‘Family connection and support is vital,’ Sheriff Alisa Gregory says
Henrico County jail inmates were meeting in person with family and friends an average of 100 times per day before sweeping measures to contain the coronavirus abruptly ended the visitations last March.
While safety protocols have largely limited them to telephone calls during the past year, inmates are now getting a better option to stay in touch with loved ones – video calls.
Under a comprehensive jail services contract with GTL, the Sheriff’s Office has received 70 multimedia tablets that are designed for use in correctional facilities. The devices support video calls through an app called GettingOut and the potential for other benefits, including access to entertainment and resources for education and the development of life skills.Continue reading Jails offer video calls to inmates after COVID-19 halts in-person visitation
April showers might bring May flowers, but the rain can cause problems too. Heavy downpours may lead to flooding.Continue reading Henrico taking measures to address residential flooding, drainage
Plan would advance projects, services after this year’s ‘ultraconservative’ budgetContinue reading Henrico outlines $1.4 billion proposed budget for fiscal 2021-22
Henrico’s emergency program has already covered nearly $400,000 in costsContinue reading Financial assistance available to eligible renters impacted by COVID-19
Raises for government, HCPS workers would range from 4.4% to more than 14%
Henrico County has detailed a proposal that would provide sweeping salary adjustments for employees of the county’s general government and Henrico County Public Schools, beginning this spring and continuing into fiscal year 2021-22.Continue reading Henrico outlines plan for comprehensive pay adjustments for employees
Build Henrico website aims to transform county’s land management services; code enforcement section to roll out Feb. 16Continue reading Henrico unveils online platform for zoning complaints, building permits, more
Richmond Raceway, Westwood Pharmacy supporting effort
A mass effort to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to public safety and public schools employees in the region is underway at Richmond Raceway in Henrico County with help from a local pharmacy.Continue reading COVID-19 vaccinations underway for region’s public safety, public schools employees
The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are working diligently to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. More than 13,000 people have received the vaccine at RHHD vaccination events and in hospitals and long-term care facilities.Continue reading COVID-19 vaccinations underway in Henrico
The program has continued through pandemic, with facets of remote work
Henrico County is preparing a robust internship program for the summer after opportunities were somewhat limited during the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading Henrico plans to offer wide variety of summer internships
Virtual format includes 12 videos detailing Henrico’s COVID response, key initiatives in economic development, partnerships, sports tourism and moreContinue reading County Manager John Vithoulkas presents 2020 State of the County address