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

COVID-19 Tools for the Fairfax Community

Keep it Up to Keep Numbers Down

Topic of the Week: September 21
Wash your hands!

Key messages

  • Washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent getting sick
  • Wash them properly – for 20 seconds with soap and water
  • No soap and water handy? That’s ok, use hand sanitizer instead. Make sure it is 60% or greater alcohol.
  • Teach kids how to wash their hands properly
  • Wash often, but especially before you eat or drink anything

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All about hand washing
Use hand sanitizer correctly and know the risks

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Wash your hands frequently. Keep it up to keep it down.

Mask Up, Lather Up, Sleeve Up

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Questions? Call the COVID-19 Call Center at 703-267-3511, TTY 711

Tools to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Find links to information, materials and videos grouped by topic below. 

Stay Safe

Key Message

Keep it up to keep numbers down. If we all continue to do our part and follow some basic actions, we can box in COVID-19, keep our families and community safe. 

 

Know the Risks & Slow the Spread

Learn: Important Links

Understanding COVID-19 Risks

Slow the Spread

 

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Stay Safe at Home

People who live in close quarters, such as people who share a small apartment or those who live with large or extended families need to take steps to avoid spreading COVID-19 to the people they live with. If a household includes someone who is at risk for more severe illness, then all family members should act as if they, themselves, are at higher risk and take steps that will help protect everyone in the house.

Learn: Important Links

CDC's Living in Shared Housing: English | Español | 中文 | 한국어 | Tiếng Việt
Households Living in Close Quarters EnglishEspañol | 中文 | 한국어 Tiếng Việt

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Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household
Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household
English | Español | العربية | فارسی | 한국어 | 中文 | Tiếng Việt

 

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Wash Your Hands 

Learn: Important Links

Handwashing Refresher 

Hand sanitizer

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Wash Your Hands
Wash your Hands
English | Español | العربية | 中文 | فارسی | 한국어 | اردو | Tiếng Việt

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Wear a Face Covering

Cloth face coverings, or masks, provide a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the mask coughs, sneezes, talks, sings or raises their voice. They are not masks intended for healthcare workers, for example, N95 respirators.

These face coverings should made of multiple layers of tightly woven fabric. When you wear a face covering, make sure it covers your mouth and nose. The covering should fit snugly on your face, but it shouldn’t be so tight that is uncomfortable or difficult to breathe.

Learn: Important Links

Guide to Face Coverings
Face Coverings Work – But Not All Are Created Equal
Use of Masks to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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Handouts

Tips for Using a Cloth Face Covering
Tips for using a cloth face covering
English | Españolالعربية | 中文 | فارسی | हिन्दी | 한국어 | اردو | Tiếng Việt 

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
English | Español

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A cloth face covering is not intended to protect you, but it may prevent you from spreading the virus to others if you don't know you're infected

La mascarilla de tela puede evitar que  transmita el virus a otras personas, si used no sabe si esta infectado, pero no lo protege.

Your face covering needs to cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly

La mascarilla debe cubrirle la nariz y la boca

Not all masks are created equal

Wear a mask

Stay at Least 6 Feet (3m) from Others (Social Distance)

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Social Distancing Guidance

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Practice social distancing

Respete el distanciamiento social

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Encourage Testing

Key Message

Testing for COVID-19 is available in the Fairfax Health District. If you need a test, contact your health care provider or visit one of the many sites here in Fairfax. A positive COVID-19 test may be inconvenient in the short-term, but support is available for those who will need to be temporarily out of work and away from others. 

 

Learn: Important Links

COVID-19 Testing in Fairfax County¿Cómo hacerse la prueba para detectar el COVID-19?

