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.
The event kicked off Tuesday and is expected to provide vaccinations to more than 4,000 employees of the city of Richmond and the counties of Goochland, Hanover and Henrico through Friday. Local health districts are coordinating the effort with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and expect to deliver thousands of more shots over the coming weeks depending on vaccine supplies.
“This event at Richmond Raceway represents a major milestone in our region’s ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said. “By beginning to vaccinate our police officers, firefighters and other safety personnel as well as our teachers and other public school employees, we are taking a step toward protecting our most vulnerable frontline workers and those they serve as well as helping to restore our public schools for safe in-person learning.”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
Henrico County has created an online resource for residents who may be struggling to make mortgage or rent payments or may face other challenges from COVID-19.Continue reading Henrico creates webpage to help residents tap CARES Act funding
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