Updates on COVID-19 for Fairfax County

October 2020

10/27/2020 — Teens and Young Adults Can Enroll in Free E-Cigarette Quit Program. COVID-19 attacks the lungs and there is growing evidence that vaping can harm lung health overall. Read about the program.

10/27/2020 — Fairfax County Gives Businesses More Tools to Operate Through the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read the details.

10/20/2020 — How to Vote Safely During the Pandemic. Read the guidance.

10/20/2020 — Fairfax County Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Underway. Read the update.

10/13/2020 — FCPS Begins Gradual Return to In-Person Instruction. Read the information.

10/13/2020 — Equitable Access to COVID-19 Testing Available in the Fairfax Health District. Read the details.

10/6/2020 — Fairfax County Discourages Traditional Trick-or-Treating for Halloween; Safe Alternatives Available. Read the guidance.

10/6/2020 — Inova Provides COVID-19 Testing Update. Read the update.

September 2020

9/29/2020 — Donations Needed to Support Fairfax County Nonprofits Who Help Individuals Experiencing Homelessness. Read what is needed.

9/29/2020 — Six Things to Know about the COVID-19 Response Today in Fairfax County. Read the article.

9/22/2020 — Sewing Center Volunteer Opportunities Available to Help Make Masks. Read the details.

9/22/2020 — What to Know if You or a Family Member Is Returning Home from a Campus COVID-19 Outbreak. Read the advice.

9/15/2020 — How to Submit Documents When Applying for Food, Financial and Medical Assistance. Read the article.

9/15/2020 — Board of Supervisors Approves Additional $12 Million for Fairfax RISE Grant Program. Read the details.

9/8/2020 — Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) free breakfast and lunch program for ALL FCPS students is being extended through December 31, ensuring that students have access to nutritious food during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

9/8/2020 –Video from Fairfax County: Staying the Course to Slow the Spread of COVID-19. Watch the video.

9/1/2020 — FCPS Superintendent Scott Brabrand will host Return to School Town Hall on Wednesday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m. More information is at Town Hall.

9/1/2020 — Fairfax County Lifts Up Concern that Vaping Raises Risk of COVID-19 Complications in Teenagers. Learn more here.

August 2020

8/25/2020 — FCPS Launches New Parent Technology Help Desk, Readies Students and Families for Virtual Learning. Learn about it here.

8/25/2020 — Fairfax County Offers Guidance on Managing Stress and Promoting Positive Mental Health During COVID-19 Quarantine. Read the details.

8/18/2020 — Fairfax County Offers Guidance on “When – and How – Can You Safely Visit Grandparents and Older Adults?” Read the guidance.

8/18/2020 — Fairfax County Announces New “Supporting Return to School” (SRS) Program to Bolster Virtual Learning. Read the details.

8/11/2020 — Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board Provides Tips for Parents and Caregivers during COVID-19. Read the guidance.

8/11/2020 — Fairfax County Provides Additional Resources to Find Rent Help Resources. Visit resource page.

8/4/2020 — 3 Ways Small Businesses Can Seek COVID-19 Assistance. Read the article.

8/4/2020 — Cleaning Supplies and Children’s Face Coverings Donations Still Needed. Read the details.

July 2020

7/28/2020 — Coronavirus Update – Food Resources: For Those in Need, and How to Contribute. Access the links here.

7/28/2020 — Help Still Wanted: Recruitment of Contact Tracing Staff Continues. Read the announcement.

7/21/2020 — FCPS Will Begin School Year September 8 Virtually. Read the announcement.

7/21/2020 — Fairfax County Encourages Face Coverings to Save Lives and Keep COVID-19 Case Numbers Down. Read the information.

7/14/2020 — Fairfax County Resident Resource Guide provides information for those needing assistance in a variety of areas (legal, financial, food, childcare, …). View or download the Guide.

7/14/2020 — Several Fairfax County Facilities to Provide In-Person Services in Phase Three. Read the release.

7/7/2020 — Fairfax County Public Schools Extends Enrollment Deadline to July 15; Superintendent to Propose Starting School Year September 8. Read the release.

