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COVID-19 cases are increasing locally, regionally, and nationally. Take a second today to assess and refresh how you hav...
11/09/2020
Fairfax County Government

COVID-19 cases are increasing locally, regionally, and nationally. Take a second today to assess and refresh how you have been following COVID-19 prevention steps.

We all STILL need to:

😷Wear Face Coverings
👐Wash Hands
🏡Stay Home
🧪Get Tested

Four Things You Need to Know about COVID-19 Today
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Here are four things that you need to know about the pandemic in Fairfax Health District and what you can do to stay healthy and safe:

1️⃣ Cases are increasing – but not surging – in our community
2️⃣ Family gatherings, social events and workplace exposures contribute to spread
3️⃣ Staying home if you were exposed to COVID-19 can help slow the spread
4️⃣ Reinfection by the virus that causes COVID-19 is possible, but not likely

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2I6cvKo

Did you miss our job announcement on Friday?Now that things have slowed down a little on social media, check out these t...
11/09/2020

Did you miss our job announcement on Friday?

Now that things have slowed down a little on social media, check out these two opportunities to work with us! Applications close on Friday, 11/13.

#PreparednessThruPartnerships

Want to join our team? Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management has TWO positions accepting applications:

-Emergency Management Specialist II
-Financial Specialist II

Hurry! The application deadline is 11/13.

https://bit.ly/2GFhyB2
https://bit.ly/351kYHE

Want to join our team? Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management has TWO positions accepting applications:-Emergency...
11/06/2020

Want to join our team? Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management has TWO positions accepting applications:

-Emergency Management Specialist II
-Financial Specialist II

Hurry! The application deadline is 11/13.

https://bit.ly/2GFhyB2
https://bit.ly/351kYHE

Halloween has come and gone, and we are already 5 days into November!Plan your Thanksgiving early by checking out celebr...
11/05/2020

Halloween has come and gone, and we are already 5 days into November!

Plan your Thanksgiving early by checking out celebration activity risk levels. Just like with Halloween, Thanksgiving doesn't have to be cancelled. Just careful.

As Thanksgiving approaches, many may be wondering how to celebrate safely this season. Please remember that we all have an important role to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and we must not let our guard down, even around friends and family.

See the guidelines for a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving during COVID-19: https://bit.ly/326MrFW

#FFXCOVID

Our friends @ffxpublicworks were featured in the APWA weekly newsletter for their dedication during COVID-19!Public work...
11/04/2020

Our friends @ffxpublicworks were featured in the APWA weekly newsletter for their dedication during COVID-19!

Public works continues to provide frontline workers to ensure essential services are provided to our @fairfaxcounty residents.

Thank you for your service! 👏

Some of our squad is also assisting our partner agencies today in our Emergency Operations Center (EOC).Our EOC provides...
11/03/2020

Some of our squad is also assisting our partner agencies today in our Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Our EOC provides awareness through computers and screens to display what is going on. An EOC is also a place where we can gather agency reps to make decisions together!

Our staff is supporting elections today by working with our county partners to ensure polling places are running smoothl...
11/03/2020

Our staff is supporting elections today by working with our county partners to ensure polling places are running smoothly and safely despite the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic.

Election operations involve the teamwork of many county agencies. #PreparednessThruPartnerships

#PushTheButtonChallengeDid you check your smoke alarms this weekend? We did! Emergency manager Ashley pushed the button ...
11/02/2020

#PushTheButtonChallenge

Did you check your smoke alarms this weekend? We did! Emergency manager Ashley pushed the button last night to make sure her alarm worked.

It's not too late! Test yours and share!

11/02/2020

Monday Weather Report: It is STILL really windy!

@NWS_BaltWash has extended the Wind Advisory for Fairfax County until 2 PM for 20 - 30 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph.

Secure loose objects in yard and watch for falling tree branches. Report outages to your energy provider.

10/30/2020

And lastly - here are some basic tips to follow!

🎃 Costume masks do not replace face coverings
🧼 Wash hands and use sanitizer during all events
🍭 Handle other's treats as little as possible

We can't wait to hear about your Halloween on Monday!
Stay safe this weekend! 🤗❤️🎃

10/30/2020

Our last post showed the SAFEST Halloween options.

The following have a MODERATE risk. Take proper precautions and know your risk BEFORE participating in:

🎃 Grab&Go Treats
🍭 No Contact Goodie Bags
👻 Outdoor pumpkin patches

Without 😷 and distancing, these are HIGH RISK.

