Board of Supervisors - Dranesville District

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

703-356-0551
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McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road
Herndon Office, 397 Herndon Pkwy, Suite 110

John W. Foust,
Board of Supervisor

Coronavirus Updates

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Supervisor Foust has sent out frequent email notices with information, updates, and resources. Click on any link below to view the notice. Below each link is a summary of the topics that were included in that notice.

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August 18, 2020

  • Local Healthcare Systems Join Forces on Masking Campaign
  • Update from Elaine Tholen, Dranesville District School Board Representative
  • CARES Act Funding for Affordable Housing Providers
  • Fairfax Connector Returns to Full Service Beginning August 29
  • Help Needed with Absentee Voting

August 14, 2020

  • Virginia Eviction Moratorium Extended
  • Supporting Return to School Program
  • Metro Update
  • When and How to Safely Visit Grandparents and Older Adults
  • NV Rides in Need of Volunteers

August 7, 2020

  • Inaccurate Center for Voter Information Mailing
  • Virginia Sales Tax Holiday
  • Cornerstones Back-to-School Drive
  • Health Department Launches New Portal for Community Partners to Share COVID-19 Information

August 5, 2020

  • COVIDWISE Exposure Notification App

July 31, 2020

  • Help Keep COVID-19 Case Numbers Down
  • Summer Entertainment Series Returns with Livestream Concerts
  • Friday Night Live!
  • Assistance for Small Businesses
  • Election Officers Needed for November 2020 Election
  • Tips for Parents and Caregivers During COVID-19
  • Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) Resources
  • Free School Physicals for Uninsured Children

July 29, 2020

  • July 28 Board Meeting Summary
  • 2020 Census Takers Begin Visiting Unreported Homes
  • Update from Elaine Tholen,Dranesville District School Board Representative
  • Rebuild VA Grant Fund for Small Businesses
  • Inova Update
  • Cox Communications Update
  • NV Rides in Need of Volunteers

July 24, 2020

  • Tips for Cleaning and Disinfecting at Home during COVID-19
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Update
  • Routine Immunizations for Children
  • Metro Update
  • CECAP Task Force Meeting
  • Dive Back into Swim Lessons with the Park Authority
  • Beautiful Me: Celebrating Children of Color

July 20, 2020

  • McLean CBC Task Force Virtual Meeting
  • West Falls Church Transit Station Area Task Force Virtual Meeting
  • Fairfax County Seeks Public Input on Proposed Modernized Zoning Ordinance
  • Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways Alternatives Analysis and Long-Term Planning Study

July 17, 2020

  • Face Coverings Can Save Lives and Keep COVID-19 Case Numbers Down
  • Contact Tracing: Answer the Call
  • Help Wanted: Recruitment of Contact Tracing Staff Continues
  • Virginia Adopts Workplace Safety Standards to Protect Workers from COVID-19
  • Staying Safe at an Event or Gathering During COVID-19

July 15, 2020

  • Fairfax County Seeks Public Input on Proposed Modernized Zoning Ordinance
  • Provide Input on the Route 28 and Dulles Toll Road/Dulles Greenway Study
  • Tysons Partnership Pandemic Response Survey
  • Fairfax County to Offer 14 Satellite Absentee Voting Locations for the November 2020 Election
  • Fairfax County Increases Funding for Fairfax RISE: Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant Program
  • Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia Offers Area Businesses Free Facilitated Support Group Sessions
  • Virginia Transportation Construction Job Board

July 10, 2020

  • Several County Facilities to Provide In-Person Services in Phase Three
  • Ways to Help During COVID-19
  • Upcoming Career Fairs
  • FCPS Community Meetings
  • Summer Activities for Kids and Families
  • Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Resources

July 8, 2020

  • Reminder: Herndon-Reston Bus Service Review Virtual Public Meeting July 8 + Ways to Provide Input
  • Nonprofits Providing Free Legal Help to Small Businesses in Fairfax County
  • Update from Elaine Tholen, Dranesville District School Board Representative
  • Fairfax County Public Library Update
  • Food Benefits for School-Age Children

July 6, 2020

  • FCPS Return to School Virtual Town Hall July 6
  • Herndon-Reston Bus Service Review Virtual Public Meeting July 8

July 1, 2020

  • Virginia Enters Phase Three of Reopening July 1
  • New Virginia Laws Take Effect July 1
  • Phased Reopening of RECenters and Other Park Facilities + Outdoor Group Fitness Classes
  • Leaving Home? Know the COVID-19 Risks Before You Go
  • Phase Three Reopening for NCS: Camp Fairfax, NCS Connects Summer, and Virtual Programming
  • Inova Update
  • 4th of July Drive-Thru Celebration in Great Falls