7/7/2020 — Beginning Monday, July 13, Fairfax County Public Library is gearing up for a limited service reopening of library branches. Read the details.

June 2020

6/30/2020 — Notable New State Laws Affecting Fairfax County Effective July 1, 2020. Read the list.

6/30/2020 — Fairfax County Reduces Penalties for Late Car and Real Estate Tax Payments. Read the article.

6/23/2020 — Fairfax County to Make Temporary Shelter Available During COVID-19. Read the details about eligibility and contact information.

6/23/2020 — Fairfax County Shares Information to Protect Your Tenant Rights during COVID-19. Read the announcement.

6/16/2020 — More Park Facilities Opening Under Phase Two Guidelines. Read the details.

6/16/2020 — Reopening Schools Plan Presented to Fairfax County School Board. Read about factors considered.

6/9/2020 — Fairfax RISE COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant Fund offers financial assistance to small businesses and nonprofits adversely affected by the Coronavirus shutdowns. Time sensitive information available here.

6/9/2020 — Health Department Rapid Response Teams: Stopping the Spread in Our Most Vulnerable Communities. Read here.

6/2/2020 — Inside Health Department Contact Investigations (And What You Should Know If You’re Contacted). Fairfax County Contact Investigation Efforts.

6/2/2020 — Summer Concerts and Independence Day Celebrations Canceled in July. Read the update.

May 2020

5/26/2020 — Fairfax County Summer Camps, Rec-PAC, SACC Cancelled. Read the details.

5/26/2020 — Parks, Pools and School Facility Status Recap from Fairfax County Parks Authority. Visit Recap.

5/19/2020 — Fairfax Connector Passengers Now Required to Wear Face Coverings. Read details here.

5/19/2020 — Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing in Fairfax County.

5/12/2020 — COVID-19 Case Data for Fairfax Health District. Case Data Dashboard.

5/10/2020 — Northern Virginia Localities Urge Governor to Set Regional Targets for Reopening. Detailed information is here.

5/5/2020 — The Fairfax County Health Department has revamped and expanded the data it reports in its online COVID-19 dashboard

5/5/2020 — Coronavirus Update – Message from the Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools. Read message here.

APRIL 2020

4/28/2020 — Fairfax County provides information on Public Health COVID-19 testing. Information and testing locations.

4/28/2020 — FCPS has created a Parent Resource Center that includes workshops, consultations, and other guidance. You can also call (703-204-3941) and email (prc@fcps.eadu). They are open M-F 8am-4pm.

4/21/2020 — Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health Care Options for the Uninsured. View the list.

4/21/2020 — Housing Assistance & Information Resources for Northern Virginians: https://beyer.house.gov/uploadedfiles/housing_assistance.pdf

4/14/2020 — Fairfax County Announces Small Business Recovery MicroLoan Fund. In addition, the Fairfax County BEOC (Business Emergency Operations Council) has created a dashboard to facilitate information sharing among the business community.

4/13/2020 — Fairfax County COVID-19 Health Alert Toolkit Hits Mailboxes. Read more.

4/13/2020 — Beyer Releases Summary of Financial Support Available for Northern Virginians Amid COVID-19 Pandemic. Read here.

4/7/2020 — Fairfax County encourages residents to consider alternate means to celebrate religious observances. Visit website.

4/7/2020 — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a one month extension for filing vehicle and business personal property taxes and paying the first installment of real estate taxes. Read more.

MARCH 2020

3/31/2020 — The Pantry at South Lakes High School is now collecting items at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Herndon. There will be a ‘no-contact’ collection on Mondays 2-4pm and Wednesdays 10am-noon. More information is at http://southlakesptsa.org/the-pantry/

3/31/2020 —  Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is offering free legal advice to low-income, elderly, and disabled individuals and families in a number of areas including, unemployment claims, housing, evictions and foreclosures and protective orders. Flyer LSNV COVID 19 3-31-2020

3/30/2020 — The Arc of Northern Virginia offers a website with Coronavirus information and resources for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. https://www.coronavirus-thearcofva.org/

3/28/2020 — List of hours and information for chain stores in the area

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 ….

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