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Henrico to nursing homes: We are here for you

—County manager, health director discuss COVID-19 outbreak, resources available for facilities

As a long-term care center in western Henrico confronts a devastating outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus among its residents and staff, Henrico County is urging similar facilities to take advantage of support and resources available from their local government.

“When we knock on your door, let us in,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said. “When we call, pick up the phone. Henrico County will provide any resource available to help you navigate this COVID-19 scourge.”

The county manager’s remarks, directed toward the 41 nursing homes, assisted-living centers and similar facilities in Henrico, came during an April 2 press conference on the continuing outbreak of the virus at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.

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