Update from Local Public Health Regarding School Safety Fall 2021

In keeping with CDC guidance and good infection control practice, Granville Vance Public Health recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place. Earlier today, a notification was shared with all schools and child care centers in the district inviting nurses and leaders to the next webinar hosted by Dr. Shauna Guthrie, our GVPH medical director. This  School/Child Care COVID-19 Check-in will be held on Friday, August 6th, at 3 pm. This will be a chance to learn the latest CDC and NCDHHS guidance/recommendation for… Read More

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Vegetable and Fruit Increase Provides More Nutritional Access to WIC Families

On March 12, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act authorized State WIC Agencies to enhance the WIC benefit for a period of four months, expanding the vegetable and fruit voucher from $9/month for children and $11/month for women to $35/month per participant. WIC’s vegetable and fruit voucher – known as the Cash Value Benefit (CVB) – was first introduced in 2007 as part of a decades-long effort by the National WIC Association (NWA) to increase the nutritional quality of WIC-approved foods. The CVB is credited with improving the dietary quality of WIC participants and reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity among WIC toddlers. North Carolina WIC will be implementing the… Read More

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Teen PEP High School Winners!!

Congratulations to our wonderful Teen PEPpers on receiving their BRAND NEW Surface Go & Apple Watch for having the “Best Attendance” and “Best Participation” all quarter!!! Teen PEP always has TWO winners for “Best Attendance” and “Best Participation” but now ALL peer educators who pass the class are able to receive a $50 gift card just for passing!!! Peer educator applications are now being accepted for all JUNIORS and SENIORS at Vance County High School who are interested in taking Teen PEP in the Fall!!! Contact VCHS counselors to add Teen PEP to a student schedule or email Ms. Speed directly at sspeed@vcs.k12.nc.us to receive an application!!

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Feb. 19th Vaccine Clinic Update

Granville Vance Public Health will be opening at 10:30am today, Friday, February 19th. We are still planning to host our vaccine clinics today. The second dose clinic at Granville County Expo Center will begin at 12pm and all morning appointments have been rescheduled to the afternoon. Those who have second dose appointments scheduled this morning in Vance County should arrive anytime between 10:30am-4:30pm to receive your shot. Granville Vance Public Health has rescheduled all vaccine clinics originally planned for February 18th. Those who had appointments at the Vance County Health Department to receive their second dose have been rescheduled for February 25th at the same time and place as your… Read More

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2nd Dose Clinic on Feb. 14th POSTPONED to Feb. 21st

The Second Dose Vaccine Clinic at Clarke Elementary School and Vance County High School scheduled in Henderson, NC, for February 14th  has been postponed until the same time on Sunday, February 21st. Winter weather has caused organizers to make a decision considering driver safety.  Again, we will host the second dose Pfizer vaccine clinic in Henderson, NC, at Clarke Elementary School and Vance County High School on Sunday, February 21st from 10am until 4pm. If you attended our first dose vaccine clinic on January 24th, you do not need to make an appointment to come on Sunday, February 21st.  We have your second dose ready and you are already registered… Read More

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GVPH Vaccinating 1a, Soon to Move to 1b

Granville and Vance Counties are currently in the Phase 1a distribution and we are giving vaccines every day.  We plan to move to Phase 1b, Group 1 (only those aged 75 and over), on Thursday, January 14th as we continue prioritizing those at highest risk for severe illness and death due to COVID-19. It will take us through the month of March to make good progress in all the groups within these first two phases (1a and 1b).  We expect to be move from phase 1b into other phases in the spring. For this initial phase, 1a, we are reaching out to eligible health care organizations and individuals with additional… Read More

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GVPH Administers First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine!

Granville Vance Public Health is thrilled to announce a momentous occasion in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic – we received of our initial shipment of Moderna vaccine doses in Granville on Monday, December 21st. We received a total of 700 doses across our Granville and Vance locations combined. On Tuesday, December 22nd, we administered our first few doses to some of our clinical staff at the health department who qualify for Phase 1A. Our team is taking inventory, preparing the ancillary supplies, training on computer systems and vaccine handling, and preparing to vaccine others. This hallmark in the pandemic experience marks the beginning of the end! So much good public health… Read More

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GVPH COVID-19 Press Release Nov. 23rd

“Although the number of active cases in our counties had been trending downward over the past few months, our data have quickly begun trending in the wrong direction again. Unfortunately, we have set numerous records this week for number of new cases and deaths in North Carolina and the United States. As of today, November 23rd, we have 255 active cases of COVID-19 in Granville County and have recorded 56 deaths over the course of the pandemic response. In Vance County, we have 414 active COVID-19 cases and 54 deaths… Please remember – every action you take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in a given setting, whether at the… Read More

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