June 25, 2020

  • Updates from June 23 Board of Supervisors Meeting
  • Fairfax County Reduces Penalties for Late Car and Real Estate Tax Payments
    • Reminder: Due Date to Pay First Installment of Real Estate Taxes Extended to August 28
  • Virginia Phase Three of Reopening to Start July 1
  • A Safe Space to Dig Deep: Mental Health and Wellness in the Black Community
  • Virtual Career Fair for Tech Professionals
  • Unemployed Health Insurance Hotline
  • An Update from Inova
  • Essential Supplies Needed for Child Care Programs
  • MCC Super Summer Scavenger Hunt
  • Route 7 Project Updates

June 23, 2020

  • Metro Update
  • Fairfax County Public Library Update
  • Temporary Shelter Available During COVID-19
  • McLean CBC Task Force Virtual Meeting June 29

June 17, 2020

  • Board Public Safety and Economic Initiatives Committees Updates
  • Three Steps to Stay Safe from COVID-19
  • Solarize Fairfax 2020
  • Newsletter from Elaine Tholen, Dranesville District School Board Representative

June 12, 2020

  • Northern Virginia Enters Phase Two of Reopening
  • Face Coverings Required Inside Public Places
  • Park Facilities Update
  • West Falls Church Task Force Task Force Virtual Meeting June 16
  • Governor Northam Announces New Tools for Virginia Workers and Job Seekers

June 10, 2020

  • Board Issues Joint Statement, Announces Task Force on Equity and Opportunity
  • Fairfax County to Enter Phase Two of Reopening on Friday, June 12
  • Video from Cornerstones June 8 Virtual Town Hall
  • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments Hosting Blood Drives

June 5, 2020

  • Cornerstones Virtual Town Hall on June 8
  • More FCPA Farmers Markets Open
  • Fairfax RISE - Application Opens June 8
  • Beware of COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Government Employee Impersonation Scams
  • Guidance for Building Water System Flushing After Closures

June 3, 2020

  • Who to Contact for COVID-related concerns/questions
  • DMV Reopening Plan
  • COVID-19 Testing Options
  • Fairfax County Public Library Curbside Services
  • Donated Face Coverings Now Accepted at Police Stations
  • Help from the Heart Community Drive

May 29, 2020

  • Link to video recording of Virtual Town Hall with State Senator Barbara Favola, Delegate Kathleen Murphy, and Arlington County Chair Libby Garvey
  • Fairfax County enters Phase One - Things to Know
  • Parks Update
  • Forward FCPS
  • Fairfax County Approves Use of Outdoor Space for Restaurants and Exercise Facilities During Phase One
  • Reminder: Public Input Sought on Zoning Modifications
  • County COVID-19 Website Gets a Refresh

May 27, 2020

  • Virtual Town Hall with State Senator Barbara Favola, Delegate Kathleen Murphy, and Arlington County Chair Libby Garvey May 28 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Fairfax County to Enter First Phase of Reopening
  • Face Coverings Required Inside Public Places in Virginia Starting May 29
  • Special Board of Supervisors Meeting May 28 to Consider Emergency Ordinance for Businesses

May 22, 2020

  • FCPA and FCPS Amenities Update
  • Fairfax County Summer Camps, Rec-PAC, SACC Cancelled
  • Virtual Job Fair for College Students and Recent Grads presented by Fairfax County EDA
  • Public Input Sought on Fairfax Connector Fall 2020 Service Changes
  • Information from the County's Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

May 20, 2020

  • Stuff the Bus Success
  • Phased Reopening of Fairfax County Parks
  • StayHomeVirginia.com - Housing Resources for those Impacted by COVID-19
    • Related Fairfax County Resources
  • Reminder: Metro to Close Orange and Silver Line Stations in Fairfax County for Expanded Construction Activities
  • Donations Needed - Cloth Face Coverings

May 18, 2020

  • Stuff the Bus Reminder

May 15, 2020

  • Stuff the Bus
  • County Trash and Recycling Services Update
  • Metro and Fairfax Connector to Require Face Coverings starting May 18

May 12, 2020

  • FY 2021 Budget Adopted
  • Fairfax RISE
  • Update on Reopening from Governor Northam
  • Additional Data Now Available on County's COVID-19 Case Data Dashboard
  • Purple Bins Return to Fairfax County

May 8, 2020

  • Stuff the Bus
  • Phased Opening of Fairfax County Park Authority Golf Courses and Farmers Markets
  • Six Steps to Proper Hand Washing

May 5, 2020

  • Supervisor Foust's Statement on the Fairfax County FY 2021 Budget Markup
  • Phased Approach to Reopening Virginia
  • How can I reduce my risk of exposure to COVID-19 at home and work as the country reopens?

