Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 08/03/2021

 

Within the last week the Roanoke City/Alleghany Health District has seen 371 new COVID cases with 31 people being hospitalized. CDC is recommending using mask in public places indoors and maintain your 6 foot distant. 

 

 The Craig County Health Department is now scheduling vaccinations at there facility they can be contacted at 540-864-5136. You can receive Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson  

 

 Click the link below from Yale Medicine about the Delta Variant.

 

 5 Things To Know About the Delta Variant > News > Yale Medicine

 

The Roanoke Alleghany Health District has moved open vaccinations up for individuals 16 and older. You may call the number below to schedule your vaccination.

 

540-613-6597       (9:00am to 4:00pm)

 

 Click on the link below to schedule your appointment in the Roanoke Valley area.

 RCAHD COVID-19 Vaccine – Roanoke Health District (virginia.gov)

 

 Vaccine Doses administered for Craig County citizens: 3,518

Percent vaccinated with at least 1 dose – 44.8%

 People with at least one dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson is: 1,958

 Number of fully vaccinated people: 1,840

 

 We launched a new statewide vaccine pre-registration system, to make it easier for people to sign up for a free COVID-19 vaccination. If you are receiving this email, you have been transferred automatically to the new statewide system and you do not need to do anything at this time. You will maintain your current status, and can confirm that you are in the new system at any time, at vaccinate.virginia.gov

 

 

 

The phone number for people that don’t have internet access to get pre registered is: 1-877-829-4682. 

 

 

 

Hoy lanzamos un nuevo sistema de preinscripción de vacunas en todo el estado, para hacer más fácil que las personas se inscriban para recibir la vacuna gratuita del COVID-19. Si estás recibiendo este correo electrónico, es porque fuiste transferido automáticamente al nuevo sistema estatal, y no necesitas hacer nada en este momento. Mantendrás tu estado actual, y en cualquier momento podrás confirmar que estás en el nuevo sistema, en vaccinate.virginia.gov

 

 

 

 CDC COVID Data Tracker 

 

 

 

339have tested positive. This number reflects the positives that we  have been notified of. 

 

 

 

 

 Craig County has 7 deaths from COVID-19.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/7/2021

The Roanoke Alleghany Health District has moved open vaccinations up for individuals 16 and older. You may call the number below to schedule your vaccination.

540-613-6597       (9:00am to 4:00pm)

Click on the link below to schedule your appointment in the Roanoke Valley area.

 RCAHD COVID-19 Vaccine – Roanoke Health District (virginia.gov)

 

Vaccine Doses administered for Craig County citizens: 2416

People with at least one dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson is: 1546

Number of fully vaccinated people: 1089

 

 

    We launched a new statewide vaccine pre-registration system, to make it easier for people to sign up for a free COVID-19 vaccination. If you are receiving this email, you have been transferred automatically to the new statewide system and you do not need to do anything at this time. You will maintain your current status, and can confirm that you are in the new system at any time, at vaccinate.virginia.gov

    The phone number for people that don’t have internet access to get pre registered is: 1-877-829-4682. 

      Hoy lanzamos un nuevo sistema de preinscripción de vacunas en todo el estado, para hacer más fácil que las personas se inscriban para recibir la vacuna gratuita del COVID-19. Si estás recibiendo este correo electrónico, es porque fuiste transferido automáticamente al nuevo sistema estatal, y no necesitas hacer nada en este momento. Mantendrás tu estado actual, y en cualquier momento podrás confirmar que estás en el nuevo sistema, en vaccinate.virginia.gov

       

       Due to VDH emphasis’s being on vaccinations we are not getting case numbers from them.

