Serving the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson Counties
TJHD BRIEFING: This week the district is at a 4.9% 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate which is lower then the Commonwealth's rate of 5.1% but it's important that everyone continues to wear face masks, stand six feet apart, and wash hands often. The TJHD data portal has been updated to provide more data, including a breakdown of educational facility outbreaks. TJHD launches mobile flu clinics starting October 8 and reminds everyone to get their flu vaccine early this season. Hard to believe but Halloween and Dia de las muertos are right around the corner. The CDC and VDH have published guidelines for safe celebrations. Voting polls are open in the District and we remind you that exercising your right to vote is the great way to stay in shape this year. Last, TJHD free testing sites expand walk-in capacity and will run throughout the district for the month of October.
TJHD Dashboard Updates
New "dashboards" on the TJHD COVID-19 Data Portal provide more detailed information about COVID-19 in TJHD. The dashboards include TJHD Overview (cases, hospitalizations, fatalities, demographics);
Localities; Outbreaks (facility types, long term care, etc.); Testing (testing encounters and positivity rate); and the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. TJHD expanded the dashboard today to breakdown types of Educational Facility outbreaks - Child Care, K-12, College/University.

For statewide and additional district-level data, visit the VDH website.
Flu Clinics Start October 8
Getting a flu shot is the best way to prevent from getting the flu and is especially important during COVID-19. Getting a flu shot flu vaccine won't protect against COVID-19 but it will help prevent flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths. It will also help conserve medical resources for the care of people with COVID-19.

TJHD will host a series of free drive-thru flu vaccine clinics in October throughout the district. Visit the TJHD Flu Vaccine Clinic website for vaccine clinic schedules.
Tricks for Safely Celebrating Halloween and Día de los Muertos
As we round the corner to October, the fall holidays kick into gear. This week, the CDC and VDH published their guidelines for COVID-19 safe Halloween and Día De Los Muertos celebrations. This year it's time to not only be creative in making costumes but in the festivities themselves! In general, the more closely people interact with each other and the longer the interaction lasts, the higher the risk of COVID-19. Consider the risk of activities when you're planning this year's festivities:

Lowest risk: carving pumpkins at home, decorating your house, having a Halloween movie night with your household, scavenger hunt around your house.

Moderate Risk: trick-or-treating with distancing strategies in place, stopping at only houses where individuals are wearing masks, attending small outdoor gatherings.

Highest Risk: trick-or-treating at a large number of houses or visiting multiple neighborhoods where participants go door to door, attending parties or events that may become overcrowded with poor physical distancing, going on hayrides or tractors with people who are not in your household.
Voting is the Best Exercise
Flex your civic muscle by exercising your right to vote. Early voting site information can be found at each website below and mail-in (absentee) ballots are being accepted at all locations:
Charlottesville residents can vote at City Hall Annex (7th Street near the Pavilion) from 8:30-4:30pm, Monday – Friday.
Albemarle residents can vote at the 5th Street County Office building.
Fluvanna County offers early voting at the registrar's office in Palmyra.
Greene County is open for early voting Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with some extended and weekend hours.
Louisa County early voting Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, with some extended and weekend hours.
Nelson County has early voting at the registrar's office.
FREE Drive-Through
COVID-19 Testing Sites
Testing is available for people ages 6 years and older. We have tests for 50 pre-registered clients and 50 walk-ins. Below are October test sites. Visit TJHD's COVID-19 Testing Website for more testing sites.

FRIDAY, October 2; WEDNESDAY, October 7; FRIDAY, October 23; WEDNESDAY, October 28, from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department, 1138 Rose Hill Drive Charlottesville,
  • Appointments can only be scheduled two days before testing day by calling 434-972-6261

MONDAY, October 5, from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Nelson Heritage Center, 1653 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Arrington
  • Appointments can only be scheduled on Thursday, October 1 or Friday, October 2 by calling 434-972-6261

FRIDAY, October 9, from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Beaverdam Baptist Church, 1794 Richmond Road, Troy
  • Appointments can only be scheduled on Wednesday, October 7 or Thursday, October 8 by calling 434-972-6261

FRIDAY, October 16, from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Laurel Hill Baptist Church, 3595 Grand Forks Blvd, Charlottesville
  • Appointments can only be scheduled on Wednesday, October 14, or Thursday, October 15 by calling 434-972-6261

THURSDAY, October 22, from 8:00-11:00am
  • Emmanuel Christian Center, 111 New Life Dr, Ruckersville
  • Appointments can only be scheduled on Tuesday, October 20 or Wednesday, October 21 by calling 434-972-6261
  • Appointments guarantee your time spot and greatly reduce your wait time.
  • Walk-ins are welcome. Walk-in tests are administered as first come, first served.
  • 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.
  • Test results take 3 to 4 days.