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The Three Rivers Health District has moved to phase 1b. Phase 1b has been expanded to include all individuals 65 years of age and over, and persons aged 16-64 with underlying medical conditions that increase risk from COVID 19 infection. Phase 1b continues to include critical infrastructure workers, including: first responders, child care and K-12 teachers, front line essential workers in manufacturing, food, and grocery, transit, and postal workers.
The Three Rivers Health District has begun vaccination of the very large population of persons qualified in group 1b this week. If you qualify in phase 1b, and want a COVID 19 vaccination, or have any other COVID 19 vaccine related question, please call our COVID 19 resource center at 804-824-2733. The call center will be active on Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, excluding state holidays. You can also visit the following website to determine your phase eligibility and to register: https://vdh.jebbit.com/amkwk6m1?L=Owned+Web&JC=Vaccine. The website managers will provide your contact information to the Three Rivers Health District Staff and they will reach out to you as vaccination appointments become available. Please note, Due to the expanded size of the phase 1b eligible population, and potential vaccine supply issues, there may be delays in contacting you to arrange an appointment. Check back often for updates.

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  • Northumberland County, Virginia, was originally known as Chickacoan, an Indian district on the Northern Neck, lying between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers, tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.

In 1648, this  “Mother County of the Northern Neck” was organized and named after County Northumberland, England. The first white settler to make a permanent home in the county was Col. John Mottrom, sometime between 1635-1640.

In 1648 Northumberland County, Virginia, was officially formed by an act passed by the Burgesses in Jamestown, Virginia. It was later divided into three additional counties: Lancaster, Richmond and Westmoreland. Northumberland County has an area of approximately 222 square miles and a population of 12,400 people.

For hundreds of years, Northumberland remained a county largely isolated from the rest of the state due to the lack of a road network. But in 1926, with the bridge crossing from Essex County to the Northern Neck, with access to the west, growth began in the area.

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  • Northumberland County     •     P.O. Box 129     •     72 Monument Place     •     Heathsville, VA  22473