COVID

Henrico Schools report 23 COVID cases in facilities so far in December

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Henrico County Public Schools officials have reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 at 20 Henrico schools and facilities so far in December. Those cases included three at Johnson Elementary School – each reported Dec. 9 (two among people last on campus Dec. 4, the other last on campus Dec. 2) and two at Holman Middle School Dec. 1 (unrelated to […]

VDOT preparing for wintry weather Wednesday

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With a mix of wintry weather in the forecasts for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Virginia Department of Transportation Richmond District crews are working to prepare roads for the precipitation. Overnight Monday, crews began pre-treating major routes in the north and west areas of the district with a saltwater brine to prevent ice from bonding with the pavement. Treatment and […]

7 Virginia-based Native American tribes sign charter with EPA

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Dec. 15 signed a charter with seven Mid-Atlantic Federally Recognized Native American Tribes – each based in Virginia – at the inaugural Regional Tribal Operations Committee virtual meeting. The RTOC is a tribal and EPA partnership formed to assist in improving environmental conditions and tribal health. Representatives from all the Virginia-based tribes were present: the […]

Central Virginia food bank provides hunger relief during pandemic

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When COVID-19 was declared a national emergency at the beginning of March, Feed More, a hunger-relief organization serving Central Virginians, was serving roughly 161,000 food-insecure individuals. Fast forward to early June, Feed More was assisting more than 241,000 food-insecure individuals, according to Doug Pick, CEO and president of Feed More. “It (the pandemic) increased the number of folks that weren’t […]

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New COVID cases in Henrico decline for third straight day

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For the second straight day, Henrico’s total number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases is below 100 – following nine consecutive days during which the opposite was true. It also was the third straight day of decline among new case totals. The Virginia Department of Health reported 82 new cases in the county Dec. 15, down from 98 Monday. Henrico’s average […]

Henrico Schools to host ‘Family Check-in’ virtual meeting Dec. 15

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Henrico Schools officials will host “Community Conversations: Family Check-In,” Dec. 15 at 6 p.m., virtually. The event will provide a chance to look back at the year and look ahead to 2021, through conversations with several parents as well as a representative of the Henrico Police Athletic League. Panelists will share how they’ve approached 2020’s hurdles. To watch, visit tinyurl.com/HCPScommunityconversations.

Open enrollment for Helathcare.gov ends Dec. 15

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The open enrollment period for citizens to explore health care coverage options through Healthcare.gov ends Dec. 15. Many Virginians have lost or could lose their employer-sponsored health care coverage because of job-loss due to COVID-19, and officials are encouraging them to check Healthcare.gov to see what their coverage options are. Hundreds of thousands of Virginians have filed for unemployment benefits […]

Spanberger to host telephone town hall Dec. 16

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U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (Virginia-7th District) will host an open public telephone town hall Dec. 16 from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. to discuss issues facing Central Virginia families, businesses, healthcare providers, schools and others. The live event will also be streamed via video on Spanberger’s website and Facebook page. During the event, Spanberger will be joined by Virginia Secretary […]

TSA provides tips, reminders for holiday travelers

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If you’ll be traveling this holiday season, Transportation Security Administration officials want to be sure you know which items you can bring to an airport checkpoint and which should travel in a checked bag instead. The TSA recommends that you don’t wrap gifts that you’ll be bringing with you. If a wrapped item alarms the security screening technology, it will […]

Milestones – Dec. 15, 2020

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Dylan R. Leigh-Manuell of Henrico, a senior majoring in Aeronautical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering, was named a presidential scholar for the fall 2020 semester at Clarkson University. To be named a presidential scholar, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher. *** Charles Evans graduated with a bachelor of liberal studies Dec. 4 from the University of Kentucky. […]