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
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
To celebrate Independence Day, patriotic displays will be at Dorey Park and Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park July 1-5.
The annual community celebration of Independence Day, which had been scheduled to return to Dorey Park on Saturday, July 4, has attracted as many as 20,000 people for live music, a fireworks and laser light show and other entertainment. The Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks, which organizes the event, concluded it would be unable to hold the event under current health regulations and guidelines for limiting spread of the coronavirus.Continue reading Red, White & Lights July 4th Celebration canceled due to COVID-19
Henrico’s Confederate Hills Recreation Center has been renamed The Springs Recreation Center.
At the Board of Supervisors’ June 9 meeting, Varina Supervisor Tyrone Nelson recommended changing the name of the facility, which is located on Lee Avenue in the Highland Springs area. Henrico’s other four supervisors agreed to the change, which did not require a vote.
Lettering for the new name was installed on a large brick sign in the building’s front lawn on June 10.
The name change takes place amid ongoing national and Richmond-area protests regarding police violence, systemic and historical racism and the recent killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other African Americans.Continue reading Confederate name removed from Henrico recreation center
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.Continue reading Henrico to distribute 15,000 ‘care kits’ with face coverings, flyers Saturday
First Tee hopes to bridge golf’s past, future at Lakeside landmark
The renovation of historic Belmont Golf Course is underway.
Site work started in early May as part of a $5 million project to revive Henrico County’s landmark public golf course in Lakeside.Continue reading Belmont Golf Course renovations in motion
EDA to cover permit fees for temporary structures for outdoor dining, retail
Henrico County is offering technical support, streamlining its processes and covering certain permit fees to help businesses reopen safely under the Commonwealth’s Forward Virginia guidelines.Continue reading Henrico offers support for businesses reopening under state guidelines