Health Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administration office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location.
703-246-2411 TTY 711
10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Health

Coronavirus Disease 2019 - Past Updates

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) updates that were previously posted are archived here. For the latest information and resources, please visit the Health Department Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the County COVID-19 page.


May 5 | End of the COVID-19 Emergency: What’s next?

April 20 | New Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccines

April 4 | Updated Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available as Booster Dose for Certain Children 6 Months – 4 Years Old

March 13 | Health Department Updates COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Feb. 7 | COVID-19 Local Emergency Declaration Ends March 1

Feb. 6 | Ceremony Honors Public Health Partners for Critical COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Support

Jan. 12 | About XBB.1.5, the Latest Omicron Sub-Variant

Jan. 3 | Fairfax Health District COVID-19 Community Level Medium

2022 and earlier

Dec. 14 | Updated COVID-19 vaccines now available for children as young as 6 months

Dec. 2 | Community Resources Recommended as County Sunsets COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites

Nov. 28 | VDH now sending voice and text messages to Virginians eligible to receive bivalent booster

Oct 24 | Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available as Booster Option

Dec. 9 | Northern Virginia Health Districts Stress Importance of Taking Steps to Stay Safe from COVID-19 during this Winter Surge

Nov. 16 | Northern Virginia Health Districts Remind Residents to Stay Safe from COVID-19 this Holiday Season

Oct. 21 | Celebrating Halloween While Protecting Your Health

Oct. 8 | Health Department Kicks Off New Program to Improve Health Literacy Within Communities of Color

Oct 5 | Community Vaccination Center (CVC) Reopens in Tysons on October 8

July 8 | Health Department Partnership Adds Six COVID-19 Testing Sites

Feb. 5 | Help Wanted: Fairfax Health District is Hiring For Pandemic Response Efforts

Dec. 18 | Fairfax Health District Consolidates Services to One Clinic Site

Nov. 18 | Help Wanted: Fairfax Health District Hiring Weekend Contact Interviewers

Sept. 18 | Roll Up Your Sleeve Now to Keep Respiratory Illnesses Down

July 23 | School-Required Immunizations Remain Mandatory For School Enrollment

July 2 | Health Department Encourages Residents to Get Tested for COVID-19

June 2 | Do you need a COVID-19 test? There’s More Options Than Ever in Fairfax Health District

May 22 | Commonwealth Deploys Artificial Intelligence-Powered Online Tool to Help Virginians Self-Screen for COVID-19

May 19 | VDH First Virginia Case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19 Reported

May 11 | Fairfax County Health Department Expands COVID-19 Data Dashboard

The Fairfax County Emergency Information Blog offered COVID-19 updates through December 30, 2022. After that, COVID-19 updates are shared on the Health Department webpage

Select health-focused blog posts include:

Dec 15 |Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available for Children as Young as 6 Months

Dec 2 | Community Resources Recommended as County Sunsets COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites

Oct 26 |Fairfax County Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Center Schedules

Oct 24 | Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available as Booster Option

Oct 14 | Pediatric COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine Booster: Authorized and Coming Soon

Sep 2 | Vaccine Updates: CDC Recommends New COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters; Novavax Now an Option for Adolescents

Aug 30 | Update on COVID-19 Testing in Fairfax County

Aug 16 | COVID-19 Updates: Novavax Vaccine Now Available, Updated CDC Guidance, Second Boosters, Summer Travel Tips

July 26 | COVID-19 Updates: New Vaccine Option, Baby Vaccine Data, 1 Million Vaccines

June 21 | Children Under Age 5 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccinations

June 14 | What to Know About Anticipated COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Under 5

May 20 | Children 5 to 11 Years of Age Now Eligible for a Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Booster

May 18 | Testing Continues to be a Critical Strategy to Slow COVID-19 Transmission

May 11 | Treatment for COVID-19 Prevents Hospitalization in High-Risk Individuals

May 6 | COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks Continue to Trend Upward in Fairfax Health District

April 26 | Uptick in COVID-19 Cases Prompts Fairfax Health District to Urge Continued Vigilance

April 4 | COVID-19 Vaccinations and Tests Remain Free for All Residents of Fairfax Health District

