Pandemic Public Health Partners

Public Health System Partner Recognition Event Materials

Pandemic Public Health Partner Recognition - Resolution

County of Fairfax, VA Resolution

WHEREAS, it is recognized that public health is what we do together as a society to create the conditions in which everyone can be healthy; and

WHEREAS, numerous partners across multiple sectors were engaged with the Fairfax County Health Department to support containment, mitigation, vaccine administration, the advancement of health equity, and sharing of trusted information regarding COVID-19 disease across our Fairfax community; and

WHEREAS, our local public health system partners included non-profits supplying basic needs for people within isolation or quarantine; faith leaders who opened their doors to testing and vaccine equity clinics; essential service providers who sustained critical services; health care providers who provided medical care; businesses that helped scale up critical infrastructure; volunteers who took the time to connect their neighbors to resources; and so many more people, organizations and others who encouraged and supported the public health emergency response; NOW THEREFORE

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all residents of Fairfax County, expresses sincere gratitude for the unified, collaborative and unprecedented efforts of these partners that undoubtedly spared illnesses and deaths in our communities, and recognizes all these vital partners who, despite their own struggles and fears, showed leadership and truly embodied our goal of viewing health as a human right. By working together, we created safer, healthier, more resilient people, families, businesses, organizations and institutions that will serve to benefit our entire community for many years to come.

Jeffrey C. McKay, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Dalia A. Palchik, Supervisor, Providence District

John W. Foust, Supervisor, Dranesville District

February 4, 2023

Please note: This is an archive for all Fairfax County 2023 event photos. Those marked "Health Partner Recognition" are from the February 4 event.

Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay Recognizes Public Health System Partners

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay recognizes the people and organizations who supported the COVID-19 emergency response.

A Tribute to Our Public Health System Partners

The Fairfax County Health Department staff says thank you to the hundreds of people who supported public health work during the pandemic.

Audubon Estates Apartments, developments and communities whose leaders and influencers shared COVID-19 health and safety kits and information, and who hosted community testing and vaccination events.


pandemic-recognition-maidbrightBusinesses large and small who distributed informational materials, hosted vaccination clinics, and helped support the other needs of the community.

pandemic-recognition-daycarePlaces that provide care for children and adults who engaged with public health to help support the communities they serve even more.

Reston community centerPartners who provided space, support and more for COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts.

Carla Claure community championLocal influencers who advocate for their community's public health needs and partnered in vaccination, health information, and testing services.

pandemic-recognition-community-orgThe places and people who supported Fairfax's health needs, including those of our most under-resourced populations.

Aroma Restaurant SpringfieldRestaurants, kitchens, food trucks and other food service establishments served health information, championed vaccines, and supported the needs of their staff.

Groveton Baptist ChurchFrom advocating for the needs of their constituents to sharing health, safety, testing and vaccine information, Fairfax's faith-based organizations serve as a cornerstone for public health efforts.

Pandemic media interviewMulticultural media outlets provided important in-language information to non-English speaking members of the community.

Manorcare TeamPublic health teams embedded in older adult and group homes to provide education to staff, facilitate testing and provide vaccination services.



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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many partners helped to support public health's objectives to prevent and mitigate the spread of disease within the Fairfax community. It wasn't just health systems providing medical care, but also local restaurants and residential buildings who hosted vaccine events; faith leaders who opened their doors to testing or vaccine equity clinics; non-profits who supplied basic needs for those within isolation or quarantine; volunteers who connected neighbors to resources; and so many more people, organizations and others who encouraged and supported the public health emergency response.

On February 4th, The Fairfax County Health Department honored the people and organizations who supported the COVID-19 public health emergency response from January 2020 through December 2022.


"Public health is what we do together as a society to create the conditions under which everyone is healthy. It works best when everyone is engaged." - Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Director of Health, Fairfax County Health Department 

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