To date, there are four known COVID-19 variants identified by the CDC. Mecklenburg, as well as the neighboring counties of Brunswick and Halifax, has seen a surge in new cases in the last 14 days. There have been 75 new cases reported in Meck… Read more

Virginia Governor Northam announced Monday that roughly 70 percent of adults 18 and older in the Commonwealth have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Virginia is the 16th state in the nation to have reached this goal set by P… Read more

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The Southside Health District has announced a series of localized free COVID-19 vaccine mobile clinics within the Mecklenburg locality beginning May 25. These clinics will be offering free shots of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine t… Read more

On Friday, May 14 Virginia Governor Northam lifted Virginia’s indoor mask mandate and announced that distancing and capacity restrictions will ease beginning Friday, May 28. Northam lifted the mask mandate to reflect new guidance issued by th… Read more

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines April 27 to accommodate those that have been fully vaccinated. Approximately 32% of Virginians—nearly 3 million people—have been vaccinated at this point. Another 3.… Read more

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced that sports and entertainment venues in Virginia may begin to operate with expanded capacity, and social gathering limits will increase beginning Saturday, May 15th. The announcement comes as vaccination… Read more

The Southside Health District moved forward to Phase 1c of vaccinations on March 16. The district will continue to vaccinate those under the Phase 1a and Phase 1b priorities, but has expanded the pool to include more people at risk as vaccine… Read more

The Southside Health District has confirmed a case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19. The child has recovered. To protect privacy, no other patient information will be disclosed. Read more