In This Issue...

  • Older Adults COVID Response Plan - At Tuesday’s Board meeting, the Board unanimously approved my motion to move forward with short term initiatives to address the continued needs of older adults during the pandemic. With 95 percent of Fairfax County’s COVID-related deaths being adults over age 50, older adults have been the most impacted demographic in our community. Our response plan was developed with feedback from online focus groups and will address key issues of social isolation, lack of technology access, and wellness among our older adults. See below for more details and a link to the full report. 
  • Addressing Delays in Unemployment Claims - Over the last year, our region has lost a significant number of jobs, especially within our hospitality and service industry. These job losses have put many of our residents through turmoil as they try to care for themselves and their families during a pandemic. When these residents have tried to apply for unemployment, they have been met with a bureaucratic nightmare while waiting for their claim to be approved or simply waiting for a response. In November, the Board unanimously approved my request to submit a letter to the Governor’s office on behalf of our residents asking him to direct the resources necessary to address the delays in processing of unemployment claims that has made Virginia one of the worst in the nation. See more details below.  
  • Holiday Lights Competition - During the ongoing pandemic, I have been amazed at how residents have responded with creativity and ingenuity to keep a sense of community. Beginning December 1st, my office will be facilitating a Holiday Lights Competition. Residents with a Fairfax County address can submit a photo of their outdoor holiday display that will then be voted on through an online survey. Gift cards of $100 to our local restaurants will be awarded for the following categories: Most Creative, Simple Elegance, Best Use of Theme, Supervisor’s Pick, and Community Pick. See more details below. 

Other News & Information
  • Springfield Land Use Committee Meeting: Autumn Willow, December 8
  • Prince William County to Host Route 28 Bypass Project Virtual Meeting Focused on the Fairfax County Connection and Tie-in on Monday, Dec.7
  • Mason Master Plan Engagement Session, December 8
  • Made in Fairfax: Your Holiday Gift Guide
  • COVID-19 and Flu Testing Available through INOVA
  • 50+ Flu Clinics Available  
  • Upcoming Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic
  • New PPP Loan Forgiveness Information
  • JCA 50+ Virtual Job Fair In Fairfax
  • NCS Connects: A Way to Keep Students Engaged 
  • Four-Legged Friend of the Month: Oliver