Henrico Health District Emergency Preparedness and Response

Henrico Health District Emergency Preparedness and Response Work with local, regional, and state partners to plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies. Henrico Health District Emergency Preparedness and Response: The Emergency Preparedness program in the Henrico Health District works with local, regional, and state partners to plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.

Emergency preparedness in the district is coordinated primarily by the District Emergency Coordinator, District Epidemiologist, and Henrico Medical Reserve Corps (HMRC) Coordinator, but all public health personnel play a vital role in public health emergency preparedness and response. Henrico HD Emergency Preparedness site - http://www.co.henrico.va.us/health/epr/ Henrico Medical Reserve Corps (HMRC): The HMRC consists of both medical and non-medical members and affords interested Henrico residents the opportunity to receive training on emergency preparedness and incident response. We welcome your application to our unit and invite you to read more about this volunteer opportunity below. If you are not a Henrico County resident but would like to be involved in the MRC program, please contact us and we can put you in touch with the MRC Coordinator in your area. Henrico MRC site - http://www.co.henrico.va.us/health/epr/hmrc/ Examples of public health emergency coordination include managing and responding to disease outbreaks, providing emergency shelter medical support, and providing coordination of our Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit.

Operating as usual

CDC
11/20/2020

CDC

As COVID-19 cases increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday is at home with the people you live with. Avoid gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you. See CDC’s guidance: https://bit.ly/35hIcti.

Richmond City Medical Reserve Corps, Virginia
11/03/2020

Richmond City Medical Reserve Corps, Virginia

We're helping to keep y'all safe at the polls! Henrico and Chickahominy Medical Reserve Corps

#ThankfulThursday We are very thankful for the MRC!
09/10/2020

#ThankfulThursday We are very thankful for the MRC!

#ThankfulThursday

Many thanks to the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers who have been an invaluable resource to the Virginia Department of Health during the COVID-19 health crisis. They provide hands-on support for our #COVID19 testing, screenings, contact tracing, making care kits and much more.

Learn more about the incredible MRC team and how to volunteer HERE:
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/richmond-city/richmond-city-mrc/

Henrico County/VDEM Community Canvassing Initiative 8/27/20
08/26/2020
Henrico County/VDEM Community Canvassing Initiative 8/27/20

Henrico County/VDEM Community Canvassing Initiative 8/27/20

Volunteers are needed to distribute care kits containing reusable face coverings, hand sanitizer and COVID safety information to communities throughout Henrico on Thursday, August 27th from 8AM - 11:30AM, with registration beginning at 7:30AM. Volunteers will be bused via HCPS buses to neighborhoods...

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger
08/26/2020

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger

Today, I visited the Henrico County Health Department to meet with Medical Director Dr. Danny Avula and a dedicated team of employees. I heard more about the challenges they're facing at this point in the COVID-19 public health crisis.

We discussed the strategies they've developed to overcome logistical hurdles and initial issues with testing. The department has now organized more than 40 testing events in Henrico communities. I also spoke with Virginia Secretary of Health Daniel Carey about the state-level response. Ongoing issues that were raised include the need for call center support, increased testing in our #VA07 communities, and PPE for vulnerable groups & frontline workers. We also agreed that telehealth will be a vital tool in the months to come. Finally, we discussed how we can best support minority and low-income communities in Central Virginia who have been disproportionately hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

I want to thank Secretary Carey, Medical Director Dr. Avula, and the entire Henrico Health Department for their tireless work during this crisis. Your commitment to our community, ingenuity in the face of obstacles, and selfless perseverance are saving lives in our district.

As health departments across the state continue to battle this pandemic, I encourage Central Virginians to make use of COVIDWISE. This free app was developed by the Commonwealth to aid in contact tracing, and it doesn't collect any of your private data. Learn more at www.vdh.virginia.gov/covidwise/.

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger
08/26/2020

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger

This afternoon, I stopped by the Hotchkiss COVID-19 testing event to see the Henrico Health Department's community testing strategy in action, and to thank the many professionals and volunteers who are working incredibly hard to keep our communities safe. Health departments across the Richmond area have greatly increased their COVID-19 testing capacity — the challenge now is increasing awareness and encouraging people to get tested.

