COVID-19 UPDATE – September 23, 2020

What’s New

  • NRV hospitals remain at normal operations, capacity & capabilities, with no interruptions to patient care. There
    are 11 COVID-19 positive patients hospitalized & 3 persons under investigation.
  • Submit your questions for an upcoming video Q&A with Dr. Noelle Bissell, director of the New River Health District. Click here or call 540-391-0792.
  • Montgomery County Public Schools will re-open for in-person students, on the half-day schedule, beginning
    Mon., Sept. 28. Additional information is available online.
  • The New River Valley had 40 visits to hospital emergency departments for drug overdoses in August; an increase from 27 in July & 24 in June. Data on “Emergency Department Visits for Unintentional Drug Overdose Among Virginia Residents” are available

Fast Facts

  • COVID-19 is widespread in the NRV & across Virginia.
  • Testing is widely available locally, for everyone. Call 540-267-8240.
    • Upcoming testing –
      Wed: Old Wades parking lot, Christiansburg
      Thu: Giles Health Dept.
      Fri: Radford City Health Dept.
  • Business Continuity Team provides COVID-19-related services & support. Call 540-427-
    7341 or 540-505-5173.
  • Free seasonal flu shots are available Fri., Sept. 25, 9am-2pm, at Radford Fire & Rescue.
  • A Crisis/De-escalation Center is proposed to limit risk of exposure among citizens having a mental health or substance use crisis, & for law enforcement & hospitals.
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