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If you received a COVID-19 vaccine, you have a much lower chance of developing severe illness, hospitalization and death from the virus.
However, as the length of time since vaccination has increased, we are starting to see reduced protection, particularly for mild or moderate COVID-19 infection. As a result, following FDA authorizations, the CDC has now recommended a booster dose for eligible individuals who have received any one of the three FDA-authorized vaccines.
Based on updated guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week, the Fairfax County Health Department recommends that everyone, including individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wear a mask in public indoor settings. As the number of COVID-19 cases has continued to increase with the spread of the Delta variant, this recommendation is based on the Fairfax Health District moving from moderate level of COVID-19 transmission to substantial transmission. Read the full post here.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. More information on how to apply here.
Fairfax Water is resuming normal bill collection processes. This includes disconnection of service for unpaid bills.
If you are behind on your bill, please contact Fairfax Water to set up a payment plan or apply for assistance before your water is shut off. You must set up a payment plan before your water service is disconnected. Once service has been disconnected, your account must be paid in full before service will be turned back on.
People 12 years and older are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are available at Fairfax County Health Department clinics, the Tysons Community Vaccination Center, and the George Mason University.
Residents may now register for a COVID-19 vaccine (when eligible) using a new Spanish form that’s now available. The English form also can be switched between English and Spanish by selecting the language in the top right of the screen.
Temporary Shelter During COVID-19: In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and the need to isolate and quarantine individuals to prevent the spread of the virus, Fairfax County has activated Emergency Support Function 6: Mass Care Health and Human Services. As a result, the county will provide Quarantine, Protection, Isolation/Decompression (QPID) emergency housing for those who have met the eligibility criteria and are unable to safely practice infection control. The Fairfax County Isolation/Quarantine Hotels are temporary sheltering sites only and do not provide health care services. This sheltering is not an alternate care site and hotel placements are available only to individuals who can do their own self-care and are independent in their care; or in the case of people experiencing homelessness, utilizing the care options available to them routinely. Health care providers will not be on-site to provide to healthcare needs. If you have additional questions about whether you meet the criteria for these temporary shelters, please call the Fairfax County Health Department Call Center at 703-267-3511.
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Donations are NOT being accepted at the Dulles Expo Center at this time. However, many local organizations are eager provide support, and Fairfax County does partner closely with local refugee resettlement agencies to share information, establish points of contact for benefit coordination, and provide training on available programs and services. The local resettlement agencies for the Northern Virginia area are:
SERVICES FOR REFUGEES
Fairfax County is working with nonprofits and faith communities in assisting Afghan refugees who will eventually call the county their home. Afghan refugees have experienced significant trauma, uncertainty and stress during the evacuation process. It is Fairfax County’s priority to ensure that individuals and families who resettle here can access services as quickly as possible so that they can focus on rebuilding their lives and establishing support networks in the community.
No One Should Go Without a Coat - Click Here for More Information
Cornerstones, in partnership with the Hunter Mill District Supervisor’s Office, is once again operating the Hunter Mill District Winter Coat Closet for 2021 – 2022 in order to provide free winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to all who need them.
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the coat closet will be running on a modified schedule this winter. All distribution events will be outdoors, and all participants will be required to wear masks to ensure everyone’s safety.
Need a Coat?
The Hunter Mill District Winter Coat Closet is distributing coats and other winter items on the following Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM:
Have a Coat to Donate?
New or gently used, clean coats, and new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves may be donated on the following schedule at: http://www.cornerstonesva.org/donations/drives/winter-coat-closet/
Parents! Don't delay your child's immunizations. Now is the time to schedule school required vaccinations.
The Health Department offers school-required immunizations for free at select locations. Click here for locations, important information for parents, and immunization forms.
AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Call: 703-246-7100 TTY 711.
FCPS is offering healthy no-cost meals at all locations this school year as part of VDOE’s Seamless Summer Option implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Enrolled students will be offered a nutritious meal for breakfast and lunch each day at no charge to the household. Households will not be required to submit a meal application form to receive meals at no charge; however other benefits may be connected to eligibility. Applications for the Free and Reduced Meals program are available online.
FCPS will be offering no-cost bulk meal kits for students attending virtually and community members.
More information is available here for in-person learning and virtual students.
If you are facing eviction and need assistance, contact Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880.
For your safety and convenience, you can drop off documents without coming into our buildings, 24-hours-a-day, every day! Outside each Fairfax County Human Services building there are drop boxes with teh Family Services logo on them. These boxes are secure and items are picked up multiple times throughout the day.
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The Fuel Assistance program helps eligible households with low-income with the costs of heating their homes. Applications are accepted from the second Tuesday in October until the second Friday in November. (October 12, 2021 through November 12, 2021)
Click here for more information online or call the Department of Family Services’ Energy Assistance phone line at 703-787-3100, TTY 711 or fax 703-643-1355.
Submit an application manually. Fill out the appropriate application below and return it to your local department of social services:
Dental coverage is now available for adults! Smiles for Children (SFC) is Virginia's Medicaid and FAMIS dental program for adults and children. The SFC program is managed by Dentaquest. Learn more here.
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