March 31 | Some Individuals Now Eligible for Second COVID-19 Booster

March 30 | Health Department Updates COVID-19 Data Dashboard

March 29 | What You Need to Know About the Omicron BA.2 Sub-Variant

March 23 | How to Beat Pandemic Fatigue and Build Resiliency During Challenging Times

March 21 | Two COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Closing This Week

March 8 | What You Need To Know About CDC’s New COVID-19 Community Levels

Feb. 28 | Masks Now Optional in County Facilities

Feb. 24 | VDH to Send Texts/Calls Reminding Residents to Get Their COVID-19 Boosters; New Operating Hours for Tysons CVC

Feb. 23 | VDH Launches New Online Tool to Help Calculate Isolation and Quarantine Period

Feb. 22 | CDC Updates Vaccine Recommendations for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised

Feb. 15 | Latest Scam Slam Audios Address COVID-19 Scams

Feb. 10 | VDH’s COVID-19 Community Testing Center at Government Center Closed

Feb. 2 | COVID-19 Case Investigation Processes in K-12 Schools to Change After Feb. 4

Jan. 19 | New COVID-19 Testing Options Now Available; Order At-Home Tests by Mail

Jan. 14 | Virginia Department of Health Opens COVID-19 Community Testing Center in Fairfax Health District Jan. 15

Jan. 6 | As Cases Surge, Health Department Modifies Return-To-Work/School Communications

Jan. 6 | New COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities for Teens and Children

Dec. 17 | Highlights from Health Department’s COVID-19 Vaccination Update to the Board of Supervisors

Dec. 10 | Pfizer COVID-19 Boosters Now Available for People Ages 16-17

Dec. 9 | Northern Virginia Health Districts Stress Importance of Taking Steps to Stay Safe from COVID-19 during this Winter Surge

Dec. 9 | COVID-19 Testing and Travel Guidance Updates in Time for Holiday Planning

Dec. 2 | Health Department Urges Boosters and Prevention Strategies to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 and Emerging Variants

Nov. 29 | COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits Available at 21 Library Branches Beginning Dec. 3

Nov. 23 | Stay Safe from COVID-19 this Holiday Season

Nov. 22 | Health District to Update COVID-19 Data Dashboard Following Data Review

Nov. 19 | All Adults, 18 and Over, Eligible for Booster Vaccinations

Nov. 16 | Health Department Reaches Out to Families Regarding Mis-Dosing Incident at Lorton Pharmacy

Nov. 16 | Northern Virginia Health Districts Remind Residents to Stay Safe from COVID-19 this Holiday Season

Nov. 11 | Fairfax Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11 at School-Located Clinics

Nov. 3 | Children Ages 5-11 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination

Oct. 29 | Now Is the Time To Get Your COVID-19 Booster

Oct. 28 | Planning for COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5-to-11-Year-Olds: What You Need to Know Now

Oct. 27 | Celebrate Diwali Safely on Nov. 4

Oct. 22 | Eligible Individuals Recommended to Get COVID-19 Booster Shots  

Oct. 21 | Celebrating Halloween While Protecting Your Health

Oct. 18 | What You Need to Know About Forthcoming Expanded Vaccination Opportunities

Oct. 7 | Child-Sized Mask Donations Needed

Oct. 5 | Community Vaccination Center to Reopen in Tysons on Oct. 8

Sept 27 | Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Doses Widely Available in Fairfax Health District

Sept 24 | Health Department Waits on Federal and State Guidance Prior to Dispensing Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Doses

Sept 21 | Highlights from Health Department’s COVID-19 Vaccination Update to Board of Supervisors

Sept 17 | Health Department to Deploy Mobile COVID-19 Testing Lab

Sept 16 | QR Codes Now Available to Digitally Verify COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Sept 15 | Health Department to Expedite Communications for Students Awaiting COVID 19 Contact Interviews

Sept 2 | Update on COVID-19 Investigations and Guidance for Parents of School-aged Children

Aug 24 | COVID-19 Vaccines Recommended When Pregnant, Breastfeeding and Trying to Get Pregnant

Aug 23 | FDA Grants Full Approval for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Aug 20 | Fairfax County Announces Staff Vaccination Requirement

Aug 19 | COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose FAQs

Aug 16 | Third Dose Vaccinations Now Available for Individuals Who Are Immunocompromised

