BY THE NUMBERS as of 10 a.m., Jan. 26
Current 7-Day Positivity Rate PCR Only
Peninsula Health District: 16.1%
James City County: 12.8%
Statewide Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths
Cases: 483,326 (increase of 4,707 over previous day)
Hospitalizations: 20,860 (increase of 96 over previous day)
Deaths: 6,174 (increase of 93 over previous day)
James City County Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths
Cases: 3,262 (increase of 77 over previous day)
Hospitalizations: 111 (increase of 1 over previous day)
Deaths: 37 (no change)
Vaccine doses administered: 497,581
People fully vaccinated: 71,459
James City County
Vaccine doses administered: 6,433
People fully vaccinated: 633
LATEST NEWS ON COVID-19
FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - PENINSULA HEALTH DISTRICT
Information will be coming out from local health departments, employers, and healthcare providers about how and when you can receive your COVID-19 vaccine. The ability to schedule appointments will depend on the supply of vaccine available. At this time, supply of vaccines is limited, and demand is high.
-- If you are 65+ please fill out the phase 1b intake form. We are currently only scheduling 75+: https://forms.gle/yo7R828Tbvk7F2GAA
-- If you are 16-64 with underlying medical conditions, please register at the link below: https://forms.gle/pontg7e7Z3oKjpm38
-- If you are a frontline essential worker, please register at the link below: https://forms.gle/qQraKaZpt8Dfuwrv8
-- If you are a health care provider, please register at the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNtxmB8YHDVmCaIINxI-ZV8ODBbwCsweXEnDqI8gVlbzmZ5w/viewform
FAQs on How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq/vaccination/
PREVIOUSLY RELEASED INFORMATION
COUNTY NEWS ON COVID-19
City of Williamsburg, James City County Open Phone Line for Vaccination Questions: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=4445
James City County and the City of Williamsburg have launched a Frequently Asked Questions page https://jamescitycountyva.gov/3757/JCC-COVID-19-News-Vaccine-Information that provides answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. This page will be kept updated with the latest information on the vaccination distribution for the Williamsburg and James City County community.
Joint Message from Peninsula County Administrators and City Managers on Vaccination Clinics: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=4438
WJCC Staff Receives First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=4439
Jan. 18 Joint Message from Peninsula County Administrators and City Managers on Vaccine Availability: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4430
FROM THE PENINSULA HEALTH DEPARTMENT
First Case of B.1.1.7 COVID-19 Variant Identified in Virginia: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=4448
If you are 75+ years of age and are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please complete the survey at the following link (the survey title says 65 & above, but they are only scheduling individuals 75+ at this time): https://forms.gle/9eSvo552iAszA8b56
James City County is currently in Phase 1a. Visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/#phase1a for more information about the phases.
Monitor the Districts’ progress through the Phases: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/phase-by-health-district/
Identify your category: https://vdh.jebbit.com/amkwk6m1?L=Owned+Web&JC=Vaccine
Peninsula Health District’s vaccine info: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/peninsula/peninsula-health-district-distributes-covid-19-vaccines/
Learn about the vaccine: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
Peninsula Health District Vaccine Hotline: 757-594-7496
CDC’s COVID DATA TRACKER
Did you know you can use CDC’s COVID Data Tracker to see the number of predicted COVID-19 cases and deaths for your area? Use data to help make decisions to protect yourself, your family, and your community. See the COVID Data Tracker Forecasting tool: http://bit.ly/CDT_forecasting.
Who should get tested for COVID-19?
- People who have symptoms of COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
- People who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/local-exposure/
- People who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance as needed, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded indoor settings, and
- People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider or the health department.
- If you have symptoms, use Virginia’s COVIDCHECK to help make decisions on when to seek testing and appropriate medical care. Call 9-1-1 or seek emergency medical care immediately if you are having trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face. https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covidcheck/
Testing Site Map: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/
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
- 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/
- FEMA Rumor Control: www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control
Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer