Virginia Senate passes bills to speed up vaccine rollout

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The Virginia Senate voted 37-0 to approve a bill which facilitates the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. The bill, SB1445, will require the Department of Health to create a process where any health care provider in the Commonwealth who is qualified and available to administer the COVID-19 vaccine can volunteer to administer the vaccine to Commonwealth citizens. Sen. Siobhan S. […]


Henrico’s average daily number of new COVID-19 cases continues to decline

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Henrico County reported 161 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, after reporting just 263 this weekend, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The seven-day daily average continues to decline, dipping to 173 cases. On Sunday, the county reported just 92 cases, its lowest single-day total since Dec. 27, though the VDH indicated that case counts reported Sunday might be […]

Henrico Board of Supervisors to provide COVID-19 vaccination update Feb. 2

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The Henrico County Board of Supervisors will hold a virtual community meeting Tuesday, Feb. 2 to provide an update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts locally and statewide. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. Members of the public are encouraged to participate virtually through […]

How Henrico Health District is prioritizing senior citizens for COVID-19 vaccine

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The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts administered 15,239 doses of COVID-19 vaccine during the past week, as they continue to work their way through a list of more than 104,000 people in Henrico and Richmond who have expressed an interested in being vaccinated during Phase 1B of the process, RHHD officials said Monday. Sunday’s snow storm forced the delay of […]

Henrico Schools facing backlash about decision to hold classes Monday

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Many parents, students angry not to have a snow day

Henrico schools are closed Monday. . . but also open. Confused? So are many parents, who have flooded the Henrico County Public Schools social media platforms with hundreds of mostly negative comments, following the school system’s decision to close school buildings but hold virtual classes as normal in the aftermath of Sunday’s snow. Much of the frustration expressed online appears […]

Business in brief – Feb. 1, 2021

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CPR Cell Phone Repair recently opened its newest location in Short Pump at 10877 West Broad Street. It is the fourth franchise location for owner Marshall Whaling. The company has more than 850 locations worldwide. Whaling has more than 40 years of experience in the retail industry and has overseen the operations of 700 Best Buy and 600 Circuit City […]

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Virginia delegate tries again to advance paid sick leave bill

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A Virginia House of Delegates committee advanced a measure into appropriations that would provide some essential workers with paid sick leave. House Bill 2137, introduced by Del. Elizabeth Guzman, D-Woodbridge, reported out of the House Labor and Commerce committee Thursday in a 13-8 vote along party lines. This is Guzman’s latest effort to pass a paid sick leave bill. Guzman’s […]

An end to gridlock?

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Godwin HS senior named one of 40 finalists in prestigious national STEM competition

Mills Godwin High School senior Fareed Sheriff had a specific goal entering his final year as a high school student. “I really wanted to go out with a bang,” he said. “I wanted to end my high school career with a science project that I put my whole heart and soul into – basically my best work so far.” Sheriff […]

Henrico News Minute – Feb. 1, 2021

Henrico Schools are open, but also closed; a scary incident for some Henrico firefighters Sunday; COVID-19 cases fall to a level not seen in more than a month; Henrico-based Sonabank changing its name; Henrico’s first-time unemployment claims drop. (Today’s Henrico Hews Minute is brought to you by Henrico County’s “Spread the Love’ Valentine’s Day car campaign for seniors.)