       

       

      Current Priority groups include phase 1A, 1B, and 1C

       CDC COVID Data Tracker 

       https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/COVID-02-Dooling.pdf

       Craig County is statistically rated as a high burden increasing trend, substantial transmission.  This is not good.  This is one of the worst ratings that a municipality can have.  COVID is continuing to increase significantly throughout the nation, but the /Roanoke-Alleghany Health District is running higher than most health districts.  Local hospitals are at near maximum capacity of their available COVID beds. We had 59 new hospitalizations over the past week.  Hospital and death rates are rising rapidly throughout the nation.  VDH has began inoculating EMS providers and hospital staff in our region for COVID-19.  In the meantime, the publics best defense is to follow CDC guidelines of social distancing, small gatherings, wearing mask and gloves, as well as handwashing.  

       

       VDH is not comfortable with current numbers, they may be an underestimate of actual numbers.  

       

       New VDH COVID Guidelines

       

      https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2020/09/Noncritical-Infrastructure-Worker-Algorithm.pdf

       

       

       

      https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2020/07/Isolation-and-Quarantine-Whats-the-difference_1.pdf

       

      https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2020/04/Home-IsolationQuarantine-Release-Graphic_FINAL.pdf

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      04/7/2021

      The Roanoke Alleghany Health District has moved open vaccinations up for individuals 16 and older. You may call the number below to schedule your vaccination.

      540-613-6597       (9:00am to 4:00pm)

      Click on the link below to schedule your appointment in the Roanoke Valley area.

       RCAHD COVID-19 Vaccine – Roanoke Health District (virginia.gov)

       

      Vaccine Doses administered for Craig County citizens: 2416

      People with at least one dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson is: 1546

      Number of fully vaccinated people: 1089

       

       

        We launched a new statewide vaccine pre-registration system, to make it easier for people to sign up for a free COVID-19 vaccination. If you are receiving this email, you have been transferred automatically to the new statewide system and you do not need to do anything at this time. You will maintain your current status, and can confirm that you are in the new system at any time, at vaccinate.virginia.gov

        The phone number for people that don’t have internet access to get pre registered is: 1-877-829-4682. 

          Hoy lanzamos un nuevo sistema de preinscripción de vacunas en todo el estado, para hacer más fácil que las personas se inscriban para recibir la vacuna gratuita del COVID-19. Si estás recibiendo este correo electrónico, es porque fuiste transferido automáticamente al nuevo sistema estatal, y no necesitas hacer nada en este momento. Mantendrás tu estado actual, y en cualquier momento podrás confirmar que estás en el nuevo sistema, en vaccinate.virginia.gov

           

           Due to VDH emphasis’s being on vaccinations we are not getting case numbers from them.

           

           

          Current Priority groups include phase 1A, 1B, and 1C

           CDC COVID Data Tracker 

           https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/COVID-02-Dooling.pdf

           Craig County is statistically rated as a high burden increasing trend, substantial transmission.  This is not good.  This is one of the worst ratings that a municipality can have.  COVID is continuing to increase significantly throughout the nation, but the /Roanoke-Alleghany Health District is running higher than most health districts.  Local hospitals are at near maximum capacity of their available COVID beds. We had 59 new hospitalizations over the past week.  Hospital and death rates are rising rapidly throughout the nation.  VDH has began inoculating EMS providers and hospital staff in our region for COVID-19.  In the meantime, the publics best defense is to follow CDC guidelines of social distancing, small gatherings, wearing mask and gloves, as well as handwashing.  

           

           VDH is not comfortable with current numbers, they may be an underestimate of actual numbers.  

           

           New VDH COVID Guidelines

           

          https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2020/09/Noncritical-Infrastructure-Worker-Algorithm.pdf

           

           

           

          https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2020/07/Isolation-and-Quarantine-Whats-the-difference_1.pdf

           

          https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2020/04/Home-IsolationQuarantine-Release-Graphic_FINAL.pdf

           

          277have tested positive. This number reflects the positives that we  have been notified of. 

          • 8- have been tested and are awaiting results

           Craig County has 5 deaths from COVID-19.

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

          04/7/2021

          The Roanoke Alleghany Health District has moved open vaccinations up for individuals 16 and older. You may call the number below to schedule your vaccination.

          540-613-6597       (9:00am to 4:00pm)

          Click on the link below to schedule your appointment in the Roanoke Valley area.