10/30/2020

It's Halloween Eve!🎃👻🍭

Still searching for safe Halloween plans?
Here are 3 ideas:

🎃Pumpkin carving outside
🏡 Decorating your home
👻 Virtual costume contest

Continue COVID measures. Mask up. Keep distance. Wash hands. Outside is always better than inside.

Dam projects are an important part of flood control in the county! While this falls under public works, our emergency ma...
10/30/2020

Dam projects are an important part of flood control in the county! While this falls under public works, our emergency managers partner with them for emergency planning needs.

This week, EM Greg participated in the Lake Barton Dam pre-construction meeting.
#PrepThruPartnership 💪

[10/30 at 8:00A]: US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington has issued a Frost Advisory for Fairfax County from 3...
10/30/2020

[10/30 at 8:00A]: US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington has issued a Frost Advisory for Fairfax County from 3 AM to 9 AM Saturday due to the threat of frost formation and low temperatures.

Frost could harm sensitive plants left uncovered overnight. Take action today to protect plants as needed.

10/30/2020
AARP Virginia

Today is the day!

Tune into AARP Virginia at 10 AM for their Friday Fraudcast discussion on disaster scams and frauds. This 30 minute talk will be on Facebook Live, and features two FEMA experts.

Share this widely and learn how to protect yourself today, so you do not become a victim of scams after a disaster tomorrow.

Tune in for a 30-minute discussion to learn about disaster-related frauds and scams, with officials from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

10/29/2020

[10/30 at 7:35A]: All Flood Watches and Warnings have been cancelled. Roads may still be wet this morning, so drive with caution.
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[10/29 at 3:10P]: The Flood Warning for Fairfax County has been extended until 6 PM.

10/29/2020
AARP Virginia

Unfortunately, disasters don't always bring out the best in people. Scammers and fraudsters can be a huge risk to disaster survivors trying to recover and rebuild their lives.

Tune in tomorrow on AARP Virginia Facebook Live at 10 AM to learn how to avoid disaster scams.

Tune in for a 30-minute discussion to learn about disaster-related frauds and scams, with officials from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

[10/29 at 9:45A]: NWS has issued a Flood Warning for Central Fairfax County, including the City of Fairfax, until 4 PM.H...
10/29/2020

[10/29 at 9:45A]: NWS has issued a Flood Warning for Central Fairfax County, including the City of Fairfax, until 4 PM.

Heavy rain is ongoing and water is likely starting to collect on roads, especially in construction zones.

If you must drive, stay aware. Avoid flooded roads.

[10/28 at 3:10P]: US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington has issued a Flood Watch for Fairfax County from 5 AM...
10/28/2020

[10/28 at 3:10P]: US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington has issued a Flood Watch for Fairfax County from 5 AM to 11 PM tomorrow for the threat of heavy rain.

Do not enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth, especially while driving. Stay away or be swept away.
#FloodWatch #FloodSafety

10/28/2020

Ready for the rain tomorrow?

We are expected to receive 2-4 inches throughout Thursday. We also may see gusty winds Friday.

🍂Clear leaves out of gutters/drainage systems
🎃 Protect non-waterproof items
💨 Bring in items that may blow away
⏰ Plan extra commuting time

As emergency managers, we often remind you to check your emergency supplies when you change your clock for time change.T...
10/28/2020

As emergency managers, we often remind you to check your emergency supplies when you change your clock for time change.

This weekend, we are also reminding you to check your smoke alarms! Check out the post below from our friends at Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department!

✔ Push the button to check if it works
✔ Insert fresh batteries
✔ Check smoke alarm replacement date

Also know if your smoke alarm includes carbon monoxide monitoring as well. If not, consider purchasing some for your home. If you have some already, test those this weekend as well!

This Sunday: Change Your Clock–Check Your Smoke Alarm! We move our clocks back one hour early Sunday morning! Remember that when you change your clock, #FCFRD firefighters/paramedics want you to check your smoke alarms to ensure they are working.

More: https://ffxfirerescue.wordpress.com/2020/10/27/this-sunday-change-your-clock-check-your-smoke-alarm-3/

#FairfaxCounty #fairfax

We may be "Falling Back" this weekend, but your preparedness and safety doesn't have to!Take some time to check your eme...
10/26/2020

We may be "Falling Back" this weekend, but your preparedness and safety doesn't have to!

Take some time to check your emergency supplies. Some supplies may need replaced or expire soon.

Replace batteries in smoke detectors and check detector replacement date also!

[10/23 at 7:30A]: A  Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for Fairfax County until 10A for fog causing reduced visibility les...
10/23/2020

[10/23 at 7:30A]: A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for Fairfax County until 10A for fog causing reduced visibility less than a quarter of a mile in spots.

