Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director of Health
COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:
People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
According to the CDC there is no evidence that children are more susceptible to coronavirus disease 2019. In fact, most confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported from China have occurred in adults. Infections in children have been reported, including in very young children.
Fairfax County Public Schools has developed information for talking to children about coronavirus.
At this time, FCPS schools are closed through the end of the academic year in June. Read the Superintendent's Message from March 23.
FCPS offers grab and go food distribution sites, including pop-up sites in the community, curbside pickup at two schools, and meal delivery along some bus routes. Details on locations and times is available here.
School districts in our area are closely monitoring the situation, as well as any impact it may have locally. For school district- specific information, please visit:
The CDC also offers Tips to keep children healthy while school’s out
The CDC provides recommendations on postponing or canceling travel. These are called travel notices and are based on assessment of the potential health risks involved with traveling to a certain area.
Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left certain areas.Foreign nationals who have visited some places within the past 14 days may not be permitted to enter the United States.
If you have recently traveled, or had close contact with someone who recently traveled to an affected area and was SICK, and you have a fever, cough, or trouble breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately.
Travelers should stay up-to-date with CDC’s travel health notices related to this outbreak as guidance may change.
CDC recommends that all people defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide. See the Level 3 Travel Advisory and Guidance for Travelers Returning from Cruise Ship and River Cruise Voyages.
On April 9, 2020, CDC renewed the No Sail Order and Other Measures Related to Operations Order. See Cruise Ship Guidance.
Governor Northam Announces New Measures to Combat COVID-19 and Support Impacted Virginians: Directs adherence to 10-person gathering ban, quarantine for high-risk individuals, worker and employer support
This information provides current resources or information specifically for businesses.
The Health Department offers the following guidance for Community-Based Organizations to enhance the safety of your staff and volunteers and reduce their risk of COVID-19 infection, as well as providing guidance on how the risk of potential transmission to clients can be reduced.
The following lists recommendations for service providers and the rationales for those recommendations. The CDC also has extensive guidance for providers that highlights additional situations and issues for consideration.
Additionally, two checklists are available for download to help your organization plan:
If you have additional questions, please email email@example.com.
The Health Department is working to prevent and mitigate outbreaks in long-term care facilities. Please see: COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation for Long-Term Care Facilities.
Find COVID-19 and other resources from the Virginia Department of Health. Find resources.
The CDC has several videos available in American Sign Language. See the playlist.
While many are staying at home during the pandemic, people who live in apartments or condos should consider additional steps they can take to limit the spread of the COVID-19. Property owners also can take extra precautions to help keep their residents safe. See the recommendations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website (Simplified Chinese)
El Condado Fairfax Ahora Ofrece Mensajes de Texto de COVID-19 en Español - 4/28/2020 (Fairfax County Now Offers COVID-19 Text Messages in Spanish)
Cómo cambiar de idioma en FairfaxCounty.gov (How To Flip the Language on FairfaxCounty.gov)
Cómo cambiar el idioma en YouTube (Change the Language on YouTube)
Presentación sobre coronavirus 101 (Coronavirus 101 Presentation)
Los CDC recomiendan llevar cubiertas faciales de tela en áreas públicas, como las tiendas de comestibles. (CDC Recommends Wearing Face Covering)
Se abren tres clínicas Inova para el tratamiento de afecciones respiratorias (Three Inova Respiratory Clinics Open)
Comuníquese con el área de Investigación sobre COVID-19 (Contact Investigation for COVID-19)
Cuidado de la salud para personas sin seguro médico (Health Care for the Uninsured)
Comuníquese con el área de Planificación de Servicios Coordinados y solicite asistencia para cubrir necesidades básicas (Contact Coordinated Services Planning for Basic Needs Assistance)
Distanciamiento social (Social Distancing)
Explicación del aumento de casos positivos; 4 maneras de evitar la propagación del coronavirus (Explaining the Increase in Positive Cases; 4 Ways We Can Stop Coronavirus from Spreading Right Now)
Medios alternativos para las celebraciones religiosas (Alternative Means to Celebrate Religious Observances)
Cuatro datos sobre los derechos del inquilino y el propietario (Four Things About Tenant Landlord Rights)
Detengamos la propagación de gérmenes en Fairfax County (Stop the Spread of Germs in Fairfax County)
Síntomas de la enfermedad del coronaviruse (Symptoms of Coronavirus Diseas)
Qué hacer si contrae la enfermedad (What to Do If You Are Sick)
COVID-19: Recursos (COVID-19 Resources)
Lávese las manos (Wash Your Hands)
Asistencia en la Planificación de Servicios Coordinados (Coordinated Services Planning Assistance)
Asistencia a distancia: Cómo acceder a los servicios del Departamento de Servicios Familiares (DFS) de manera remota durante la pandemia de COVID-19 (Assistance from a Distance: How to Access DFS Services Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic)
Mantenga una distancia de seis pies (Six Feet Apart)
Tiene síntomas. ¿Qué debe hacer? (You feel sick. Now what?)
Sitio web de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades en español (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website in Spanish)
FDA en español - Enfermedad del Coronavirus (COVID-19) (FDA COVID-19 Resources)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website (Vietnamese)
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