The Greater Williamsburg Clinic, operating out of the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, administered 1,876 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week for a total of 14,541 vaccinations since its opening on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.
This week, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that all Virginians age 16 and older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine starting April 18, 2021. Virginia residents should pre-register for the vaccine at vaccinate.virginia.gov. For those who would like to pre-register over the phone, call the VDH hotline at 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).
Also this week, Northam’s amended Executive Order to increase capacity limits for social gatherings and event venues went into effect. Starting April 1:
- Capacity limits for social gatherings increased from 10 to 50 people indoors and from 25 to 100 people outdoors.
- All entertainment venues continue to operate at 30% capacity. Indoor venues have a 500-person cap.
- The number of spectators permitted at indoor recreational sporting events increased from 25 to 100 people per field or 30% capacity, whichever is less. For outdoor settings, the limit increased from 250 to 500 people per field or 30% capacity, whichever is less.
In recent weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases has increased in the City of Williamsburg, largely attributable to positive cases among students, employees, and affiliates at William & Mary. William & Mary’s COVID-19 Dashboard shows that the university has 88 active cases among students, and nine among employees and affiliates as of Saturday, April 3. The City currently has approximately 97 active cases. The City’s current seven-day average of new cases is 8; William & Mary’s positivity rate remains below 2%.
Please remember to wear a mask, maintain physical distance from others, and wash your hands. People who have been vaccinated should continue to follow these mitigation strategies.
We ask for your continued patience as we work toward administering vaccinations to more segments of the public. Though some Virginia health districts have moved into Phase 1C, the Peninsula Health District, which includes the City of Williamsburg, remains in Phase 1B. Be sure to pre-register with the Virginia Health Department so that you can be contacted when it is your turn to be vaccinated.
For questions about vaccine distribution in Greater Williamsburg, call the information line at 877-724-1954; it is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found at williamsburgva.gov/covid19vaccine or at vdh.virginia.gov.
The City of Williamsburg has posted its weekly vaccination update to its online hub, which collects the latest coronavirus information and visual data. This data includes the number of vaccinations administered at the Greater Williamsburg Clinic.