COVID-19

Two years since area’s first COVID case

Two years ago, the Piedmont Health District experienced its very first confirmed case of COVID-19. This week, local ...

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Vaccination clinic held

The Crystal Cathedral partnered with the local food bank and the Virginia Department of Health to assist in ...

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More counties can go mask-free

The majority of residents in the Piedmont Health District now have the go-ahead from the Centers for Disease ...

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CDC amends masking guidance

New guidance released Friday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has relaxed masking and ...

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Republican lawmakers push to protect workers who decline COVID-19 vaccine

BY KATHARINE DEROSA Capital News Service Lawmakers narrowly passed a bill this month that would allow people fired ...

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Cases plummet in Piedmont

The Piedmont Health District is seeing a speedier decrease in COVID-19 cases this week as Virginia Governor Glenn ...

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Cases decline overall, rise locally

While COVID-19 cases continue to decline in the wake of the omicron surge, health officials are noting it ...

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Council decides on ARPA funds

Farmville Town Council on Wednesday, Feb. 9 held a brief monthly meeting to discuss some timely business. The ...

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Partnership to provide COVID-19 testing

Longwood University has partnered with Curative, a medical testing company, to provide COVID-19 tests to the campus, Farmville ...

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Cases trending downward in Piedmont Health District

The last week marked another period of primarily good news for the Piedmont Health District as omicron continues ...

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Contact tracing phased out by VDH

With COVID-19 case numbers finally dropping in the commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Health has announced it is ...

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No vaccination needed

In August, former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced state workers would be required to show proof of complete ...

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Could omicron usher in endemic?

Local hospitals continue to see record breaking numbers of COVID-19 patients as health officials warn the omicron variant ...

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Schools temporarily revisit virtual learning

With winter weather and the rise of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, local schools say they are prepared ...

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Gov. lifts school mask mandate

Shortly after taking office on Saturday, Jan. 16, Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed nine executive orders, one beginning ...

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Youngkin ends school mask mandates – Centra sees record COVID patients

Virus cases are continuing to soar upward in the Piedmont Health District as local hospitals see an all-time ...

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Opinion — COVID guidelines

Governor Northam will give his final State of the Commonwealth speech on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Due to COVID, ...

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Northam issues 30 day state of emergency

In response to record numbers of hospitalizations Gov. Northam issued a limited 30-day emergency order issued to help ...

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COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing

Coronavirus cases are exploding across the commonwealth this week as Virginia grapples with record breaking case numbers which ...

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CDC updates COVID-19 guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines on Friday. The ...

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No end in sight as cases continue to soar

COVID-19 cases continue to climb at record breaking speed with dramatic jumps in coronavirus cases attributed to omicron ...

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Cases soar on Christmas Eve

Record-breaking coronavirus  case numbers and thousands of canceled flights created holiday turmoil over the weekend as the health ...

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COVID-19 bonuses discussed

The Farmville Town Council discussed the possibility of using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for ...

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Virus concern mounts as winter arrives

Health officials continue to stress the importance of vaccination and boosters as the entirety of the Piedmont Health ...

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Cases on the rise as omicron hits VA

COVID-19 cases are trending upward in several different Piedmont Health District counties as the omicron variant is spotted ...

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Cases rising as omicron enters U.S.

Officials are continuing to heavily encourage vaccination and booster shots as local counties see large increases in their ...

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Pandemic assistance available to organic farmers

Certified organic farmers or farmers transitioning to organic can apply for additional funding from the U.S. Department of ...

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