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Northern Virginia Localities Urge Governor to Set Regional Targets for Reopening--------------------------------------Th...
05/10/2020
Northern Virginia Localities Urge Governor to Set Regional Targets for Reopening - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Northern Virginia Localities Urge Governor to Set Regional Targets for Reopening
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The chief elected officials of the five largest localities in Northern Virginia have sent a letter to Governor Northam, supporting his “Forward Virginia” reopening plan in general but urging him to implement it for the region only once regional threshold metrics have been met.

Full Details: https://bit.ly/3dzTslI

Posted at 10 a.m. The chief elected officials of the five largest localities in Northern Virginia have sent a letter to Governor Northam, supporting his “Forward Virginia” reopening plan in general but urging him to implement it for the region only once regional threshold metrics have been met. ...

May 8 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: 301 New Cases, Family Services Assistance, PPE Donation from Nationals and Mo...
05/08/2020
May 8 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: 301 New Cases, Family Services Assistance, PPE Donation from Nationals and More - Fairfax County Emergency Information

May 8 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: 301 New Cases, Family Services Assistance, PPE Donation from Nationals and More
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✅ LINK TO FULL UPDATE: https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/05/08/may-8-coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update-301-new-cases-family-services-assistance-ppe-donation-from-nationals-and-more/

View today's full update about COVID-19 in our community, including:
☑️ Latest Data on Dashboard: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/case-information
☑️ Recent Headlines
☑️ Daily FAQ

QUESTIONS?
--Call our Health Department Call Center at 703-267-3511 with Coronavirus questions; open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
--Email questions or concerns to [email protected]. This email account will be staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Posted at 5 p.m. A summary of recent news about COVID-19 for May 8, 2020: LATEST DATA May 8: New Positive Cases Reported Today: 301 Total Positive Cases: 5,417 (Health District includes Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church and towns within the county) Total Deaths: 234 View full dat...

We are so grateful to receive this donation of PPE from Patrick Corbin, pitcher of the Washington Nationals. Thank you s...
05/08/2020

We are so grateful to receive this donation of PPE from Patrick Corbin, pitcher of the Washington Nationals. Thank you so much! Your donation will go a long way to helping our community as we continue to battle COVID-19! If you are looking for ways to donate or volunteer, please visit: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/donate-help.

Behind the Scenes: Equipping Front Line Health Teams-----------------------------------------------As the COVID-19 pande...
05/08/2020
Behind the Scenes: Equipping Front Line Health Teams - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Behind the Scenes: Equipping Front Line Health Teams
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As the COVID-19 pandemic moved into our area, the Fairfax County Health Department became ground zero for planning and executing a response to the health crisis.

Now, over 100 days into the pandemic, learn more about the behind-the-scenes expereinces of two Health Department employees: Taylor Fletcher (emergency management specialist /logistics section chief of the COVID-19 response) and Shannon McKeon (environmental health specialist/deputy logistics section chief).

Posted at 1 p.m. As the COVID-19 pandemic moved into our area, the Fairfax County Health Department became ground zero for planning and executing a response to the health crisis. At the outset, Health Department staff played a critical role in the county’s efforts to educate residents and business...

Online and Phone Assistance for Victims of Abuse and People Needing Food, Medical and Employment Help-------------------...
05/08/2020
Online and Phone Assistance for Victims of Abuse and People Needing Food, Medical and Employment Help - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Online and Phone Assistance for Victims of Abuse and People Needing Food, Medical and Employment Help
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There are many ways to get help without coming to our buildings.

Fairfax County Department of Family Services Michael Becketts shares important phone numbers and online resources for victims of abuse, and for people needing food, medical, and employment assistance.

These remote services are not new, but many people may not be aware of them, and they will continue even after our buildings re-open.

Posted at 11:10 a.m. There are many ways to get help without coming to our buildings. In this video, Department of Family Services Director Michael Becketts shares important phone numbers and online resources for victims of abuse, and for people needing food, medical, and employment assistance. Thes...

