Board of Supervisors - Braddock District

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9AM-5PM M-F

703-425-9300
TTY 711

9002 Burke Lake Road
Burke, VA 22015

James R. Walkinshaw,
Braddock District Supervisor

COVID-19 Resources

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Executive Orders

Executive Order 62

Executive Order 61, issued on May 8, 2020, and effective at 12:00 a.m., May 15, 2020, eased certain restrictions imposed under Second Amended Executive Order 53 and Executive Order 55 (both Orders are collectively referred to as Phase Zero). Executive Order 61 sets out the Commonwealth of Virginia’s path into Phase One. The easing of the Phase Zero restrictions was premised, in part, on the Commonwealth’s achievement of certain metrics in responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The easing of those restrictions is meant to be a floor, and not a ceiling. As previously acknowledged, some regions may need to move into Phase One more slowly than the rest of the Commonwealth. Prior to issuing Executive Order 61, I advised that any locality unready to move into Phase One, upon my review and approval of their request to remain in Phase Zero, could do so.

Click here for the full Executive Order. 

Executive Order 61

Now, we must set the path forward. While Virginia’s efforts and sacrifices seem to have slowed the spread of the virus, we know it is still present. It is critical that as we begin to ease some of the restrictions in the next phase of our response, we remain vigilant, cautious, and measured. We cannot race back to the lives we led before the pandemic. The path forward will not be business as usual. We must remember to continue to practice physical distancing, to continue teleworking, whenever possible, to wash our hands frequently, to not touch our faces, and to wear face covering whenever possible. These measures, as well as the ones outlined below, are meant to make necessary ventures outside of your home safer, but everyone, especially those who may be more vulnerable to the virus, must understand we are all safer at home.

Click here for the full Executive Order.

Executive Order 60

The Commonwealth of Virginia continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of confirmed cases, hospitalizations, and persons under investigation in Virginia has increased substantially. As testing increases, it is highly likely that these numbers will continue to rise. Hospitals and nursing homes across the Commonwealth are reporting large numbers of patients presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, which is putting significant stress on these facilities, as they were already dealing with a more severe seasonal influenza than usual. Healthcare providers are experiencing critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies. In some cases, they are being required to reuse PPE where possible and appropriate. Healthcare providers are not able to quickly resupply these critical resources due to severe supply chain disruptions as a result of increased equipment use in the worldwide COVID-19 response. In addition, staffing levels at hospitals are often strained by the inability to transfer patients with COVID-19 to other sites of care such as assisted living facilities, hospice facilities, and nursing homes because of the need to contain the spread of the virus. All of these difficulties are created by the effects of COVID-19 and present less than optimal conditions to deliver the healthcare indicated by conventional standards of care.

Click here for the full Executive Order.

Executive Order 59

The Commonwealth continues to respond to the threat posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The actions we take now will help protect the health and safety of our citizens for months to come. These actions include when to hold our elections. Voting is a fundamental right and no one should have to choose between their health and safety and their right to vote.

Click here for the full Executive Order.

Executive Order 58

The COVID-19 disease, caused by a virus that spreads easily from person to person that may result in serious illness or death and has been classified by the World Health Organization as a worldwide pandemic. This virus has spread throughout the Commonwealth. Based on information from the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to increase within the Commonwealth and in neighboring states. It is anticipated that COVID-19 will result in increased demand for certain health care services, that, coupled with significant burden on the health care system, will require additional flexibilities for healthcare providers to ensure access to care for Medicaid and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) members. Waiving copays for Medicaid and FAMIS members, suspending certain requirements for replacement durable medical equipment (DME), and ensuring new and updated information is immediately received by providers will assist in meeting beneficiary access to care needs. Extending allowable timeframes for certain background checks for personal care, respite services, and companion services will expand the availability of critical long term care providers.

Click here for the full Executive Order.

Executive Order 57

  • The COVID-19 disease, caused by a virus that spreads easily from person to person that may result in serious illness or death and has been classified by the World Health Organization as a worldwide pandemic, has spread throughout the Commonwealth. The number of cases of COVID-19 continues to increase within the Commonwealth and in neighboring states. It is anticipated that COVID-19 will result in increased demands on the Commonwealth’s health professional workforce that will require additional personnel. Authorizing out-of-state licensed professionals, as well as residents, interns, and certain senior students to practice in the Commonwealth will assist in meeting that demand. In addition, permitting experienced nurse practitioners to practice without a practice agreement will increase the availability of primary care and hospital providers. Finally, expanding the use of telehealth will assist in the provision of needed health care services to the citizens of the Commonwealth. Click here for the complete executive order. 