Aug 12 | Health Department Now Accepting Requests for Vaccine Services

Aug 6 | Masks Required at County Facilities Starting Aug. 9

Aug 5 | COVID-19 Delta Variant FAQs

Aug 5 | COVID-19 Cases on the Rise; Immunocompromised Strongly Encouraged to Protect Health

Aug 3 | Fairfax County Now Recommends Indoor Masking to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

July 14 | Health Department, Fire and Rescue Partner on Homebound Vaccine Program

July 12 | Adolescents Ages 12-18 Urged to Get Vaccinated By July 19; FCPS to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

July 9 | What You Need To Know About Heart Inflammation and COVID-19 Vaccines

July 8 | Funding Available for Tenants and Landlords Through Emergency Rental Assistance Program

July 2 | Slowing Vaccination Uptake, Rise of Variants May Impact Drop in COVID-19 Cases

July 2 | Vaccine Opportunities Available Through 4th of July Weekend; Vaccine Shuttle Service Ends

July 2 | 2021 Food Summit Highlights COVID-19 Impact on Food Equity

June 11 | Northern Virginia Honors the More Than 2,300 Local Lives Lost to COVID-19

June 10 | Government Center COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Now Offers Walk-in Hours

June 9 | Vaccine Equity Clinic on Route 1 in Alexandria Offers Free Transportation

June 4 | Health Department to Demobilize COVID-19 Testing Sites; Clinics to Offer Testing by Appointment

June 4 | Tysons Community Vaccination Center to Offer Evening Hours; Site Slated to Close June 26

June 3 | Lost Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card? Here’s How to Get a Copy of Your Record

May 28 | COVID-19 Social Distancing and Capacity Restrictions Have Now Ended in Virginia; Unvaccinated People Should Still Wear Masks

May 28 | COVID-19 Social Distancing and Capacity Restrictions Have Now Ended in Virginia; Unvaccinated People Should Still Wear Masks

May 27 | Memorial Day Weekend: Balancing Opportunities and Cautions Amid Declining COVID-19 Case Numbers

May 27 | As Pool Season Begins, Know the Latest COVID-19 Guidance (And Other Healthy Swimming Reminders)

May 25 | Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard Now Live

May 25 | Vaccine Stories: A Fairfax Family’s COVID-19 Vaccination Decision

May 19 | Health Department and Fairfax County Public Schools to Host School-based COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

May 17 | Helping Households Stay Connected to the Internet During COVID-19

May 14 | Governor Updates Face Covering Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People Effective May 15; Moves Up Capacity and Distancing Changes to May 28

May 13 | COVID-19 Vaccine for 12- to 15-Year-Olds Is Now Available, Here Is What You Need To Know

May 7 | COVID-19 Vaccine and 12- to 15-Year-Old Children

May 6 | Hey Fairfax County, COVID-19 Vaccine Is Readily Available and Free, Here Is What You Need To Know

Apr. 30 | Make It Happen. Move Forward. New Northern Virginia COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Begins

Apr. 30 | Phase 2 Vaccine FAQs: Second Doses

Apr. 29 | Governor Updates Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People to Align with CDC Changes

Apr. 28 | Enough Vaccine Now Available for All Residents; Visit Tysons Vaccination Center for Walk-In Appointments or Schedule Directly With Health Department

Apr. 24 | CDC and FDA Lift Pause on J&J Vaccine

Apr. 23 | Governor Updates COVID-19 Executive Order Restrictions

Apr. 22 | Phase 2 Vaccine FAQs: Finding Appointments in VaccineFinder and VAMS

Apr. 16 | Community Vaccination Center to Open in Tysons Area April 20

Apr. 13 | COVID-19 Call Center Updates

Apr. 13 | Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Will Not Be Administered Until Further Notice

Apr. 12 | Moving Toward Food Security: How to Get Help From and Donate to Local Food Pantries

Apr. 9 | Volunteers Needed for Inova Vaccination Center

Apr. 7 | The Volunteers Behind the Pandemic Response: Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps

Apr. 7 | Vaccine Registration Now Open for All of Phase 1c

Apr. 5 | Why COVID-19 Vaccines Are Good News for Local Businesses

Apr. 5 | Vaccine Registration Now Open for Some Frontline Essential Workers in Phase 1c

Apr. 1 | All Individuals Age 16+ to Be Eligible to Register for Vaccine by April 18

