Henrico reports its first 2 COVID-19 deaths

Henrico County has experienced its first COVID-19-related deaths. Two elderly residents of the Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in the Far West End have died, officials announced Monday. Last week, four residents of the facility tested positive for the virus. In addition to the two who died, eight others also now have the virus. Four are being treated in hospitals […]

Henrico adjusts emergency response practices

Henrico County is modifying its public safety response practices due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and is urging citizens to call 911 only during life-threatening emergencies. “Henrico is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community during this unprecedented event,” Fire Chief Alec Oughton said. “We ask the public to help us by calling 911 only for life-threatening emergencies and to remain patient, as we have […]

Good Neighbor Village seeks donated household items

Good Neighbor Village, a home for adults with intellectual disabilities in Varina, is seeking donations of a number of items that staff members and residents are not able to find on their own. Some of the residents also have other health issues and may be immuno-compromised, so they are not traveling out of the community. Residents need: • toilet Paper […]

$3M fund designed to help local nonprofits

There’s some potential help for local nonprofits in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Community Foundation of Richmond has partnered with the Emergency Management Alliance of Central Virginia and PlanRVA to create the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund, which already totals about $3 million, following donations from a number of businesses, foundations and individual donors. The Community Foundation contributed […]

Henrico News Minute – March 24, 2020

The March 24, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features an update on Governor Ralph Northam’s decision to shut down all state schools and a number of businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak; an Innsbrook company begins mass-producing tests for the virus; help for local nonprofits from The Community Foundation; a Henrico home for people with […]