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Central Shenandoah Health District to discontinue COVID-19 hotline

Crystal Graham
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The Central Shenandoah Health District will discontinue the use of the COVID-19 hotline on March 30.

Over the past year, the CSHD hotline has received nearly 3,000 calls.

The hotline, initially implemented in March 2022, has assisted community members in making vaccine and testing appointments, connected them to resources, offered help with referrals and provided cleaning, hygiene and isolation recommendations related to COVID-19.

“The COVID-19 hotline has played a pivotal role in COVID-19 prevention by providing real-time assistance and information,” said Dr. Elaine Perry, interim director of the Central Shenandoah Health District. “We are so grateful for the time and dedication of our staff as they made this effort possible.”

For more information, visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.