Thank you to the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps volunteers, who are moving mountains with the force of their adaptability and dedication. These medical students, retired health workers, and concerned neighbors from all backgrounds are pivotal in the fight against this pandemic. #VA07

If you would like to attend the next Henrico Health Department community testing event, it's coming up this week:
Thursday, August 27
9:00-11:00 am
Tuckahoe Middle School, 9000 Three Chopt Road
Rain or Shine

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA
08/02/2020

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

The 5am update from NHC shows decreased current intensity as #Isaias battles westerly wind shear. The forecast track is largely unchanged but with a slight westward shift and marginally slower timing

07/28/2020
Practicing Social Distancing

Practicing Social Distancing

Find out 7 things you can do while social distancing to keep busy, stay connected, and keep your sanity.

Ready
07/22/2020

Ready

Hot weather can lead to serious heat-related illnesses. Know the difference and how to respond:

🌡️ Heat Stroke: headache, no sweating, red skin, strong pulse.
🌡️ Heat Exhaustion: dizzy, excessive sweating, pale skin, nausea/vomiting, muscle cramps.

If you experience any of these symptoms:

🌡️ Move to a cooler place
💦 Put a cool, wet cloth on your body
🚑 Call 911 for emergency medical care

More safety tips on CDC: cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.html

Check out these tips at stay hydrated and safe during this heat wave!
07/21/2020

Check out these tips at stay hydrated and safe during this heat wave!

Did you know that extreme heat results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards? Stay safe:

💧 Drink plenty of fluids
🔥 Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion & heat stroke
🚗 Never leave people/pets in a car

#SummerSafety
Ready.gov/heat

Volunteers busy helping our communities!
05/19/2020

Volunteers busy helping our communities!

Our volunteers have been so busy that we just can’t keep up! From contact tracing, to community testing...fit testing more volunteers to being infection prevention officers at local elections! Our volunteers are truly amazing and such rockstars!

Great job everyone!
05/09/2020

Great job everyone!

The chilly weather surely didn’t stop our volunteers from helping today! Over 50 Henrico, Chickahominy, and Richmond City MRC volunteers canvassed an eastern Henrico neighborhood promoting one of our testing events next week. County Manager Mr. Vithoulkas came out to show his appreciation as well!

Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers, Henrico Emergnecy Management, Henrico Fire and Police for helping with such a successful event! Richmond City Medical Reserve Corps, Virginia

Great job everyone!
05/02/2020

Great job everyone!

We had another successful event today! Henrico/Chickahominy and Richmond City volunteers along side Henrico Police and emergency management went out to our testing site next week to distribute fliers to the residents. It was a wonderful day to be outside and helping!

04/28/2020
ABC 8News - WRIC

ABC 8News - WRIC

Free COVID-19 testing happening now at the East Lawn Shopping Center next to Creighton Court. Gov. Ralph Northam, Mayor Levar Stoney and other Richmond city officials took a tour of the event earlier.

Richmond City and Henrico/Chickahominy MRC and staff held our first walk-up COVID testing site today!
04/22/2020

Richmond City and Henrico/Chickahominy MRC and staff held our first walk-up COVID testing site today!

Richmond City, Henrico and Chickahominy MRC volunteers practice social distancing during the pre-event briefing at our very first walk-up community COVID-19 testing event. All but 2 of the testers, assistants, check in, check out and greeters were MRC! We absolutely could not do it without you! Happy third day of national volunteer week!

Henrico County Government
04/13/2020

Henrico County Government

This is an especially difficult time for our older population. That’s why Henrico County just launched an Outreach Call Center for Older Residents. This program offers friendly telephone contact for seniors who feel socially isolated.

Participants can dial 804-501-5454. Once enrolled, they'll receive a 5-10 minute phone from our call center staff with Henrico County, VA - Aging Services to check-in and provide information on community resources that might help during this time. Residents can choose to be called every weekday, every other day or weekly.