May 7 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update:  213 New Cases, 3 Reasons Cases Continue to Rise, Golf Courses Begin Reopenin...
05/07/2020
May 7 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: 213 New Cases, 3 Reasons Cases Continue to Rise, Golf Courses Begin Reopening May 8, Employment Scams, More - Fairfax County Emergency Information

May 7 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: 213 New Cases, 3 Reasons Cases Continue to Rise, Golf Courses Begin Reopening May 8, Employment Scams, More
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✅ LINK TO FULL UPDATE: https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/05/07/may-7-coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update-213-new-cases-3-reasons-cases-continue-to-rise-golf-courses-begin-reopening-may-8-employment-scams-more/

View today's full update about COVID-19 in our community, including:
☑️ Latest Data on Dashboard: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/case-information
☑️ Recent Headlines
☑️ Daily FAQ

QUESTIONS?
--Call our Health Department Call Center at 703-267-3511 with Coronavirus questions; open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
--Email questions or concerns to [email protected]. This email account will be staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Posted at 5:10 p.m. A summary of recent news about COVID-19 for May 7, 2020: LATEST DATA May 7: New Positive Cases Reported Today: 213 Total Positive Cases: 5,116 (Health District includes Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church and towns within the county) Total Deaths: 218 View full....

(⚠️Long post alert, but please read⚠️)3 Reasons Why COVID-19 Continues to be on the Upswing in the Fairfax Health Distri...
05/07/2020

(⚠️Long post alert, but please read⚠️)

3 Reasons Why COVID-19 Continues to be on the Upswing in the Fairfax Health District
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It’s been 60 days since we reported our first case of COVID-19 in the Fairfax Health District. While no one can say for certain what will happen in the future, knowledge of past pandemics does give us a broad direction as to where we are going – and, broadly speaking, we need to maintain our endurance.

We are still in the exponential growth phase of our epidemic curve – that means that COVID-19 cases in our health district continues to increase.

We know if everyone of us adheres to community mitigation activities that are ongoing throughout the county, state and region – things like isolation and quarantine, social distancing, hand hygiene and the wearing of face coverings – we will continue to flatten the curve. But for now we can still expect to see growth in cases, hospitalizations and unfortunately, deaths.

There are three primary reasons why.

1️⃣ Significant community-wide transmission happening in our region, which means more people are getting sick and in turn infecting others. This is true in every part of our health district, but especially in congregate settings like nursing homes and assisted living facilities, where clusters of cases can occur quickly. The Fairfax County Health Department has been proactively deploying public health teams to local facilities to prevent and mitigate disease spread.

2️⃣ Commercial lab capacity continues to increase and more testing means more cases documented. Our daily case counts reflect the number of results received from labs in a 24-hour period that are investigated and entered in the state’s electronic reporting system. So as testing increases through commercial labs, we expect to see an increase in the number of batches of cases being reported to the Health Department each day.

3️⃣ What is counted by public health as a COVID-19 case has changed. Before, you needed a positive COVID-19 laboratory test to be counted as a case. Based on new guidance from our federal and state public health partners, patients diagnosed clinically by their doctor because of their symptoms and a known exposure to COVID-19, but whose illness was not confirmed with a positive test, are also counted as a case. So our case counts now reflect both laboratory-confirmed and “probable” cases.

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From past pandemics, what we’ve seen is not a single disease wave but multiple disease waves. If that is true for COVID-19, there is the possibility that all of things we are doing now may need to be repeated if we experience future waves of disease.

