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City to Conclude Re-Opening Facilities to the Public
Based upon the current vaccination rate for the adult population in Roanoke exceeding 50%, and current guidance from the CDC and Governor Northam, all City libraries and recreation centers will fully open on Tuesday, June 15. In addition, Wiley Drive will be fully re-opened to vehicular traffic to enable greater access to Smith Park, on that date. As of June 15, the use of face coverings will no longer be required in City facilities for those who have been fully vaccinated. And the City Council Chamber will resume open access for the public with the City Council meeting on July 6.
Vaccines are helping to reduce the number of new cases and their severity we are seeing locally. As more residents are vaccinated and as community members continue to use precautions such as wearing masks when in public, fewer cases of COVID-19 are being reported, and the number of people being hospitalized due to COVID has decreased. If you have not been vaccinated, please consider helping us fight this virus by protecting yourself and those who are not eligible to receive the vaccine. Call the Roanoke City-Alleghany Health District hotline at 540-613-6597, Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. More information can be found here: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/.
The City of Roanoke will be teaming up with the Virginia Department of Health and other community partners to talk about the COVID19 Vaccine. This series of community conversations will be posted to our website as well as the City of Roanoke Social Media channels (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram). If you have any questions, contact the Office of Community Engagement at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equity and the COVID-19 vaccine is so important! The City of Roanoke and our partners at the Virginia Department of Health Roanoke City & Alleghany Health District realized that we needed to remove barriers so that the COVID-19 vaccine was more accessible to some of our most vulnerable residents.
We know that our African American residents as well as our Spanish speaking residents have been affected disproportionately with COVID-19 compared to the rest of our community. The city and VDH teamed up with our equity working groups to help begin to solve this problem.
On February 17 & 19, 2021, the city and VDH partnered with High St. Baptist Church and Roanoke City Public Schools to host two small community COVID-19 Vaccination clinics. During the clinics, 200 residents were vaccinated!
Check out these videos from High Street Baptist Church and Breckenridge Middle School. We hope to help VDH host additional vaccination clinics in the community very soon!
For more information about signing up for the COVID19 vaccine, click here. click here.
See what phase you are eligible for by clicking here.
To follow the Roanoke City Alleghany Health District Facebook page, click here.
COVID19 Vaccination information from the CDC, click here.
Like other health districts, the Roanoke City Alleghany Health District (RCAHD) faces a severe shortage of vaccine, as a result of limited supply coming from manufacturers to the Virginia Department of Health. With just 3,000 doses per week to dispense in our district, it will take months for all who want it to be vaccinated. Thanks to partners such as Carilion Clinic, RCAHD is making progress but it's going to take time. Thank you for your patience!
Actualización de 21 de enero
Puede ser marzo o más tarde antes de todos los que actualmente están elegibles podrán recibir la vacuna. Aunque la fase 1B se expandió para incluir muchas personas mayores de la edad de 65 y los con condiciones médicos graves, ya no hemos recibido suministro demasiado grande.
Tenemos fe que todos que quieren la vacuna eventualmente la recibirá.
Compartimos su frustración y desilusión si no pudo matricularse en la clínica de este fin de semana. Estamos trabajando con otros proveedores de servicios de salud para proveer tan muchas dosis, tan pronto como posible.
Más clínicas están viniendo. #vaccinateroanoke #vaccinatevirginia # COVID19vaccine
Many people are starting to ask "When can I receive the COVID19 vaccine?"
Right now, the Virginia Department of Health doesn't have a timeline but are working diligently to vaccinate our community as quickly and efficiently as possible.
In the meantime, here are some ways that you can stay in the know:
- Follow the Roanoke City & Alleghany Health District facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RoanokeCityAlleghanyHealthDistricts
- Keep an eye on this website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/roanoke/covid-19-rcahd-local-data-resources/
- VDH and the City of Roanoke will be utilizing mass media communications, due to the numbers of people that will be eligible in Phase 1b, Phase 1c, and the general public, so please stay tuned to local news and media outlets.
- Learn more about the vaccine by checking out VDH's page: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
What are the phases of vaccinations?
|Phase 1a:||Health Care Personnel, Long Term Care Facility Residents|
|Phase 1b:||Essential Workers (ie: Education Sector, Food & Agriculture, Utilities, Police, Firefighters, Corrections Officers, Transportation)|
|Phase 1c:||Adults with high risk medical conditions, Adults 65 and older|
For more information about the phases of the COVID19 vaccine, click here.
HEALTH CARE EMPLOYEES: Please complete this survey: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/128/2020/12/COVID-19-Vaccine-Inquiry-Phase-1a.final_.pdf
Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts Announce Move to Phase 1b with COVID19 Vaccines Starting January 11, 2021
The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) are pleased to announce that we are working with our community partners to ensure a smooth a transition into Phase 1b starting on Monday, January 11, 2021. We will be focusing on the prioritization strategies as outlined by the Governor and as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and adopted by Virginia Disaster Medical Advisory Committee and the Vaccine AdvisoryWorkgroup. More information about who is eligible and what phase Virginia is in at any given time will be posted at www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/. Community members can best stay informed through the media, on our website and Facebook pages, and by visiting VDH’s FAQs at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq/..
Carilion Clinic's Dr. Paul Skolnik shares his insights about the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID19 Resources for Spanish Speaking and Limited English Proficient Populations:
- COVID19 Information for Migrants, Refugees & Other Limited English Proficient Populations
- ¿Preguntas sobre COVID19? Haga clic aquí.
Primera fase de vacunas de COVID 19
a. Personal de atención de la salud, residentes de instalaciones de cuidado a largo plazo
b. Trabajadores esenciales (educación, comida/agricultura, utilidades, policía, bomberos, oficiales de correcciones, trabajadores de transporte)
c. Adultos con condiciones médicos de alto riesgo o mayor de la edad de 65
El departamento de salud está trabajando diligentemente para vacunar nuestra comunidad tan rápidamente y eficientemente como posible. Pero, el gobierno federal ha establecido un orden de personas quien van a recibir las vacunas. Para recibir la información más actual de las vacunas,
· sigan la página de Facebook de Roanoke City/Allegheny Health Districts https://www.facebook.com/RoanokeCityAlleghanyHealthDistricts
· visitan el sitio de web de VDH de Roanoke https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/roanoke/covid-19-rcahd-local-data-resources/
· También, el departamento de salud comunicará por medios de comunicación en masa el orden y las prioridades de las vacunas. Miren las noticias para saber cuándo usted es elegible
· El VDH también tiene una página en su sitio de web con información sobre la vacuna de COVID. https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
· Si usted es un trabajador de la atención de salud, por favor llena esta encuesta del VDH. https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/128/2020/12/COVID-19-Vaccine-Inquiry-Phase-1a.final_.pdf
Virginia’s Unified Command, which oversees the Commonwealth's response to COVID-19, has established a Vaccine Unit to coordinate COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Information about the COVID-19 vaccination program is changing frequently.
To watch the COVID19 Facts vs. Fiction Webinar, click here.