Henrico Health District Warns Of Covid Outbreak

Tied To Live Event at Local Restuarant

October 22, 2020 - 2:51 pm
Dr. Danny Avula, head of the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts.  (Matt Demlein, WRVA)

(Matt Demlein, WRVA)


(Glen Allen, Virginia)  — The Henrico County Health Department (HCHD) is investigating a cluster of COVID-19 infections associated with a live music event at a local Henrico establishment.  HCHD is working closely with the establishment and is evaluating whether potential COVID-19 exposures beyond that date may have taken place.

Individuals who attended the live music event Friday, October 9, 2020, at JJ’s Grille (10298 Staples Mill Road) might have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.  HCHD recommends that those individuals immediately stay home and away from others for 14 days (until October 24), monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, and consider being tested for COVID-19 infection.

While there have been no reported cases of exposure associated with live music or group events held on dates before October 9, HCHD is still evaluating the potential for further exposures and would recommend that individuals who have visited the establishment after October 9 monitor for symptoms and consider being tested for COVID-19 infection.

Symptoms of COVID-19 infection can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, chills, muscle pain, or new loss of taste or smell. Individuals who develop symptoms concerning for COVID-19 infection should contact their medical provider and seek out testing for COVID-19. Anyone with chest pain or shortness of breath should call or text 911 immediately.

Individuals in self-quarantine should stay home, avoid having guests visit them, not share items like towels and plates, stay at least 6 feet away from others, and wear a mask when around people who have not had the same exposure.