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28 August 2020 Covid19 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County News

The latest updates as COVID-19 continues to spread across the nation and throughout Virginia.

Last updated 10/23/20 at 9:59 a.m.

Cases in the Lord Fairfax Health District: 3,809

  • Clarke County: 116 (1 dealth)
  • Frederick County: 1,137 (13 deaths)
  • Page County: 464 (30 deaths)
  • Shenandoah County: 941 (60 deaths)
  • Warren County: 563 (20 deaths)
  • City of Winchester: 588 (4 deaths)

Cases in Virginia: 171,284 as reported by the Virginia Department of Health. 2,472,061 people have been PCR tested. More details and an interactive map can be found here.  There have been 3,539 COVID-19-related deaths as reported by the Virginia Department of Health.

Gov. Northam introduced Phase Three guidelines for the further easing of public health restrictions. Virginia will enter the third phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan July 1. Phase Three guidelines can be found here. 

Gov. Northam has declared a state of emergency for Virginia. Read the statement here.


  • Christendom College: Outlined return plan for the fall semester. Read the plan here. 


  • Lord Fairfax Community College: Most classes online for fall semester.


  • Randolph-Macon Academy: Fully opening for fall semester. Read more about the reopening plan here. 


  • Valley Health: Updates and resources can be found here. 
    • Valley Health has implemented three services to streamline access to safe and timely COVID-19-related outpatient care:
      • A COVID-19 Respiratory Care Phone Line (540-536-0380, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
      • Telehealth visits with providers (more information can be found here)
      • A new Respiratory Care Clinic for patients requiring chest x-rays and other physical exams following a telehealth visit


  • Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail:  Has implemented a remote visitation system. In-person visits are still suspended. More information can be found here.


  • Top of Virginia Regional Chamber: Offering in-person and virtual events. Check their calendar for details. 


  • Samuels Public Library: Library has reopened with restrictions. Offering curbside services. Most programs have moved online. Access their online resources here.


  • Handley Regional Library System: Libraries have opened with restrictions. Outside book returns are OPEN. Curbside pickup is available. The Spring Used Book Sale has been canceled. Read the full statement and access online resources here. 


  • Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum: Open with restrictions.  Activities and events are available online. Updates will be posted to their website. 


  • Youth Development Center: Most activities and events have moved online. Check out their website for updates and upcoming programs. 


  • Shenandoah National Park: Has entered into Phase Two of reopening. For important information about what’s open and what’s closed and what you need to know, click here. 


  • St. Luke Community Clinic: Asking those who have COVID-19 symptoms to please call the Virginia Department of Health.


  • United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley: Has launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund to address the emerging needs presented by the impact from COVID-19. More information here. 


  • Blandy Experimental Farm & State Arboretum of Virginia: Arboretum grounds are open.



Stay informed: CDC,  VHDWHO

Practice preventative care: prevention (CDC)


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