Henrico County has appointed Meghan F. Coates director of the Department of Finance, effective Saturday, Aug. 1.
Coates joined the county staff in 2019 as deputy director of Finance and most recently served as acting director of the department. She will succeed Edward N. “Ned” Smither Jr. in the position. Smither had led the department since 2017.Continue reading Meghan Coates named Finance director for Henrico County
Henrico County has created an online resource for residents who may be struggling to make mortgage or rent payments or may face other challenges from COVID-19.Continue reading Henrico creates webpage to help residents tap CARES Act funding
Inmate cases stand at 70 after nearly 200 were recorded throughout July
An outbreak of COVID-19 in Henrico County’s Jail West appears to be waning as the total number of inmates testing positive dropped to 70 as of today. A total of 198 inmates had tested positive since early this month, with few exhibiting symptoms of infection.
The Sheriff’s Office was monitoring 168 cases before clearing 98 this morning after inmates had tested negative twice and been free of symptoms for at least 14 days.Continue reading COVID-19 outbreak at Jail West eases
County manager pledges support as Sheriff’s Office prepares to expand testing
An additional 79 inmates and six jail staff have tested positive for COVID-19, as the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office prepares to expand testing for the coronavirus at Jail West and Jail East.
In a news conference, Sheriff Alisa A. Gregory provided an update on the COVID-19 outbreak that surfaced July 5, with three inmates at Jail West testing positive after experiencing mild symptoms of the disease.
In subsequent testing last week, an additional 43 inmates at Jail West were confirmed positive.
With additional results received early today, a total of 125 inmates at Jail West now have tested positive for COVID-19. All remain under quarantine, with eight showing only mild symptoms and all others asymptomatic, Gregory said.Continue reading An additional 79 inmates, 6 jail staff test positive for COVID-19
Henrico residents who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic and are at risk of losing their rental house or apartment can apply for emergency support through the Henrico COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program.Continue reading Henrico launches rental assistance program for residents impacted by the COVID economy
A new resource is available to residents who believe they may have been subjected to illegal discrimination or harassment.Continue reading Counties launch Know Your Rights webpages to support victims of discrimination, harassment