If you have a family member, friend or neighbor who may benefit from this program, please provide our call center staff with the resident's name and phone number. We will be happy to reach out to them.
#oneHenrico

04/06/2020
Henrico County Health Department

#StayHomeRVA

Announcing #StayHomeRVA Hear a message from Richmond and Henrico Health Districts Director, Dr. Danny Avula on the importance of staying home. #CovidRVA #TIPH

Chickahominy Health District
04/02/2020

Chickahominy Health District

#socialdistancing #publichealth

Henrico County Government
03/30/2020

Henrico County Government

Today Gov. Ralph Northam issued a statewide Stay at Home order. The governor’s order asks everyone to stay at home except for essential work, food or medical care.

You can still exercise outdoors if you’re socially distanced and in a group of fewer than ten people.
This mandate is designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It remains in place through June 10.

Learn more about the Stay at Home order: https://bit.ly/3aunTcd

#COVIDRVA

03/24/2020
Henrico County Government

Henrico County Government

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. We all need to look out for one another.

#COVIDRVA #onehenrico

Henrico County Government
03/17/2020

Henrico County Government

Have questions about COVID-19?

The Richmond City Health District and Henrico County Health Department are now staffing a coronavirus hotline for providers, organizations, and community members to ask their COVID-19 public health questions. The hotline accepts calls from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.

#COVIDRVA

Virginia Department of Health
03/16/2020
Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Department of Health

Text message rumors of a national #quarantine are FAKE. There is no national lockdown. @CDC has and will continue to post the latest guidance on #COVID19. Get the Facts at vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus or 877-ASK-VDH3. #coronavirus

Virginia Department of Emergency Management
03/14/2020

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

STOP THE SPREAD: It's important to do your part and help stop the spread of coronavirus (#COVID19). You should:
➡️ Wash your hands
➡️ Telework, if possible
➡️ Practice social distancing

It's also important to stay informed and know where to look for reliable COVID-19 information.
➡️ Virginia Department of Health (Website: https://bit.ly/38QlKpv)
➡️ Virginia Department of Emergency Management
➡️ CDC

#COVID19Va

CDC
03/13/2020

CDC

While local governments, businesses, schools, and healthcare facilities are preparing for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, you can too. Develop a plan for home-based actions. Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy. Get more information about creating a household plan of action: https://bit.ly/2TrXBRE.

Henrico County Government
03/12/2020

Henrico County Government

As the Commonwealth of Virginia has declared a state of emergency regarding COVID-19, Henrico County officials continue to make preparations and coordinate with regional partners through the Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team to address developments related to the coronavirus and their potential impact in the community.

Central Virginia’s first positive case of COVID-19, a resident of Hanover in the Chickahominy Health District, was announced March 11. The case was not due to community spread of the virus but rather resulted from international travel by the affected individual.

The Virginia Department of Health has established a call center to provide general information about the coronavirus at 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343).

Henrico County Public Schools will close for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16. Other districts in the metro area are making closure announcements.

At this time, basic health practices at home and work remain key to slowing transmission of COVID-19.
• Stay home if you’re sick. Stay home for 24 hours following a fever, and ensure you are fever-free without the aid of medication.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Disinfect — by wiping down — frequently touched surfaces at home, at work and at community gathering spaces.
• Masks are not currently recommended for anyone other than infected people and health care providers.

More tips for preventing the spread of COVID-19 are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://ow.ly/qJw750yKrnf.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management
03/10/2020

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

CORONAVIRUS LATEST: The Virginia Department of Health confirms fourth and fifth “presumptive positive” cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Fairfax and in Spotsylvania County, Virginia ➡️ https://bit.ly/2wHWkgo

#coronavirus #COVID19 #Virginia #VaEmergency

Good tips to keep safe while cooking for the Super Bow tomorrow! 🏈🏈
02/02/2020

Good tips to keep safe while cooking for the Super Bow tomorrow! 🏈🏈

If you're cooking for groups this Super Bowl weekend, remember these food safety tips. Keep cold food cold. Reheat cooked food to at least 165 degrees. Keep hot food hot. Use clean containers and utensils when serving food. Don't leave food out for more than 2 hours at room temp.

