Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

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.

703-267-3511
TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director of Health

Public Swimming Pool Information

Pool swim lanes

As of May 28, 2021, Executive Order 79 is in effect which terminates Seventh Amended Number Seventy-Two removing all previous restrictions.

However, all unvaccinated individuals in the Commonwealth aged five and older should cover their mouth and nose with a mask in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

 

It is within an individual pool owner/operator’s purview to maintain requirements that exceed the current guidelines. 

Mask Guidance

The Health Department does not issue mandates or regulations regarding the wearing of masks. Our role is to provide guidance and recommendations on executive orders from the Governor’s office. Swimming pool facility owners and operators are responsible for managing their facilities so that the public is kept safe. This includes providing clear messaging to pool patrons about masks being worn around the pool. 

While Individuals who are fully vaccinated may remove their mask in most settings, individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to mask and remain physically distanced in most settings.

The CDC continues to recommend universal masking (regardless of vaccination status) in schools, child care settings, healthcare settings, homeless shelters, and correctional facilities. Regardless of vaccination status, individuals must also continue to wear a mask while accessing public transportation, per a federal requirement. See more information about mask recommendations/requirements.

Best Practices

Although capacity limits, distancing, and other business requirements are fully lifted, businesses and other establishments are encouraged to follow Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and CDC recommendations and best practices for masking, distancing, handwashing, cleaning, symptom screening, ventilation, etc. New guidance to reflect these changes available from VDH, see: General Recommendations for Businesses.

For more detailed prevention and mitigation guidance for specific sectors (such as schools, sports, camps, pools, etc.), continue to refer to VDH Website for Schools, Workplaces, and Communities and also CDC guidance.

Additional requirements for employees and employers can be found in the Department of Labor and Industry’s Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS- CoV-2 Virus that Causes COVID-19 and FAQs

Resources for those who are not vaccinated

Please see how to get a vaccine. COVID-19 vaccine is readily available and free for everyone 12 years and older.

Use your best judgment based on the occupancy and capacity of the facility, and refer to this information from the CDC for guidance

Before you hit the water, see this COVID-19 guidance for visiting beaches and pools from the CDC. 

Before you visit pool, waterpark, or beach, be sure to know how to stay healthy and safe.

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