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Covid-19 Updates

Tuckahoe meeting Feb. 17 to discuss state of COVID-19 pandemic
February 3, 2022
Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will host a Tuckahoe Town Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 17 to assess the state of COVID-19.

Henrico declares local emergency as COVID-19 cases surge again
January 11, 2022
Declaration enables expedited purchases of test kits, supplies

Henrico updates masking requirements for county buildings
August 12, 2021

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.    

Henrico County to continue reopening government centers, other facilities May 24
May 21, 2021
With statewide public safety measures for COVID-19 easing, Henrico County is adjusting pandemic-related protocols and will continue reopening buildings and facilities to the public Monday, May 24.

160,000 shots later, Henrico prepares to end mass vaccination events
May 21, 2021

‘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.

Henrico County to hold series of walk-up COVID-19 vaccination events
May 13, 2021


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 to hold walk-up COVID-19 vaccination event Friday
April 29, 2021

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.

Jails offer video calls to inmates after COVID-19 halts in-person visitation
March 31, 2021

‘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.

Financial assistance available to eligible renters impacted by COVID-19
February 25, 2021

Henrico’s emergency program has already covered nearly $400,000 in costs

COVID-19 vaccinations underway for region’s public safety, public schools employees
January 21, 2021

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.

COVID-19 vaccinations underway in Henrico
January 8, 2021

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.

COVID‐19 Municipal Utility Relief Program provides financial assistance to Henrico residents with delinquent utility bills
December 28, 2020
The delinquent charges must be for water and sewer use between Mar. 1, 2020 and Dec. 30, 2020.

Henrico Division of Fire impacted by COVID-19
December 18, 2020
Staff at six firehouses affected by positive cases and contact tracing; officials do not anticipate impacts to service

43 additional inmates at Henrico’s Jail West test positive for COVID-19
July 10, 2020
Sheriff’s Office to offer testing to all inmates, staff plus those recently released

Henrico to distribute more COVID-19 ‘care kits’ Saturday
May 27, 2020

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.

Henrico to distribute 15,000 ‘care kits’ with face coverings, flyers Saturday
May 22, 2020

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.

Nourish Henrico strengthens ‘beautiful circle’ of support during coronavirus
April 9, 2020

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.

Henrico to nursing homes: We are here for you
April 3, 2020

—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.

Henrico makes changes at disposal areas, parks to accommodate statewide stay-at-home order
April 2, 2020

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.

Henrico revising budgets to reflect uncertainties from coronavirus
March 26, 2020

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.

Localities to suspend water, sewer service disconnections due to coronavirus
March 19, 2020
To protect public health during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the public utilities agencies for the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico and Powhatan and the City of Richmond have agreed to immediately suspend any disconnection of water and sewer service for late or nonpayment.

Henrico offers many ways to stay informed about COVID-19, service impacts
March 18, 2020

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.

Call centers open to assist residents with COVID-19 questions
March 17, 2020
Two hotlines, operated by personnel from the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts and by Henrico County general government staff, are available to help residents with questions about COVID-19.

Henrico government offices set for limited reopening Tuesday
March 16, 2020
Henrico County’s government offices will reopen Tuesday, March 17 following a day of planning and intensive cleaning prompted by the global outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Richmond to close offices Monday
March 15, 2020
All government offices and facilities in the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover and Henrico and the city of Richmond will be closed Monday, March 16 for planning and to begin additional cleaning in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The closures are designed to ensure the health and safety of residents, employees and the general public. Designated personnel will report for work; operations to ensure public safety and public health will not be impacted.

Localities declare local emergencies over COVID-19 outbreak
March 13, 2020

Officials hope aggressive measures already being taken will limit the outbreak’s severity in the region.

Elected officials from the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Goochland and the city of Richmond announced the declarations at a news conference Friday while urging the public to remain calm, stay informed and follow safety protocols, including frequent handwashing and avoiding crowds.

Central Virginia localities create unified command team to direct planning for COVID-19
March 5, 2020

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.

Tuckahoe meeting to highlight staying informed in an emergency, coronavirus
February 11, 2020
Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will host a Tuckahoe Town Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to explain how residents can connect with Henrico County in the event of an emergency.

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