Henrico begins mass vaccination efforts at Richmond Raceway

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Officials to give 4,000 doses this week, hopeful they'll give at least twice as many next week

About 4,000 educators and public safety officials from Henrico, Hanover, Richmond and Goochland are receiving their first of two COVID-19 vaccination doses this week at Richmond Raceway, as part of a three-day mass vaccination event hosted by the Henrico County. It started Wednesday at 8 a.m., a day after the Virginia Department of Health had hosted its own vaccination event […]

COVID vaccinations at Richmond Raceway

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Henrico’s new COVID cases continue to decline slightly

But outbreaks in the county jump to 19, as four new deaths are reported

Henrico County reported 189 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the lowest daily amount of cases since early January. The number still is higher, however, than any single day of the pandemic in 2020 With a seven-day average of 241 cases daily, Henrico is still seeing a steep incline in COVID-19 infections. The county also reported three new hospitalizations and […]

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Local hospitals on ‘code red’ because of COVID? Not quite

With COVID-19 numbers rising quickly in Henrico County and the region, there’s been some chatter online and through social media recently that some local hospitals have entered a “code red” situation in which available beds are significantly limited. But in actuality, local hospitals have not been overwhelmed by COVID patients. The “code red” term refers to a designation used by […]

Senate committee advances censure resolution against Chase


The Virginia Senate Privileges and Elections Committee advanced a censure resolution against State Senator Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) Tuesday. This comes after she participated in and encouraged the protest-turned-insurrection on Jan. 6. The bill, sponsored by Senator John Bell (D-13th District), Senator Jennifer Boysko (D-33rd), Senator George Barker (D-39th), and Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30th), cites Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment […]

Virginia Capitol

Virginia Senate committee hears labor-related legislation


  The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee took up a number of pieces of labor-relation legislation Monday afternoon. Among them: • SB 1159 from Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) would require employers with a sick leave program to allow an employee to use their sick leave for the care of an immediate family member. The measure applies only to employers that have […]

HCPS to host ‘Life-Ready Expo: Business Management and Technology’ Jan. 26

Local students in grades 7-12 and their families will have a chance to connect virtually with business and technology employers across the region at Henrico County Public Schools’ Life-Ready Expo: Business Management and Technology Jan. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is part of HCPS’ Life-Ready Expo series, designed to expose students to possible career paths. Students […]

As Central Va. Transportation Authority takes shape, Henrico anticipates $20M-$30M in new annual revenue

New regional transportation authority will provide funding to nine area localities

A new government body created last year by the General Assembly could provide Henrico County with as much as $30 million in new funds annually to address transportation issues. The region’s newly minted Central Virginia Transportation Authority has been meeting since August as it prepares to begin allocating dollars to projects throughout nine localities. The CVTA was created by Del. […]

Henrico Property Transactions – Jan. 6-12, 2021

39 Skipwith Green Circle – $200,000, 1,650 SF (built in 1973), from Samuel E. Cox Jr. and Deirdre M. Cox to Rosemarie and Jonathan Santos. 9431 Varina Road – $230,000, 1,222 SF (built in 2016), from Robert and Julie Grosch to Richard A. and Kimberly E. Waldron. 11413 Abbots Cross Lane – $249,115, 1,584 SF (built in 2005), from Jaime […]

Virginia Capitol

Bill to give vouchers for remote-only students fails in House


A House subcommittee rejected legislation on Friday that would provide financial vouchers to families of students within public-school districts that solely provide remote instruction. Del. Michael Webert, R-Marshall, filed  HB 1742  to create a prorated voucher equal to school districts’ per-student state taxes. These financial vouchers would be given to parents who withdraw their children from public schools in exchange […]