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COVID-19 update from the New River Valley Public Health Task Force

Posted: Sept. 15, 2020

From: New River Valley Public Health Task Force

The following is an update from the New River Valley Public Health Task Force to provide a snapshot of the region's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

What's new

  • Hospitals in the New River Valley region report a total of seven COVID-19 patients and six people under investigation.
  • The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is assisting in coordinating the return of the National Guard to assist in surveillance testing in critical infrastructure.
  • Testing is available locally, for anyone seeking it. Call 540-267-8240.
  • Upcoming testing
    • Wed: Frog Pond
    • Thu: Giles Health Dept.
    • Fri: Radford City Health Dept.
  • Thus far, student cases trace to students and community cases trace to the community. The task force is not seeing evidence of crossover transmission.
  • At this time, there are no hospitalizations and no deaths related to students.

Visit www.NRVRoadToWellness.com and vdh.virginia.gov for more information.