VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) is getting two new instruments to perform more COVID-19 tests in-house. During the last 10 months, VCU Health CMH had to reserve testing to sick, admitted patients and those having urgent surgery, sending all other incoming admissions tests performed at CMH to Richmond. This new equipment makes it possible for the laboratory to perform all required COVID tests for all incoming admissions and surgeries, decreasing the time it takes to get results. The lab is currently averaging 20,000 total lab tests per month. Manufacturers allocate COVID test supplies on a limited, daily basis so this will increase capacity for routine COVID testing to meet the hospital’s needs.

In an effort to maintain the health and well-being of our staff and citizens, the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services will close to the public effective, today, January 11, 2021 until further notice. 

 On December 22nd, Governor Ralph Northam announced temporary changes to the Commonwealth's Unemployment Insurance (UI) program that will support Virginia workers and businesses whose livelihoods have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 

Congress has tentatively reached a deal on a stimulus package that is expected to be signed by President Trump. This new package includes provisions that impact many of our EDO's and chambers of commerce.

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