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Free COVID-19 Testing Events
We are conducting free COVID-19 Community Testing Events in Richmond City and Henrico County. To reduce the load on our call center staff, consider using the COVID-19 Community Testing Event Registration form to make a testing appointment, rather than calling the hotline. If you are unable to use the form, you may call the hotline at (804) 205-3501 to register and find a date and location that is convenient. Community Testing Events are subject to change or cancellation. Testing locations are accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility support devices. Car-side testing is also available for patients on-site as needed.
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RHHD EXPANDS COMMUNITY HUBS TO INCLUDE COVID-19 TESTING
September 3, 2021- Starting the week of September 5th, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) will open COVID-19 testing services at two of the COVID-19 vaccination community hubs that opened earlier this week. The two hubs will provide communities a consistent and reliable location to get tested for COVID-19. Meanwhile, a rotating testing clinic is also being added to increase access to testing across more communities.
The two hubs include Tuesdays at Second Baptist Church (drive through) and Wednesdays at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (walk up). Both hubs offer testing from 9:00am-11:00am. Rotating events on Thursdays will occur at various locations and times with the first happening on September 9th at Hotchkiss Field Community Center from 1:00pm-3:00pm.
“Throughout the planning of the COVID-19 vaccination hubs, we have been working to offer more services out of the sites,” explains Dylan Knight, Testing Coordinator at RHHD. “Offering testing in the morning and vaccines in the afternoon allows us to offer those services at the same site without potentially exposing someone who is coming in to get vaccinated with someone who may be coming in with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.”
To learn more about all available COVID-19 vaccination and testing, visit www.rchd.com.
RHHD OPENS COMMUNITY COVID-19 VACCINATION HUBS
August 30, 2021- Starting in September, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) will open four COVID-19 vaccination hubs that will each operate weekly in the coming months. These four small hubs will supplement RHHD’s ongoing pop up events in partnership with large employers, faith communities, community organizations, and more.
The opening of the four hubs follows the closing of RHHD’s last mass vaccination site at George Wythe High School earlier this month. Hubs are located in Richmond’s downtown and southside and in eastern and western Henrico to provide access to multiple communities.
“What we learned throughout our vaccination efforts so far is that a combination of clinics at stable locations and pop up events with community outreach is helpful in creating vaccine access,” explains Joanna Cirillo, Public Health Nurse Supervisor at RHHD. “These small hubs allow for folks to learn about events through word of mouth…communities know where we will be.”
The clinic locations and times are as follows:
- Tuesdays, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm (first clinic on September 7th): Second Baptist Church (3300 Broad Rock Blvd)
- Wednesdays, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm: Henrico Recreation Center (1440 N Laburnum Ave)
- Thursdays, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm: RHHD Downtown Location (400 E Cary St)
- Fridays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm: RHHD Henrico West Location (8600 Dixon Powers Dr)
To learn more about all available COVID-19 vaccination opportunities, visit vax.rchd.com.
FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine
August 23, 2021 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals... [Read more]
COVID-19 CHILD DEATH IN RICHMOND/HENRICO AREA
August 20, 2021 – Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) received notice of a recent death of a child caused by COVID-19. The child was between the ages of 0-9. The death will be reflected on the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard tomorrow. To protect the privacy of the child’s family, RHHD will not be releasing any further details.
“Our hearts are heavy as we share this tragic and devastating news,” says Dr. Melissa Viray, Deputy Director of RHHD. “We send our condolences to the family and are thinking of them in this incredibly difficult time.”
This is the second reported childhood death caused by COVID-19 in Richmond and Henrico and tenth in the state of Virginia.
Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to be the best way to protect our most vulnerable, including children too young to get vaccinated. To protect children from severe illness or death from COVID-19, RHHD recommends the following:
- Children 12 and older should be vaccinated against COVID-19
- Everyone who spends time with children under the age of 12 should be vaccinated against COVID-19
- Children should wear masks while indoors with individuals who are not a part of their household and should practice social distancing
- Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should follow self-isolation guidelines to avoid passing COVID-19 to children
For more information on preventing COVID-19, visit rchd.com or call 804-205-3501.
RHHD Recommends Mask Wearing in Indoor Gathering Places
July 30, 2021 – Richmond and Henrico Health Districts now recommend everyone wear a mask indoors while around others who are not a part of their household, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Following new data that suggest COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent a vaccinated person from spreading COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant, the CDC now recommends areas with high or substantial COVID-19 community transmission wear masks indoors. Both Richmond City and Henrico County are experiencing substantial community transmission…[Read more!]
Richmond Declares Racism A Public Health Crisis
On Monday, July 26, Richmond joined more than 200 other localities across the US to declare racism a public health crisis. By unanimous decision, Richmond City Council adopted the declaration and committed not only to acknowledging disparities and injustices but to becoming an actively anti-racist government that centers racial justice work in all aspects of its work. This is a huge step for our city, though the declaration itself is only a symbol that will need to be followed by bold and consistent action in order to create real change...[Read more!]
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Employers Must Report Positive COVID-19 Cases to VDH
The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry COVID-19 standard requires all employers to report positive cases of COVID-19 to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The Emergency Temporary Standard mandates that the employer report positive cases within 24 hours of the discovery of three (3) or more employees present at the place of employment within a 14-day period testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus during that 14-day time period.
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