Henrico DMV location to open next week

A Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles location in Henrico Coutny will reopen June 8, the agency announced yesterday. The North Henrico DMV at 9015 Brook Road in Glen Allen will become the first DMV in the county to reopen since the agency closed its locations because of the pandemic. Five other locations statewide will reopen the same day, joining an […]

2 Henrico School Board members to appear on virtual community meeting

Varina School Board member Alicia Atkins will host a “coffee and conversation” online event June 16 at 6 p.m., and she will be joined by Brookland District School Board member Kristi Kinsella. The two women will discuss issues related to the school system and will field questions from participants. Registration is required, and space is limited. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/107605089720.

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Today in Henrico – Patty Conway, Henrico County Public Library

In a new regular audio segment, the Citizen speaks with Henrico County Public Library Community Relations Coordinator Patty Conway about what services are available from the county’s libraries, even as they are closed to visitors. Beginning June 2, returns will be accepted at Fairfield, Libbie Mill, Tuckahoe, Twin Hickory, and Varina libraries. Items may be returned between 10 a.m. and […]

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Henrico’s 7-day moving average of virus positivity drops – but what exactly does that mean?

Explaining the way VDH calculates arguably the most crucial COVID-19 statistic

The percentage of Henrico residents tested for COVID-19 who have tested positive during a sliding 7-day period increased steadily late last month before beginning a three-day descent May 26. The county’s 7-day positivity percentage moving average had dipped to 13 percent as of May 28, the most recent day for which such data is available, according to the Virginia Department […]

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GRTC reports 2 new COVID-19 cases; operating on reduced schedule Tuesday

GRTC officials have announced the eighth and ninth confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its workforce and announced reduced hours for Tuesday and possibly other days this week, as well. The newest employee diagnosed with the virus, a bus operator, was traced by the Virginia Department of Health as a likely connection to the sixth case reported by the company. The […]

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Henrico’s 7-day COVID positivity percent drops

One-hundred eighty new cases of COVID 19 have been reported in Henrico County since Saturday morning, but the good news is that after rising every day from May 18 to May 25, the 7-day percent positivity moving average among those tested for COVID 19 in Henrico has fallen for the most recent three days on record. The percentage had increased […]

What Henrico’s elected, appointed officials are saying

As Henrico’s elected and appointed officials weigh in on the protests, riots and related events of the past several days, we will update this page with their comments. Henrico County Public Schools Superintendent Amy Cashwell Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor Henrico Health Director Danny Avula Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan – 9th District (Democrat) Virginia Delegate John McGuire – 56th […]

Monday Moms podcast – June 1, 2020

In this week’s episode of Monday Moms, host Tara Gray welcomes Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Adam Galton, who discusses a plethora of scams related to COVID-19 and how to avoid falling victim to them.

State hospitals receive $2.6M in additional federal funding

Virginia hospitals will share about $2.6 million in federal dollars to purchase additional medical equipment and support preparedness planning, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced today. The new round of funds will be dispersed through HHS’s Hospital Preparedness Program to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association for COVID-19 preparedness and response activities under the Virginia Healthcare Emergency […]