Mar. 31 | COVID-19-Related Funeral Cost Assistance Available from FEMA

Mar. 31 | What You Need to Know About Vaccination Locations in the Fairfax Health District

Mar. 30 | Registration Now Open for All of Phase 1b

Mar. 24 | Update on COVID-19 Testing Sites Available in the Fairfax Health District

Mar. 24 | Governor Announces Limited Capacity Increases for Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings, Some Entertainment Venues as Vaccinations Rise

Mar. 23 | COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Now Open for Public Transit Workers and Mail Carriers

Mar. 22 | Join the Health Department’s Team of Vaccinators

Mar. 18 | Contacting the Health Department About COVID-19

Mar. 18 | Don’t Fall Victim to These 6 COVID-19 Scams

Mar. 17 | Registration Now Open for Three More 1b Essential Worker Groups

Mar. 15 | COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form Now Available in Spanish

Mar. 12 | Fairfax Health District Reports Above-Average Vaccination Rates of Long-Term Care Staff and Residents

Mar. 11 | What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Variants

Mar.9 | CDC Issues New Guidance for Fully-Vaccinated People

Mar. 5 | More Vaccine Registration FAQs: Supply Update, Choosing a Vaccine, State System and More

Mar. 2 | New Online Tool Available to Remove Yourself from COVID-19 Registration Waitlist

Mar. 1 | What You Need to Know About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Mar. 1 | Need Help Getting to Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment? View Several Transportation Options

Feb. 26 | What You Need to Know About Free Vaccine, Health Insurance and Admin Fees

Feb. 26 | Understanding the Dates on Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

Feb. 26 | More FAQs About COVID-19 Vaccine Registration, Including Jan. 18 Progress

Feb. 24 COVID-19 Vaccination Partners Expand in Fairfax Health District

Feb. 24 Gov. Announces Changes to COVID-19 Executive Order Restrictions Effective Mar. 1

Feb. 19 | Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

Feb. 16 | What You Need to Know When You Get Vaccinated AND After You Get Vaccinated

Feb. 16 | COVID-19 Symptoms Can Last for Months for “Long Haulers”

Feb. 12 | Vaccine Dashboard Now Live Featuring Dose and Registration Data; Registration Status Checker Also Available

Feb. 12 | Fairfax Health District Not Participating in Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System At This Time

Feb. 2 | Health Department Provides COVID-19 Vaccination Update to Board of Supervisors

Jan. 30 | Winter Weather Advisory Impacts Health Department Operations Sunday, Jan. 31

Jan. 29 | What You Need to Know About Limited Vaccine Supply

Jan. 28 | For Older Adults: Special Edition of Golden Gazette includes COVID-19 Vaccine Info

Jan. 22 | Older Adults and the COVID-19 Vaccine in Fairfax

Jan. 20 | COVID-19 Vaccine and Vaccination Frequently Asked Questions, Part 2

Jan. 15 | What You Need to Know if You Have Registered to Get a Vaccine Appointment

Jan. 15 | Process for Scheduling Vaccination Appointments at Health Department Clinics

Jan. 14 |Vaccination Registration Begins Jan. 18 for 65+ and People with Medical Conditions

Jan. 14 | Vaccine and Vaccination Frequently Asked Questions, Part 1

Jan. 14 | School Staff and Teacher Vaccinations to Begin Jan. 16

Jan. 11 | Online COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Registration Available Now for Adults 75+, Certain Healthcare Workers

Jan. 8 | Vaccinations Begin Week of Jan. 11 for Eligible 1b Populations

Dec. 30 | What You Need to Know About the First COVID-19 Vaccinations in Fairfax County

Dec. 23 | Fairfax County Health Department Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine

Dec. 21 |Cloth Face Mask Donations Exceed 2020 Goal Thanks to the Community

Dec. 21 | What You Need to Know About the Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines

Dec. 18 | How COVID-19 Vaccines are Developed to be Safe and Effective

Dec. 18 | What to Expect When It’s Your Turn to Get Vaccinated

Dec. 10 | Gov. Northam Announces New Targeted Measures, Limits Social Gatherings to 10

Dec. 10 | Social Isolation, Technology and Wellness Identified as Key Issues Facing Older Adults During COVID-19

Dec. 9 | Know the Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Dec. 7 | 6 Ways to Manage Mental Health During COVID-19

Dec. 2 | A Closer Look at How COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Work