May 1, 2020

  • COVID-19: Health Care Options for the Uninsured
  • Help with SNAP, Medicaid, Employment Assistance
  • COVID-19 Resources Available in Several Languages
  • Fairfax At Home

April 30, 2020

  • A Message from Inova
  • Final FY 2021 Budget Public Hearing Today
  • Newsletter from Elaine Tholen, Dranesville District School Board Representative

April 29, 2020

  • Fairfax County Garden Plots Reopen
  • FY 2021 Budget Public Hearings Continue Today
  • COVID-19 Spiritual Support by Phone Available for Older Adults and Other Mental Health Resources
    • Other Mental Health Resources
  • Fairfax County Now Offers COVID-19 Text Messages in Spanish

April 28, 2020

  • County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Fund
  • FY 2021 Budget Public Hearings Begin Today

April 27, 2020

  • Governor Northam's Blueprint for Easing Public Health Restrictions
    • Testing and Tracing
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Hospital Capacity and Staff
    • Phase One of Easing Restrictions
  • Budget Public Hearings Reminder + How to Participate
  • New Fairfax County Health Department Data Site

April 24, 2020

  • Budget Public Hearings Reminder + How to Participate
  • What Apartment Residents and Building Owners Can Do to Limit the Spread of Coronavirus
    • Recommendations for Apartment and Condo Residents
    • Recommendations for Building Owners, Landlords, and Management Companies

April 23, 2020 

  • Metro Summer Work

April 22, 2020

  • FY 2021 Budget Virtual Town Hall - Recording Available to View Online
  • Budget Public Hearings Reminder
  • Earth Day 2020

April 21, 2020

  • Celebrate National Library Week
  • Additional Online Resources from Fairfax County
    • Virtual pet adoptions
    • Get wedding license online
    • FCPA Virtual Exploration Center
    • Department of Family Services Parenting Support
  • Free, Virtual English Learning Opportunities
  • Tips and Advice from the Safe Community Coalition's Mental Health Committee
  • Neighborhood Assistance Program
  • Cox Communications Connect2Compete

April 20, 2020 

  • FY 2021 Virtual Budget Town Hall Reminder

April 17, 2020

  • NOVA to Offer Tuition-Free Summer Online Courses for Region's High School Students
  • Special Edition of McLean High School's Newsmagazine, The Highlander 
  • Falls Church Station Closed this Weekend in Preparation for Summer Platform Project
  • Resources from Fairfax County's Department of Family Services

April 16, 2020

  • zMOD - Input sought on proposed changes to rules for ADUs and home-based businesses

April 15, 2020 

  • April 14 Board Meeting
    • Small Business Microloan Fund
    • BOS Meeting Calendar and Upcoming Meetings
    • Developmental Approval Extensions
    • Admissions Tax
  • Virtual School Board Town Hall Meetings with Dranesville School Board Representative Elaine Tholen
  • School Counselors Available
  • Health Alert Toolkit
  • COVID-19 Language Portal

April 13, 2020 

  • April 14 Board Meeting
  • Coronavirus donations guidance
  • FCPA trail update

April 10, 2020 

  • Health Department mailing
  • Coronavirus info in ASL
  • Coronavirus safety tips for employers and employees

April 10, 2020 

  • FY 2021 Updated Budget Proposal

April 9, 2020 

  • Wellness resources
  • Things to do while social distancing
  • Fairfax Connector service changes

April 7, 2020 

  • Link to revised budget proposal
  • Solid waste update

April 6, 2020

  • CDC recommends wearing cloth face masks in public
  • COVID-19 and kids - the problem with playdates
  • Fairfax Police Chief addresses COVID-19 concerns 
  • Additional Metro service reductions
  • GWMP update from NPS

April 3, 2020 

  • Visit Fairfax
  • Fairfax First 
  • Support local restaurants – Take Out Trail
  • Tenant/Landlord Rights
  • Fairfax County Court Information
  • Chamber Resources for Businesses; Nova, Dulles, Asian American
  • GWMP Update from NPS

April 2, 2020

  • CSB for basic needs assistance
  • Food resources interactive map
  • Fairfax Area Meals on Wheels 
  • Human Resources Guide
  • Assistance for Senior Transportation
  • Resources for businesses
  • Senior Transportation Assistance
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia
  • Ways to help in your neighborhood
  • Non-profit donation requests
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Medical Reserve Corps
    • Volunteer Fairfax
    • Fairfax County Volunteer Management System
  • Donate Masks and Disposable Gloves
  • Inova
  • Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
  • Donate Blood
  • Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program
  • Embry Rucker Community Shelter and Winter Overflow and Hypothermia Programs
  • Cornerstones Assistance Services and Pantry Program (ASAPP)
  • SHARE of McLean
  • FCPS/Community-based resources link
  • Ways to support local and small businesses

April 1, 2020

  • Census reminder
  • Public safety during coronavirus pandemic
    • FCPD
    • Fire and Rescue
    • 911 Call Center
    • Sheriff’s Office
  • Domestic violence awareness and resources
  • CSB Assistance from a Distance