Executive Order 56

  • The Commonwealth continues to respond to the threat posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The actions we take now will help protect the health and safety of our citizens for months to come. These actions include when to hold our elections. Voting is a fundamental right and no one should have to choose between their health and safety and their right to vote. Click here for the complete executive order. 

Executive Order 55

  • All individuals in Virginia shall remain at their place of residence, except as
    provided below by this Order and Executive Order 53. To the extent individuals
    use shared or outdoor spaces, whether on land or on water, they must at all times
    maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person, with the
    exception of family or household members or caretakers. Individuals may leave
    their residences for the purpose of:

 

  • Obtaining food, beverages, goods, or services as permitted in Executive Order 53

 

  • Seeking medical attention, essential social services, governmental

 

  • services, assistance from law enforcement, or emergency services

 

  • Taking care of other individuals, animals, or visiting the home of a family member

 

  • Traveling required by court order or to facilitate child custody, visitation, or child care

 

  • Engaging in outdoor activity, including exercise, provided individuals comply with social distancing requirements

 

  • Traveling to and from one’s residence, place of worship, or work

 

  • Traveling to and from an educational institution

 

  • Volunteering with organizations that provide charitable or social services; and

 

  • Leaving one’s residence due to a reasonable fear for health or safety, at the direction of law enforcement, or at the direction of another government agency.

 

Click here for the full Executive Order. 

Executive Order 54

  • Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, many Virginians are
    out of work due to temporarily business closures, school closures, and other health-related
    emergencies. The United States Department of Labor is working on expanding the definition of
    who is eligible for unemployment benefits, an extension of time a person may be on
    unemployment benefits, and the amount of unemployment pay a dislocated worker receives per
    week. The increase in workers who are eligible as well as the increase in funds distributed to
    families in the Commonwealth will deplete the Virginia Unemployment Insurance Trust. The
    United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration issued guidance
    regarding on how to request and repay Title XII advances from the Federal Unemployment
    Account. Pursuant to that guidance, the Virginia Employment Commission must take action
    with the United States Department of Labor to secure benefits for Virginians.

 

Click here for the full Executive Order.

Order of Public Emergency Two

  • The Governor and State Health Commissioner hereby issue this Order prohibiting all inpatient and outpatient surgical hospitals licensed under 12 VAC 5-410, free-standing endoscopy centers, physicians’ offices, and dental, orthodontic, and endodontic offices in
    the Commonwealth from providing procedures and surgeries that require PPE, which if delayed,
    are not anticipated to cause harm to the patient by negatively affecting the patient's health
    outcomes, or leading to disability or death. This does not include outpatient visits delivered in
    hospital-based clinics.

 

Click here for the full Executive Order.

Amended Executive Order 53

  • Since issuing Executive Order 53 on March 23, 2020, the Commonwealth of Virginia has continued to implement aggressive measures to respond to and to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effects on Virginians. Data collected by the Virginia Department of Health, however, shows that the virus continues to spread across the state adversely affecting thousands of Virginians. Therefore, it is necessary to extend certain measures previously undertaken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Virginians.

 

Click here for the full Executive Order.

Executive Order 52

  • The Commonwealth of Virginia anticipates a sudden, yet temporary need to increase bed capacity in general hospitals and nursing homes within the Commonwealth. The increase may be needed to serve persons who become acutely ill due to the outbreak of a respiratory illness referred to as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Based on information from the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to increase within the Commonwealth and in neighboring states. It is anticipated that the number of persons who will need to be admitted to a hospital or nursing home for care within our communities may exceed the current capacity of our hospitals and nursing homes. Certain requirements in the Code of Virginia limit the ability of our hospitals and nursing homes to increase quickly their bed capacity in response to this expected higher demand.

 

Click here to learn more.

Executive Order 51

The Commonwealth of Virginia is monitoring an outbreak of a respiratory illness referred to
as the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has spread from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China to more
than 80 other locations internationally, including the Commonwealth. The Virginia Department
of Health (VDH) has been working with local, state, and federal officials, healthcare and
emergency management experts, and various state agencies to form a COVID-19 Taskforce to
prepare for and respond to this threat. Given recent confirmed occurrences of COVID-19 within
the Commonwealth and in neighboring states, as well as information from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, it is anticipated that the disease will spread.


Therefore, on this date, March 12, 2020, I declare that a state of emergency exists in the
Commonwealth of Virginia to continue to prepare and coordinate our response to the potential
spread of COVID-19, a communicable disease of public health threat.

 

Click here for the full Executive Order.

