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Posted on: May 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] May 6, 4 p.m. COVID-19 Update Includes Links for May 7 and 14 Vaccine Appointments

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Our next 4 p.m. update will be released on Monday, May 10. We will continue to send urgent information as needed.  

It’s time to get back to the people you love. Get fully vaccinated. Same day appointments and walk-ins are available in our community. Please do not continue to wait for a phone call or an email letting you know that it is your turn. You do not need to go to the same location for the second dose, you just need to have the same vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer).

Vaccine Appointments Available May 7 and May 14!

The Greater Williamsburg Clinic, operating out of the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, has available appointment slots on Friday, May 7 and May 14 for ANYONE who is 18 or older. Appointments can be made for first or second doses, disregard the heading on the links below:

May 7: https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/reg/2653088109
May 14: https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/reg/0515962093

Need help scheduling your appointment? Call 877-724-1954

BY THE NUMBERS as of 10 a.m., May 10
Current 7-Day Positivity Rate PCR Only
State: 4.4%
Peninsula Health District: 6.0%
James City County: 3.5%

Statewide Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths  
Cases: 664,394 (increase of 2,469 since Monday, May 3)
Hospitalizations: 28,771 (increase of 229 since Monday, May 3)
Deaths: 10,861 (increase of 54 since Monday, May 3)

James City County Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths 
Cases: 4,575 (increase of 17 since Monday, May 3)
Hospitalizations: 147 (increase of 1 since Monday, May 3)
Deaths: 72 (no change)

VACCINATIONS
Statewide 
Vaccine doses administered: 6,549,140 (increase of 177,726 since Monday, May 3)
People fully vaccinated: 2,840,635 (increase of 112,824 since Monday, May 3)

James City County  
Vaccine doses administered: 73,149 (increase of 1,123 since Monday, May 3)
People fully vaccinated: 32,156 (increase of 822 since Monday, May 3)

LATEST NEWS ON COVID-19 

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE
Virginia COVID-19 Briefing, May 6, 2021: https://youtu.be/pJdY2OBZlAE

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION  
Updated – Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination for Essential Workers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/essentialworker.html

Updated – Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Updated - Returning to Work: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/returning-to-work.html

Updated – Support for Teens and Young Adults: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/stress-coping/young-adults.html


PREVIOUSLY RELEASED INFORMATION

LOCAL INFORMATION

- COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line for Vaccine Distribution in the Greater Williamsburg area: 877-724-1954
- Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.williamsburgva.gov/791/COVID-19-Vaccine-FAQs

COUNTY NEWS ON COVID-19 
- Health Districts, Localities and Health Systems Join Forces Under Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=4625
- COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program
---- Do you live in James City County, the City of Williamsburg or York County?
---- Have you been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?
---- Are you behind in your rental payments?
You may be eligible for rental assistance. Call 757-259-5340 or email housing@jamescitycountyva.gov for more information.
- If you are a JCC resident and have questions about the CARES Act for your water or sewer bill contact James City Service Authority at 757-259-5416 or email at jcsa@jamescitycountyva.gov and put CARES Act in the subject heading. For those that have applied please monitor your account.

JCC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
- The application portal for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) is now open. https://restaurants.sba.gov/requests/borrower/login. As a reminder, during the first 21 days of the program, the Small Business Administration will fund applications from the following groups: women, veterans, socially and economically disadvantaged. You may view a recorded webinar about how to apply on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=fxi3EcB_BZ4&feature=youtu.be. More information is available online: https://www.yesjamescitycountyva.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4750.
- Virginia 30 Day Fund Update: We have funded more than 125 businesses. We encourage businesses to review the Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund to assist with obstacles they have faced due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Funding is still available.See if you qualify: https://va30dayfund.com.

VDEM/FEMA
- FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths in Virginia: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=4699

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 
- VDH and DCLS Launches COVID-19 Variants of Concern Dashboard: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4744

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION 
- CDC Recommends Use of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Resume: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/JJUpdate.html
- Updated - What Long-Term Care Facility Residents Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccination: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/LTCF-residents.html
- Updated – Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccination: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

FEMA
- Due to the large amount of speculation regarding COVID-19 vaccines, remember to rely on OFFICIAL sources to get information. Help control the spread of rumors by sharing this page: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/rumor-control fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/rumor-control

SCAMS
- FBI and Virginia Department of Health Partner to Warn of Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4639
- People are reporting getting emails and texts asking them to complete a limited-time COVID vaccine survey. In exchange, people are offered a free reward, but asked to play shipping fees. This is a scam. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2021/03/ignore-bogus-covid-vaccine-survey

TESTING 
- Who should get tested for COVID-19? https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/

ADD YOUR PHONE TO THE COVID FIGHT  
- COVIDWISE is Virginia’s official exposure notifications app that lets you know if you’ve likely been exposed to another COVIDWISE user with a positive COVID-19 test result. COVIDWISE is free to download on your smartphone and designed to completely protect your privacy. The more Virginians that use COVIDWISE, the better you can be informed of potential exposure, which helps reduce your risk while protecting your family, friends and community. COVIDWISE is now connected to the National Key Server, which lets COVIDWISE anonymously share data with exposure notifications apps from other states. Visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covidwise/ for more information.

NEED HELP OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES?
- If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:
---- Call 911
---- Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
---- Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

COVID WARMLINE
- Call the Virginia C.O.P.E.S. warm line if you are feeling stressed by COVID-19 and need support. Virginia C.O.P.E.S., which stands for compassionate, optimistic, person-centered, empowering support, is a “warm” line set up to help people who are having trouble dealing with the changes in our lives due to COVID-19. Callers can receive emotional support and referrals for mental and behavioral health and other services. Unlike 911, which is used only for emergencies, a warm line offers support and gives people the chance to talk about their struggles and mental health. The COVID Warm Line number is (877) 349-6428 Toll Free. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5 -9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Spanish speaking counselors are available.

COVID-19 INFORMATION 
- Virginia Department of Health (VDH): www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus, Phone: 1-877-ASK-VDH3
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

Media Contact:
Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer
757-253-6605; renee.dallman@jamescitycountyva.gov  

 

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