Dec. 2 | How to Keep COVID-19 Outside Your Home

Nov. 30 |Guidance for Funerals, Memorials and Dealing with Grief During COVID-19

Nov. 30 | COVID-19 Data Dashboard Now Includes Contact Tracing

Nov. 23 | Winter Holidays and COVID-19: Recommendations for Family Celebrations, Shopping and Entertainment

Nov. 18 | Five Things You Need to Know about COVID-19 Today

Nov. 13 | Governor Northam Announces New Statewide Measures to Contain COVID-19

Nov. 13 | Video: Update on COVID-19 in Our Community and Key Tips to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Nov. 13 | Don’t Bring Coronavirus Home for the Holidays: Plan Now for Safe Return from College

Nov. 13 | 6 Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccination Plans

Nov. 12 | Tips To Celebrate Diwali Safely on Nov. 14

Nov. 6 | Community Health Workers Part of Equitable Response During COVID-19 Pandemic

Nov. 5 | Four Things You Need to Know about COVID-19 Today

Nov. 2 | Guidelines for a Safe and Relaxing Thanksgiving During COVID-19

Oct. 23 | Teens and Young Adults Can Enroll in Free E-Cigarette Quit Program

Oct. 20 | How to Vote Safely During the Pandemic

Oct. 15 | 3 Things To Know about COVID-19 Symptoms in Children

Oct. 13 | Time and Teamwork are Key to Contact Tracing Work

Oct. 7 | How Outdoor Workers Can Protect Against COVID-19 Infographic: English | Spanish

Oct. 5 | Meet the Team Keeping Public Health Workers Safe During the Pandemic

Oct. 2 | Carla Paredes-Gómez Receives “Hero” Recognition by El Tiempo Latino English | Español

Oct. 2 |  Equitable Access to COVID-19 Testing in the Fairfax Health District

Oct. 1 | Traditional Trick-or-Treating Not Recommended for Halloween; Safe Alternatives Available

Oct. 1 | COVID-19 County Partnership for Donations: Incarcerated Women Making Masks for Kids

Sept. 29 | Donations Needed to Support Nonprofits Who Help Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Sept. 28 | Virginia Department of Health Announces New Pandemic Metrics Dashboard

Sept. 28 | Suicide Prevention Awareness: Reach Out, Know the Warning Signs (Especially Amid a Pandemic)

Sept. 25 | Six Things to Know about the COVID-19 Response Today

Sept 21 | Powering Up a Healthy Plate Can Happen During the Virtual School Day With a Little Planning

Sept. 18 | Roll Up Your Sleeve Now to Keep Respiratory Illnesses Down

Sept. 17 | Sewing Center Volunteer Opportunities Available to Help Make Masks

Sept. 16 | What to Know if You or a Family Member Is Returning Home from a Campus COVID-19 Outbreak

Sept. 14 | People Fighting the Pandemic in Fairfax: Shakiba Kovacs, Community Health Worker

Sept. 14 | Free Fabric Available for Sewers Who Can Make and Donate Face Coverings

Sept. 9 | What to Do When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sept. 4 | Staying the Course to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Sept. 4 | Enjoy Labor Day Weekend – But Do So Safely

Sept. 1 | Face Coverings Work – But Not All Are Created Equal

Sept. 1 | What You Need to Know about Using Hand Sanitizer Correctly and Safely

August 31 | Vaping Raises Risk of COVID-19 Complications in Teenagers

August 28 | Travel in a Time of COVID-19: What You Need to Know

August 27 | 5 Things to Know about COVID-19 Testing

August 27 | Teletherapy and Mask Donation Enhance Speech & Hearing Program

August 27 | Managing Stress and Promoting Positive Mental Health During COVID-19 Quarantine

August 26 | Community Health Centers Provide Essential Care to Thousands of Residents

August 21 | What is Public Charge and What Does it Mean?

August 14 |When – and How – Can You Safely Visit Grandparents and Older Adults?

