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Our next 4 p.m. update will be released on Monday, April 12. We will continue to send urgent information as needed. If you know someone who lives in JCC or Williamsburg who is in 1a, 1b or 1c who wants a vaccine but has not received one, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a telephone number in the email message. BY THE NUMBERS as of 10 a.m., April 8 Current 7-Day Positivity Rate PCR OnlyState: 6.3%Peninsula Health District: 9.7%James City County: 5.4%Statewide Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths Cases: 631,083 (increase of 4,912 since Monday, April 5)Hospitalizations: 27,012 (increase of 287 since Monday, April 5)Deaths: 10,436 (increase of 76 since Monday, April 5)James City County Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths Cases: 4,343 (increase of 19 since Monday, April 5)Hospitalizations: 141 (increase of 2 since Monday, April 5)Deaths: 70 (no change)VACCINATIONS StatewideVaccine doses administered: 4,414,376 (increase of 189,486 since Monday, April 5)People fully vaccinated: 1,639,623 (increase of 95,904 since Monday, April 5)James City County Vaccine doses administered: 54,134 (increase of 1,440 since Monday, April 5)People fully vaccinated: 21,166 (increase of 894 since Monday, April 5)LATEST NEWS ON COVID-19 Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula Moves to 1c: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=4686VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Virginia Department of Health Announces ASL Capabilities for Vaccine Call Center: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=4694VDEM/FEMA FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths in Virginia: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=4699CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION Some people have side effects after getting their COVID-19 vaccine, but these usually go away within a few days. Side effects after your second shot may be more intense than the ones you experienced after your first shot. Common side effects are in the arm where you got the shot – pain, redness, swelling and throughout the rest of your body – tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, nausea. Learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html.Updated - COVID-19 Vaccines that Require 2 Shots: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/second-shot.htmlUpdated - What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect.htmlUpdated – Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in the US: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety.htmlUpdated - People with Moderate to Severe Asthma: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/asthma.htmlUpdated – Improve How Your Mask Protects You: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.htmlPREVIOUSLY RELEASED 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-FAQsCOUNTY 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and put CARES Act in the subject heading. For those that have applied please monitor your account.FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE - Governor Announces Virginia to Expand Vaccine Eligibility to All Adults by April 18: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=4678VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - VDEM and VDH Urge Individuals to Not Travel to Community Vaccination Centers Without an Official Appointment or Invitation: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4663- What is herd immunity? Herd immunity happens when most of the people in a community are immune to an infectious disease, meaning they can be exposed to someone who has the disease and not get sick. People can become immune either by having the disease or by getting vaccinated against the disease. For a disease like COVID-19, herd immunity makes it harder for the virus to find someone to make sick. Vaccinating a lot of people is the best way to get herd immunity without people getting ill. So, until we reach herd immunity, continue to wear a mask inside and outside when you are around people not in your own household, stay at least 6 feet apart from other people, keep away from large crowds, wash your hands often, and get the COVID-19 vaccine when it’s your turn.- Federal Retail Pharmacy Partners Expand Vaccines to Virginians 16-64 with High-Risk Medical Conditions and Frontline Essential Workers: https://jamescitycountyva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4633CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION - Updated - Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html- Updated – Travel and COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html- Updated - Different COVID-19 Vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html- Updated - Science Briefs: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/science-briefs/index.htmlFEMA- 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-controlSCAMS- 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-surveyTESTING - 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 1-800-787-3224COVID-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 Officer757-253-6605; email@example.com