Latest Updates on COVID-19

Fairfax County

3/26/2020 — Fairfax County announced the opening of three Inova Urgent Care respiratory illness clinic locations to help check the spread of coronavirus. Read the announcement.

3/26/2020 — Fairfax County Assistance from a Distance During COVID-19. Visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/assistance-distance to find out which government services are available by phone and online.

3/25/2020 — Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools have worked together to develop a searchable map that includes community food distribution sites, including FCPS grab and go locations, community meal distribution sites, food pantries, and other related services. See schedule and locations.

3/24/2020 — YMCA of Metropolitan Washington will distribute produce at its Reston Location, 12196 Sunset Hills Road, on Wednesdays 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to noon. You do not have to be a member of the Y. Bring your own bag. Learn more at YMCA Grocery Distribution.

3/23/2020 — Superintendent of Schools Scott Bradburn announced, “A short while ago, Governor Northam announced that all Virginia K-12 schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic year. I know this is very disappointing news but also an understandable decision considering the environment we are in as we all try to do our part to flatten the curve and contain the spread of the virus. Read more ….

3/23/2020Fairfax County Park Authority announced today that “With Fairfax County Park Authority playgrounds now closed, health officials also recommend refraining from playing on all playground equipment at this time, including community/neighborhood playgrounds. Read more ….

Virginia

3/27/2020 — Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) provides updated numbers of COVID-19 Cases in the Commonwealth. https://www.vpap.org/covid-19/

3/26/2020 — Resources from the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). Download a general information flyer on filing claims. More information is available at http://www.vec.virginia.gov/.

3/25/2020 — Governor Northam Directs Postponement of Elective Surgeries. Order will preserve medical beds and personal protective equipment for COVID-19 response. Read the press release.

3/25/2020 — Governor Ralph Northam’s administration has provided frequently asked questions with answers on Executive Order Fifty-Three.

3/23/2020Governor Ralph Northam today issued, “a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes all K-12 schools for the remainder of the academic year. Governor Northam is also urging all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel outside the home, if and when possible. This order goes into effect at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and will remain in place until 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 23, 2020.” Read more …. Watch the video of today’s announcement here.

3/23/2020The Virginia Department of Health reports that the Office of Vital Records walk-in customer service lobby at 2001 Maywill St, Richmond, VA 23230 is now closed due to COVID-19 public health precautions. The Office of Vital Records does remain open to process customer mail-in applications and answer customer telephone inquiries. (804-662-6200) Read more ….

Nationwide

3/26/2020 — Time published A Coronavirus Guide for Older Adults (And Their Family Advocates).

3/26/2020 — Acting Secretary Chad Wolf Statement on the REAL ID Enforcement Deadline Extension. Visit https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/26/acting-secretary-chad-wolf-statement-real-id-enforcement-deadline for details.

3/26/2020 — IRS issues guidance on Coronavirus Tax Relief payments. Visit https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus often for updates. For those looking for information on stimulus payments, #IRS will share it as soon as it’s available. In the meantime, there’s no need to sign up for anything – Just make sure you’ve filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return.

3/25/2020 — FEMA published a webpage on Coronavirus Rumor Control to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control

3/23/2020The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Checklist for Older Persons, “If you are an older adult or someone who has severe chronic medical conditions such as heart or lung disease, or diabetes, you are at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. It is very important for you to take steps to stay healthy.” Read more ….

3/23/2020The CDC releases daily update of number of COVID-19 cases in U.S. “COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance.” Read more ….