Program aims to increase protections for staff, community
Henrico County has begun offering COVID-19 testing to first responders and other frontline employees regardless of whether they show symptoms of the disease.
Officials are hoping to strengthen protections for these workers and the community as well as increase understanding of how the virus spreads without carriers exhibiting the common symptoms of a high fever, a dry cough or shortness of breath.Continue reading Henrico offers COVID-19 testing to public safety workers
Residents also can receive regular callbacks to ensure they’re OK
The caller had a request on behalf of her neighbors and ended up sharing a craving of her own.
She contacted Henrico County’s Outreach Call Center for Older Residents on Tuesday to see if residents of her retirement community could be made aware of the new service.Continue reading Outreach Call Center helps older residents stay connected during COVID-19
Henrico County Public Schools may be closed, but the nurses who work in them are still on the job. They’ve become frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I couldn’t see not helping in any way that I could,” explained Amy Roessner.Continue reading School nurses partner with county employees on the frontline
Officials propose extending public comment period, delaying adoption to May 12
Henrico officials are projecting a nearly $100 million shortfall as they revise the county’s proposed budget for fiscal 2020-21 to reflect the harsh economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading Henrico looks to close $100 million budget shortfall due to 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
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