Health Director to Provide Coronavirus Briefing to Board of Supervisors on March 10

Dr Gloria Addo-Ayensu

Fairfax County Health Director Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu will provide an update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) to the Board of Supervisors at its meeting on Tuesday, March 10.

The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. with the briefing scheduled for 10 a.m. The timing of the presentation may vary depending on the length of preceding agenda items.

You can watch the presentation on television on Fairfax County Government Channel 16 or via live stream online. You also may attend the meeting in the Board Auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

The presentation and board meeting also will available later to view on demand, and the presentation will be posted on the county’s YouTube channel.

Coronavirus Status

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Fairfax County or Virginia, however, this is a rapidly evolving situation.

We continue to work with the Virginia Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make sure we are prepared if the virus appears in our community.

Addo-Ayensu provided this update on March 2.

For the latest information, visit our coronavirus webpage.

Also, be sure to check out our Ready Fairfax Community Emergency Response Guide (CERG) so you have an updated family emergency plan in place. Planning and preparation can always make a difference in unexpected situations.

And follow us on social media for updates as well.

Stay Healthy

In the meantime, since we are in the midst of cold and flu season, our Health Department recommends the steps below to help prevent the spread of germs.

Washing your hands often with soap and water is the number one way to stay healthy and prevent the coronavirus. If soap is not available, use hand sanitizer.

Other tips include:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
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