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Colleges prepare for students

As local school districts establish their masking and COVID policies for this coming school year, the area’s institutions of higher learning are also preparing for ... Read more

7 mins ago by Alexa Massey.

Colleges prepare for a new year

As local school districts establish their masking and COVID policies for this coming school year, the area’s institutions of higher learning are also preparing for ... Read more

8 hours ago by Alexa Massey.

Column – Get the shot or drink alone

In order to protect their employees and keep their doors open, businesses across the country are beginning to take actions that keep the unvaccinated on ... Read more

1 day ago by Roger Watson.

CuCPS makes mask plans

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) has released more information regarding masking and other school policies as students prepare for their first day back following summer ... Read more

1 day ago by Alexa Massey.

Number of COVID cases double in a week

COVID-19 numbers in the commonwealth have doubled in one week as counties in the Piedmont Health District continue to see a new surge fueled by ... Read more

1 day ago by Alexa Massey.

Pastor is area’s first delta variant ‘breakthough’ COVID patient

Known for his role as pastor at Farmville Presbyterian Church (FPC), Rev. Dr. Peter Smith has gained a new, unusual title as one of the ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Delta variant has arrived

The Piedmont Health District is experiencing a new surge in COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant arrives in the area. From Monday, July 19, to ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID cases on the rise again

There are still no confirmed cases of the Delta variant in the Piedmont Health District, but COVID-19 cases are on the rise locally and across ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

SVCC announces fall COVID plans

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) will continue with a full schedule of classes for the fall semester beginning August 23. Social distancing restrictions and mask ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Supervisors modify COVID scholarship incentive

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors agreed to a couple changes in the way the county’s student vaccination incentive program is carried out. After ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Letter — Response to ‘What’s Wrong with Us?’

To the Editor: In the Wednesday, June 23, edition, The Herald’s editorial staff published an article titled “What’s Wrong with Us?” in which they assert ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

The long goodbye

From planning socially-distanced funerals to determining how to safely transport the body of someone who died from COVID-19, the pandemic turned the funeral home industry ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Arrival of variant is ‘just a matter of time’

COVID-19 cases in the Piedmont Health District appear to have slowed to a crawl, as have vaccinations against the virus. But officials warn it is ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

County sees no new cases of COVID this past week

As COVID numbers remain low throughout most of the health district, officials warn keeping those numbers low and protecting yourself against the new Delta variant ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Door to door teams to provide vaccine info

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Editorial – What’s wrong with us?

Dear Prince Edward County citizens: What is the hold up? As Virginia celebrates reaching the 70% mark for vaccinated adults, we continue to lag behind ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

With low vaccination rates, Prince Edward is vulnerable

Health officials are concerned Prince Edward County and other localities lagging behind in vaccine rates may be headed for trouble as the B.1.617.2 (Delta) COVID-19 ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

VDOT facilities reopen

The Virginia Department of Transportation has lifted the COVID-19 protocols that restrict walk-in visitors at VDOT offices and other public-facing facilities. Also, in accordance with ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Door to door teams to provide vaccine info

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has announced ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

County’s vaccine scholarship fund grows to $12K

Local businesses and community organizations have increased the number of available $1,000 scholarships for vaccinated students to 12. The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Additional mobile vaccination clinics announced

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District has announced the dates and locations of its second week of mobile vaccination clinics. The mobile clinics ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

VCU Health opens long COVID clinic

A new VCU Health clinic is one of the first in Virginia dedicated to providing comprehensive care to individuals with chronic symptoms from COVID-19. The ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Scholarship fund created for vaccinated students

Prince Edward County students who receive the COVID-19 vaccine will now be eligible for a drawing to receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Prince Edward County ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Mobile vaccination clinics reach out to rural areas

Two white popup tents placed side by side across from the Prospect Post Office sheltering four women in nursing scrubs signaled something was different about ... Read more

2 months ago by Roger Watson.

Northam ends COVID restrictions

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has officially lifted all state COVID-19 restrictions. According to Executive Order 79, all social distancing and capacity restrictions related to the ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Will you keep wearing a mask?

It’s been a wild month for Virginians when it comes to face coverings. In mid-May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Cases continue to decline

COVID-19 cases are continuing to reach phenomenal lows both locally and statewide, and new, mobile vaccination clinics now make it easier than ever to find ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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