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Schools see dip in cases

Area schools seem to be seeing a similar downtrend in COVID-19 cases as the health district. In Prince Edward and most surrounding counties, coronavirus cases ... Read more

4 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Emergency authorization sought for COVID pill

The health district and local hospitals are seeing some very encouraging numbers surrounding COVID-19 cases just as the news comes that an antiviral pill for ... Read more

6 days ago by Alexa Massey.

9-year-old fought off COVID in ICU

The hospitalization of a loved one for COVID-19 can be a terrifying situation. In 2020, it was uncommon to hear of younger people testing positive ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Committee to review Centra Ivermectin prescriptions

The Centra Health Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee will now oversee the prescription of Ivermectin at Centra hospitals due to an increased local interest in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID deaths increasing locally

The Piedmont Health District finally appears to be following some statewide trends in lower COVID-19 cases this week, but deaths in the area continue to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Vaccination Booster Clinic set

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District will offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine during a clinic in Keysville on Friday, Oct. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

FDA approves third COVID shot

Once again, Virginia residents will need to roll up their sleeves to prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. On Friday, Sept. 24, the Federal ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Area employers comply with vaccination mandate

Some of the area’s largest employers are already complying with the proposed COVID vaccine mandate, a joint project between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Shannon Watkins.

Vaccination verification tool developed

The Virginia Department of Health has added QR codes to the state’s COVID-19 vaccination records, allowing people to show proof of being vaccinated with a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

State COVID cases down this week

As the rate of COVID-19 cases continues to drop statewide, the Piedmont Health District is still seeing its virus numbers rise. From Monday, Sept. 20, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Virus continues to affect schools

Area schools continue to see COVID-19 cases among students and staff, with 50 new virus cases identified in local schools since last month. According to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

County COVID cases double

While COVID-19 cases appear to be beginning to stabilize across the commonwealth, cases are continuing to rise in the Piedmont Health District, especially in Prince ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Vaccination clinic set

The Virginia Department of Health’s Piedmont Health District is hosting a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Farmville on Friday, Sept. 24, from noon – 4 ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing continues

The Piedmont Health District will continue to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing services at Prince Edward Farmville Youth Association Gymnasium at 2750 Layne ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Almond to lead health district

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has announced Dr. Maria Almond, M.D., MPH is set to begin her role as the new Piedmont Health District ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

106 COVID patients in hospitals

COVID-19 cases are fluctuating across the commonwealth as officials work to increase testing access in the health district. New daily cases of the coronavirus in ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID testing: How do you get tested?

Uh-oh. Your mother or father tested positive for COVID-19. Should you get tested? If you haven’t been vaccinated, your risk of infection and getting sick ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing

The Piedmont Health District will offer free drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing Friday, Sept. 10, at the at Prince Edward Farmville Youth Association Gymnasium at ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Custodians, staff keep students healthy

In a time when in-person learning has perhaps never been so important, local custodians are rising to the challenge to keep schools clean and students ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Letter — Vaccines encouraged

To the Editor: We have been privileged to be trusted by many of you for your health care needs. We are distressed that we are ... Read more

1 month ago by Letters to the Editor.

Emergency vet options have changed

Pet owners in Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham counties have limited options for emergency vet care and might require a long drive to either Richmond, ... Read more

1 month ago by Shannon Watkins.

COVID cases climb in schools

Local schools have been open for less than one month, but 111 COVID-19 cases have already been confirmed in students and staff of schools in ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Immunization Awareness Month

On Thursday, Aug. 26, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) joined Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

COVID cases soaring

The rate of COVID-19 infections continues to soar across the area this week. The number of virus cases in counties in the Piedmont Health District ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

SOLs reflect virus’ toll on learning

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released the 2020-2021 Standards of Learning (SOL) test results. With scores plummeting across the commonwealth and nation, state ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Centra in grim situation

Centra Health officials provided information Wednesday, Aug. 25, to what doctors have described as an “increasingly grim situation” at the health care provider’s hospitals. During ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

Vaccine now FDA approved

Despite COVID-19 cases soaring throughout the Piedmont Health District this week, good news has arrived in the form of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Alexa Massey.

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