Northam: 3 potential COVID-19 patient overflow sites identified; one in Richmond region

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified three sites in Virginia – including an unnamed one in the Richmond area – where COVID-19 patients could be treated in overflow field hospital locations once other hospitals reach their capacities, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday. The other two locations are the Hampton Convention Center – near two hospitals in that […]

HCA Virginia implements universal masking

HCA Virginia announced April 1 that all staff and providers in all patient care areas will now wear masks, expanding their use beyond suspected or positive COVID-19 cases. The initiative is designed to increase the protection of staff, healthcare providers, patients, and others in the company’s hospitals. In Henrico, HCA operates Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and Parham Doctors’ Hospital. Masks will […]

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Henrico’s total COVID-19 cases increase to 78

Henrico’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose from 66 to 78 in figures announced Wednesday morning by the Virginia Department of Health. In total, the state’s cases rose from 1,250 to 1,484 and the total number of virus-related deaths in Virginia grew from 27 to 34, according to the agency. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will hold a 2 p.m. […]

Cashwell: Most Henrico students will advance to next grade level

Most Henrico public school students will advance to the next grade level – or graduate – according to a plan announced yesterday by Henrico Schools Superintendent Amy Cashwell. Cashwell and her staff decided to close the graded portion of the school year March 13 – the last day that school was held in person. That means that most students will […]

Bon Secours Mercy to furlough hundreds of non-essential workers

Bon Secours Mercy Health system yesterday announced that it would be furloughing employees whose work is not directly related to COVID-19. Company President and CEP John Starcher said in a message to employees that even though the company was financially strong entering the crisis and is a better position than many other health systems, the response to the virus has […]

Spanberger to host telephone town hall meeting April 2

U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger will host a telephone town hall meeting April 2, from 7:40 p.m. to 8:40 p.m., with a regional representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Central Virginia workers and small businesses, as well as the resources currently available to them. Last Friday, Spanberger voted to pass the Coronavirus Aid, […]

Herring warns of COVID-19 scams

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is warning state residents to be on the lookout for scams of all types related to the COVID-19 virus. His office has reported hearing about a variety of such scams, including federal stimulus-related scams, cyber scams, telephone and text messaging scams, counterfeit product offers, bogus door-to-door tests and virus-related products and phony charity donation requests. […]

Henrico schools close playgrounds, ball fields and courts

Henrico County Public Schools officials have closed all playgrounds, ball fields, basketball and tennis courts at public schools in the county, in accordance with directives issued by Gov. Ralph Northam Monday. Tracks and other open spaces on school property will remain open, but citizens are being advised to maintain social distancing of at least six feet and avoid areas where […]

Milestones

Aaron Fowlkes of Glen Allen, a member of the men’s basketball team at the New York Institute of Technology, was named to the athletic director’s honor roll for the fall 2019 semester. To be eligible for the honor roll, student-athletes must earn a semester grade point average of 3.2 or higher. *** Toby Bryant of Glen Allen was named to […]

Henrico News Minute – April 1, 2020

The April 1, 2020 edition of the Henrico News Minute podcast features details about how Henrico Schools officials will determine students’ final grades; an update on this morning’s COVID-19 case count in Henrico; Virginia’s attorney general warns about virus-related scams; Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger plans a telephone town hall meeting; how you can support local journalism and Henrico nonprofits. Listen to […]