➡️ So, we have to be prepared for this not to be a sprint but a marathon. Even as Virginia and other states begin to ease some restrictions and re-open parts of the economy, it’s important that we continue do the things that will slow the spread of COVID-19:

☑️ Stay home and away from others as much as possible.
☑️ Isolate ourselves when we become sick so we don’t spread the disease.
☑️ If we get sick, reach out to our close contacts so they can stay home and away from others for at least 14 days.
☑️ Wear face coverings in public settings or in situations where it is difficult to do social distancing (staying 6 feet apart).
☑️ Wash our hands frequently and do not touch our eyes, nose or mouth.

LINK TO FULL POST: https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/05/07/covid-19-continues-to-be-on-the-upswing-in-the-fairfax-health-district-here-are-3-reasons-why/

COVID-19 case data has been updated for today, May 7. ✔️ Data should not be used to interpret individual risk.✔️ Data in...
05/07/2020

COVID-19 case data has been updated for today, May 7.
✔️ Data should not be used to interpret individual risk.
✔️ Data includes age, race, locality, trajectory and epidemic curve.
✔️ View the full dashboard and FAQs here: https://bit.ly/2YlpMES

May 6 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: Case Numbers Delayed, County Executive Podcast, N2N Program Highlight (Skylin...
05/06/2020
May 6 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: Case Numbers Delayed, County Executive Podcast, N2N Program Highlight (Skyline Plaza), More - Fairfax County Emergency Information

May 6 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: Case Numbers Delayed, County Executive Podcast, N2N Program Highlight (Skyline Plaza), More
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✅ LINK TO FULL UPDATE: https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/05/06/may-6-coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update-case-numbers-delayed-county-executive-podcast-n2n-program-highlight-skyline-plaza-more/

View today's full update about COVID-19 in our community, including:
☑️ Latest Data on Dashboard: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/case-information
☑️ Recent Headlines
☑️ Daily FAQ

QUESTIONS?
--Call our Health Department Call Center at 703-267-3511 with Coronavirus questions; open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
--Email questions or concerns to [email protected]. This email account will be staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Posted at 5:52 p.m. A summary of recent news about COVID-19 for May 6, 2020: LATEST DATA New cases numbers are not yet available for today. The Virginia Department of Health is working to resolve a technical issue with its COVID-19 data site and we will update our case data once the problem is resol...

Audio: County Executive Bryan Hill Addresses Coronavirus, the County Budget and a Return to Normal----------------------...
05/06/2020
Audio: County Executive Bryan Hill Addresses Coronavirus, the County Budget and a Return to Normal - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Audio: County Executive Bryan Hill Addresses Coronavirus, the County Budget and a Return to Normal
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Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill was featured on today’s “Connect with County Leaders” podcast. Hill discussed the county’s Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget Plan, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and county government operations.

Posted at 4:54 p.m. Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill was featured on today’s “Connect with County Leaders” podcast. Hill discussed the county’s Fiscal Year 2021 Proposed Budget Plan, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and county government operations. The county executive’s revised propos...

Skyline Plaza Coordinator Says Don’t be Shy About Volunteerism---------------------------------When the news of the coro...
05/06/2020
Skyline Plaza Coordinator Says Don’t be Shy About Volunteerism - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Skyline Plaza Coordinator Says Don’t be Shy About Volunteerism
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When the news of the coronavirus first hit, Waleed Kanber-agha started thinking about her Skyline Plaza neighbors... she asked herself: What can I do? How can I help those at risk?

Within a week, she was working with Ian Sliney and the Fairfax County Health Department to form a Neighbor to Neighbor program (N2N). Learn how you can start one below.

May 5 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: 190 New Cases, Hand Hygiene Day, FY 2021 Budget Markup, Coronavirus Audio Pla...
05/05/2020

May 5 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: 190 New Cases, Hand Hygiene Day, FY 2021 Budget Markup, Coronavirus Audio Playlist
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✅ LINK TO FULL UPDATE:
https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/05/05/may-5-coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update-190-new-cases-hand-hygiene-day-fy-2021-budget-markup-coronavirus-audio-playlist/

View today's full update about COVID-19 in our community, including:
☑️ Latest Data on Dashboard: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/case-information
☑️ Recent Headlines
☑️ Daily FAQ

QUESTIONS?
--Call our Health Department Call Center at 703-267-3511 with Coronavirus questions; open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
--Email questions or concerns to [email protected]. This email account will be staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 6 p.m.