           RCAHD COVID-19 Vaccine – Roanoke Health District (virginia.gov)

           

          Vaccine Doses administered for Craig County citizens: 2416

          People with at least one dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson is: 1546

          Number of fully vaccinated people: 1089

           

           

            We launched a new statewide vaccine pre-registration system, to make it easier for people to sign up for a free COVID-19 vaccination. If you are receiving this email, you have been transferred automatically to the new statewide system and you do not need to do anything at this time. You will maintain your current status, and can confirm that you are in the new system at any time, at vaccinate.virginia.gov

            The phone number for people that don’t have internet access to get pre registered is: 1-877-829-4682. 

              Hoy lanzamos un nuevo sistema de preinscripción de vacunas en todo el estado, para hacer más fácil que las personas se inscriban para recibir la vacuna gratuita del COVID-19. Si estás recibiendo este correo electrónico, es porque fuiste transferido automáticamente al nuevo sistema estatal, y no necesitas hacer nada en este momento. Mantendrás tu estado actual, y en cualquier momento podrás confirmar que estás en el nuevo sistema, en vaccinate.virginia.gov

               

               Due to VDH emphasis’s being on vaccinations we are not getting case numbers from them.

               

               

              Current Priority groups include phase 1A, 1B, and 1C

               CDC COVID Data Tracker 

               https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/COVID-02-Dooling.pdf

               Craig County is statistically rated as a high burden increasing trend, substantial transmission.  This is not good.  This is one of the worst ratings that a municipality can have.  COVID is continuing to increase significantly throughout the nation, but the /Roanoke-Alleghany Health District is running higher than most health districts.  Local hospitals are at near maximum capacity of their available COVID beds. We had 59 new hospitalizations over the past week.  Hospital and death rates are rising rapidly throughout the nation.  VDH has began inoculating EMS providers and hospital staff in our region for COVID-19.  In the meantime, the publics best defense is to follow CDC guidelines of social distancing, small gatherings, wearing mask and gloves, as well as handwashing.  

               

               VDH is not comfortable with current numbers, they may be an underestimate of actual numbers.  

               

               New VDH COVID Guidelines

               

              https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2020/09/Noncritical-Infrastructure-Worker-Algorithm.pdf

               

               

               

              https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2020/07/Isolation-and-Quarantine-Whats-the-difference_1.pdf

               

              https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2020/04/Home-IsolationQuarantine-Release-Graphic_FINAL.pdf

               

              277have tested positive. This number reflects the positives that we  have been notified of. 

              • 8- have been tested and are awaiting results

               Craig County has 5 deaths from COVID-19.

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

              Learn more about Vaccination in Virginia at www.vaccinate.virginia.gov

              Talk to someone at 877-829-4682

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              Additional vaccine appointments will soon come available at Craig County Health Care Center and Market Street Pharmacy

              Public health recommendations for vaccinated persons

               

              While mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have demonstrated high efficacy at preventing severe and symptomatic COVID-19, there is currently limited information on how much the vaccines might reduce transmission and how long protection lasts. In addition, the efficacy of the vaccines against emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants is not known. At this time, vaccinated persons should continue to follow current guidance to protect themselves and others, including wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, avoiding poorly ventilated spaces, covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands often, following CDC travel guidance, and following any applicable workplace or school guidance, including guidance related to personal protective equipment use or SARS-CoV-2 testing.

               

               

               

              However, vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:

               

               

               

              • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
              • Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series
              • Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure
              • You are not fully protected by the Johnson and Johnson vaccine until 28 days after vaccination.

               

               

               

              Persons who do not meet all 3 of the above criteria should continue to follow current quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

               

               

               

              Although the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from vaccinated persons to others is still uncertain, vaccination has been demonstrated to prevent symptomatic COVID-19; symptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission is thought to have a greater role in transmission than purely asymptomatic transmission. Additionally, individual and societal benefits of avoiding unnecessary quarantine may outweigh the potential but unknown risk of transmission, and facilitate the direction of public health resources to persons at highest risk for transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to others. This recommendation to waive quarantine for people with vaccine-derived immunity aligns with quarantine recommendations for those with natural immunity, which eases implementation.

