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COVID-19

Lancers welcome fans back to games

Beginning with this Tuesday’s women’s soccer exhibition at the Longwood Athletics Complex, Longwood University will open its outdoor fall athletics contests to all fans. Following ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

More young, healthy people are getting COVID

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb throughout Virginia and the Piedmont Health District as officials see an increase in cases among young, healthy ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Northam says students must mask up

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statement Thursday, Aug. 5, asking all Virginia school districts to require students to mask up indoors regardless of vaccination ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

Northam announces vaccine requirement for state workers

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has announced state workers will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 while encouraging localities and private employers ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Centra says COVID hospitalizations have doubled in a week

The number of COVID patients at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital has more than doubled in the past week.  Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville currently ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

VDH warns parents to be vigilant

Just as schools get ready to begin a new year, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has put out a warning to parents to be ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 months ago by Staff Report.

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