News Maker Dr. Jeffery Feit of VH on relieving the pressure on workers

COVID-19 cases continue to inundate local hospitals.

We spoke with Dr. Jeffery Feit of Valley Health (VH) about helping to alleviate the pressure on the health care workers in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Dr. Feit explains the pressure for health care workers has been tremendous with the current surge of COVID-19 Omicron cases.

Dr. Feit explains that their are steps we can take that will help alleviate the pressure on workers.

Testing and talking to a care provider are just some of the steps we can take before we even consider going to a hospital.

Click here for Dr. Feit’s interview.

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Front Royal Water & Sewer Department testing

The Town of Front Royal Water & Sewer Department will be testing sanitary sewer pipes and storm sewer pipes September 21, through October 29, 2021 The work is scheduled between 7 am and 5 pm, weather permitting.  Door hangers will be hung weekly to inform residents of the testing in their area.  The tests will be conducted using smoke. The smoke should not enter the premises unless a leak is present. Smoke may enter your home or business through a washer discharge pipe, bathrooms that are seldom used and basement floor drains. If smoke enters your home or business, immediately open doors and windows and turn on all bathroom exhaust fans and the kitchen range hood. This will help dissipate the smoke quicker. To minimize the chance of smoke entering your home, please pour at least a gallon of water into all drains, including floor drains, prior to the date of the test. The presence of smoke in your home should be reported immediately to Public Works at 635-7819, Monday-Friday 7am-3:30 pm. If after-hours, call the Front Royal Police Non emergency number, 635-2111. 

VDH offers free COVID-19 testing tomorrow 5/12

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The Virginia Department of Health’s Lord Fairfax Health District is offering a free community COVID-19 testing event.

This will take place tomorrow May 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frederick Douglas Park.

The park is located between N. Kent St. and Smithfield Ave. Winchester.

No appointment is necessary for testing.

Those under the age of 18 wishing to get tested need parental consent.

The Health Department will provide results in two to three days by telephone.

More information is available at vdh.virginina.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-testing.

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