June 12, 2020

To My Hunter Mill District Neighbors:

Volunteerism in Hunter Mill District and throughout the county have arguably never been more important than during this pandemic these last few months. When this all began in March, and even during the dark weeks when the news seemed to be all bad, my office was overwhelmed with offers from generous residents who wanted to help their neighbors in need. You showed up when you were needed and I will always be grateful. Countywide, it was reported today that volunteers have logged more than 22,000 hours in county efforts so far during the pandemic, helping with such tasks as d elivering medication from pharmacies, grocery shopping, food distribution, collecting and sorting donations and more. And these hours don't include the many neighbors who dropped off books and food to older adults or young families, made face masks, called to make sure neighbors were OK, or in the case of our neighbor Muriel in April , made sure birthday celebrations took place. There is still more need in our community, so if you have the time and ability, I encourage you to continue looking for ways to help. Two resources:

Speaking of volunteers who go above and beyond, this week I had the opportunity to tour an historic and important asset in Hunter Mill and the Town of Vienna - the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department (photo above). Founded in 1903, the department has been serving our area for 117 years! Last year, the 106 member department logged 35,000 hours of service, which is the most of any volunteer fire department in the county. Learn more about this great local institution.

Have a safe and happy weekend everyone!


Today's Updates (June 12)

Current Number of Cases in the Fairfax Health District
  • Daily reported case information for the Fairfax Health District: here and scroll down to get to ZIP Code data.
  • Daily reported case information throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia: here and ZIP Code data look for Data Download bar.

COVID-19 Case Information Chart (as of publication on June 12)
Five Things to Know Today
Fairfax County Enters Phase Two Reopening Today, June 12
Governor Northam made the announcement this week citing the region’s continued downward trend in key health metrics.  Learn more .

More Park Facilities Opening Under Phase Two Guidelines
Openings include restrooms, marinas and dog parks. Learn more .

Herndon Farmers Market Opens June 18
Market will be open Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn more .

Route 7 Lane Shifts and Traffic Changes Delayed Until June 26 Between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way
Beginning on or about June 26, drivers on Route 7 will experience lane shifts and temporary traffic pattern changes between Baron Cameron Avenue and Carpers Farm Way while crews reconstruct the Delta Glen Court intersection and shift eastbound Route 7 traffic to the north.  Learn more  .

Demolition of Cedar Lane Bridge Nearing Completion; Construction of New Bridge Abutment to Begin Next Week
Learn more from VDOT.

Monday, June 15 Deadline:
Grant Program for Small Businesses
and Nonprofits
The Fairfax RISE (RISE – Relief Initiative to Support Employers) grant program provides immediate relief to small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Supervisors wants to assist small businesses and nonprofit organizations to remain in business through the COVID-19 emergency and address gaps that may exist among complementary programs. The grant will not have to be repaid. Applications are being accepted now through June 15. Learn more .
The grant program also establishes a minimum allocation of 30% of total funding toward awards for women-owned, minority-owned, and/or veteran-owned businesses. It is funded through an allocation of the Coronavirus Relief Funds provided through the federal CARES Act.
With the implementation of Phase 2 reopening in Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County and the Hunter Mill District, we're moving from closing to reopening, including county amenities and operations and transportation. Since much of what we have included in our updates and resources may not have the latest information, I am encouraging you to use these main links as your COVID-19 resources. If you cannot find county information you are looking for, please contact my office at huntermill@fairfaxcounty.gov .


Get the latest information on town operations and more here .
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