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Health officials probe potential measles exposures in Northern Virginia

Out of an abundance of caution, health districts in northern Virginia are informing people who were at various locations listed below Sept. 3-9 during the specified time frames, that they may have been exposed to one of three people diagnosed with measles.

Two trapped on mobile power lift into high-tension electrical lines in eastern PWC

Matt Smolsky, Assistant Chief of Prince William County Fire & Rescue, reports that emergency units were dispatched at 1:27 p.m. and are standing by to assist two victims trapped on a mobile power lift into high-tension electrical lines. There were power outages in eastern Prince William. Later, at 5:19 p.m., Smolsky reported that the two victims, identified as a man and a women, had been rescued, one at 4:43 p.m. Tuesday, and one at 5:01p.m. and were taken to Sentara Medical Center in Woodbridge. At 11:09 p.m. Tuesday evening, Smolsky said The male victim of today’s incident has passed as a result of his injuries. The female victim reported no injuries but was transported for evaluation. He added that the victim’s death is considered an "unattended death" and the Prince William Police Department will now be the lead agency.

20th anniversary of 9-11 to be remembered Sept. 7 with four moments of silence

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) has issued a news release urging all Americans to join together on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, in waving the American flag in remembrance of the 20th Anniversary of September 11th.

AARP Virginia asks people to organize, participate, donate food in September

No collection will be deemed too small but with some effort on the part of your groups(s), the results can indeed be truly impactful in feeding the needy in your community. AARP Virginia is asking you to please organize, participate, and donate during September’s Hunger Action Month.

PW Health District to begin giving 3rd doses of Covid-19 vaccines on Wednesday, Aug. 18

Prince William Health District (PWHD) and other vaccine providers across Virginia are now offering third doses of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to those with moderately to severely weakened immune systems (immunocompromised). PWHD's mobile clinic unit will be at the Prince William Fairgrounds Wednesday evening, Aug. 18 (5-8 p.m.) and again during the same hours on Thursday, Aug. 19.

PWC Fairgoers can get COVID-19 vaccine while at the Fair Aug. 18 & 19

Health workers will be at Prince William Health District's big white Mobile Clinic Unit that will be on-site at the Prince William County Fair this Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 18-19 from 5 to 8 p.m. to give COVID-19 vaccine to fairgoers who walk up with no appointment needed. The MCU will operate weather permitting or until the the vaccine supply runs out. There is no charge for the vaccine.

After 85 cases this summer, Blue Ridge Poison Center shares tips on handling snakebites

Having received more than 85 calls this year about snakebites, the Blue Ridge Poison Center at UVA Health is sharing tips on how to avoid snakebites and what to do – and not do – if you get bitten.

Sen. Kaine hails budget resolution he says “will lower costs and cut taxes for American families”

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, (D-VA) a member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Help, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, released the following statement applauding the Aug. 9 introduction of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget resolution that will set the stage for a historic investment that he says "will lower costs and cut taxes for American families:"

PWC Planning Commission moves location, changes citizen comment rules for next two meetings

The location for the Prince William County Planning Commission meetings scheduled for Aug. 25 and Sept. 1, 2021 have been moved from the board chambers at McCoart Center to the Ferlazzo Building, and neither remote nor virtual Public Comment will be available, "due to off-site limitations."

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