The school division continues to implement risk-prevention strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to changing health conditions.
- Find details about our plan to return safely for five days a week of in-person learning in 2021-22 at our Back-to-School page, including FAQ about current COVID-19 health policies.
Integral to our COVID-19 safety efforts is the HCPS Health Committee, which meets regularly to consider current pandemic conditions and trends in the Richmond region and Virginia. The committee is made up of 16 individuals from the Henrico Health District, HCPS administration, the HCPS Student Health Advisory Board and the community. The committee provides updates and makes recommendations to the School Board and administrators. The school division reviews and considers these recommendations (along with additional factors including federal, state and local guidance, as well as additional community feedback) to help determine and implement the safest possible conditions for in-person learning for students, employees and the community.
Below you’ll find the most recent public presentation materials from the HCPS Health Committee, as well as meeting notes and minutes dating to 2020.
Health Committee Meeting Minutes
The Virginia Department of Health provides a tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called CDC K-12 School Metrics, to aid school systems in decision-making about in-person instruction. To see the data, click the link and select “Henrico” under locality, as well as the week. The committee is using that information as part of its analysis.