               

               

               

              Fully vaccinated persons who do not quarantine should still watch for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following an exposure. If they experience symptoms, they should be clinically evaluated for COVID-19, including SARS-CoV-2 testing, if indicated. In addition, vaccinated persons should continue to follow current guidance to protect themselves and others, including all other SARS-CoV-2 testing recommendations and requirements, and state, territorial, tribal, and local travel recommendations or requirements. For additional considerations regarding quarantine or work restrictions for fully vaccinated healthcare personnel, patients, or residents in healthcare settings, please see section below.

               

               

               

              These quarantine recommendations for vaccinated persons, including the criteria for timing since receipt of the last dose in the vaccination series, will be updated when more data become available and additional COVID-19 vaccines are authorized.

               

               

               

              † CDC has not systematically evaluated the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines from manufacturers that have not sought an EUA in the United States. For the purposes of these quarantine criteria, considerations for accepting a vaccination series that is not FDA-authorized include whether the vaccine product has received emergency approval from the World Health Organization or authorization from a national regulatory agency.

               Vaccinated healthcare personnel, patients, and residents in healthcare settings

               These criteria could also be applied when considering work restrictions for fully vaccinated healthcare personnel with higher-risk exposures, as a strategy to alleviate staffing shortages. Of note, exposed healthcare personnel would not be required to quarantine outside of work.

              As an exception to the above guidance no longer requiring quarantine for fully vaccinated persons, vaccinated inpatients and residents in healthcare settings should continue to quarantine following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19; outpatients should be cared for using appropriate Transmission-Based Precautions. This exception is due to the unknown vaccine effectiveness in this population, the higher risk of severe disease and death, and challenges with social distancing in healthcare settings. Although not preferred, healthcare facilities could consider waiving quarantine for vaccinated patients and residents as a strategy to mitigate critical issues (e.g., lack of space, staff, or PPE to safely care for exposed patients or residents) when other options are unsuccessful or unavailable. These decisions could be made in consultation with public health officials and infection control experts.

               CDC’s healthcare infection control guidance contains additional considerations regarding the need to protect healthcare personnel, patients, and residents while also alleviating any staffing shortages.

               

              Governors Executive order 72 (Click Here)

               

              Craig County Administrative Offices Operating Procedures 

              • Office Hours: Monday – Thursday (7:30 am-5:30 pm).  Administrative offices are open to the public. 
              • Enter the Administrative offices by the front door.
                • Front Door is locked 
                • Ring Bell for entrance 
              • Temperatures will be taken prior to entering the Administrative Offices. 
              • Face coverings in all offices are mandatory.    

              Craig County Board of Supervisors Operating Procedures

              • BOS Meetings – Court benches, chairs and tables will be disinfected before and after all meetings. 
              • BOS Meetings – Courtroom seating – maintain a separation of 6 feet. 
              • Face coverings in all meetings are mandatory.
              • 50% of posted maximum occupancy – During Board of Supervisor meetings.    

              The above actions are established to ensure that we live safely with the coronavirus until everyone has received a vaccine.  We will continue to work hard to ensure safe spaces for all citizens to conduct County business going forward. 

              We have been asked to provide the phone numbers for making complaints:

              1.  540- 204-9764    This is the number for Environmental Health in Roanoke City.  This number can be called for complaints concerning restaurants or pools.

              2.  540-562-3641     This is the number for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).  This number can be called for complaints concerning grocery stores, convenience stores, farmer’s markets or at home food operations.

              3.  540-562-3580     This is the number for the Department of Labor and Industry.  This number can be called for complaints concerning businesses if employees feel that the work environment is not safe and/or not in compliance with Executive Order 61.

              4.  804-367-8504     The is the number for the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR).  They oversee licensing for numerous professions including barbers, body piercers, cosmetologists, nail technicians, tattooists etc. Complaints concerning any of these may call this number.       

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

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