Coordinated Services Planning, 703-222-0880

5 Things to Know about COVID-19 Testing

 

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Testing Locations
COVID-19 Testing
English | Spanish

3 Key Steps to Take While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Result
3 Key Steps to Take While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Result
English | Español | 한국어 

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Prevent Disease Spread in Your Community

Key Message

Keep it up to keep numbers down. If we all continue to do our part and follow some basic actions, we can box in COVID-19, keep our community safe.  You can help protect yourself, your family, and the Fairfax community by simply talking with us when we call, following guidance for how long to stay home and away from others, and by taking every day steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

Learn: Important Links

Contact Tracing: Answer the Call, Protect the Community | Responda la llamada, proteja a la comunidad
Face Coverings Can Save Lives and Keep COVID-19 Case Numbers Down

 

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Wear cloth face coverings. Keep it up to keep it down.

Wash your hands frequently. Keep it up to keep it down.

Practice Social Distancing. Keep it up to keep #s down.

Stay home when sick. Keep it up to keep numbers down

Answer the call

Box It In

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Share Information About What to Do When Sick or Exposed

Key Message

If you are sick, tested positive for COVID-19, or if you were exposed to COVID-19, there are steps that you need to take to help protect other people in your home and community, including getting tested and staying home and away from others.

 

Learn: Important Links

Know the Symptoms
When You Can be Around Others
What to Do If You Are Sick (CDC)
Why the Health Department Might Call

 

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What to Do if You are Sick (CDC)
What to do if you're sick with COVID-19
English | Español | 中文 | العربية | فارسی | Tiếng Việt | 한국어 | Other languages

When You Can Be Around Others
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Activity Book | Libro para niños 
Libro para niños
English | Español

Coloring Book | Libro Para Colorear
Libro para colorear
English | Español

 

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Help Families Survive the COVID-19 Crisis

Key Message

A positive COVID-19 test may be inconvenient in the short-term, which is why Fairfax has support for those who will need to be temporarily out of work and away from others. From rental and food assistance to health care and housing, there are resources to get you by today so you can onboard to a healthier tomorrow. If we each take responsibility for our own health – which includes accessing the things we need to get us by during these difficult times – we can stop the spread of COVID-19.

 

Learn: Important Links

Call for help with rent, money, medical care, and more: Coordinated Services Planning 703-222-0880 TTY 711 
Dept. of Family Services Assistance from a Distance
Health Care Options for the Uninsured

 

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Handouts

Help with rent, money, medical care, and more
CSP COVID-19 Resources
English | Españolالعربية |  فارسی | 한국어 | Españolاردو | Tiếng Việt

Free/Low Cost Medical Care Services from HealthWorks
HealthWorks for Northern Virginia
English & Español

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Call Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880

 

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Understand COVID-19 Risks

Key Message

You are safer at home. There is no way to ensure zero risk from COVID-19 when leaving home. In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.

 

Learn: Important Links

Understanding COVID-19 Risks

Leaving Home? Know the COVID-19 Risks Before You Go

Staying Safe at an Event or Gathering During COVID-19

Is It Safe to Go to the Pool or Beach?

 

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Staying Safe at Events and Gatherings
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Heading out? Consider your COVID-19 risk increases with the more people you interact with, the longer you spend with others, the closer you are to otehrs, when others are not wearing facemasks

Don't forget your summer essentials: sunscreen, face cover, hand sanitizer, disinfecting cleaner

Stay Informed, Stay Connected

Learn: Important Links

Fairfax County COVID-19 general information is available on the following webpages:

COVID-19 Symptoms
COVID-19 Testing
Contact Investigations

 

Connect

Sign up for text message alerts­: text FFXCOVID to 888777  |  Registrese para recibir actualizaciones en Espanol por mensaje de texto: envie un mensaje de texto con FFXCOVIDSP al 888777

Follow the Health Department on Facebook: @fairfaxcountyhealth and Twitter: @fairfaxhealth 

Call the COVID-19 Call Center at 703-267-3511, TTY 711

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COVID-19 One-Stop Shop Toolkits

The CDC offers toolkits for specific audiences that include a variety of resources. Example audiences include: Young People, Community & Faith-Based Organizations, and Older Adults & People at Higher Risk. 

Facts Matter

Do your part to the stop the spread of coronavirus — and the spread of misinformation. Find information to help distinguish between some common rumors and facts about COVID-19.

Questions? Need something different? Email us.

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