Check this page often for updates about the coronavirus' impact in the local area. We will add new information as it becomes available.
Vaccination and testing
To find an appointment for a vaccination, call the statewide hotline at 877-VAX-IN-VA or 877-829-4682. You can also register online at vaccinate.virginia.gov. To find locations where you can walk in to get a vaccine without an appointment, go to vaccines.gov.
To find a COVID test, go to Blue Ridge Health District's testing webpage at vdh.virginia.gov/blue-ridge/covid-19-tjhd-testing-sites. The next free test site in Louisa will be at the Louisa Health Department, 540 Industrial Drive, on Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. To register, call 434-972-6261 on Sept. 17 or Sept. 20. Testing is for age two and up. Another test clinic is scheduled at the same location on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Louisa County Public Schools announced that vaccines will be available to all community members at two upcoming home varsity football games, on Sept. 17 and Oct. 8. You do not have to attend the game to get a shot.
All three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson) became available beginning on Tuesday, July 27 at the Louisa Health Department (next to the Betty J. Queen Intergenerational Center on Industrial Drive). Hours will be 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Walk-ins are also accepted at Walmart in Zion Crossroads for all three vaccines, including Moderna. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. on Sundays; 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on other weekdays; and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays.
Call the health district with questions at 434-972-6261.
The following community, church and schools events in Louisa County have recently changed. If you know of any changes not listed here, please contact us at 540-967-0368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The senior center at the Betty J. Queen Intergenerational Center returned to pre-COVID hours on July 6, including Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. People interested in attending activities should contact Emily Foreman at JABA at 434-817-5249 or email email@example.com.
Meetings at Louisa County Office Building continue to be held with limited seating to maintain six feet of social distance between individuals. Face masks are encouraged.
The RuralLove thrift shop on Mica Road is open every Wednesday and the first Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for sales and receiving donations.
**In-person Louisa County Historical Society events are canceled until further notice. Free Family Day and other activities are being conducted via Zoom. Check louisahistory.org for more details**
Many churches have canceled in-person worship services, but now offer online substitutes on YouTube, Facebook and other media.
The University of Virginia has announced that students must be vaccinated to attend classes in fall 2021. The state's community colleges, including Piedmont in Charlottesville and Reynolds in Goochland, announced they will not require vaccines.
To find out the current status of the coronavirus, we recommend checking the following sources for accurate and timely information.