Virginia is currently in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, cases continue to rise following the abolition of the mask mandate and schools going back to in-person teaching. The following graph illustrates the rise of COVID-19 cases sin… Read more

The Commonwealth reports that there have been 878,518 cases of and 12,955 deaths due to COVID-19 recorded statewide. While there have been a few breakthrough cases reported in fully vaccinated individuals, most newly reported cases occur with… Read more

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There have been possible outbreaks of COVID-19 at three of the eight schools in the county. Mecklenburg’s case load has surged since the first week of September with over 200 new cases reported since September 1. Read more

COVID-19 numbers continue to spike nationwide and statewide as variant cases rise. Mecklenburg County has now seen 2,722 total cases. Effectively, 1 out of every 11 residents in the county have contracted the virus at some point. An average o… Read more

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August 25, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, as part of a larger system announcement, shared that they have expanded their employee vaccination policies to include the expectation that all team members and medical staff members will be fully… Read more

With Governor Northam’s latest announcement requiring state employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a lot of people are faced with making a difficult decision. To those state employees who have had COVID, it makes sense to them. Read more

Mecklenburg County remains in the red for community transmission on the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 website. Between 8 and 10 new cases are reported countywide every day. Thankfully, no new deaths linked to the virus have emerged… Read more

Amongst steeply rising COVID-19 case numbers in the Commonwealth, due in part to the Delta and other three variants, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced a Public Health Emergency Order to require universal masking in all indoor sett… Read more

Governor Ralph Northam announced August 5 that Virginia will require its state workers to show proof that they are fully vaccinated or be tested for COVID-19 every week. This policy will impact approximately 122,000 employees and will go into… Read more

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