COVID-19 Update from Fairfax County

COVID-19 Updates and Information

The below information was shared  with us by the Fairfax County Government.  Please share this information on widely with family, friends and neighbors.

ATTACHED FLYER:

Access The Department of Family Services Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic.   Click the button below.

 

COVID-19 Updates and Information

FOOD RESOURCES:

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency continues to evolve, we understand that individuals and families in our communities may have food assistance needs.  To make it easier for you to find food resources, the county has developed a searchable map that includes all food distribution sites, including Fairfax County Public Schools, community meal distribution sites, food pantries and other related services.  You can enter your address, select how many miles from your address you want to search and select from the food distribution and assistance sites to find the name, address, hours (if available) and driving directions.

The map can be accessed here

Breakfast and Lunch (Breakfast served 8AM- 10:30 AM; Lunch served 10:30 AM- 2PM)
To view the growing list of FCPS meal sites, please click here

Pop Up Sites

 

Bus Route Meal Service

Beginning Thursday, March 19, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) buses will begin delivering grab and go meals along some bus routes.  School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. To view the list of bus stops, click here

 

HEALTH RESOURCES:

Here is a short video by Health Department Epidemiologist Barbara Downes on social distancing and  CDC “how to protect yourself” page.

Here is a five minute video by Dr. Schwartz giving in-depth testing information, and here is a link to the testing page.  We are working with our health care providers to support and facilitate more opportunities for testing within health care settings. As we do not provide primary care services, the Health Department is not conducting testing. Please visit our county website for information on low-cost health care resources in the community. Contact one of these resources via phone to discuss your concerns, and the health care provider will determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19 and arrange for that test if needed. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/strategymanagementhhs/health-integration-safety-net

  1. We have the latest on TESTING. In summary:
    1. Call your doctor! Physicians will assess and provide referrals for testing as necessary
    2. Here is a five minute video by Dr. Schwartz giving in-depth testing information, and here is a link to the testing page that will be updated regularly.
    3. We are working with our health care providers to support and facilitate more opportunities for testing within health care settings. As we do not provide primary care services, the Health Department is not conducting testing. Please visit our county website for information on low-cost health care resources in the community. Contact one of these resources via phone to discuss your concerns, and the health care provider will determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19 and arrange for that test if needed. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/strategymanagementhhs/health-integration-safety-net

 

BASIC NEEDS:

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services  If you or your congregants are  have congregants  are facing difficulties - including food, shelter, employment, financial assistance, healthcare and more other needs, please call Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) 703-222-0880 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays). Residents can also visit the Human Services Resource Guide (HSRG) at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hsrg/ , an online, searchable guide to available health and human services resources in Fairfax County.

 

STAY IN TOUCH:

In an effort to ensure you are receiving accurate and timely information, Fairfax County has created a webpage that includes updated information and community resources at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19. You can also view the emergency blog, The Emergency Blog can be translated into different languages.  The Health Department has a dedicated phone line that residents can call if they have questions 703-267-3511 (9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends)

Stay in touch using the County’s social media platforms and through text messaging (Text FFXCOVID to 888777 to receive updates)

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