05/05/2020
Joint Effort to Rescue Fox

Public Works crews have seen it all, but occasionally, even the most seasoned practitioner is surprised. Jonathan Murray, the operations manager for the Maintenance and Stormwater Management Division, received a call from 911 center on Monday morning. They needed help mapping the stormwater pipes on Beacon Tree Lake Drive in Reston because a resident reported seeing a fox scurry into an inlet.

Murray dispatched a CCTV team to assist in the effort. Brandon Starling and Corey Foddrell arrived at the site and met personnel from Fire and Rescue and the Police Department’s Animal Control Division. The public safety guys told them there was a baby fox somewhere inside a 15-inch pipe.

Starling and Foddrell placed the rover, a camera-mounted, remote-controlled vehicle, into the storm drain. Once the baby fox was found, they placed a coffee can over the rover to prevent the fox from climbing over it. They were then able to gently nudge the fox toward a firefighter who had climbed down into the drainage structure. Using a pole with a loop on the end, the fireman secured the fox and gently removed him from the pipe. Animal Control placed the baby fox in a carrier and released him safely back into the wild. #FFXstrong

We urgently need at least 200 election officers for the June 23 primary election for the U.S. Senate and House of Repres...
05/05/2020

We urgently need at least 200 election officers for the June 23 primary election for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Apply online by Friday, May 15: https://www.vote4fairfax.com Officers will be issued PPE like face coverings and gloves and social distancing procedures will be used at polling places too. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2xCvZkQ

Each year Hand Hygiene Day is observed on May 5. While it is always a good reminder, this year it takes on added signifi...
05/05/2020

Each year Hand Hygiene Day is observed on May 5. While it is always a good reminder, this year it takes on added significance as handwashing is critical in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Disease can spread when a virus gets on our hands from a contaminated surface and then we touch our eyes, nose or mouth where it causes infection. Handwashing is one of the most important and easiest actions you can take to lower your chance of getting sick and spreading germs to others.

Here are six steps to proper handwashing:
Step 1️⃣: Start with warm water.
Step 2️⃣: Use soap to make a lather.
Step 3️⃣: Scrub for 20 seconds.
Step 4️⃣: Rinse well.
Step 5️⃣: Dry hands completely.
Step 6️⃣: Use towel to shut off faucet.

Learn more: https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/05/05/learn-the-six-steps-to-proper-handwashing-on-hand-hygiene-day/

May 4 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: 277 New Cases, Virginia Likely To Begin Reopening on May 15, Rumor Control on...
05/04/2020

May 4 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update: 277 New Cases, Virginia Likely To Begin Reopening on May 15, Rumor Control on Face Coverings Causing Hypoxia
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✅ LINK TO FULL UPDATE:
https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/05/04/may-4-coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update-277-new-cases-virginia-likely-to-begin-reopening-on-may-15-rumor-control-on-face-coverings-causing-hypoxia/

View today's full update about COVID-19 in our community, including:
☑️ Latest Data on Dashboard: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/case-information
☑️ Recent Headlines
☑️ Daily FAQ

QUESTIONS?
--Call our Health Department Call Center at 703-267-3511 with Coronavirus questions; open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
--Email questions or concerns to [email protected]. This email account will be staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Adhering to safe social distancing practices, our public works staff continues to complete essential fieldwork. Ecologis...
05/04/2020

Adhering to safe social distancing practices, our public works staff continues to complete essential fieldwork. Ecologists recently walked stream valleys and documented the conditions of various features such as stream bank erosion, types and quality of habitat, and any failing infrastructure. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2zSv68h #FFXstrong

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Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
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