August 14 | Fairfax County’s New “Supporting Return to School” (SRS) Program Bolsters Virtual Learning

August 13 | Liaison Team Makes Critical Connections During COVID-19

August 13 | Escuche al Dr. René Najera discutir la presente pandemia de coronavirus

August 7 | Health Department Launches New Portal for Community Partners to Share COVID-19 Information

August 6 | Virginia’s New App Warns if You’ve Been Exposed to Someone With COVID

August 5 | New Fotonovela: COVID-19 Safety When You Share Your Home

July 31 | Q&A With Community Health Worker Who’s Helping to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

July 30 | 4 Ways You Can Help Keep COVID-19 Case Numbers Down

July 23 | Learn How Fairfax County Businesses Are Adapting During the Pandemic

July 22 | Cleaning Supplies and Children’s Face Coverings Donations Still Needed

July 21 | Tips for Cleaning and Disinfecting at Home during COVID-19

July 20 | Health Department Fit Test Team Helps Keep Health Care Workers Safe

July 17 | Meet a Health Department Contact Tracer: Susana

July 16 | Virginia Adopts Workplace Safety Standards to Protect Workers from COVID-19

July 15  | Contact Tracing: Answer the Call, Protect the Community

July 15 |  Face Coverings Can Save Lives and Keep COVID-19 Case Numbers Down

July 14 | Fairfax County’s Neighbor to Neighbor Shopping Program Serves Its 100th Participant

July 14 | Staying Safe at an Event or Gathering During COVID-19

July 10 | Is It Safe to Go to the Pool or Beach?

July 10 | COVID-19 Supply Donations Still Needed to Help Our Community

July 9 | Several County Facilities to Provide In-Person Services in Phase Three

July 7 | Food Benefits for School-Age Children During the Pandemic

July 6 | Joseph Willard Health Center — Supporting the Fairfax Community During COVID-19

July 2 | Tips for a Safe July 4 Holiday

July 1 | 5 Things To Know about the County’s Response to the Coronavirus

July 1 | Leaving Home? Know the COVID-19 Risks Before You Go.

June 23 | Temporary Shelter Available During COVID-19

June 18 | Don’t Swim in Streams While Pools Are Closed During COVID-19

June 17 | 3 Steps to Stay Safe From COVID-19 If You Are 60+

June 15 | Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps — Providing Critical Assistance to the COVID-19 Response

June 12 | Hundreds of Volunteers Offer 22,000+ Hours of Help During COVID-19

June 8 | 5 Tips to Promote Positive Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 5 | Health Department Rapid Response Teams: Stopping the Spread in Our Most Vulnerable Communities.

June 5 | Beware of COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Government Employee Impersonation Scams

June 4 | Director of Epidemiology Explains What’s Next in COVID-19 Response

June 2 | Board of Supervisors Committee Meetings Today Address COVID-19

June 1 | Who to Contact About COVID-19 Issues

June 1 | You Can Now Drop Off Donated Face Coverings at County Police Stations 

June 1 | Spring Hill Community Village Counters Isolation with Opportunities for Connection

May 29 | 6 Things to Know About Phase One That Begins Today

May 29 | Inside Health Department Contact Investigations (And What You Should Know If You’re Contacted)

May 27 | Face Coverings Now Required Inside Public Places in Virginia

May 27 | Fairfax County to Enter First Phase of Easing Public Health Restrictions on May 29

May 26 | Environmental Health Staff Conduct Virtual Inspections During COVID-19 Restrictions

May 21 | Epidemiologists Translate Data into Action During Pandemic

May 19 | Donations Needed: Cloth Face Coverings

May 15 | Testing for COVID-19 as We Move Toward Reopening

May 15 | VIDEO: Chairman McKay Discusses Phase One Reopening

May 14 | New Countywide Grocery Shopping and Pharmacy Pick-up Service for Older Adults 

May 14 | Seven Steps to Protect Your Pets from COVID-19

May 12 | Herndon Harbor Adult Day Health Care Celebrates Mother’s Day from a Safe Distance

May 12 | Governor Extends Public Health Restrictions in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia Until May 29

May 11 | Tips for Preventing Tick and Mosquito Bites During COVID-19

May 7 | 3 Reasons Why COVID-19 Continues to be on the Upswing in the Fairfax Health District

May 8 | Behind the Scenes: Equipping Front Line Health Teams.

May 6 | Skyline Plaza Coordinator Says Don’t be Shy About Volunteerism

May 5 | Learn the Six Steps to Proper Handwashing on Hand Hygiene Day

May 1 | Fairfax County Health Department: 100 Days of COVID-19 Response 

May 1 | What If I Contract COVID-19 and I’m Too Sick to Care for My Child? 

