Board of Supervisors - Chairman

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

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Jeffrey C. McKay, Chairman

WHAT WE DO

Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay is a lifelong Fairfax County resident, born and raised on the historic Route One Corridor. As Chairman, he represents Fairfax County’s 1.2 million residents. In addition to passing a balanced budget each year, the Board drives policy initiatives centered around priorities such as affordable housing, protecting our environment and sustaining our world-class school system.

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Latest News

Statement from Chairman McKay

January 14, 2021
To the Fairfax County Community, As you may have heard, Governor Northam announced today that Virginia is preparing to expand vaccination eligibility to 65+. The Health Department will begin registering individuals in these new groups, next Monday, January 18. It will take some time to get through this group however. Vaccine supply is limited and our ability to vaccinate is dependent on the amount of supply we are provided from the state. Let me break down some numbers for you: Currently Virginia in its entirety receives about 110,000 doses of vaccine a week. 168,000 residents in the Fairfax Health District are considered to be within phase 1B. As of this morning at 5am, the Fairfax County Health Department had vaccinated 15,980 people since Christmas. This does not include vaccinations administered by Inova or at long-term care facilities. As of late Wednesday (January 13), 31,000 residents had scheduled an appointment with our Health Department since Monday. In addition, we are pleased to be working with Inova Health System to vaccinate frontline essential workers and 40,000 public and private school staff and teachers. More on this below. We are leading the Commonwealth in vaccinations and are processing folks as quickly as we can. The Board has directed staff to put all necessary resources into vaccinating the public, understanding that the availability of the vaccine is driven entirely by the state and federal governments. I say this because, we need your patience. I want to assure you that everyone who wants to be vaccinated will be. See below for the full January 14 edition of my newsletter. For COVID-19 resources mentioned in past newsletters, visit my website. If you have a friend who would like to sign up for this newsletter, they can do so here. Read more

Statement from Chairman McKay

January 11, 2021
To the Fairfax County Community, On Friday, the Governor allowed Fairfax County and ten other health districts to begin Phase 1b vaccinations today. This was great news because our Health Department has worked hard to vaccinate more people in our health district than any other locality in Virginia. That said, as you can imagine with over 150,000 people newly eligible, our phone lines were extraordinarily busy receiving over 10,000 calls in the first ten minutes of the lines opening. I understand why you may be anxious to call and frustrated. An online registration portal with scheduling will be available soon and in the meantime the Health Department has a pre-screening questionnaire here. After confirming your eligibility, your contact information is submitted to the Health Department for a follow up call or email. As of 4:50 pm, 7,325 people had already completed the online form and 853 residents scheduled an appointment through our call center for a total of 8,178 inquiries today. I understand that everyone is eager to get vaccinated and that's great. Regardless of where we are in registering residents, vaccine supply is limited and we need your patience. See below for the full January 11 edition of my newsletter. For COVID-19 resources mentioned in past newsletters, visit my website. If you have a friend who would like to sign up for this newsletter, they can do so here. Read more

Statement from Chairman McKay

January 7, 2021
To the Fairfax County Community, What we saw yesterday at the US Capitol, will forever be a dark day in American history. It was an act of violence, terror, and frankly, an attempted coup. I turned on the news with my 8-year-old in the room, unsure of what to tell him. At his age, I wasn't ready for him to see the same cynicism that many see in our government. Like many, I'm angry, sad, and feel as though I am unable to capture the right words and emotions. If you missed my statement last night, we deployed members of our police department and opened our emergency operations center to Virginia State Police. I was relieved to hear that they were safe and I am grateful for their work. We will continue to be in contact with my colleagues across the region in the coming weeks. I assure you, we will not let fear and violence stand in the way of a peaceful transition of power in a democratically sound election. As uncertain as things feel right now, I know we will move past this and hopefully learn from this. And in Fairfax County, we will to continue to embrace our values and welcome our diversity and continue to build trust in our community. The long road forged by 2020 might have gotten a little longer, but no matter what, we will get through this because that is who we are. See below for the full January 7 edition of my newsletter. For COVID-19 resources mentioned in past newsletters, visit my website. If you have a friend who would like to sign up for this newsletter, they can do so here. Read more

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