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
79 other inmates, more than 100 jail staff to be tested for possible exposure
Three inmates at Henrico County’s Jail West have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 after six inmates were tested over the weekend following complaints of mild symptoms of the disease.Continue reading 3 inmates at Henrico’s Jail West test positive for COVID-19
County to accept comments from Henrico residents through July
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors is seeking public input on the potential creation of a civilian review board for the Police Division.Continue reading Board of Supervisors seeks public input on civilian review board for Police
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