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Northam lifts VA’s mask mandate

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has lifted the state’s universal indoor mask mandate and announced Virginia will soon be easing all social distancing and capacity restrictions ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Report.

More than 35% of Lunenburg residents have been vaccinated

COVID-19 cases are fluctuating locally as mask mandates ease across the state. According to Rhonda Pruitt, senior epidemiologist for the Piedmont Health District, COVID-19 cases ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

OPINION – What happened when the COVID reporter caught the virus?

Over the course of the last year, I more or less fell into the position of The Herald’s COVID-19 correspondent. I remember distinctly sitting at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

Colleges mull requiring COVID vaccinations

By Hunter Britt Capital News Service   Virginia universities plan a return to campuses in the fall, but there are questions if the COVID-19 vaccine ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

33% of Lunenburg residents have been vaccinated

COVID-19 cases are back on the downtrend, but public health officials are noticing an increase in cases in children ages 5 and below. Monday, April ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID restrictions to lessen May 15

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Thursday, April 22, that sports and entertainment venues in Virginia may begin to operate with expanded capacity, and social gathering ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cases up as vaccine eligibility lowered to age 16

Just as COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opens up to all Virginians age 16 and older, the Piedmont Health District is experiencing a noticeable increase in coronavirus ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Alexa Massey.

COVID-19 accounts for 72% of excess deaths in new study

Extended surges in the south and west in the summer and early winter of 2020 resulted in regional increases in excess death rates, both from ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

LCPS to begin plans for next school term

Lunenburg County Public Schools (LCPS) looking for parent input regarding interest for in-person and virtual learning options for next year. According to the school system ... Read more

1 month ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Almost 30% of Lunenburg citizens have received a vaccine

It’s been a big week of COVID-19-related news for the Piedmont Health District as vaccine eligibility increases. Over the last two weeks, health officials across ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

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