Board of Supervisors - Mason District

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30AM-5PM M-F

703-256-7717
TTY 711

Mason District Governmental Center
6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

Penelope A. "Penny" Gross,
Board of Supervisor

COVID-19

Fairfax County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the federal government have adjusted services in response to COVID-19.  Updates, resources, and guidance at the local, state, and federal levels of government are available below:

Please continue to refer to trusted sources of information, such as the Fairfax County COVID-19 webpage, the Fairfax County Emergency Blog, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for regular updates.  

Local resources

Coordinated Services Planning (Basic Needs Support)

(https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/basic-needs-assistance)

Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) is assisting residents facing difficulties affected by job losses.  Residents needing food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, healthcare and other needs, call 703-222-0880, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for assistance with accessing government and community-based resources.  Assistance is available in multiple languages.

COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose FAQS

As of Aug. 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) now recommend a third dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna) for people who have moderately or severely compromised immune systems. 

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2021/08/19/covid-19-vaccine-third-dose-faqs/

 

Fairfax Water bill assistance

Fairfax Water is preparing for a return to its normal bill collection processes. Residential customers who are past due on their water bill will be eligible for potential disconnection on September 7, 2021, or any time after.  Please know that assistance options are available for customers in need.  Customers can establish a payment plan, apply for COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Funds, or seek assistance from other area non-profits.  For more information, visit https://www.fairfaxwater.org/news/payment-assistance-options.

Food Pantries

Residents who want to contribute also are encouraged to consider making monetary contributions and grocery gift cards donations to our community-based organization partners. You can visit the Human Services Resource Guide (https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hsrg/), an online, searchable guide to available human services resources in Fairfax County. 

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grocery Shopping and Pharmacy Pick-up Service for Older Adults

In response to the increased needs of residents who are 60 years old and older and who require assistance, Fairfax County, through the Health Department’s Neighbor to Neighbor Program (N2N), has launched a free grocery shopping and pharmacy pick-up service.  The service is provided to senior citizens at private residences by volunteers, who have completed background checks.  To request shopping and pharmacy pick-up, or to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance to obtain food, contact the Fairfax County Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resource line at 703-324-7948.  Learn more at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/neighbor.

Volunteering

Residents, businesses and organizations who want to help fill community needs can make donations to local community-based organizations.  An updated list of community-based resources for food assistance and donations is available online at https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-support.   

Residents who want to contribute are urged to consider making monetary contributions and grocery gift cards donations to our community-based organization partners.  Log on to the Human Services Resource Guide (https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hsrg/), an online, searchable guide to available human services resources in Fairfax County.

Additional information about volunteer opportunities is available at https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/03/17/donating-to-and-supporting-local-community-based-organizations/.

State resources

COVIDWISE, an innovative exposure notification app

On August 5, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam announced the launch of COVIDWISE, an innovative exposure notification app that will alert users if they have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. Virginia is the first state in the country to design a COVID-19 app using Bluetooth Low Energy technology developed by Apple and Google, which does not rely on personal information or location data. Users opt-in to download and utilize the free app.

“We must continue to fight COVID-19 from every possible angle,” said Governor Northam. “The COVIDWISE exposure notification app gives you an additional tool to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community, while maintaining your personal privacy. I encourage all Virginians to download and use this app, so we can work together to contain this virus.”

To learn more about COVIDWISE and the download the app, visit www.covidwise.org.

 

StayHomeVirginia.com

The Virginia Housing Development Authority has partnered with Gov. Ralph Northam to create StayHomeVirginia.com, a website for housing-centered information about programs, service and resources to help Virginians who have experienced job or income loss and other impacts due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Guidance and resources are available for:

  • Renters
  • Homeowners
  • Individuals who are experiencing homelessness
  • Landlords

The site outlines information on federal and state protections and includes guidance on how to work with landlords, financial institutions and others to sustainably utilize temporary eviction and foreclosure protections during this time.

Visit https://www.stayhomevirginia.com/ for more information.

Federal Resources

The White House plan to beat COVID-19

https://www.whitehouse.gov/priorities/covid-19/ 

A copy of the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness (January 2021) is available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/National-Strategy-for-the-COVID-19-Response-and-Pandemic-Preparedness.pdf.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Updates

Federal Department of Labor - Wage and Hour

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic

Discusses common issues employers and employees face when responding to influenza, pandemics, or other public health emergencies, and their effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

FEMA COVID-19-Related Funeral Cost Assistance

Beginning in early April 2021, residents may apply to FEMA for financial assistance to help cover funeral costs incurred by COVID-19-related deaths. This assistance will be available to all residents (U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals and qualified aliens) who incurred expenses after Jan. 20, 2020, for a death attributed to the virus.  Learn more at https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2021/03/31/covid-19-related-funeral-cost-assistance-available-from-fema/

How to Prepare and Protect Yourself

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