The Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force met this morning via conference call and reports the following information.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT. Greenbrier County has 1,740 confirmed cases, 3 suspect cases, 838 probable cases, 2,460 recovered cases, 58 active cases, 0 hospitalized, and 63 deaths. (These numbers will be updated this afternoon.)
VACCINE FINDER. There’s a website which can connect citizens to vaccines via all local sources including pharmacies. Check out www.vaccinefinder.org to use that tool.
VOLUNTEERS. GGLTRC continues to provide volunteer recruitment and coordination to the Greenbrier County Health Department for their weekly vaccine clinics at the WV State Fairgrounds. Anyone who would like to volunteer can sign up on www.ggltrc.org/covid or at www.Facebook.com/GGLTRC. Vaccination is not required to volunteer. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. We’d love to have you!
WVSOM. We are proceeding with an in-person, outdoor graduation ceremony in May with CDC guidelines in place.
RCB CLINIC. We are doing a vaccine clinic this Friday. If you need a vaccine, please just give us a call. We received a message from the WV Joint Interagency Task Force this morning that WV will initiate a pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccines until more information is available.
RAINELLE MEDICAL CENTER. Free Covid testing M-T-W from 10:00 to 12:00, by appointment. Testing everyday by appointment and insurance billed, or sliding fee applied. We have regular Covid vaccines on Thursday at RMC. We will be administering about 92 booster doses of Pfizer. Anyone that would like the vaccine can call the front desk to schedule an appointment at 304-438-6188. Vaccinations have begun at Meadow Bridge High School last week, Midland Trail High School on Monday and will be giving 56 boost doses on Wednesday. Vaccine consents have been given out to 10th, 11th & 12th graders at East and West High Schools. Vaccines to take place next week. We continue to screen all patients at the front door. Masks are required by everyone, even if they have been vaccinated, and if any symptoms or exposure concerns are noted, then patients are asked to wait in their car and will be given instructions for visit completion.
MEALS FOR VACCINE CLINIC WORKERS. We are supplying free meals provided by local restaurants and paid for by local donors for all county health department vaccine clinic workers each week. The Local is providing the meal this week. Amy’s Cakes & Cones is doing so next week. Many thanks to Jen Mason for coordinating, Kelly and the State Fair for hosting the clinics, Kayla with GGLTRC for coordinating volunteers, and all local partners making these meals possible!
VACCINES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. If you know a senior citizen who needs help getting a vaccine (either a ride or getting registered), please call 2-1-1 and Katie with United Way will assist you. Volunteers with Shepherd’s Center, the Committee on Aging, Rainelle Medical Center, and United Way will assist with transportation when needed. Also, the PSD office (in the old Kentucky Fried Chicken building in Fairlea) is happy to help senior citizens sign up for a vaccine using their office computers. Just stop by the office!
THE GREENBRIER. We are hosting a vaccine clinic tomorrow, April 14, at the Sports Performance Center for employees and community members. Appointments are required. Please call 304-536-7831 to get an appointment. (We are not administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.)
Submitted by Senator Stephen Baldwin, chair of the Task Force.