June 2, 2021

Dear Neighbors,

Happy (unofficial) start of summer!

It was a busy Memorial Day weekend in the Hunter Mill District and especially in the Town of Vienna. My staff and I are fully vaccinated and really enjoyed talking to residents who stopped by our booth at the Viva! Vienna! event. Pictured with me (left to right) is summer intern Shuhd Sirelkhatim, as well as staffers Paul Davis and Amanda Lowe. We're looking forward to more events where we can meet you in-person.

I also had the privilege of representing the Hunter Mill District at the Town of Vienna's Memorial Day Tribute with Linda Colbert, Mayor of Vienna and other elected representatives. You can watch the American Legion Post 180 Color Guard open the ceremony here.

With pandemic-related restrictions easing or ending, one of the questions we often heard over the weekend was that it can be confusing to figure out what is open, operating and what the hours are, etc. And I agree! Just as it was when we were closing down last year, there are changes happening every day as we begin to open. Here are some links that may be helpful:


My office is also available to be your resource for county-related questions You can call 703-478-0283 during business hours, or email huntermill@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Respectfully,
Walter
Today's COVID-19 Updates (June 1)
COVID-19 Social Distancing and Capacity Restrictions Have Ended in Virginia; Unvaccinated People Should Still Wear Masks
Beginning May 28, Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 79 (PDF) took effect, lifting all remaining capacity limits for gatherings and social distancing requirements.

To show vaccination progress in the Fairfax County Health District, the Health Department has launched an updated version of its vaccination dashboard.
The updates include:
  • Total doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered among Fairfax Health District residents.
  • Aggregate number of doses administered by date of vaccination.
  • Number and proportion of residents who’ve received at least one dose.
  • Number and proportion of residents who are fully vaccinated.
  • Vaccination progress by age group, including among adolescents.
  • Race and ethnicity data among residents who’ve received at least one dose and scheduled/registered through the Vaccination Administration Management System (VAMS).

INFORMATION RESOURCES:
Call/Email
If you have questions about COVID-19, you can contact the Fairfax County Health Department:
  • Call 703-267-3511 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends)
  • Email ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov (monitored 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays)

Vaccine Updates

Testing

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.

Weekly COVID-19 Case/Vaccine Information Chart
Public Safety Update
FCPD Pursuit Policy Town Hall on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis recently presented proposed revisions to General Order 504.1 (vehicle pursuits) to the Board of Supervisors. The presentation can be viewed here. On Thursday, June 10, Major Bob Blakley and members of FCPD’s pursuit policy review committee will host a virtual town hall to promote public awareness and get community feedback about this important policy initiative. To join the meeting click here.  
 
Fairfax County is a rapidly urbanizing jurisdiction creating safety challenges for motorists, pedestrians, and officers. The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for all officers, supervisors and commanders when making the critical decision to initiate a pursuit, continue a pursuit or end a pursuit.
 
Discussion Topics will include:
  • Increase Safety and Preserve the Sanctity of Human Life
  • Safety of Community (motorists and pedestrians)
  • Safety of Police Officers
  • Policy Alignment with Regional Best Practices
  • Policy Clarity with Supervisory Responsibility Emphasis
Police Host Community Information Forum, Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
The Reston District Station is hosting a monthly virtual Community Information Forum. The first forum is on Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. to discuss statistics, trends, highlight officers and cases from the previous month and discuss upcoming events. To participate in the forum:
Zoom: https://fairfaxcounty.zoom.us/j/81633733755 or call 888-363-4735 (US Toll Free) Conference code: 990007.

If you have questions, email FCPDrestoncommander@fairfaxcounty.gov
Congrats to Our Hunter Mill Grads!
Congratulations to the 2021 Hunter Mill District high school and college graduates! You overcame the challenges of an historic pandemic and persevered to achieve your goals. I wish you all the best for a bright and happy future.

I was honored to attend several of our local graduations, including:
  • Cedar Lane School
  • James Madison High School (at right)
  • South Lakes High School
  • Herndon High School (below)
It has been a long time since I last wore a graduation gown, but I am looking forward to many more opportunities to be inspired by our young Hunter Mill District and Fairfax County residents at these graduation ceremonies.

Land Use and Transportation
Reston Comprehensive Plan Study Task Force Meetings, June 7 and 14, 7 p.m.
Reston Comprehensive Plan Study Task Force meetings will now be held weekly through July. To learn more about the Reston Comprehensive Plan Study and the task force, visit the Reston Comprehensive Plan Study webpage. You can watch a live stream of the meetings on YouTube Live. Upcoming June meeting dates (Please note that each meeting has a unique link and call-in information): 
  • Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m. and hosted on the Webex platform. Details and the agenda will be found here. Use this link to attend and participate in the meeting. You will be prompted to register with your email address and ZIP code before logging into meeting. If you prefer to listen to the meeting on your phone, you may call 1-844-621-3956 and use access code: 173 511 0476. This is also the number to use if accessing TTY 711. 
  • Monday, June 14 at 7 p.m. and hosted on the Webex platform. Details and the agenda will be found here. Use this link to attend and participate in the meeting. You will be prompted to register with your email address and ZIP code before logging into meeting. If you prefer to listen to the meeting on your phone, you may call 1-844-621-3956 and use access code: 173 074 2424. This is also the number to use if accessing TTY 711. 

Hunter Mill Land Use Committee Meeting, Tuesday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.
Discussion on PCA 81-C-111.The meeting is hosted on the Webex platform. Use this link to attend and participate in the meeting. You will be prompted to register with your email address and ZIP code before logging into meeting. If you prefer to only listen to the meeting, you may call 1-844-621-3956 and use Access Code:173 011 5230. This is also the number to use if accessing TTY 711. For information, contact Jose Delcid, 703-478-0283.  

Wiehle Avenue Crossing Study Group Virtual Meeting, June 24, 7 p.m.
The Wiehle Pedestrian Crossing Study Group virtual meeting is Thursday, June 24, 7 to 9 p.m. The meeting is hosted on the Webex platform – use this link to attend and participate in the meeting. You will be prompted to register with your email address and ZIP code before logging into meeting. If you prefer to only listen to the meeting, you may call 1-844-621-3956 and use Access Code: 173 173 162 8322. This is also the number to use if accessing TTY 711. To submit feedback, questions or comments, email WiehleCrossingStudyGroup@fairfaxcounty.gov.
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From the Heart: A Transgender Virginian’s Story Time, Thursday, June 3
The Reston Regional Library is hosting an evening of learning and discussion with a member of Equality Virginia’s Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau on Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. Learn more.

Celebrate Juneteenth at Frying Pan Farm Park on Saturday, June 19
Families are invited to celebrate Juneteenth at Frying Pan Farm Park on Saturday, June 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but to make sure there’s enough food for everyone, please sign up online in advance. Learn more.

RCC Summer Concert Series is Back and Begins This Month
Reston Community Center announced that free summer concerts will return to venues around Reston beginning this month. Thanks to falling COVID-19 rates and a loosening of public health restrictions, patrons can expect a more typical run of performances at Reston Town Square Park, Lake Anne Plaza and Reston Station this summer. Learn more.
Stay Informed and In Touch
Hunter Mill District Supervisor Walter Alcorn
703-478-0283, TTY 711