Serving the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson Counties
CORRECTION: In the previous edition of this newsletter, we mistakingly reported the Thursday, August 20 UVA Community Testing site location as Westhaven Clinic. The correct location is Tonsler Park. Information has been updated below.
TJHD BRIEFING: This week the district is at a 5.6% 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate which is lower than the Commonwealth's rate of 7.2%. Virginia Department of Health launched the COVIDWISE app this week and all residents are encouraged to download it to help contact tracing efforts. There are new safety guidelines for those heading back to work or offices. As UVA students begin to return to Charlottesville, the University prepares for the influx and ramps up safety measures - including co-hosting weekly testing sites for the community. Long-term care facilities data, previously delayed, is now updated. And the CDC's Hear Her campaign warns of danger signs during and after pregnancy.
TJHD COVID-19 Data Portal
As of today, August 14, 2020, TJHD has 2,067 positive COVID-19 cases and a 5.6% 7-day positivity rate. You can find this data and more on the interactive TJHD COVID-19 Data Portal that is updated daily at 10 a.m. Long Term Care Facilities and Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail data are updated every Friday at 10 a.m.

For statewide and additional district-level data (including testing data), visit the VDH website.
COVIDWISE Case tracking app
VDH launched the COVIDWISE app for download on your iPhone or Android to help track COVID exposure and contact tracing while maintaining your privacy. The app can notify any other users who have potentially been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and what to do next. Download the app or visit
UVA Students Return + Community Testing Sites
UVA hosted a town hall Zoom meeting this pas week to review its protocols for opening campus for classes September 8. Their safety measures include mandated masks and limiting gatherings on campus and in UVa affiliated buildings. The University is also partnering with TJHD to host FREE community testing sites four days a week. Volunteers are often needed at testing sites to help with registration and logistics. Sign up for a Volunteer Slot >

Upcoming UVA Community Testing Events:

MONDAYS, August 17, 24, 5-8 pm - Volunteer >
  • Church of the Incarnation, 1465 Incarnation Drive, Charlottesville

TUESDAYS, August 18, 25, 5-8 pm - Volunteer >
  • Mount Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Ave. Charlottesville

WEDNESDAY, August 19, 5-8 pm - Volunteer >
  • Southwood Community Center, 387 Hickory St Charlottesville

THURSDAY, August 20, 5-8 pm- Volunteer >
  • Tonsler Park, 500 Cherry Ave, Charlottesville
CDC's Hear Her Campaign
A recent CDC study suggested that pregnant women who get COVID-19 are more likely to be hospitalized and are at increased risk for ICU admission and to need ventilators than non pregnant women. While COVID-19 is a concern for pregnant women, according to the CDC, more than 700 women die each year from preventable pregnancy-related complications. The Hear Her Campaign aims to to raise awareness of all potentially life-threatening warning signs during and after pregnancy and improve communication between patients and their healthcare providers. It also hopes to empower women who are pregnant and postpartum to speak up if they have concerns and avoid delays in care. Visit the CDC website to learn more and see how you can help pregnant and postpartum women.
FREE Drive-Through
COVID-19 Testing Sites
Testing is available for people ages 6 years and older. Below are the next four testing site locations - visit TJHD's COVID-19 Testing Website for more testing sites.

MONDAY, August 17, 8-11am
  • Mineral Baptist Church, 51 Louisa Ave, Mineral, VA
  • Registration is closed

THURSDAY, August 20, 9am-12pm
  • Yancey Community Center, 7625 Porters Rd, Esmont, VA
  • Appointments must be scheduled on Tuesday, August 18 or Wednesday, August 19 by calling 434-972-6261

MONDAY, August 24, 8-11am
  • Loaves and Fishes, 2050 Lambs Rd, Charlottesville
  • Appointments must be scheduled on Thursday, August 20 or Friday, August 21 by calling 434-972-6261

THURSDAY, August 27, 8-11am
  • Emmanuel Christian Center, 111 New Life Dr, Ruckersville
  • Appointments must be scheduled on Tuesday, August 25 or Wednesday, August 26 by calling 434-972-6261
  • Appointments are required.
  • We are NOT offering antibody tests at this time.
  • TJHD's COVID-19 Testing Website is updated frequently with the latest testing site locations and information.