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. COVID-19 call center hours are Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm.

703-267-3511
TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

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

Information for Parents of School-aged Children

Updated Feb. 28, 2022

First Priority: If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate and reach out to close contacts

See this Health Department guidance on isolation and how to identify and inform your close contacts. 

Get the latest guidance from your school or school district

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)

  • If you are an FCPS parent or student and need information about school health practices — including returning to school after illness or exposure, or isolation/pause letters — please see the FCPS Health and safety guidance website.
  • Parents with questions about school procedures should contact their school.

Private Schools and Daycares

If you are a parent of a student at a private school or daycare, reach out to your school nurse or school administrator with questions about school requirements for isolation and quarantine. Some schools have health and safety guidance shared on their websites.

Get your family vaccinated

Children ages 5-11 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and those ages 12 and up may receive a booster. Vaccine protects against COVID-19 infection and keeps children in school and activities.

Make an appointment at www.vaccines.gov or find a school-located clinic.

Keep Up the Healthy Behaviors

Layered prevention strategies in schools can serve to limit exposure and transmission of the virus. The Health Department continues to work closely with our partners in the schools to prevent the spread of the illness and disinformation about COVID-19.

The following public health prevention measures can help limit the spread of the virus in our community.

  • Everyone ages 5 and above should get vaccinated if you have not done so already, and get a booster dose if you're eligible. Find vaccine appointments. See New COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities for Teens and Children.
  • Stay home when feeling ill.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate and inform your contacts to stop the spread. Find more info.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms. 

We are here for you

Contact the Health Department Call Center with questions, 703-267-3511. It is open Monday ‒ Friday, 9 a.m. ‒ 7 p.m.

You can also find additional helpful information in the following resources:

Fairfax Virtual Assistant