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DOC aims to test all inmates for Covid-19

Virginia Department of Corrections says it is aggressively testing incarcerated offenders for COVID-19. While the nationwide struggle to adequately test for the coronavirus continues, the Virginia DOC has already tested more than one-third of the state’s approximately 29,000 offenders. Most offenders being tested have no symptoms; the DOC is conducting point prevalence testing to catch cases before there are any symptoms.

Gainesville Neighborhood Library set to reopen Sept. 17

Gainesville Neighborhood Library, 4603 James Madison Highway, Haymarket, VA 20169, will reopen to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17th after being closed several days for a potable water issue.

Home safety and fall prevention workshop Sept. 17

While falls are a threat to the health and independence of older adults, there are proven interventions that can reduce falls and help older adults live better and longer. People of all ages, but especially older adults, will benefit from fall-proofing their homes and making lifestyle changes to decrease their risk of a fall. Find out at Home Instead in Manassas at 7 p.m.

Cancer Center at Lake Manassas adds stereotactic radiosurgery

Novant Health Cancer Center at the entrance of the Lake Manassas community in Gainesville has acquired the TrueBeam™ system, which was engineered to perform sophisticated radiosurgery procedures with pinpoint accuracy and fine precision.

Child Passenger Safety Week awareness: Buckle up a child every ride, every time

National Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 14-20, with a goal of educating parents and caregivers of the importance of choosing the right car seat for a child (rear-facing car seat, forward-facing car seat, booster seat or seat belt), the importance of registering car seats with a manufacturer, and what to expect if a safety recall has been issued for a child’s car seat.

PWC Animal Shelter officials issue FPV advisory for cats

The Prince William County Animal Shelter has received laboratory results that enable animal officials to conclude that a stray cat taken in by the Shelter was the source of Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) being introduced at the facility, according to a police department news release.

Got drugs?  National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is September 27th

The community has an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs - anonmyously and no questions asked - on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day September 27th at Novant Health Prince William Medical Center in Manassas.

Health event Sept. 6 at Manassas Park Community Center

Kick Start Your Health, a free event to fight diabetes will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams St. Manassas Park, VA 20111.

Register the steps you will take to be prepared for emergencies this September

Governor Terry McAuliffe has recognized September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia, calling on families, business owners and communities to take specific steps to be ready for emergencies. September 30 has been designated America’s PrepareAthon! Day. To sign up for America’s PrepareAthon! go to http://www.ready.gov/prepare and register how you will take action to prepare in September.

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