Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

01/12/2021

 

During the 2019-2020 Influenza season, CDC estimates that Influenza was associated with 38 million illnesses, 18 million medical visits, 405,000 hospitalizations, and 22,000 deaths. 

Since January 21, 2020 – January 3rd, 2021 the CDC reports 20,630,926  total cases of COVID-19 nationwide.  A daily case average of 61.8.  There has been 100,000 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the past 7 days.  There has been 351,567 COVID-19 deaths since January 21, 2020.     

Information was gathered from the listed links below.  

Estimated Influenza Illnesses, Medical visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in the United States — 2019–2020 Influenza Season | CDC   

CDC COVID Data Tracker 

When can you expect your inoculation per VDH/CDC.  

 Work Group Proposed Interim Phase 1 Sequence

Phase 1a

Health care personnel/Certified EMS Personnel
LTCF residents

Phase 1b
Essential workers
(examples: Education Sector, Food & Agriculture, Utilities,
Police, Firefighters, Corrections Officers, Transportation)

Phase1c
Adults with high -risk medical conditions
Adults 65+

 

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 due to the holidays.  Craig County currently has several active cases. We have not received updated Craig County numbers from VDH since early last week. 

 

 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

 

VDH 

 

 Our health district is up to 13,875 confirmed positives. We had 10,388 confirmed positives this time last week. 

 

Our Health District had 98 positive tests in the last 24 hours. The high for last week was 59 in 24 hours.  Hospitalizations are continuing to trend upward, with 6 new deaths this week in the health district.  There are currently 98 hospitalizations in the health district. 

 

There have been 229 deaths in the Roanoke/ Alleghany Health District. 

 

 

As of this morning Craig has 629 that have been or are documented” persons under investigation” for the Coronavirus since March.

 

 153have tested positive, 143 were isolated and treated and have been medically cleared and released.

 

  • 526-  were tested, isolated and test came back negative, then they were released
  •  8- were isolated, monitored for 14 days with no signs or symptoms and then released
  • 7- have been tested and are awaiting results

 

  • Craig County has 3 deaths from COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors Executive order 67 (Click Here)

Governors Reopening Guidelines (Phase 3) For All Business Sectors (Click Here)

 Above is a link to some of the regulations that pertain to your type of business, Church or gathering.

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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