public health

A plates a slice of cake at a counter while wearing a mask
Virginia businesses will soon have to follow safety rules to limit COVID-19. Here’s what they need to do. | Daily Press

  Gov. Ralph Northam said he asked the group to create the regulations in May due to a lack of mandates from the federal government. (View an FAQ for employers.) “Workers should not have to sacrifice their health and safety to earn a living, especially during an ongoing global pandemic,” Northam said in a news […]

Testing on May 30 at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Sentara Healthcare Limited Free Testing for Eligible Prince William County Residents To assist public health officials contain the spread of COVID-19 in overlooked/undertested communities of color, Sentara Healthcare is offering free testing for those communities in Prince William County. Testing is for persons experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and need to be tested for the virus. Symptoms […]

Governor Northam Announces Face Covering Requirement and Workplace Safety Regulations

Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-Three, requiring Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Governor also directed the Department of Labor and Industry to develop emergency temporary standards to prevent workplace exposure to COVID-19. Governor Northam also signed an amended Executive Order […]

Prince William County Partners with Health Department and Walmart for Testing

Two COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites are opening May 15, 2020, in the Walmart parking lot located at: 17041 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Dumfries, VA 22026 8386 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA 20109 The sites are supported by Walmart, eTrueNorth, state and local officials to test anyone who meets Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and local guidelines on […]

Governor Issues Executive Order 62 Delaying Northern Virginia Phase One

JURISDICTIONS TEMPORARILY DELAYED FROM ENTERING PHASE ONE IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 61 AND PERMITTED TO REMAIN IN PHASE ZERO NORTHERN VIRGINIA REGION Importance of the Issue Executive Order 61, issued on May 8, 2020, and effective at 12:00 a.m., May 15, 2020, eased certain restrictions imposed under Second Amended Executive Order 53 and Executive Order 55 […]

Governor Northam Announces Phase One Guidelines to Slowly Ease Public Health Restrictions

It’s important to note that Northern Virginia has requested a slower reopening process. The information regarding these details is available by clicking here. Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-One and presented a detailed framework for the first phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to safely and gradually ease public health restrictions while containing the […]

Northern Virginia Localities Urge Governor to Set Regional Targets for Reopening

The chief elected officials of the five largest localities in Northern Virginia have sent a letter to Governor Ralph Northam, supporting his “Forward Virginia” reopening plan in general but urging him to implement it for the region only once regional threshold metrics have been met. Although the metrics appear likely to be met statewide by May 15, […]

Prince William County Public Schools Nurses Volunteer During Pandemic
School Nurses Volunteer to Help Prince William Health District During Pandemic

Twenty-two school nurses from Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) have signed up to volunteer through the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) to help staff the Prince William Health District Call Center and provide other services as needed during the current pandemic. “It is necessary to have a call center available to answer questions from […]