Henrico, Richmond health districts planning COVID testing events, flu vaccinations

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The Henrico and Richmond health districts are planning six COVID-19 testing events and offering ongoing flu vaccinations in the coming days and weeks. Officials from the districts are urging citizens to avoid traveling or gathering with people from outside their households during the holidays. Those who are planning to do one or both, however, can get tested during local events […]

BBB warns about scams related to COVID vaccines

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The Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia is warning people to look out for phishing scams and fake treatments as the U.S. gets closer to approving COVID-19 vaccines. Fake COVID testing kits and treatments already have entered the market, and there has been an increase in con artists using robocalls to pose as government officials, BBB officials said in a […]

In letter, Godwin Athletic Association seeks reinstatement of winter sports

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The Mills Godwin High School Athletic Association is asking Henrico Superintendent Amy Cashwell and the Henrico School Board to reverse the decision to cancel winter sports. In a letter dated Dec. 9, association members wrote of their “extreme disappointment” about the decision and “the manner in which HCPS made that decision. “The decision to cancel Winter Sports was made at […]

Heartbreak and hope

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The COVID Containment Team at the Henrico and Richmond health districts is on the front lines of tracking the virus and helping those with it survive

If you are one of the 730 Henrico residents who has tested positive for COVID-19 since Dec. 5, one of the first Virginia Department of Health officials you hear from may be Giselle Rosas, a Henrico Health District contact investigator. The Colombia born 39-year-old’s role is calling Henrico and Richmond residents who test positive for COVID-19, giving guidance on self-isolation, […]

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Henrico again sets single-day high for new COVID cases

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Henrico County has set another new record high for new COVID-19 cases reported in a single day, with 159 reported Wednesday. Since Saturday, the county has witnessed 730 new confirmed cases, according to the Virginia Department of Health – nearly 8% of all cases reported in the county during the pandemic. Also reported Wednesday: six deaths attributed to the virus, […]

MEDARVA Healthcare hosts second virtual science fair

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MEDARVA Healthcare has announced a second virtual science fair, on the heels of one earlier this year that took place after schools shut down and science fairs were canceled. The new fair begins Dec. 10 and is free and open to any Richmond-area student in grades 6-12. Students are encouraged to begin working on their submissions now, which will be […]

Henrico Property Transactions – Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2020

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9717 Country Way Road – $200,000, 1,478 SF (built in 1987), from Charles A. Pollard III and Lynne L. Pollard to Leslie Holloway. 314 N. Ivy Avenue – $225,000, 1,250 SF (built in 1980), from Elizabeth Cohen to Edwin L. and Lavern R. Blakey. 2216 Lauderdale Drive – $251,500, 1,200 SF (built in 1974), from Dale C. and M.E. Huggins […]

Henrico News Minute – Dec. 9, 2020

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Henrico’s COVID case count continues to surge; a familiar name in food is back in Henrico; a look at virtual learning in one Henrico household; a holiday classic with a twist this Friday in Varina. (Today’s Henrico News Minute is brought to you by Henrico County and Henrico Area Mental Health.)