COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION
As of February 16, the Virginia Department of Health has a centralized, statewide portal for COVID-19 pre-registration. Everyone who has already pre-registered for a vaccine through the local portals has had their information transferred to the new statewide database. Those who have not yet pre-registered under Phase 1-B should use this new portal to get their name on the list.
The Virginia Department of Health, NOT Pittsylvania County, is overseeing vaccine distribution. Those who are 65 and older or have high risk health conditions and are ages 16-64 should pre-register online. This does not guarantee you an appointment, but simply allows you to leave contact information so that the Health Department can contact you when a vaccine is available. The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is experiencing high call volume, so residents should be patient and not call about vaccines. If you are unsure of your eligibility or wish to be put on a wait list, consult this resource from the Virginia Department of Health.
The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District has laid out a very detailed strategy for when particular groups should receive the vaccine. As of January 18, the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is under phase 1-B, which means that the following groups are eligible to be vaccinated:
- Anyone over the age of 65
- Individuals ages 16-64 with high risk medical conditions
- Police, fire and hazmat response personnel
- Those living and working in correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and migrant labor camps
- Food and agriculture workers and manufacturers
- Grocery store workers
- Teachers and education staff
- Public transit workers
- Mail carriers
Essential employees in these categories will have their vaccination scheduled through their employer and do not need to contact the Department of Health. As more of the vaccine is produced it will be rolled out to additional groups, and eventually to the general public. In the meantime, it is important that the public continue to follow public safety guidelines like wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and frequently washing hands.
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- Limiting all social gatherings to 10 people. This does not apply to religious services, employment settings, or educational settings.
- Masks are required for every Virginian five and over in indoor settings outside of their own household.
- All Virginians must remain at home between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. unless travelling to or from work, getting food, or seeking medical attention.
- All restaurants and food establishments must close by midnight
- All employees that are able to telework should continue to do so.