Dear Friends and Volunteers,
We are looking forward to our fifth RAM Virginia clinic in Buena Vista March 10 & 11, 2018

We still need eye doctors and Opticians if you are available. 

 If you have already signed up thank you! 
Please take a look at  our clinic schedule so far for 2018. Registration is open for RAM Virginia Buena Vista, Smyth and Emporia so far.
If you can please sign up at volunteer.ramusa.org 

If you are volunteering for the Eyecare team please let me know as well so I know who will be ther
  


I am grateful for your help.
Gratefully,
Vicki

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Dr. Victoria Molnar Weiss, F.V.A.O.
Optometrist
President of the Board of Directors for RAM (Remote Area Medical) Virginia
Vice President VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) –Virginia

RAM (Remote Area Medical) Board of Directors

Updated COVID-19 and VOSH Humanitarian Clinics Advice

Due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections, a new variant that is more contagious, and these being early days in the vaccination distribution, VOSH/International DOES NOT recommend that chapters participate in domestic or international eye and vision clinics at this time.

We reiterate that at a time when the coronavirus continues to spread quickly in many parts of the world and vaccinations are not yet available to local populations, the risk of close contact with patients in a crowded outpatient environment remains high.

If a VOSH Chapter or VOSH volunteer chooses to hold a clinic against our best guidance, this is done at your own risk, by your own decision and should be in line with current local/national government rules.  VOSH/International would like to reiterate that safety for VOSH volunteers and our patients is of utmost importance and central to any decision-making process.

We have published our updated clinic guidelines with best practices to be observed in this new context.  You can download VOSH/International clinic guidelines here

Also please keep checking the following sites with official and most recent updates:

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

US CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/when-to-delay-travel.html

US Government Travel Advise: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times, hard work and dedication to improving vision and eye health throughout the world.

John Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FVI

President, VOSH/International

January 2021