Drive with caution. #FFXWx #FogAdvisory

Despite the pandemic, public safety training must go on!This week, our NIMS compliance officer assisted Stafford County ...
10/22/2020

Despite the pandemic, public safety training must go on!

This week, our NIMS compliance officer assisted Stafford County with putting on an Incident Command System 300 class for regional public safety partners. ICS courses are essential for public safety partners who may be involved in disaster response and recovery operations.

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we continue to support our partners safely! 😷

Photo: Shawn Martin (Deputy Sheriff in Stafford County), Virgil Gray (Stafford County Emergency Management Coordinator), and Alfred Mullins (Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management NIMS Compliance Officer).

When you look outside, you sure do get those Halloween vibes...🎃👻🍬🍭Don't get spooked on the roads! Fog can make it harde...
10/20/2020

When you look outside, you sure do get those Halloween vibes...🎃👻🍬🍭

Don't get spooked on the roads! Fog can make it harder to see ahead. Use caution and slow down while driving.

While there is no official fog advisory, there could be dense patches along your commute.

Late in September, Fairfax County Public Affairs hosted Emergency Manager Ashley on County Conversation podcast for Nati...
10/19/2020
Emergency Preparedness and National Preparedness Month -- County Conversation Podcast (Sept. 2020)

Late in September, Fairfax County Public Affairs hosted Emergency Manager Ashley on County Conversation podcast for National Preparedness Month!

To learn more about Fairfax County OEM's virtual outreach efforts and how to be more prepared, check it out: https://bit.ly/2FKO982

The County Conversation is a podcast featuring employees and subject matter experts from the Fairfax County Government discussing programs, services and items of interest to residents of Fairfax Count

Thank you all for #ShakingOut yesterday!2020 has been a challenge for all of us, but it is amazing to see how resilient ...
10/16/2020

Thank you all for #ShakingOut yesterday!

2020 has been a challenge for all of us, but it is amazing to see how resilient we are. Not only can we deal with current emergencies, but we also can prepare for future ones.

Through simple prep, we can be ready for what comes next.

What an awesome #ShakeOutSelfie! Julian was able to practice the earthquake drill today in between school classes at hom...
10/15/2020

What an awesome #ShakeOutSelfie!

Julian was able to practice the earthquake drill today in between school classes at home. We give him an A+ for form!

Thanks for #ShakingOut with us today!

One of our OEM Corps Volunteers decided to practice his earthquake safety preparedness for the #GreatShakeout and sent u...
10/15/2020

One of our OEM Corps Volunteers decided to practice his earthquake safety preparedness for the #GreatShakeout and sent us his #ShakeOutSelfie!

Thanks Ross for #ShakingOut with us!

Emergency manager Grelia is #ShakingOut with us today! Her #ShakeOutSelfie is under her work desk.She is not only upping...
10/15/2020

Emergency manager Grelia is #ShakingOut with us today! Her #ShakeOutSelfie is under her work desk.

She is not only upping her personal safety preparedness, but is also doing so while masking up! 😷

2020 has shown that we can have multiple emergencies at once. Let's prepare!

Thanks to emergency manager Sarah for her #ShakeOutSelfie from home! Many of us are working from home offices now to sta...
10/15/2020

Thanks to emergency manager Sarah for her #ShakeOutSelfie from home!

Many of us are working from home offices now to stay safe. Have you considered office safety at home?

Fire, tornado, an earthquake drills should still be done!

Thanks for #ShakingOut!

Our first #ShakeOutSelfie is emergency manager Matt from our office! Even emergency managers practice our personal safet...
10/15/2020

Our first #ShakeOutSelfie is emergency manager Matt from our office! Even emergency managers practice our personal safety drills!

We cannot help our community prepare, respond, or recover from disasters of we don't make sure we are safe too!

Where's your #ShakeOutSelfie?!

10/15/2020

It's SHAKE OUT TIME!

Time to practice your earthquake sheltering at home! Don't forget to tag us in your drill photos with #ShakeOutSelfie.

Remember, we said shake OUT not shake IT. 😀 Save the dance videos for tomorrow. #ShakeOut

TODAY WE SHAKE!At 10:15 - participate in a home earthquake drill by DROPPING - COVERING - and HOLDING ON! Send us your f...
10/15/2020

TODAY WE SHAKE!

At 10:15 - participate in a home earthquake drill by DROPPING - COVERING - and HOLDING ON! Send us your family drill pictures and tag them with #ShakeOutSelfie

We can't wait to see your shining faces while practicing preparedness!

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