Board of Supervisors - Chairman

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Office open weekdays 8:30am - 5pm

703-324-2321
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 530
Fairfax, VA 22035

Jeffrey C. McKay,
Chairman

COVID-19

Fairfax County and Virginia has adjusted its services in response to COVID-19. See below for updates and resources.

Operating Statuses/Closures within the County

Virginia

  • Effective immediately through June 10. Read the Executive Order here.

  • All Virginia residents are directed to remain in their residences.

  • Individuals may leave for the reasons listed here.

Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Public Schools

  • Per Governor Northam, all Virginia schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic year

  • All FCPS extracurricular programs, athletic programs, and community use activities are canceled through the remainder of the academic year.

  • The Virginia Department of Education will issue guidance on continuity of learning and graduation requirements for 12th grade students. 

  • For more information on FCPS's response to coronavirus click here

  • Non-FCPS related childcare facilities may remain open, with guidance here.

Fairfax County Animal Shelter

  • Adoptions have been paused as the animal shelter determines how to proceed safely. There will be an update on 4.7.

  • Other programs and services have been paused as well. Read more.
     

Fairfax County Parks, Libraries, Community Facilities, Senior Centers, and Adult Day Health Care Centers

Recreation and Entertainment Businesses

  • Businesses ranging from theaters, fitness centers, beauty salons, racetracks, and bowling alleys are considered non-essential and must close at 11:59 pm, Tuesday, March 24 until April 24. 

  • A full list is here.

  • For questions, read the state's FAQ.

Courts

Retail Businesses

  • Essential businesses as defined by Governor Northam may remain open, while adhering as much as possible to social distancing guidelines and enhanced sanitizing practices. 

    • Grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retailers that sell food and beverage products or pharmacy products, including dollar stores, and department stores with grocery or pharmacy operations;
    • Medical, laboratory, and vision supply retailers;
    • Electronic retailers that sell or service cell phones, computers, tablets, and other communications technology;
    • Automotive parts, accessories, and tire retailers as well as automotive repair facilities;
    • Home improvement, hardware, building material, and building supply retailers;
    • Lawn and garden equipment retailers;
    • Beer, wine, and liquor stores;
    • Retail functions of gas stations and convenience stores;
    • Retail located within healthcare facilities;
    • Banks and other financial institutions with retail functions;
    • Pet stores and feed stores;
    • Printing and office supply stores; and
    • Laundromats and dry cleaners.
  • If not included in this list, businesses must adhere to a 10-patron limit, social distancing recommendations, and enhanced social distancing guidelines. If this is not possible, the business must close.

  • For questions, read the state's FAQ.

Dining and On-Site Alcohol Establishments

  • Per Governor Northam, the closure of all dining and congregation areas in restaurants, bars, and farmers markets will be effective at 11:59 pm, Tuesday, March 24 until April 24. 

  • Restaurants may continue delivery and carry-out options.

  • A full list is here:

    • Restaurants;
    • Dining establishments;
    • Food courts;
    • Farmers markets;
    • Breweries;
    • Microbreweries;
    • Distilleries;
    • Wineries; and
    • Tasting rooms
  • For questions, read the state's FAQ.

Trash and Recycling

  • The I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Landfill Complexes have temporarily adjusted waste collection and have closed donation stations.

  • Collection of glass at purple stations has been suspended. Residents can bring glass to containers at the I-66 transfer station and I-95 landfill complex, or place glass in the trash.

  • Secure document shredding events have been postponed until further notice.

  • Read more.

  • Be sure to check with your trash collector for changes in your neighborhood trash and pickup.

Services and Resources

Food Services

  • FCPS has a number of food distribution sites across the County. Times and locations are subject to change.

  • Fairfax County's Meals on Wheels program is now delivering meals once-a-week. New clients are being accepted. Call the County's Coordinated Services Planning to apply.

    • Call: 703-222-0880, TTY 771

    • Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

  • The Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington has food distribution programs.

  • Community-based resources for food assistance can be found if you scroll to the bottom of this website.

Domestic Violence Services

  • If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, please call the County's 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline.

    • Call: 703-360-7273.

  • For questions on resources and information you can call the Domestic Violence Action Center.

    • Call: 703-246-4573.

  • Shelters:

    • Artemis House is still accepting new residents. Call: 703-435-4960

Mental Health

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

  • The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board offers a number of mental health services:

    • A suicide prevention text line in Fairfax: text "CONNECT" to 855-11 and a volunteer will respond within minutes. You can also call 703-527-4077, 24/7.

    • If it is not an emergency situation, but you are in need of mental health services, call Entry & Referral Services Monday - Friday,   9 am - 5 pm, at 703-383-8500, TTY 711. Staff can take calls in English and Spanish and can access interpreters for other languages.

