By the time I figured out it might be time to start hoarding supplies for the COVID-19 apocalypse, every bag of freeze dried pinto beans and every roll of toilet paper had already been snatched from every store everywhere.
Eastman spokeswoman Betty Payne said with an employee population of its size, it was just a matter of time that some team members would test positive for the coronavirus.
Health department staff are speaking with patients over the phone to determine which services to offer over the telephone, at car-side or in-person. This will ensure patient and staff safety as well as great customer service.
The Lenowisco and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts have public health call centers for Southwest Virginia residents with questions about COVID-19.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is asking the state’s residents to continue staying at home despite calls from Donald Trump for loosening restrictions by Easter.
The latest on schedule changes, local decisions and other updates related to COVID-19 coronavirus in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
They say folks visiting parks should also bring hand sanitizer, wash hands where restrooms are available, bring their own water and not get out if feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms.
As national news outlets report on shortages of protective gear for health care workers across all 50 states, volunteers across Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee keep finding ways to help make those supplies.
An official with ABB Manufacturing told the Times News on Thursday that the Rogersville plant closed on Tuesday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 will be reopened following the completion of a “deep cleaning” of the plant and screening process for employees.
“It is important to continue to follow President Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 15 days to slow the spread. Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency will continue to always report the most accurate information possible to the public.” — EMA director Jamie Miller
The Central Drive-In is the oldest continually operating drive-in theater in Virginia, and owners Buddy and Paula Herron have found a way to keep that streak going during the state’s COVID-19 emergency.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in Sullivan County is at six as of noon today — and the most recent cases are from person-to-person transmission, not travel-related.
Ballad Health reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tennessee and Virginia on Thursday, including the first in Unicoi County.
On Wednesday a group of women from the Rogersville based “Project Serve Our Soldiers” – in cooperation with the Happy Hearts Quilt Guild and a group of local NJROTC cadets – turned over 169 newly manufactured and sterilized surgical masks to Rogersville Police Chief Doug Nelson.
All PBS stations across Tennesee will start the offerings April 6, including two hours on stations and another four hours streamed overnight.