Henrico to distribute 15,000 ‘care kits’ with face coverings, flyers Saturday

No-contact deliveries will equip residents in the county’s central, eastern areas

Henrico volunteers and staff will distribute reusable face coverings and informational flyers to about 15,000 homes in the county’s central and eastern areas Saturday, May 23 to help residents protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 200 volunteers are expected to gather for a 9 a.m. briefing at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave. The distribution of “care kits” will occur in an area that stretches eastward beyond Highland Springs and will avoid physical contact with residents as a precaution.

Each kit will include a sealable bag with three face coverings and flyers with information about the 2020 Census and COVID-19, including upcoming events offering free testing for the disease.

“There’s no higher priority than the health, safety and well-being of our residents, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said. “As our community continues to move toward reopening, we want to encourage everyone to take extra precautions to protect themselves and those around them. By wearing face coverings when venturing out – like those we are distributing this weekend – and getting tested if you’re experiencing symptoms like a fever, cough or shortness of breath, we can limit spread of the coronavirus.”

Henrico is planning a similar distribution Saturday, May 30 in the county’s western area.

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