COVID-19 Related Braddock District Communications

The Braddock Beacon

The Walkinshaw Advisory

  • April 17, 2020: Failed Roll Out of Distance Learning, a Message from Megan Mclaughlin, and Virtual Animal Shelter Adoptions
  • April 08, 2020Revised Budget Proposal, Timeline, and Virtual Town Hall Meeting
  • March 31, 2020Stay at Home Order, Budget Update, and Changes to Waste Collection
  • March 25, 2020Tax Payment Extensions, Parks and County Buildings Closed, In-Vehicle Testing
  • March 23, 2020Schools Closed for Remainder of School Year
  • March 19, 20208 Ways You Can Help
  • March 17, 2020Local Emergency Declared in Fairfax County
  • March 15, 2020County Facilities Closed, Food Distribution Site Expansion, Mass Gathering Ban
  • March 13, 2020Additional Fairfax Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases
  • March 12, 2020Additional Fairfax Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

Human Services

Health

  • Click here to view a complete list of health clinics that provide primary, dental and behavioral care for individuals without health insurance or Medicaid. 

 

  • Inova Urgent Care Centers at Dulles South, North Arlington, and Tysons will staff respiratory illness clinics to evaluate all patients with respiratory illness symptoms. Appointments are only for those individuals who have already been screened by their primary care physician, meet criteria and have a written order for the COVID-19 test. Click here to learn more. 

 

  • If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, make the call to the Fairfax County Government Domestic and Sexual Violence hotline for help 24 hours a day at (703) 360-7273. If it is not safe to talk, text or chat (text LOVEIS to 22522 for the national domestic violence hotline, chat at RAINN.org for the national sexual violence hotline). If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

 

  • The Community Services Board (CSB) has adjusted many of its services, transitioning mainly to telehealth services via Zoom for Healthcare, by phone or video. CSB Emergency Services at the Merrifield Center remains open, however, we ask if possible, that you call ahead to (703) 573-5679 to see if you can be seen via telehealth services (phone or video). Click here to learn more.

 

  • Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke (SCFB) Medical Transportation  Drivers are scheduled five days a week to take older adults no longer able to drive to hospitals or other medical appointments.  This service is available free of charge to all clients over 50 years of age residing in Burke or Fairfax, although trips frequently go outside these boundaries to regional hospitals and doctors’ offices, etc. The SCFB office is operated by a dispatcher on weekday mornings and afternoons.  Backup answering machines ensure that no calls are missed. Call to reserve drivers at least five business days before the appointment at (703) 323-4788

Mental Health

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers support for those experiencing a suicide crisis or emotional distress: 1-800-273-8255.

 

Faifax-Falls Church Community Services Board has resources to help if you're struggling with mental health.

  • If it is not an emergency situation, but you or someone you care about needs mental health services, call CSB's Entry and Referral Services during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 703-383-8500, TTY 711. Staff can take calls in English and Spanish and can access interpreters for other languages when needed.

 

  • Call 911 if immediately life-threatening and ask for a Crisis Intervention trained officer. For emergency mental health services 24 hours a day seven days a week call 703-573-5679, TTY 711. The Fairfax Detoxification Center can be reached 24 hours a day seven days a week by calling 703-573-5679, TTY 711. Residents can also come directly to the Merrifield Center at 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax.

Economic Resources

  • Congressman Gerry Connolly has compiled a Small Business Resource Guide that business owners and employees can use. Click here to access the business guide.

 

  • Fairfax County has established a $2.5 million fund to support small businesses through micro loans and counseling. The Fairfax County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Fund will provide eligible businesses up to $20,000 at 0% interest that can be used for critical operating expenses to offset some of the impacts of the shutdown. It will also assist businesses in identifying optimal federal or local programs where additional relief may be available. Applications will be accepted starting April 28th. Click here to learn more. 

 

  • Small Business Resources are being updated daily in efforts to reach out to as many Small Businesses possible. A Fairfax County COVID-19 Business Page is available here

 

  • If you need to file for unemployment call the main phone number for the Virginia Employment Commission at 866-832-2363 from Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call volumes in contact centers are exceedingly high. You can also submit online claims here

 

  • H.R. 748, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which contains $376 was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act creates temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to learn more about SBA loans and view a comprehensive list of programs for small businesses. 

 

  • Many Fairfax county residents have questions related to their Economic Impact Payments authorized by H.R. 748, The CARES Act. The IRS has launched a COVID-19 Economic Payment FAQ list for questions you may have on eligibility, expected payment amount, and more. Click here to visit the FAQ website.

