Roanoke County, Virginia

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9/24/2020 Carbon Monoxide News September 24, 2020 – posts updated frequently blogspot.com ... the United States... (More at The South End) Demonstrating why measuring CO on medical calls (all calls) Vinton home evacuated after carbon monoxide detected WDBJ7 A portable Carbon Monoxide monitor potentially saved lives in Roanoke County Wednesday. The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue ... Boating Nine-Year-Old Oklahoma Boy Killed By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on Back of Open Air Boat TooFab "Boats, even moving, create a backdraft of exhaust," she ...
8/29/2020 Virginia legislators advance protections for nursing home residents virginiamercury.com Virginia legislators advance protections for nursing home residents by Kate Masters, 29, 2020 h1 Virginia legislators advance protections for nursing home residents /h1 p class="byline" by Kate Masters, 29, 2020 /p p span style="font-weight: 400" Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration faced /span a href=https://www.virginiamercury.com/2020/05/06/legislators-make-bipartisan-call-for-more-data-on-covid-19-outbreaks-at-nursing-homes/ span style="font-weight: 400" bipartisan criticism ...
8/7/2020 Political Headlines from across Virginia peninsulateaparty.org ... month) A nonprofit group that encourages voter participation mailed confusing absentee ballot applications to Roanoke Valley residents that included the wrong return address for local election offices. This week, thousands of residents in Roanoke, Roanoke County and Franklin County have received applications for absentee ballots from the Center for Voter Information, a Washington, D.C.-based group that provides information about candidates and elections. A GOP House candidate is selling anti ...
7/6/2020 'Cries for help': Drug overdoses are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic rivertowns.net ... Anahi Ortiz's office in frantic spurts - as many as nine overdose deaths in 36 hours. "We've literally run out of wheeled carts to put them on," said Ortiz, a coroner in Columbus, Ohio. In Roanoke County , Va., police have responded to twice as many fatal overdoses in recent months as in all of last year. In Kentucky, which just celebrated its first decline in overdose deaths after five years of ...
7/6/2020 'Cries for help': Drug overdoses are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic inforum.com ... Anahi Ortiz's office in frantic spurts - as many as nine overdose deaths in 36 hours. "We've literally run out of wheeled carts to put them on," said Ortiz, a coroner in Columbus, Ohio. In Roanoke County , Va., police have responded to twice as many fatal overdoses in recent months as in all of last year. In Kentucky, which just celebrated its first decline in overdose deaths after five years of ...
7/6/2020 'Cries for help': Drug overdoses are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic mitchellrepublic.com ... Anahi Ortiz's office in frantic spurts - as many as nine overdose deaths in 36 hours. "We've literally run out of wheeled carts to put them on," said Ortiz, a coroner in Columbus, Ohio. In Roanoke County , Va., police have responded to twice as many fatal overdoses in recent months as in all of last year. In Kentucky, which just celebrated its first decline in overdose deaths after five years of ...
7/1/2020 Drug overdoses soar... The Washington Post Follow July 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT The bodies have been arriving at Anahi Ortiz’s office in frantic spurts — as many as nine overdose deaths in 36 hours. “We’ve literally run out of wheeled carts to put them on,” said Ortiz, a coroner in Columbus, Ohio. arrow-right In Roanoke County , Va., police have responded to twice as many fatal overdoses in recent months as in all of last ...
7/1/2020 'Cries for help': Drug overdoses are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic greenwichtime.com ... Anahi Ortiz's office in frantic spurts - as many as nine overdose deaths in 36 hours. "We've literally run out of wheeled carts to put them on," said Ortiz, a coroner in Columbus, Ohio. In Roanoke County , Va., police have responded to twice as many fatal overdoses in recent months as in all of last year. In Kentucky, which just celebrated its first decline in overdose deaths after five years of ...
5/22/2020 Gov. Northam announces new symptom checker, strongly suggests mask order coming - WHSV whsv.com ... Virginians." Substance abuse and recovery amid COVID-19 Gov. Northam said he's well aware that people in recovery from substance abuse disorders are facing increased challenges during the pandemic, describing increases in overdoses in Roanoke County and spikes of overdoses in the northern Shenandoah Valley specifically. He said his administration is working to respond to that situation by encouraging telehealth and loosening restrictions to allow more telehealth options for substance ...
5/21/2020 Difficult times: Northam cautions about overdose problems bdtonline.com ... abuse issues face particular challenges. “We have heard form localities from around the commonwealth they are seeing an increase in the number of drug overdoses in our communities,” he said, using the example of Roanoke County were dispatchers have reported the number of overdose calls this year has already exceeded those calls for all of 2019. The Shenandoah region has also seen a “substantial increase in overdose, both fatal and ...
5/21/2020 Northam: Pandemic highlights other long-term public health emergencies timesnews.net ... COVID-19 dominating state public health efforts. Addiction and recovery from substance abuse are still major problems for some areas of Virginia, Northam said, citing a fatal overdose rate between January and May in Roanoke County alone that is double the total number of overdoses there in 2019. He said similar challenges face other communities across the state, highlighting the need for addiction recovery help that social isolation caused by ...
5/21/2020 Northam: Pandemic highlights other long-term public health emergencies timesnews.net ... COVID-19 dominating state public health efforts. Addiction and recovery from substance abuse are still major problems for some areas of Virginia, Northam said, citing a fatal overdose rate between January and May in Roanoke County alone that is double the total number of overdoses there in 2019. He said similar challenges face other communities across the state, highlighting the need for addiction recovery help that social isolation caused by ...
5/13/2020 OPINION: Why must Southwest Virginia wait on the rest of the state? swvatoday.com ... highest is Carroll County where 33 cases work out to a rate of 111 per 100,000. Roanoke is at 93 per 100,000, Washington County at 90 per 100,000, Botetourt County at 87 per 100,000, Roanoke County and Montgomery County at 66 per 100,000. Threelocalities — Bath County, Bland County and Dickenson County — still show zero cases. Meanwhile, the rate in the urban crescent is sometimes 400 per 100,000; Prince William County ...