COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESOURCES

Updated March 25, 2020 - 12:14 PM

A MESSAGE FROM CEO, KAREN CLEVELAND


We hope that you are all safe, healthy, and have what you need to make it through this pandemic. In times of crisis, we are all called to bring our best and as community leaders, we know you will do your part to keep our community safe and supported. We are in close contact with County, State and Federal officials and will do our best to keep you informed on a timely basis. Please see below for a list of resources that are helpful during this time including health updates, community assistance programs and business resources.


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.


COVID-19 INFORMATION

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 Information

Fairfax County Coronavirus Website and County Updates: Sign up for text message alerts: text FFXCOVID to 888777 or sign up via email at ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov 

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.

Fairfax County Department of Health

Fairfax County Health Clinic Locations

Sign up for Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey McKay's Newsletter

Keeping children safe in child-care programs

Fairfax County Park Authority parks closed until further notice. 

Loudoun County Information

Loudoun County Coronavirus Website and County Updates: Sign up for text message alerts: text LCCOVID19 to 888777

Virginia Information 

Virginia COVID-19 Website


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 LiveLocal News channels will also be streaming online. 

Read online the Governor's latest update on the coordinated response to COVID-19.

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.

DMV has closed all 75 customer service centers and suspended DMV2Go and DMV Connect mobile operations for at least two weeks. dmvNOW.com    dmvNOW.com/COVID19

Federal and Global Information

Centers for Disease Control

Federal Government Response to COVID-19

World Health Organization Updates

COMMUNITY, Food, financial ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

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.


Cornerstones

FACETS 

Good Shepherd Housing

Herndon Reston FISH (Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help): Emergency financial assistance

Northern Virginia Family Service 

Shelter House 

United Community: Emergency Food Supplies for At-risk families

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM): Food and financial assistance

Utilities

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.



 

 

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