Additional Resources

  • Fairfax County Department of Family Services has created a new Parent Support line staffed with members of the child abuse prevention team who will assist parents and caregivers looking for resources or who have parenting questions. Spanish-speaking team members are available and other languages will be supported. Contact the Parent Support line at (703) 324-7720, Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

 

  • The best way to avoid a scam is to know what’s going around. The Fairfax 50+ Podcast has just posted a new spin-off show called Scam Slams. This series of quick audio bulletins tell you what you need to know about current scams in our community including scams over the phone, on the internet, and at your front door. The first few Scam Slams feature Martin Bailey.  Martin represents Virginia Senior Medicare Patrol and AARP Virginia on the Fairfax County’s Silver Shield Anti-Scam Task Force. His two-minute slams cover everything you need to know about Genetic Testing Scams and Charity Scams. More Scam Slams will be posted throughout the year. You also can get notifications of new shows by following on Facebook.  

 

  • Reporting COVID-19 Scams: To report scams and price gouging, consumers can contact the Virginia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section for information or file a complaint at:  Phone: 1-800-552‐9963 (8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday)                        Email: consumer@oag.state.va.us  

 

  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is remotely providing free legal advice to low-income, elderly, and disabled individuals and families in several areas including unemployment claims, housing: evictions and foreclosures, and protective orders. Click here to learn more.

Food Resources

County Resources

  • Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have worked together to develop a searchable map that shows community food distribution sites (including FCPS grab-and-go locations) community meal distribution sites, food pantries, and other related services. Click here to view the map.

 

  • Click here to locate FCPS Emergency Meal locations, Food Bus Routes, and Pop-up Meal locations.  

State Food Resources

If you know family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers who have children experiencing hunger in other parts of Virginia, refer them to No Kid Hungry’s Emergency Text Line. Click here to visit their website. 

 

No Kid Hungry Text Line

 

Community Food Pantries

Food for Others Food for Others has three food distribution programs and sites all around the neighborhood. Bring a picture ID with a current address. Click here to view neighborhood sites. 

 

  • Every 4th Saturday of the month, St. Stephens UMC at 9203 Braddock Road Burke, VA 22015, has a food pantry open from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Call for more information (703) 978-8724.

 

  • Every 4th Saturday of the month, Abiding Presence Lutheran Church at 6304 Lee Chapel Road Burke, VA 22152 has a food pantry from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Call for more information (703) 455-7500.

 

  • Every Saturday, Columbia Baptist Church at 3245 Glen Carlyn Road Falls Church, VA 22041 has a food pantry from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Call for more information (703) 820-6910. 

 

  • Britepaths is closed but still accepting monetary donations, please click here if you would like to donate.

 

  • Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA) provides emergency food for individuals and families referred by social workers and ACCA member churches. Volunteer “food captains” receive these requests and arrange for volunteer drivers to pick up the food from the ACCA Food Pantry and deliver it to the client’s home. Click here to learn more.

 

  • St. Mary of Sorrow's Food Pantry is providing food to families in need on a limited basis by appointment only. Please contact christinab@stmaryofsorrows.org. No food is distributed from inside the main foyer and appointments must be made in advance.

 

  • Faifax FISH is closed until further notice. Click here to learn more. 

 

  • ECHO is providing emergency assistance to individuals in need. Call (703) 569-9160 between 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or between 7:00 and 9:00 p.. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here to learn more. 

Additional Changes and Resources

Glass Recycling and Yard Waste

Glass Recycling Purple glass-only recycling containers have been temporarily discontinued. Glass can be stored at home until the purple containers return or placed in the trash. 


Yard Waste The county’s Solid Waste Management Program is no longer requiring licensed companies to collect yard waste separately. Yard waste can be placed in the trashcan, but it cannot be left on the curb in bags or bundles. Residents are encouraged to manage yard waste on their property by mulching, backyard composting, or not generating yard waste at all if possible. Click here to learn more. 

Animal Shelter

The Animal Shelter has closed the building to the public and paused the following programs and services until further notice:  

 

Virtual Adoption- The Animal Shelter is happy to announce our new virtual adoption process, which will allow us to continue our adoption program while keeping the health of staff and the community in mind. Click here to learn more. 


Volunteer program – for the safety of volunteers and staff, the shelter has paused the in-house volunteer program, and no one except staff will be allowed in the building.

Return to Owner – of stray pets by appointment only.

Elective veterinary procedures – this includes spay/neuter.

Donations – no donations will be accepted at the Shelter. Please do not leave items outside the Shelter doors.  

TNR clinics - are paused.

No Elective surgeries – including spay and neuter.

Dog licenses – no dog licenses will be sold at the Shelter. Click here to purchase licenses online. 


