News & Public Notices

Assistance Program Public Announcement

The Westmoreland Department of Social Services (WDSS) is operating a short-term assistance program for households experiencing financial hardship due to the impact of COVID-19. Assistance is available in multiple areas including rent/mortgage; car payments, car repair, other transportation-related needs; utilities; and other needs that threaten health, safety, or stability in housing. Funding limits, required documents, and allowable expenses are specific to the type of assistance requested. Call (804) 493-9305 to have an Intake

Three Rivers District COVID-19 Update: September 21, 2020

In Three Rivers, we are experiencing indicators of increased community transmission.  Only one of our jurisdictions remains below ten cases/100,000 moving 7 day average (Gloucester), the rest are over 10, which the VDH considers higher range.  We had 144 cases reported last week across our jurisdictions, the largest single week increase in cases since the pandemic began.  We had one new outbreak in an adult care facility, and another in a congregate setting.  The main source of community transmission continues to be individual exposures and private events.  

Three Rivers Health District COVID 19 Update  9/14/2020

In Three Rivers, we are experiencing indicators of increased community transmission.  We had 132 new cases last week across our jurisdictions, the largest single week increase in cases since the pandemic began.  We had one correctional facility outbreak, one resurgence of a previous long term health care facility outbreak, and one outbreak related to a congregate setting last week.  The main source of community transmission appears to be individual exposures and private events.  

Three Rivers Health District COVID 19 Update-8/31/2020

REMEMBER:  SOCIAL DISTANCE AND MASKS HELP PROTECT US ALL

Pandemic Status:  Transmission levels in Virginia are fluctuating

The COVID 19 new case trends across the United States are still improving, but the 5 day moving average is back up to 47.000 and over 20 states are reporting higher case numbers.  We will exceed 6 million cases in the United States today, and there have been over 183,000 deaths.  

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) INFORMATION

The Division of Surveillance and Investigation's mission is to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia by monitoring for the occurrence of reportable and emerging diseases or suspected outbreaks of illness (natural or otherwise), providing recommendations and guidance to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, and investigating outbreaks of disease and other public health emergencies. 

Three Rivers Health District COVID 19 Update 8/10/2020

In Three Rivers, our new case counts have increased over the last week to 96.  Over the last week, staff members of three different schools across our jurisdictions tested positive for coronavirus, and we experienced a large outbreak at a long term care facility.  This reflects increasing community spread across our jurisdictions.  We all must make every effort to mask in public, practice social distancing in all venues, stay out of crowds, wash our hands, and practice good sanitation, to help reduce this increasing viral threat.

Social Services Special Session Meeting

Public Announcement
The Administrative Board of the Westmoreland Department of Social Services will hold a special session meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM. The meeting is being convened to discuss personnel matters lawfully exempt from open meeting requirements. The meeting will be closed to the public. Location: Board Room, Westmoreland Dept of Social Services, 18849 Kings Highway, Montross VA 22520.