—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.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
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors approved a series of emergency ordinances at its March 24 meeting aimed at ensuring the continuity of county government and supporting residents and businesses as the county confronts the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.Continue reading Henrico Board approves emergency measures to assist county operations, support residents and businesses
Henrico County is launching an initiative to support locally owned restaurants, caterers and similar businesses by purchasing meals for public safety workers and other employees leading the community’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.Continue reading Henrico announces effort to support locally owned restaurants
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
Local governments remain concerned about the spread of COVID-19. Today, regional cooperation and precautionary planning took a new step forward as more than 50 emergency managers, first responders, health experts, and public information professionals met to review roles and responsibilities.
Leadership of the city of Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Goochland counties and the Central Virginia Healthcare Coalition has authorized the activation of the Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team to help guide the region’s preparations for, and response to, a potential local occurrence of COVID-19.Continue reading Central Virginia localities create unified command team to direct planning for COVID-19