March 31, 2020

  • Reminder – How to conduct County business online with links
  • Solid waste operational changes explained
  • BOS Budget Committee Meeting Update
  • Be aware of coronavirus scams

March 30, 2020

  • Governor Northam’s Stay at Home order
  • Information about 3/31 BOS Budget Committee Meeting + How to watch

March 27, 2020

  • Reminder – Fairfax County Government buildings closed to the public as of 5 pm March 27
  • Link for how to conduct County business online
  • How to contact Supervisor Foust's office
  • Update on coronavirus cases in VA
  • Trash and recycling update
  • Utilities update
  • 2020 Census reminder
  • FCPA FAQs
  • Fairfax County Field Journal for kids
  • Theatre for students at home from Traveling Players

March 26, 2020

  • Defining the terms - “social distancing,” “self-isolating,” “quarantine”
  • Fairfax County Budget
  • Board will discuss at 3/31 budget committee meeting + how to watch
  • FCPS distance learning
  • Healthcare options for the uninsured
  • Virginia SNAP Program to issue emergency benefits
  • Public transportation update

March 25, 2020

  • Message from Inova
    • 3 Respiratory Illness Clinic locations
    • How to help during this time
  • Protect Your Pipes – Don’t Flush Wipes
  • McLean Community Center update
  • 495 NEXT comment period extended 

March 24, 2020

  • Vehicle and Business Tax Filing Deadline Extended to June 1
  • First Real Estate Tax Payment Deadline Extended to August 28
  • FCPA closures
  • County government closures

March 23, 2020

  • School closures
  • Statewide business restrictions
  • Fairfax Connector update
  • How to watch March 24 BOS meeting
  • FCPA closures
  • Special hours at grocery stores and pharmacies
  • Town of Herndon info
  • Department of Family Services resources

March 23, 2020

  • FCDOT meeting/website information
  • Preferred Plan for Herndon/Reston Area Bus Service
  • 2020 Repaving and Restriping Plans

March 20, 2020

  • County closures
  • FCPA indoor facilities
  • SACC spring break services cancelled
  • Senior centers
  • NPS updates
    • Great Falls visitors center and Clara Barton Historic Site closed
    • Outdoor areas of GW Parkway remain open
  • Webinar for local businesses
  • Absentee voting information for Towns of Clifton and Vienna May 5 elections
  • Department of Family Services assistance from a distance resources

March 19, 2020

  • Food resources interactive map
  • CSP for basic needs assistance 
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Human Services Resource Guide
  • Neighbor to Neighbor Program
  • Tax Relief for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Extended
  • Special Hours at Grocery Stores
  • Assistance for Senior Transportation
    • HVN, Shepherd’s Center of Great Falls and McLean. Arlington, Falls Church
  • Supporting Local and Small Businesses 
  • Resources for Businesses

March 18, 2020

  • Summary of Northam’s March 17 Press Release
  • Limiting non-essential gatherings to no more than 10 people
  • Restaurants, fitness centers, theaters mandated to close or reduce capacity
  • High risk individuals should self quarantine
  • Support for affected workers (unemployment, etc.)
  • Support for impacted employers
  • DMV closures
  • Courts
  • Utilities
  • FAQ
  • Further reductions in Metro service

March 17, 2020

  • Board Declared Local State of Emergency
  • Governor Northam Press Conference
    • Events of 10 people or more should be canceled or held virtually
    • Those 65 and older should self-quarantine
    • All DMVs will close; business should be completed online
  • Ways to help
    • Tips for Helping in Your Neighborhood
    • Meals on Wheels
    • Cornerstones, Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, Connections for Hope
    • SHARE of McLean
    • Blood Donations
    • FCPS Resources

March 17, 2020 

  • Emergency Board of Supervisors Session - How to Watch

March 16, 2020

  • Info about March 17 Board of Supervisors Emergency Session 
  • Governor Northam Bans Gatherings of Over 100 People
  • FCPS Schools Close + Food Distribution Locations
  • FCPA Closures
  • Senior Center Closures
  • Health Department Resources
  • NCS/CSP Resources
  • Small Business Website
  • Utilities Info
  • No Changes to Connector Bus Service; Increased Cleaning
  • Additional Metro Service Changes

March 16, 2020

  • March Meeting Cancellations

March 13, 2020

  • How to Get Tested 
  • Symptoms

March 13, 2020

  • Metro Service Changes

March 12, 2020

  • County Coronavirus Press Conference - How to Watch

March 11, 2020

  • Health Department Resources 
  • Dranesville School Board Representative, Elaine Tholen Video

March 4, 2020

  • Currently no confirmed cases in region
  • Health Department video with Dr. Gloria
  • Tips for staying healthy
  • Links to CDC, and MD, VA, and DC Health Departments
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