The Animal Shelter has canceled the following programs and services:

April 5 low-cost rabies clinic; later dates TBD

County Government Building Closures

To help limit the spread of the coronavirus, Fairfax County closed all government buildings and facilities to the public until further notice. However, the county government remains open for business online and by phone and mail. Closing government buildings will help protect the health and safety of residents and employees; and will promote social distancing, a key action to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Some specific public services may continue to be provided in person as determined necessary by county agencies. Employees will continue to be able to access these facilities. Nonprofit organizations located in county facilities will receive operational guidance from their partner agencies. Click here to learn more

Office of Elections

The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during COVID-19 outbreak. Voting absentee in the coming May and June elections is strongly encouraged. Voters may choose reason "2A My disability or illness" for absentee voting in the May and June 2020 elections due to COVID-19. Voters who choose the absentee option should do so as soon as possible so they can get their ballots in time to return them by mail by Election Day.

 

All general and special elections scheduled for May 5, 2020, will now take place on November 3, 2020.  The Governor is also exercising his statutory authority (§ 24.2-603.1 of the Code of Virginia) to move the June primary elections from June 9, 2020, to June 23, 2020. Click here to learn more.

 

The Office of Elections will remain open for business during its regular office hours as required for voter registration and for mail absentee applications and ballot processing. Voter registration applications and absentee ballot requests will continue to be processed by the Office of Elections staff and in-person absentee voting is available (curbside only) and only at the Government Center. Voters should call (703) 222-0776 upon arriving, and materials will be brought out. 

Fairfax County Parks

All Fairfax County Park Authority parks and amenities are closed to the public until further notice. Trails will remain open for individual use, but not group use. Adherence to all social distancing recommendations is required. The closures are in response to Governor Northam’s order to close public access to recreational facilities. Closures will include parking lots, athletic fields, sports courts, restrooms, nature centers, visitor centers, golf courses, historic sites, picnic areas, playgrounds, amusements, boat launches, skate parks, off-leash dog areas, outdoor fitness equipment, and any areas for open recreation. Click here to learn more.

Did you know Fairfax County has more than 330 miles of trails? Click here to use the county's trail buddy program to locate a trail near you. Parking is allowed at many trail entrances near public streets. Remember to check for Do Not Park signs.

Fairfax County Public Library

Fairfax County Public Library and Neighborhood and Community Service facilities will be closed until further notice. Click here to learn ten ways you can use FCPL at home. 

Department of Motor Vehicles

Until at least April 23, all 75 DMV customer service centers are closed and all DMV 2 Go and DMV Connect services postponed at the direction of Secretary Valentine in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. DMV weigh stations have also suspended operations for the same duration.

DMV is encouraging its employees and customers to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health in regard to personal health and social distancing.

 

Drivers and Vehicles

Driver’s licenses and identification cards set to expire between March 15 and May 15 are extended 60 days from the original date of expiration. This includes credentials for individuals aged 75 and older who are typically required to make an in-person visit to renew. Customers who are unable to renew online or by mail will not be subject to a late fee during the extension period.

Vehicle registrations that expire in March and April are extended for 60 days.

Virginians eligible to renew their licenses, identification cards, or vehicle registration online are encouraged to take advantage of those services. Mail-in options are also available for a number of transactions, such as vehicle registration, original title transactions, and driver's license renewal, if mailed a notice.

Home Utility Resources

  • Verizon: Will waive late fees for 60 days from March 16, 2020 to May 13, 2020, and will not terminate service to a customer who's been impacted by the events involving the Coronavirus.

  • Comcast: As of March 13 for the following 60 days, Comcast will not disconnect a customer’s internet service or assess late fees if you contact customer service. They are also increasing access to Comcast service, Xfinity Wifi, and providing customers with unlimited data usage.

  • Cox: Has pledged to keep customers connected through May 15 not terminate services to any residential customer or small business that is unable to pay their bills. Cox is also offering a low-income internet tier with no annual contract and relaxing data usage overage charges for all tiers.

  • Dominion Energy: Has suspended service disconnections. If your service was previously shut off for nonpayment, they are reconnecting residential customers.

  • Washington Gas: Waiving late fees and suspending disconnections until the crisis is over.

  • NOVEC: Effective March 16, they are suspending electric service disconnections and associated

Transportation

  • Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) announces that beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Fairfax Connector customers will be required to enter and exit the bus using the rear doors. This does not apply to customer­­s who need to use a wheelchair ramp. Fare collection on buses will also be temporarily suspended due to the location of fareboxes and SmarTrip equipment at the front entrance of buses. 

 

  • Fare collection will be temporarily suspended.  

 

  • Metro is constantly modifying its service information to protect riders from COVID-19. Click here for the most up to date service information.
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