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Posted on: February 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Feb. 10 4 p.m. – COVID-19 Update

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BY THE NUMBERS as of 10 a.m., Feb. 10
Current 7-Day Positivity Rate PCR Only
State: 10.1%
Peninsula Health District: 12.7%
James City County: 8.7%

Statewide Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths 
Cases: 537,319 (increase of 3,203 over previous day)
Hospitalizations: 22,470 (increase of 131 over previous day)
Deaths: 6,932 (increase of 34 over previous day)

James City County Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths 
Cases: 3,649 (increase of 16 over previous day)
Hospitalizations: 115 (no change)
Deaths: 42 (no change)

Vaccine doses administered: 1,156,117 (increase of 25,354 over previous day)
People fully vaccinated: 229,345 (increase of 11,740 over previous day)

James City County 
Vaccine doses administered: 18,041 (increase of 256 over previous day)
People fully vaccinated: 2,464 (increase of 77 over previous day)

If you are 65+ please fill out the phase 1b intake form:

If you are 16-64 with underlying medical conditions, please register at:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line for Vaccine Distribution in the Greater Williamsburg area: 877-724-1954

Frequently Asked Questions:


Virtual Vaccinate Virginia Town Hall Tonight

Watch live on Fox43 and streaming on on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. Followed by the online special from 8 to 8:30 p.m.

The COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed across the state. You may be wondering, “When will I be able to vaccinate myself and my family?”

The Virginia Department of Health and medical experts from across the state will join 8News and anchor Juan Conde for a virtual town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 10, to answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The panelists will provide answers and direction on Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccine, distribution, myths and misinformation, registration response, guidance on health care, financial, educational and outreach resources.


  • Dr. Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Geriatrics and Palliative Care UVA Health
  • Dr. Danny Avula, Virginia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Coordinator
  • Dr. Cecilia Barbosa, Chair of the Health Committee for the Virginia Latino Advisory Board
  • Dr. Cheryl Ivey Green, Vice Chair, Virginia African American Advisory Board
  • Professor Cynthia Morrow, Director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts
  • Dr. Norm Oliver, State Health Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health
  • Dr. Cameron Webb, Senior Policy Advisor for COVID-19 Equity serving the Biden Administration
  • Dr. Robert Winn, Director of VCU Massey Cancer Center

 See the questions people are asking and follow the conversation on social media. Search for #VaccinateVirginia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Improve How Your Mask Protects You – Includes guidance on double masking: and

New Mask Up American campaign:


A Letter from the James City County Board of Supervisors to the editor of The Virginia Gazette

As members of the Board of Supervisors, we hear every day from worried citizens eager to get their COVID vaccine and do not understand why it is taking so long. We share the frustration and disappointment of our community members, and we are working hard to vocalize your concerns. Unfortunately, local governments have little control over the process and have few answers beyond the information we receive from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), which is the agency responsible for administering the vaccine rollout.

Under the leadership of our County Administrator, Scott Stevens, James City County has partnered with neighboring peninsula localities and local agencies to establish a vaccine clinic at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center. Initially, the clinic has been authorized to vaccinate teachers and other public employees, and we hope to receive authorization to vaccinate members of the public as soon as next week.

While VDH is under-resourced and stretched thin, waiting for additional resources is not an acceptable answer for our community. Mr. Stevens, and Emergency Management staff Ryan Ashe, Sara Ruch, Brad Rinehimer, and Robert Mintern, among others, have led the effort to administer vaccinations for local essential personnel and to partner with leaders from other peninsula localities to advocate for increased vaccine allotments. The Board wishes to thank these, and all staff members, who have helped with this process.

Even as we commend County staff for this tremendous service to our community, challenges remain, including factors well beyond our control such as vaccine supply shortages and the timeline for VDH’s vaccination scheduling system. As your representatives on the Board of Supervisors, we will continue advocating for our community, asking questions and sharing the information we receive. Please visit the VDH website, for more information, and go to to sign up for daily local COVID-19 updates. The City of Williamsburg and James City County have also established an information line, 877-724-1954, to support VDH in answering frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination process.

Michael J. Hipple, Powhatan District; Jim Icenhour, Jamestown District; Ruth Larson, Berkeley District; John J. McGlennon, Roberts District; Sue Sadler, Stonehouse District

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 and put CARES Act in the subject heading. For those that have applied please monitor your account.

Governor’s COVID-19 Briefing Feb 5, 2021:

Governor Northam Calls on School Divisions to Safely Return Students to Classrooms Statewide:

VDH Announces Roll Out of Vaccination Program at CVS Pharmacy:

First Case of B.1.351 COVID-19 Variant Identified in Eastern Virginia:

COVID-19 vaccines are an important tool to help stop the pandemic. However, even after vaccination everyone should continue to follow all the current guidance to protect themselves and others. This includes wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, following facility guidance on visitation and infection control, and cleaning hands often. Find out more information about precautions after vaccination at VDH’s COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs.

Case of B.1.1.7 COVID-19 Variant Identified in Northwest Virginia:

The Hampton/Peninsula Health Districts are currently vaccinating members of Phase 1a-health care workers, phase 1b 65+, essential workers, 16-64 with healthcare conditions, and people living in congregate settings. Please understand current vaccine demand far exceeds current vaccine supply. Once you have registered, you will be contacted by phone or email to schedule your appointment. It may be at least 4-5 weeks before you are scheduled. We encourage you to check with your primary care physician and/or your pharmacist to see if they can vaccinate you more quickly.

Surveys: HPHD surveys are NOT scheduling you for a vaccine. These surveys are the first step in getting a vaccine. These surveys are to capture your information and HPHD will contact you when it’s time to schedule an appointment to get vaccinated, by sending an email with an appointment link. Due to this, an email is required for registration and scheduling. These surveys will send you a confirmation email once complete. Please check your spam folder if you do not see it in your inbox. THIS IS THE ONLY CONFIRMATION YOU WILL RECEIVE.

2nd Dose Appointments: Individuals who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at PHD from 1/4-1/11 will return exactly 28 days from their 1st dose, at their same appointment time. Individuals who received their first dose vaccine 1/13-present will receive an email with a link to schedule their second dose. The link will be for exactly 28 days from your 1st dose, but you will schedule the appointment time. For anyone who needs to reschedule their 2nd dose appointments, you will be placed on a waitlist.

If you are 65+ please fill out the phase 1b intake form. The Health Peninsula Health Department is currently only scheduling 75+:

If you are 16-64 with underlying medical conditions, please register at the link below:

Vaccine Information for Veterans and VA Health Care Personnel:

Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines:

Vaccine Considerations for People with Disabilities:

Information for School Nurses and Other Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Working in Schools and Child Care Settings:

COVIDVIEW Weekly Summary:

Not only does your mask help protect those around you against COVID-19, but it also offers some protection for you, too. Wear a mask with 2-3 layers of tightly woven, breathable fabric.

Investigating the Impact of COVID-19 during Pregnancy:

Toolkit for People with Disabilities:

Workplaces and Businesses Plan, Prepare, and Respond:

Understanding the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination:

What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine:

COVID-19 Consumer Scams:

Who should get tested for COVID-19? 

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • People who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19  
  • 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.

 Testing Site Map:

 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 for more information.

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):, Phone: 1-877-ASK-VDH3
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- FEMA Rumor Control:

Media Contact:
Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer

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