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Virginia PreK-12 Schools (updated October 14, 2021) and requires issuing new guidance consistent with this Order.
School districts should arrange resources available to improve inspection, testing, maintenance, repair, replacement and upgrades of equipment to improve the indoor air quality in school facilities, including mechanical and non-mechanical heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, filtering, purification, fans, control systems and window and door repair. This executive order will go into effect on January 24, 2022, and can be viewed here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/74---eo/74---eo/EO-2---School-Mask-Mandate-Executive-Order-Exception.pdf
- The CDC has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools to reflect new recommendations for isolation for people with COVID-19 and recommendations for people who have come into close contact with a person with COVID-19. The updated guidance emphasizes the benefits of in-person learning, vaccinations, and in-school mitigation measures. The new K-12 CDC guidance can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-guidance.html
- We will follow each school system closely and be ready to support them in any way we can as we progress into the season of highest respiratory disease transmission risk.
If you have an appointment at the Health Department:
Please stay in your vehicle and call us at 804.758.2381
We will arrange to meet you via appointment or to provide service by telephone or email.
If you have a fever or cough, please return home and visit us when you are well.
THREE RIVERS HEALTH DISTRICT is a 10 county Virginia Department of Health district for Virginia’s beautiful Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula regions. This 2,000 square mile area is located between the waters of the Potomac, Rappahannock, and York Rivers and borders the Chesapeake Bay on the east. Our public health professionals serve a population of approximately 140,000, including 2 Native American reservations, 9 incorporated towns, and a large number of visitors.
Whether you are a resident here, just visiting the area, or thinking of relocating your family or business, I hope that you will take time to explore our website and Annual Report to see the many ways our health professionals keep our communities and shorelines healthy and safe. Building healthy communities is our mission.