Henrico Schools’ decision about in-person learning return expected Feb. 4

A decision about when in-person learning will resume for the Henrico County Public Schools students who chose it should come Feb. 4. On that day, the Henrico School Board will hold a special meeting to receive a recommendation from its health committee about the return to school and an update about the status of vaccination efforts for school employees. At […]

7,000 local seniors to receive COVID-19 vaccine Friday-Sunday

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Seven thousand local senior citizens will receive their first COVID-19 vaccine doses Jan. 29-31 during three mass vaccination events in the region. The events will provide doses for residents of Henrico, Hanover, Richmond and Chesterfield who previously registered or completed interest forms online. Doses will come from each locality’s own allotment and from the VCU Health System, which donated some […]

Henrico School Board approves redistricting plans impacting 7 West End schools

The Henrico School Board Thursday unanimously approved school redistricting plans that will impact some students at a handful of western Henrico elementary schools. The boundary shifts will relieve some overcrowding issues at Rivers Edge and Colonial Trail elementary schools in the Far West End and also shift students from Kaechele, Longan, Springfield Park and Twin Hickory to new schools. Even […]

Henrico Schools’ proposed $665.1M budget represents 3.6% increase from current plan

Proposal doesn’t yet include possible employee pay raise, but Cashwell says ‘stay tuned’

In the latest sign that Henrico’s economy has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic better than expected, Henrico Schools Superintendent Amy Cashwell is proposing a $665.1-million budget for the school system in the coming fiscal year – a 3.6% increase from its current budget. The Fiscal Year 2022 proposal also represents a 0.6% bump from the $660.9-million budget Cashwell had proposed a […]


Henrico sees most single-day COVID-related hospitalizations since late November

New hospitalizations in Henrico related to COVID-19 Thursday rose to their highest single-day total since late November – 11 – according to the Virginia Department of Health. The county has witnessed only four days with more new hospitalizations since the pandemic began; the most reported on one day was 14 on April 17. Twelve were reported Nov. 24. The VDH […]

Virginia Department of Health launches text-messaging service to streamline positive COVID test reporting

The Virginia Department of Health is attempting to simplify the process for people to be notified of positive COVID-19 test results — and to anonymously share those results with others who may have been exposed. Beginning today, VDH will send a series of text messages to people who receive a positive COVID-19 viral test result in Virginia. The texts are […]

Henrico News Minute – Jan. 28, 2021

Why the second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations in Henrico could take two or three more months; the county’s 5-day increase in new daily COVID cases ends; a bill to abolish the death penalty in Virginia advances in the state Senate; a House of Delegates committee advances a bill designed to improve diversity at the state’s Governor’s Schools; another traveler brings […]