Greene COVID Cases Spike

By Brent Wilson, Field Officer

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The latest numbers of COVID in Greene County presented by Melissa Meador, Emergency Service Director, at the September 14th Board of Supervisors meeting are the highest so far during this pandemic.

Since August 10th, the number of new COVID cases in Greene is 333, the number of hospitalizations is 21 and the number of fatalities is 2.

The 333 new cases are the highest during the pandemic, surpassing January, 2021’s 296 cases.

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Meador went on to explain that as of September 14th 11,819 people have at least one dose – an increase of 991 since August 10th. Meador added that 10,800 are fully vaccinated – an increase of 1,079 since her August report.

A list of local locations where vaccines can be obtained was reviewed:

  • Greene Pharmacy
  • Walmart Pharmacy
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Greene Health Department (every Monday 9 am to 4 pm through 10/15/2021, with Johnson and Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer all available)
  • William Monroe football games on September 24th from 6-7:30 pm and November 5th from 6-7:30 pm
  • Greene County Park during Saturday Soccer:  September 18th and 25th, October 2nd, 9th and 16th from 10 am to 12 pm for Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer
  • The Blue Ridge Health Department can schedule vaccines and/or testing appointments by calling (434)-972-6261 or online at BlueRidgeHD.org.

clip_image002Supervisor Ken Bowman (Monroe) sensed that there is a portion of the population that are not going to get the vaccine and asked, what a reasonable target to a attain for percentage of people being vaccinated?

Meador said she would ask that question of the BRHD and report back what they estimate would be an attainable goal.

Brent Wilson is the Greene County Field Officer for the Free Enterprise Forum a privately funded public policy organization.  The Free Enterprise Forum Field Officer program is funded by a generous grant from the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) and by readers like you.

 

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