Medical professionals anticipate seeing more patients with COVID symptoms, along with the usual colds, flus and other contagious respiratory illnesses this fall and winter. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of Virginians. The VDH is made up of a statewide Central Office in Richmond and 35 local health districts. These entities work together to promote healthy lifestyle choices that can combat chronic disease, educate the public about emergency preparedness and threats to their health, and track disease outbreaks in Virginia. Mt. Roger’s Health District, a local health district, serves Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington, and Wythe counties, and the cities of Bristol and Galax. The Mt. Roger’s Health District donated 90 COVID tests to the EnVision Center. Half of the donations were shared with the United Way of Bristol TN/VA. These tests will be distributed to Virginia residents in need of testing.
Rachel Armor, BRHA Communications Manager, unboxing needed COVID test kits