    • Telehealth services for therapy, counseling, case management, and prescribing are also available. Contact CSB for services.

  • The Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington offers mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. Fees are on a sliding scale based on income and the number of dependents. Call (in English and Spanish): 703-447-9402.

Arts Resources

  • The team at ARTSFAIRFAX is providing information and resources that directly benefit individual artists and arts organizations.

  • Learn more. 

Financial Services

Resources for Tenants

In Spanish here.

Your landlord must take you to court to evict you:

  • Your landlord cannot evict you without a court order, no matter what your lease says. 

  • You do not have to move out just because the landlord tells you to leave, gives you a “5 Day Pay or Quit” or other written notice, or files an eviction lawsuit (“unlawful detainer”) against you.

Court closures:

  • Courts have stopped hearing unlawful detainer cases until least April 6, 2020. 

  • Not clear when the courts will schedule new eviction case.

  • If you have an unlawful detainer case scheduled for the next few weeks, call the court house to find out when it will be here. Look up the phone number here

  • You can go to the court for emergencies, for example if your landlord illegally locks you out. 

It is illegal for your landlord to shut off utilities or lock you out without a court order:

  • If the landlord locks you out or cuts off heat, water, gas, or electricity without a court order, you can call your local sheriff or police for help. 

  • You can also sue your landlord to get back into your home and get utilities turned back on. The courts are still hearing emergency cases like these, called “unlawful exclusions.”

Your landlord still has a duty to do repairs and maintenance:

  • Even with the COVID-19 outbreak the landlord must still provide you with a safe and healthy place to live. 

  • If something breaks, send your landlord a letter asking for repairs right away.

Your utilities, including water and electricity, should not be cut off:

  • The State Corporate Commission has told electric, gas, and water companies not to cut service for non-payment until the COVID-19 crisis ends. 

  • See "Utilities" section for more.  

If you are facing any of the above problems:

  • Contact your local legal aid by calling 1-866-LEGL-AID

  • G legal advice from the Eviction Legal Helpline by calling 1-833-NoEvict

  • Visit VaLegalAid.org for more information. 

Other Services

  • Coordinated Services Planning provides access and referrals to both government and community-based resources for assistance with, but not limited to: food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, and healthcare.

    • Call: 703-222-0880, TTY 711

    • Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

How you can help

Blood donations

There is a national shortage of blood donations and health individuals are asked to donate.

 

Volunteer

  • The Fairfax County Neighbor-to-Neighbor program helps organize volunteer opportunities. Find out how your neighborhood community, HOA, or civic association can get involved:

    • Email N2N@fairfaxcounty.gov

    • Call 703-246-8962, TTY 711 

  • The Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington needs volunteers - both in person AND virtually - to assist them with their many projects in food assistance, health, education, and housing.

  • Governor Northam has asked that healthcare professionals 18 or older, both current and previously licensed, and medical students, apply to volunteer with the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps.

Material and Monetary Donations

Residents, businesses, and organizations who want to help fill community needs can make donations to local organizations - both items and monetary contributions. An updated list of community-based resources for food assistance and donations can be found at: 

  • FCPS's list of community-based resources. You can also make monetary contributions and grocery store gift card donations to community-based partners.

  • The Foundation for FCPS is supporting their good distribution efforts and technology needs for students.

  • The Community Foundation has created a fund that will go to a variety of nonprofits in this region helping our community.

  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington requests financial assistance or materials to cover their number of projects in food assistance, health, housing, immigration, and education.

  • The Northern Virginia Community College has created the NOVA COVID-19 Emergency Grant Fund through the NOVA Foundation to provide $500 grants to students struggling with the personal and economic fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • HealthWorks for Northern Virginia is a nonprofit community health center serving low income, uninsured people without access to health care services. They are even providing screening and testing for COVID-19. 

    • HealthWorks is looking for donations of: surgical or N95 masks (any size), face shields/goggles, gowns, disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes. 

    • Financial contributions can be made here.

    • In-kind donations can be arranged by contacting Lisa Knapp at (703) 840-4688, lknapp@hwnova.org 

  • Volunteer Fairfax and Health and Human Services both maintain searches with organizations that need donations and volunteers.

Guidelines

Mass Gatherings, Community Events

  • Per Governor Northam, as of 11:59 pm, Tuesday, March 24 until April 24, all public and private in person gatherings of 10 people are prohibited

  • This does not include gatherings that involve the provision of health care or medical services, access to essential services for low-income residents, such as food banks; operations of the media; law enforcement agencies; or operations of government.

  • When not at home, you must maintain at least six feet of space between any other person (with the exception of family, household members, or caretakers

Child care

  • The Virginia Department of Social Services has released guidelines recommending classroom child care settings should limit capacity to 10 individuals per room to include staff.

  • Child care services should encourage families to remain home to care for their children if at all possible.

  • Read more.

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