Program aims to increase protections for staff, community
Henrico County has begun offering COVID-19 testing to first responders and other frontline employees regardless of whether they show symptoms of the disease.
Officials are hoping to strengthen protections for these workers and the community as well as increase understanding of how the virus spreads without carriers exhibiting the common symptoms of a high fever, a dry cough or shortness of breath.Continue reading Henrico offers COVID-19 testing to public safety workers
Residents can watch and give comments online
Henrico residents interested in participating in the Tuesday, April 28 meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be able to provide public comments from home with the aid of a video-conferencing tool.
The meeting will take at 7 p.m. in the Government Center Board Room at 4301 E. Parham Road and will be livestreamed on the county's website.Continue reading County supports virtual attendance, participation in April 28 board meeting
Residents also can receive regular callbacks to ensure they’re OK
The caller had a request on behalf of her neighbors and ended up sharing a craving of her own.
She contacted Henrico County’s Outreach Call Center for Older Residents on Tuesday to see if residents of her retirement community could be made aware of the new service.Continue reading Outreach Call Center helps older residents stay connected during COVID-19
Henrico County Public Schools may be closed, but the nurses who work in them are still on the job. They’ve become frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I couldn’t see not helping in any way that I could,” explained Amy Roessner.Continue reading School nurses partner with county employees on the frontline
Officials propose extending public comment period, delaying adoption to May 12
Henrico officials are projecting a nearly $100 million shortfall as they revise the county’s proposed budget for fiscal 2020-21 to reflect the harsh economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading Henrico looks to close $100 million budget shortfall due to coronavirus
If you’re looking to escape the monotony of countless days at home, get lost in a good book from the Henrico County Public Library (HCPL). The COVID-19 pandemic may have closed library buildings, but there are thousands of great reads accessible online.
From classics to bestsellers, OverDrive offers HCPL’s largest collection of eBooks. There are more than 100,000 choices. Members can check out up to 25 titles at a time and keep the eBooks for up to 21 days. Other options include online audiobooks, magazines, music, movies, picture books and newspapers to stream or download.Continue reading Libraries offering eBooks and services you can access from home
Program lifts restaurants by buying meals for frontline employees
Kristin Evans got more than a delicious lunch when she ordered takeout courtesy of the county’s Nourish Henrico program.
Along with six coworkers from the Child Protective Services unit, she received a note of thanks from the restaurant, Organic Krush, plus a complimentary Flu Shot – a wellness-boosting, cold-pressed drink made from pineapple, lemon, ginger and garlic.
The CPS staff members, like police officers, firefighters and many other employees continue their work in the community despite the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The county launched Nourish Henrico to support these frontline workers as well as local restaurants that are struggling to remain open. Under the program, the county picks up the tab – up to $15 – when an eligible, on-duty employee buys a meal from a list of approved restaurants.Continue reading Nourish Henrico strengthens ‘beautiful circle’ of support during coronavirus
—County manager, health director discuss COVID-19 outbreak, resources available for facilities
As a long-term care center in western Henrico confronts a devastating outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus among its residents and staff, Henrico County is urging similar facilities to take advantage of support and resources available from their local government.Continue reading Henrico to nursing homes: We are here for you
Henrico County has adjusted the services available at its parks and public-use areas in accordance with Gov. Ralph Northam’s temporary executive order for residents to “stay at home” to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.Continue reading Henrico makes changes at disposal areas, parks to accommodate statewide stay-at-home order