Updated JUne 4, 2020 - 2:26 PM


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.


NEW! Fairfax County remains in Phase One of Reopening. Read more.

NEW! CVS is offering COVID-19 testing at 7 Fairfax County locations for those who meet the CDC criteria and state guidelines. No referral needed. Appointments must be made online ahead of time. Find a location near you.

Forward Virginia Guidelines have been release by Governor Ralph Northam detailing the first phase of reopening in Virginia beginning Friday, May 29. Starting Friday, there will be a mask requirement across Virginia. More details here.

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.

Inova is seeking convalescent plasma donors. COVID-19 has no proven treatment, however, it is possible that donated plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 could help patients who are currently fighting the virus. Donors must have tested positive, be symptom free for at least 14 days and meet all other requirements for healthy plasma donation. Read more.

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 

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

COVID-19 Case Data for Fairfax Health District: Navigable Dashboard

  • The new COVID-19 dashboard breaks down case information by combined zip code, age group, and race.     
  • Includes the trajectory of cases and Fairfax County’s epidemic curve by new cases per week.

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: 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.

Federal and Global Information

Centers for Disease Control

Federal Government Response to COVID-19

World Health Organization Updates

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief Info


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.

NEW! NCS Connects for youth and teens between grades 1-12 emulates the experience of visiting a community or teen center. The site features original programming and on-demand resources for youth and parents. Adults can stay connected through the Virtual Center for Active Adults. The VCAA was created with the goal of enriching the lives of adults in Fairfax County while combating isolation.

Core Foundation is accepting donations for their #restonSTRONG COVID-19 Donation Drive.



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

business, Loans, UNemployment resources

Fairfax RISE (Relief Initiative to Support Employers) is a grant fund that will offer financial assistance to small businesses and nonprofits adversely affected by the Coronavirus shutdowns. The grant program will offer up to $20K to qualified small businesses and nonprofits with at least one full-time-employee. The grant is expected to open in early June. Click here for more info and to sign up at the Fairfax County website to be notified when it is available.

NEW! NOVA EDA is offering FREE Business Resiliency Webinars. The next in the series will be New Business Models – Going Digital: What Does it Mean for My Business? on June 5th at 2:00 PM EST. Register online.

Fairfax County Social Safety Net Nonprofit Sustainability Grants Program: Fairfax County has established a $5 million fund to support 501(c)3 and 501(c)19 nonprofit organizations, whose primary work currently supports social safety net services to vulnerable populations within Fairfax County.

Have you furloughed or laid off workers, or lost a job yourself, because of COVID-19 restrictions? Check out companies now hiring on a new website launched by Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. 

ABC7 Open for Business Platform:  View a directory of businesses that are open in the DMV. Businesses can also, free of charge, register their business on the platform. 

Community Business Partnership is offering free small business counseling, and free webinars reviewing the upcoming Fairfax County $2.5 Million fund to support small business recovery.

Virginia Workforce Connection provides assistance with filing an unemployment claim, and has a full service employment center for those seeking work.

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free Business Continuity Webinar series

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business Success Webinar Series

US Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Response Toolkit

Small Business Administration Loans for Business Owners

Responding to COVID-19: A Guide for Senior Executives

Employment Implications of Employment Legislation for Coronavirus from General Counsel PC

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Virginia Humanities will award more than $500,000 from the NEH to museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions across Virginia affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Funds can be used for operating expenses including salaries, rent, and utilities. Applications will be available on their grants website beginning April 20.

Institute for Museum & Library Services has been awarded $50 million in COVID-19 relief funding with over $700,000 designated for Virginia. Funds are prioritized to expand digital network access, purchase internet accessible devices and provide technical support. 

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will provide no cost share/nonmatching grants in the fixed amount of $50,000. Eligible applicants must have received an Arts Endowment award within the past four years. Deadline to apply is April 22.

Utilities, WI-FI COnnectivity

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.

Comcast is offering the Essential Internet Package for 60 days. Read more.

AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have removed data limits for cell customers.

Verizon offers unlimited data on hotspots and cell phones. Read More. 


FXVA Take Out Trail: Coupons and Info about local restaurant hours

Let know you're open for business.  Click here to find the form for your town, fill out all of your information and let Patch know you're open for business

NEW! Herndon COVID-19 Business Directory to see hours and details on which businesses are open. Herndon businesses can also submit details for their operating hours using this form.

Visit Loudoun Virginia Economic Development Business Map to see which businesses are open.




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