FISHERSVILLE — The U.S. Centers for Sickness Handle has decreased the Staunton-Augusta County-Waynesboro COVID-19 stage to medium, in accordance to an update from Augusta Health and fitness on Monday.
The hospital’s COVID census has been somewhat steady at underneath 10 people every working day Monday’s census is nine, Augusta Overall health mentioned.
COVID-19 positivity rate is declining — past week (June 6-11) it was 15.9%, while the 7 days prior it was 25.9%.
Positivity fee for the month of May was 22.1%.
For a medium chance of COVID-19 in the neighborhood, Augusta Wellbeing advises:
- If you are at significant risk for intense illness or complications, you need to converse to your healthcare company about no matter if you really should don a mask or consider other precautions.
- Get a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms.
- Stay current on vaccinations.
- Wash your hands and socially length.
Masks are necessary within all Augusta Overall health amenities. Visitation coverage limitations were being efficient May possibly 23 and are even now in area.
COVID census at Augusta Health continues to be steady, the medical center reported. Nine people are hospitalized with COVID-19. No deaths had been claimed in the earlier 7 days.
In the previous working day, 17 new optimistic situations of COVID had been diagnosed at Augusta Wellbeing testing web sites. There ended up 20 good circumstances on Sunday’s report and 20 beneficial conditions on Saturday’s report, the hospital claimed.
COVID-19 testing is available at any Augusta Health Urgent Treatment Centre.
Augusta Wellbeing now features vaccinations, which includes boosters, for little ones 5- to 11-many years-aged.
Appointments for vaccines and/or boosters can be made at vaccinate.augustahealth.com. Remember to carry your COVID Vaccination Record Card to appointments. The eligibility requirements for each and every style of vaccine and the timing essential for 3rd and fourth doses is discussed on Augusta Health’s site.
Vaccinations for COVID-19 keep on in Augusta Healthcare Group primary care offices. Individuals who desire to acquire a vaccination or booster from their particular physician ought to get in touch with their doctor’s office to be scheduled into the following offered vaccination appointment block.
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Augusta Health and fitness will supply neighborhood-dependent clinics at:
- Bridgewater Faculty on Thursday, June 16, from 10 a.m. till midday
- Embrace/Latinx on Thursday, June 16, from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m.
- Gypsy Hill Property on Tuesday, June 28, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
- Plaza Flats on Wednesday, June 29, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m.
Community companies that would like to companion with Augusta Wellbeing for a Vaccination Clinic can contact [email protected] for extra information and facts.
Waynesboro’s Primary Treatment/Urgent Treatment on 201 Lew Dewitt Blvd has quite a few clinics scheduled for June. Appointments can be designed at vaccinate.augustahealth.com.
- Tuesday, June 14: Pfizer and Moderna Clinics from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for all those 12 several years outdated and older.
- Friday, June 17: Pfizer and Moderna Clinics from 9 a.m. to midday for people 12 yrs aged and older.
- Tuesday, June 21: Drive-through Pfizer Clinic from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for people 5- to 11-decades-previous.
- Friday, June 24: Pfizer and Moderna Clinics from 9 a.m. to midday for all those 12 several years previous and more mature.
Only Pfizer vaccine is available for these 5 to 17 many years previous.
Very first dose, second dose and booster doses are obtainable to those 12 many years aged and older.
A dad or mum of guardian need to be present to consent to vaccination for minors. Remember to validate conditions just before registration.
People 18 yrs previous and more mature can acquire any vaccine.
If you have concerns about eligibility, call Augusta Overall health at 1-540-332-5122.
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— Monique Calello (she/her) is a social justice reporter with The News Chief in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Story ideas are normally welcome. You can get to her at [email protected]
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