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Steak-O-Rama Plus is Sept. 12, 2020

The Brunswick-Mayfield Recreation Center Board of Directors will sponsor the 38th Annual Steak-O-Rama Plus on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the center, 35 Mayfield Street. Tickets are $20. The menu will be steak, chicken or fish, baked beans, cole slaw, roll and beverage. This year because of the pandemic there will be take out orders only and safety precautions will be followed.

The Board of Directors invites the public to attend and support this event. The Brunswick-Mayfield Recreation Center’s mission is the enhancement or elevation of our youth by providing a diversity of wholesome activities for them.

For more information or to order tickets call Bernard Jones, Sr. – Chairman of the Board of Directors at (434) 676-3899 or (804) 943-3899, Dr. Robert Satcher, Sr. – Chairman of the Steak-O-Rama Committee at (434) 848-2259, William C. “Doc” and Eula Washington at (434) 848-4280, Sylvia Allen – Secretary, at (434) 848-0759 or Belinda Evans – Treasurer, at (434) 848-2019.

Taste of Brunswick Festival 2020 Canceled

Taste of Brunswick Festival 2020 Canceled

Source: Lake Gaston Local

Excerpt: After much deliberation, the Taste of Brunswick Festival committee announced with heavy hearts that there will not be a Taste of Brunswick Festival this year due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19.

The committee and local officials have all agreed that, as an event that regularly attracts thousand of attendees, it is in the best interest of our community that we postpone until next year.

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James River Cardiology Coming to Lawrenceville, VA

The team at James River Cardiology has been providing quality cardiovascular care using the latest in diagnostic and treatment options for more than 10 years and are now opening a location across from the courthouse in Lawrenceville, VA.

From their website:

We treat each patient with the highest level of care and respect. Together with a dedicated support staff, we work with each patient and each patient’s referring physician to properly diagnose disorders of the heart.

Our approach includes listening to our patients describe their symptoms, consulting with their primary care physicians, and using a variety of diagnostic tools and techniques.

Then we determine the most prudent and effective treatment program.

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Library Offers Contact Free Pick-Up

Since closing to the public in March due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Brunswick County Library (part of the Meherrin Regional Library System) has been working toward bringing services and reading back to the community. Recently the library installed a set of self-service lockers to be used for patrons picking up their reading wish list. While not quite ready to open for full service, the library does offer many online resources such as Overdrive for ebooks and Pressreader featuring newspapers and magazines. The library will be announcing reopening plans soon. For questions contact the Brunswick County Library at 434-848-2418 ext. 301, email at brunswicklibrary@gmail.com, or Facebook at Meherrin Regional Library.

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Southside Health District Confirms Case of COVID-19 in Brunswick County

Media Contact: Lorrie Andrew-Spear, lorrie.andrew-spear@vdh.virginia.gov

SOURCE: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-regional-news-releases/southside-health-district-confirms-case-of-covid-19-in-brunswick-county/

Southside Health District Confirms Case of COVID-19 in Brunswick County

The Southside Health District announced today a case of COVID-19 in a Brunswick County resident in his 20s. He is isolating at home. To protect patient privacy, no further information will be provided about this case, and VDH does not provide specific information on an investigation.

““We continue to see new cases of COVID-19 throughout the Commonwealth, and it’s now in our area. This reminds us how very critical it is that people follow public health guidelines on social distancing and good hygiene,” said Southside Health District Director Dr. Scott Spillmann. “Staying home and social distancing are the most effective strategies in limiting the spread of COVID-19, and lessening the impact of this pandemic.”

Most patients with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms. However, in a small proportion of patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly among those who are older or those who have chronic medical conditions. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person. COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

To lower the risk of spreading respiratory infections, including COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health encourages the following effective behaviors:

  • Stay home as much as possible — especially when you are sick.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms, call your doctor.
  • Practice social distancing. Maintain at least six feet of space between yourself and other individuals when out in public.

For more information visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/. Please consult www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus for the latest number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia.

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NOTE: This case has not yet been added to the statewide count on the VDH website. Cases are updated daily at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus, with the numbers as of 5 p.m. the evening before.