Virginia Department of Health
01/30/2020
Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Department of Health

While supplies last, VDH is offering radon test kits for only a $3 shipping fee! Order your test kit today at vdhradon.org/

With the Super Bowl coming up, make sure to follow these food safety tips for a fun and safe party!
01/24/2020

With the Super Bowl coming up, make sure to follow these food safety tips for a fun and safe party!

Make Food Safety Part of Your Game Day Plan
Do you have a game plan for your next watch party? On game day, start with clean hands and utensils. Keep an eye on the clock: Don’t leave food sitting out for more than 2 hours. On the buffet, keep hot foods hot with a slow cooker or other warming device, and put cold foods on ice so they stay cold. If you’re ordering takeout or delivery, check health inspection scores if they’re available, and make sure food is handled properly so it is safe to eat. Learn more about takeout and delivery at https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/communication/food-safety-meal-kits.html?deliveryName=DM17809

Henrico County Health Department
01/08/2020

Henrico County Health Department

Whistle while you work... 🎵 to get your emergency kit stocked with items you need to be prepared!

One easy and affordable item you can buy today is a whistle. Whistles can help signal for help in the event of an emergency. #Henrico

Henrico County Government
03/05/2018
Henrico County Government

Henrico County Government

Certified copies of birth, marriage and divorce certificates now can be obtained from the Henrico County Health Department. The new vital-records service, available at the department’s East and West locations, is part of a pilot program of the Virginia Department of Health.

Individuals can obtain copies of certificates for births, marriages and divorces that occurred in Virginia. The cost is $12 each. Records can be obtained for one’s self or for immediate family members (mother, father, child, wife, husband, sister, brother, grandparent). Birth records can be issued to a legal guardian with proof-of-custody papers.

Individuals will need proper identification, such as a driver’s license, passport or military ID card, but they do not have to live in Henrico to take advantage of the service. Vital records can be obtained 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at both department locations. Individuals seeking to obtain a record from the department’s east site should call to schedule an appointment.

Henrico Health Department West
Human Services Building, second floor
8600 Dixon Powers Drive
(804) 501-4660

Henrico Health Department East
1400 N. Laburnum Ave.
(804) 652-3190

Please note: Original filings and certified copies of death certificates continue to be available at both department locations. The cost is $12 each. Additional vital records information, including a complete list of accepted forms of identification, is available from the Henrico Health Department.

03/02/2018
Henrico County Office of Emergency Management

Henrico County Office of Emergency Management

**This post contains outdated information.**

Henrico County Government partners are hard at work to help with response efforts to the wind event here in the County. Here is an update as of 4:45pm (1645 hours):

Dominion Energy reports 18,064 customers without power. Unknown restoral of services on many of these outages at this time, but crews are working very hard to assess and repair the outages as fast as they can.

Williamsburg @ White Oak, Cox @ Innslake, Patterson @ Santa Ana are a few of the major intersections that have had reports of trees down across them this afternoon. Crews are working to clear these intersections. There are numerous reports of trees down in other locations across the County, and we are working to clear them from County right-of-ways.

So far, Fire and Police partners have responded to more than 160 calls for service due to the storm.

The County Emergency Operations Center is open and assisting with coordination efforts alongside Department of Public Works, Henrico County Division of Fire, Henrico County Police, and Henrico Health District Emergency Preparedness and Response partners.

Address

8600 Dixon Powers Dr
Henrico, VA
23228

General information

Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Mission: The Mission of the Virginia Department of Health is to promote and protect the health of all Virginians. The agency's vision statement is "Healthy People in Healthy Communities." VDH Organization Structure: The Henrico Health District is one of 35 health districts in the Commonwealth of Virginia and falls under the Virginia Department of Health's centralized coordination. Each health district is lead by a Health Director that coordinates and supervises local health district (LHD) operations. Within each LHD District Emergency Coordinators oversee public health emergency preparedness and response efforts and partner closely with Henrico County agencies and leadership. More information available at http://www.vdh.state.va.us/Administration/orgchart/index.htm Page Monitoring: This page is monitored during regular business hours (8 AM to 5 PM, M-F). Emergency information should be reported to 9-1-1. Henrico Health District does not endorse or maintain any affiliation with followers, fans, or subscribers of this site.

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