Stafford is asking for the public’s help in two regards to help first responders:
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (shortness of breath, a fever of 100.4 or more and coughing) please alert 911 or first responder of your status before they approach you if possible. If possible, have a healthy family member update the responder of your status.
Stafford is still taking donations of regular size sewn cloth masks. Local sewists are asked to follow the instructions referenced by Mary Washington Healthcare at https://bit.ly/39Al8Va. Donations may be dropped off at Stafford’s COVID-19 warehouse at 1326 Courthouse Road. You must call ahead at (540) 658-5304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a drop-off.
RAHD reports 17,589 people had been tested statewide. There are 1,706 confirmed cases, 246 hospitalized, 41 deaths. There are now 29 cases in Stafford, 13 in Spotsylvania, five in King George and five in Fredericksburg. Tests are scarce and are administered through the state and via private companies. The private companies only release the positive tests to VDH, and that can take several days.