June 24, 2020

To My Hunter Mill District Neighbors:

Governor Northam announced yesterday that Virginia is scheduled to go to Phase 3 of reopening next week on Wednesday, July 1. Based on our data , Fairfax County continues to meet the necessary criteria and looks likely to go to Phase 3 with the rest of the state (also, below see chart and graphs of relevant data prepared by my office). We are by no means out of the pandemic, but reopening will enable us to move forward as long as everyone does their part and follows health precautions – especially wearing a mask, social distancing and frequent hand washing.
The Governor provided slides describing what Phase 3 will look and here are key guidelines:
  • Nonessential businesses, restaurants and beverage services may fully reopen.
  • Entertainment venues may open at 50% capacity.
  • All open facilities must continue to maintain physical distancing practices and enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.
  • Gatherings of up to 250 people will be allowed.
  • Teleworking is still strongly encouraged.
  • Face masks are still required.
At yesterday's Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairman McKay emphasized that the Fairfax County flag continues to fly at half-mast in honor of our 464 residents who have died as a result of COVID-19, as well as our healthcare and other front line workers who continue to work hard and make sacrifices to keep us safe. They are foremost in our thoughts. 


Today's Updates (June 24)

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 24)
June 23 Board Matters
At yesterday's Board of Supervisors virtual meeting, my two joint Board Matters were approved. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read them. You can watch the Board Meeting here .

Joint Board Matter With Providence District Supervisor Dalia Palchik Requesting Inventory of Confederate Names of County Property
The community's call for equity has brought attention to Confederate monuments and place names throughout the country and the county, and the painful history they symbolize. Confederate monuments and place names were affirmations of white supremacy under the siren of southern history and tradition, and they go against the goal of a more just, unified county. They do not reflect our community’s values. Read the Board Matter.

Joint Board Matter With Chairman Jeff McKay Honoring Town of Vienna Mayor Laurie DiRocco
Mayor DiRocco's more than 17 years of service to the Town of Vienna have not only been an incredible asset to the town, but to Fairfax County as a whole. Her accessibility to Vienna residents, her ability to work with all sides on tough Town issues, and her diligent advocacy for the Town - always with a smile on her face – means she will be a mayor we will all miss. Read the Board Matter .
Five Things to Know Today
Silver Line Service Will Return Aug.16, Along With Reopening of Six Stations in Fairfax County
Metro will reopen six Fairfax County stations and restore Silver Line service on Aug.16; weeks earlier than originally planned. The six stations reopening are McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill, and Wiehle-Reston East, plus one Orange Line station, West Falls Church. Learn more .

Board of Supervisors Approves Reduced Penalties for Late Car and Real Estate Tax Payments
The action by the Board significantly reduced penalties for late  personal property  and  real estate  tax payments this year. Learn more .

Reston Comprehensive Plan Study Task Force Meeting Held June 22
Approximately 70 people participated in the Task Force's June 22 meeting. Additional information, including meeting agendas, as well as the video playlist can be found here . The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 13, 7 to 9 p.m., details on how to attend are forthcoming.

Reston Community Center to Reopen on July 6 With Limited Programming
RCC’s reopening will include the Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center and limited programming. In-person summer camps are canceled and offsite concerts are postponed until August at the soonest. Learn more .

Temporary Shelter Available During COVID-19
The county is providing Quarantine, Protection, Isolation/Decompression (QPID) emergency housing for those who have met eligibility criteria and are unable to safely practice infection control. The isolation/quarantine hotels are temporary sheltering sites only and do not provide health care services. Learn more .
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 [email protected] .


Get the latest information on town operations and more here .
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