Henrico County officials have begun to brace for significant financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Anticipating sharp drops in revenues from sales, meals and occupancy taxes, officials are preparing adjustments to the current year’s budget and are revising the proposed budget for fiscal 2020-21.
Officials have imposed an immediate hiring freeze and instructed all agencies to suspend all discretionary spending. The county also has put on hold all unfunded capital projects.Continue reading Henrico revising budgets to reflect uncertainties from coronavirus
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors approved a series of emergency ordinances at its March 24 meeting aimed at ensuring the continuity of county government and supporting residents and businesses as the county confronts the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The ordinances were adopted without a public hearing, as permitted by state law. A public hearing is expected by May 23 to keep the ordinances in effect.Continue reading Henrico Board approves emergency measures to assist county operations, support residents and businesses
Henrico County is launching an initiative to support locally owned restaurants, caterers and similar businesses by purchasing meals for public safety workers and other employees leading the community’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.Continue reading Henrico announces effort to support locally owned restaurants
Because residents receive news and information in a variety of ways, Henrico County is providing many outlets for updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on services and operations.
Beginning with a March 5 news release about preparations across the region, Henrico has provided regular updates to local news media, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Henrico Citizen, VPM, NBC12, WTVR and WRIC.Continue reading Henrico offers many ways to stay informed about COVID-19, service impacts