RCAHD Weekly Health Update: COVID-19: Cumulative Case Count Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts: 68692 (up 721). People hospitalized with COVID-19, as of Monday 7/25/2022: 43. 35 new hospitalizations. COVID-19 related deaths, as of Tuesday 7/26/2022: 1023. 642 Alleghany Health District, 381 Roanoke City Health District. Current CDC Variant Proportions: Over 90% of cases are attributable to BA.5 (78.7%) or BA.4 (14.8%) in HSS Region 3, which includes Virginia. Hepatitis A Outbreak: Since January 1, 2022, 78 cases of hepatitis A, including 57 hospitalizations, have been reported in the RCHADs. Substance use disorder, specifically injection drug use, continues to be the most commonly identified risk factor in this outbreak. People are encouraged to consider getting vaccinated against hepatitis A. Submitted by Roanoke County and Alleghany Health Districts
Salemites graduate from Emory & Henry College: Emory & Henry College congratulates students named to Spring 2022 Dean’s list. To be named to the Dean’s list students must be a full time student and receive a 3.6 GPA for the semester: Patrick Fletcher, Morgan Stone and Lydia Taylor of Salem, Va. Submitted by Emory & Henry College
TAP seeking nominations for Cabell Brand Hope Award: Total Action for Progress (TAP) is now accepting nominations for this year’s recipient of the Cabell Brand Hope Award. Nominees must: Have an extended interest in anti-poverty efforts, literacy (education), or the environment; Volunteer in their community and show a long-term dedication over time; Exemplify one or more of the following characteristics: grassroots community changer, risk taker, champion for the cause, persistent, relentless, challenger of the status quo, change leader; Reside in: Alleghany County, Bath County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Rockbridge County, Buena Vista, Covington, Lexington, Vinton, Salem, or another southwest Virginia community. This award is presented in honor of TAP’s founder, who was a tireless advocate for a wide spectrum of issues. Mr. Brand generously gave his time and efforts to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. We are proud to honor his legacy by giving the Cabell Brand Hope Award to a community member who embodies the spirit of its namesake. To submit a nomination, visit https://tapintohope.org/hopeaward/ and fill out the form by August 5, 2022. Submitted by Total Action for Progress
Free Zoo Day: Williams DeLoatche, P.C. is hosting a Free Admission Day at the Mill
Mountain Zoo on July 30, 2022. 200 tickets will be given away – 150 people to register online and 50 at the door. Check in begins at the Zoo entrance at 9:30am and ends at 11:30am. In addition, we will be giving away 2 free Goat Tribe Memberships, a $25 Gift Card to Bali’s Bistro and a $25 Gift Card for concessions. All free ticket holders will be automatically entered to win. Drawing will be held at Bali’s Bistro at noon. Must be present to win. Registration will close at midnight on July 25 or as soon as all tickets are claimed. Submitted by Williams DeLoatche, P.C.