Tag: COVID-19

An additional 79 inmates, 6 jail staff test positive for COVID-19

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.

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Henrico to distribute 15,000 ‘care kits’ with face coverings, flyers 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.

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