The LFI and ELI classes have been postponed until further notice but we are using technology to keep the groups connected and deliver content in smaller bites. Information on how to participate will be delivered by email and available on our website. The LLP cohort that was scheduled to begin in March has been postponed until the fall and applications are open. All in-person events are postponed until further notice, including our Board of Supervisors Breakfast, and Board and Brew boardmatching event.
At this time, let us not forget about those that are still working to keep us safe, provide healthcare, ensure that food is available and that our basic needs are met. Please offer assistance when possible, tip big and know that a heartfelt "Thank you" or another sign of appreciation will go a long way. Please stay connected and let us know how we can help.
Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19. The Governor has outlined additional measures to ensure the health and safety of all Virginians. See more here.
Fairfax County declared a local state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 situation. The local emergency declaration is primarily a financial mechanism that provides greater flexibility and authority for the county in purchasing hard to find resources and supplies.
Fairfax County Coronavirus Website and County Updates: Sign up for text message alerts: text FFXCOVID to 888777 or sign up via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some Fairfax County government buildings and facilities will close starting Friday, March 27 at 5 pm, but services are available online including licenses, inspections, permits, and more. See more info here.
Loudoun County Coronavirus Website and County Updates: Sign up for text message alerts: text LCCOVID19 to 888777
The Governor will now be holding daily press briefings at 11am. These press briefings will be broadcast on the Governor's Facebook page via Facebook Live. Local News channels will also be streaming online.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management-The Virginia emergency operation center has set up an email where you can direct your questions, comments, and concerns: COVID19JIC@vdem.virginia.gov. The email address account will be monitored by the Joint Information Center (JIC) staff and relayed to the appropriate subject matter expert. Examples of questions could range from requests for information from constituent services, to questions from stakeholder groups seeking information specific to their organization or industry.
This is only a short list of assistance available. Check out Fairfax County's Human Services Resource Guide for many more nonprofit and government services available to Fairfax County residents.
Herndon Reston FISH (Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help): Emergency financial assistance
United Community: Emergency Food Supplies for At-risk families
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM): Food and financial assistance
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free Business Continuity Webinar series – including a new addition, “Keeping Your Workforce and Business Healthy During (and After) the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Whole Community Approach” on March 23 from 2pm-3pm. Registration is limited and can be found here. The webinar will be recorded and made available to share and view on demand.
Verizon, Comcast, and Cox have pledged to keep customers connected for the next 60 days and not terminate services to any residential customer or small business that are unable to pay their bills. Read more.
Dominion Energy suspended disconnections. Read more.
Washington Gas will be waiving late fees and suspending disconnections. Read more.
Loudoun Water is suspending all disconnections and waiving late fees. Read more.