Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Henrico grows to 8

Eight people in Henrico County now are known to have the COVID-19 virus, local and state officials said Sunday. That’s up from five cases earlier this week. Among the new cases: a man in his 40s, who had no known exposure to the virus, and four residents of the Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on Cambridge Drive in Henrico’s Far […]

Some food pantries, shelters impacted by COVID-19

LAMB's Basket closes indefinitely, others continue operations with some adjustments

One of the most susceptible communities during the COVID-19 crisis in Henrico County took another difficult blow Friday when LAMB’s Basket food pantry closed its doors indefinitely to the low-income community. Families in need who arrived to the organization’s Oakview Avenue location in Lakeside Friday morning were surprised to find its doors locked. Initially, there was no explanation for the […]

Henrico News Minute – March 20, 2020

The March 20, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about a prominent local executive being diagnosed with COVID-19; more than 16,000 Virginians applied for unemployment insurance yesterday alone – how you can do the same, and when you might begin receiving checks; help for Medicaid patients and Virginia businesses; how Facebook wants to help Henrico businesses; […]

More than 16,000 in Virginia apply for unemployment in one day

Virginia’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 114 today, while the number of residents who have filed for unemployment this week surpassed 30,000, state officials announced this morning during a press briefing. The new cases include a prominent local business leader – Henrico-based Altria Group’s Chairman and CEO Howard Willard, III. Willard, 56, is self-quarantining, as are associates who […]

Northam pledges support for small businesses, Medicaid patients

Assistance for Virginians on Medicaid and potential financial help for state businesses were among the state’s responses to COVID-19 that Gov. Ralph Northam highlighted during his daily briefing about the COVID-19 virus Thursday. Nearly 100 people in the state are now confirmed to have the virus, though it’s likely that many others have it, too, and simply haven’t displayed symptoms […]

Henrico Police

Henrico Animal Shelter open by appointment only

The Henrico Police Animal Shelter will be accessible by appointment only indefinitely, police officials said Thursday. Residents may contact the shelter at (804) 727-8807, Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule the release, redemption or adoption of an animal. Animals available for adoption may be viewed online at or Additionally, the Henrico Police Villa Park Substation […]