Effective Thursday, Aug. 12, all individuals are required to wear a face covering inside Henrico County buildings and facilities. This requirement is for visitors as well as employees, regardless of their vaccination status.
This requirement is based on recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts. It is made in light of the local spread of the delta variant of the virus and a recent increase of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Henrico and across the region.Continue reading Henrico updates masking requirements for county buildings
‘It’s good to know we’ve impacted our community in a positive way’
Robin Gilbert’s thumbs are scraped and sore – a testament to the more than 160,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots given at Richmond Raceway over the past four months.Continue reading 160,000 shots later, Henrico prepares to end mass vaccination events
UPDATE, MAY 13:
Henrico County’s walk-up COVID-19 vaccination events at Richmond Raceway now will be available to individuals 12 and older. The remaining events, set for May 19, 20, 26 and 27, will offer extended hours, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. An appointment is not required.
Henrico County is holding its first walk-up COVID-19 vaccination event for the general public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 30.Continue reading Henrico County to hold walk-up COVID-19 vaccination event Friday
‘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.Continue reading Jails offer video calls to inmates after COVID-19 halts in-person visitation
Henrico’s emergency program has already covered nearly $400,000 in costsContinue reading Financial assistance available to eligible renters impacted by COVID-19
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
Volunteers needed for no-contact deliveries in Brookland, Tuckahoe districts
Henrico will distribute “care kits” with reusable face coverings and informational flyers to homes in the county’s western area Saturday, May 30 to help residents protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading Henrico to distribute more COVID-19 ‘care kits’ Saturday
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
Program lifts restaurants by buying meals for frontline employees
Kristin Evans got more than a delicious lunch when she ordered takeout courtesy of the county’s Nourish Henrico program.
Along with six coworkers from the Child Protective Services unit, she received a note of thanks from the restaurant, Organic Krush, plus a complimentary Flu Shot – a wellness-boosting, cold-pressed drink made from pineapple, lemon, ginger and garlic.
The CPS staff members, like police officers, firefighters and many other employees continue their work in the community despite the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The county launched Nourish Henrico to support these frontline workers as well as local restaurants that are struggling to remain open. Under the program, the county picks up the tab – up to $15 – when an eligible, on-duty employee buys a meal from a list of approved restaurants.Continue reading Nourish Henrico strengthens ‘beautiful circle’ of support during coronavirus
—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.Continue reading Henrico to nursing homes: We are here for you
Henrico County has adjusted the services available at its parks and public-use areas in accordance with Gov. Ralph Northam’s temporary executive order for residents to “stay at home” to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.Continue reading Henrico makes changes at disposal areas, parks to accommodate statewide stay-at-home order
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.Continue reading Henrico revising budgets to reflect uncertainties from coronavirus
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