Henrico School Board votes 4-1 to allow return of in-person learning

4-phased approach would bring elementary school students back Nov. 30 or Dec. 7, secondary students in early February

In a little more than a month, elementary schools will reopen to some Henrico students who want to return in person. By a 4-1 vote this evening, the Henrico School Board adopted a four-phased approach to a four-day in-person return for those students who choose it, while allowing other to continue learning virtually. Brookland District board member Kristi Kinsella was […]

LIVE: Follow our Henrico School Board coverage

Click the Twitter embed below to view Publisher Tom Lappas’s live coverage of today’s Henrico School Board meeting. The much-anticipated Henrico School Board meeting is underway, and the board has gone into closed session to discuss personnel matters. Follow along online at t.co/CE6wIPAt6K and enjoy a mix of disco and elevator rock selections while you await the board's return.— Tom […]

‘Books are Boo-tiful’ virtual drive collects books for preschoolers

Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond, a regional school readiness collaborative, is coordinating a virtual book drive with the help of numerous community partners.  The  drive, “Books are Boo-tiful,” will take place online through Oct. 31 to bring books to families with preschool children who are experiencing hardship in the face of the pandemic. The public is asked to make a donation […]

Henrico Health Department urges self-quarantine after concert at Glen Allen restaurant

The Henrico County Health Department is urging anyone who attended an Oct. 9 live music event at JJ’s Grille in Glen Allen to self-quarantine through Oct. 24 and consider being tested for COVID-19, because they may have been exposed to the virus that night. A cluster of virus infections that officials believe is associated with the event has occurred. Officials […]


38 new COVID cases reported in Henrico Oct. 22

Henrico County has reported 38 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday, for a total of 6,096, as well as one COVID-related hospitalization, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Henrico’s 7-day positivity percentage continues to rise, reaching 4.6% as of Oct. 18. Its 7-day average of new daily cases is down slightly from Wednesday, from 32 to 31.

Restaurant Watch

A look at how some Henrico restaurants fared on their most recent health department inspections. OCT. 2 Comfort Suites, 4051 Innslake Drive – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: cabinet interiors throughout the kitchen are cracked, chipped and discolored; person in charge could not locate sanitizer test strips for the three-compartment sink; ceiling tiles in the kitchen […]

Henrico News Minute – Oct. 22, 2020

The Oct. 22, 2020 episode of the Henrico News Minute includes details about why Henrico Schools officials posted a number of new jobs that would begin Nov. 16, then removed them ahead of today’s School Board vote about a plan for the second nine weeks of school; the Henrico Health Department has received nearly 1,800 complaints about Henrico businesses failing […]