April 30 | Village Drive Village Stays Connected During COVID-19 

April 29 | Fairfax County Still Seeks Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations 

April 29 | Our Outreach Team is Working with Multicultural Communities During COVID-19 

April 28 | Fairfax County Now Offers COVID-19 Text Messages in Spanish / El Condado Fairfax Ahora Ofrece Mensajes de Texto de COVID-19 en Español

April 28 | The Reassuring Voice We Need: Meet Public Health Nurse Shawn Harper 

April 23 | What Apartment Residents and Building Owners Can Do to Limit the Spread of Coronavirus

April 23 | Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: Fairfax Lab Staff Perform Critical Role During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 21 | Herndon Village Network Answers the Call for Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 20 | Fighting COVID-19 on the Ground: The Call Center

April 14 | COVID-19 and Long-Term Care: How the Health Department is Helping and Responding

April 13 | Fairfax County COVID-19 Health Alert Toolkit Hits Mailboxes – Everyone Needs to Open and Read this Important Information

April 9 | Coronavirus Safety Tips for Employees and Companies

April 8 | COVID-19: Wellness Resources for You and Your Family

April 6 | COVID-19 and Kids: The Problem with Playdates

April 6 | Information on COVID-19 Case Reporting in the Fairfax Health District. 

April 2 | Answers to Many Basic Needs Questions (Food, Utilities, Evictions) Can Be Found Online

April 1 | Making Home a Safer Place for Domestic Violence Survivors During Coronavirus Pandemic

March 31 | Joint Statement from the Chief Elected Officials of the National Capital Region on the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 27 | Explaining the Increase in Positive Cases; 4 Ways We Can Stop Coronavirus from Spreading Right Now

March 26 | Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health Care Options for the Uninsured

March 25 | Social Distancing, Self-Isolating and Quarantine: What Do These Terms Mean?

March 24 | Video: Coronavirus 101 Health Department Presentation — English and Spanish

March 20 | Health Director and County Executive Provide Updates About Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Special Edition of Connect with County Leaders

March 20 | Mental Health — Take Care Both Physically and Emotionally During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18 | Video: What is a Contact Investigation for COVID-19?

March 17 | Video: Social Distancing and Other Health Tips

March 16 | 5 Tips to Help Your Neighborhood Prepare During This Coronavirus Time

March 15 | 4 Things to Know About Social Distancing

March 14 | Watch Out for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Scams 

The following were situational updates shared early in the COVID-19 emergency.

Virginia Department of Health Confirms Second “Presumptive Positive” Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in State 

Virginia’s state and local public health leaders announced two presumptive positive cases of coronaviruses disease earlier today. The first individual is a Marine Base Corps Quantico resident who is at Fort Belvoir. The second individual is a resident of the City of Fairfax in their 80s who traveled on a similar Nile River cruise as other positive coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. See the press release for more information.

Status Update on Two Presumptive Positive Novel Coronavirus Cases on Virginia

On March 8, 2020, Virginia’s state and local public health leaders provided a status update on the first two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) in Virginia. See the recording.

February 27, 2020 — Situation Update

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve. Although most cases outside of China are travel-related, community spread of the virus is now being detected in a growing number of countries. At this time, person-to-person spread in the United States appears to be limited, but CDC recommends planning at all levels for the eventuality of community spread in the U.S.

CDC has issued a Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel notice for China and South Korea. A Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions notice has been issued for Japan, Iran and Italy and a watch Level 1 has been issued for Hong Kong. The CDC also recommends that all travelers reconsider cruise ship voyages to or within Asia. This is a rapidly evolving situation, so please see the CDC website for the most up-to-date travel information.

February 11, 2020 - WHO Announces Name for Novel Coronavirus

The World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak: COVID-19. Our website and other materials are being updated accordingly.


The Virginia Department of Health has received test results for the first of two Patients Under Investigation (PUIs) for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the Northern Region of Virginia. The results from testing performed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were negative, indicating that the individual does not have the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection. At this time, Virginia continues to have no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. Please visit for regular updates on PUIs, test results and other information about the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

January 27, 2020 | UPDATE: Virginia Department of Health Announces Two Patients Under Investigation Test Negative for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

January 26, 2020 | Virginia Department of Health Announces Preparations and Activities Related to the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak

January 24, 2020 | Statement on Exchange Student Visit to Fairfax County from Yichang, China

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