Emergency Management and Security

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

4890 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Seamus Mooney,

COVID-19 After-Action Report (AAR)

An after-action report (AAR) is a process used by organizations to evaluate their response to a real-world event or disaster exercise, to learn from their experiences and improve their preparedness for future events. It is a critical tool for continuous improvement and enhancing the resilience of the community in the face of future emergencies. 

The COVID-19 pandemic was an unprecedented public health crisis that challenged many aspects of society, including public health systems, emergency management, and community resilience. The COVID-19 AAR allowed Fairfax County to evaluate the effectiveness of these efforts, identify areas for improvement, and make recommendations for future response efforts.  

Read the Fairfax County COVID-19 After-Action Report (AAR) here.


COVID 19 After-Action Report Process

7/13/2021 – The Board of Supervisors directs the County Executive to conduct a comprehensive review of the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Board of Supervisors Meeting: July 13, 2021 | Board Of Supervisors (fairfaxcounty.gov)

3/1/2022 – Presentation of AAR Part 1 findings to the Board of Supervisors Safety and Security Committee.  
Link: Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee Meeting: March 1, 2022 | Board Of Supervisors (fairfaxcounty.gov) 

9/13/2022 – Presentation of AAR Part 2 findings to the Board of Supervisors.  
Link: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors September 13, 2022 

5/1/2023 - Finalization of the Fairfax County COVID-19 After-Action Report.

5/1/2023 - Completion and distribution of the Fairfax County COVID-19 Timeline.

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