Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - March 26

Coronavirus Update - Daily Update - March 26

Fairfax County Health Department

March 26

New Positive Cases: 3*

Total Positive Cases: 80

Total Deaths: 1

Health District includes Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church and towns within the county. 

School Board

Fairfax County School Board
Special Meeting - 11 a.m.
Friday, March 27, 2020
All Board members will participate electronically due to the COVID-19 emergency.
Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Channel 21 or on the website at https://www.fcps.edu/tv
 

Instruction

Distance Learning Plan

Parent Letter:  https://www.fcps.edu/coronavirus-update-message-superintendent-march-26

Letter to Special Education Parents: https://www.fcps.edu/node/40612

 

Food Distribution

FCPS is transitioning many of the grab and go meal sites at school locations to curbside service starting Friday, March 27, 2020. 

View Complete List of Meal Sites and Times

Curbside meal pick-up stations are generally located in the bus lanes at the schools or in the kiss and ride area.  Look for the canopy tent along with Food and Nutrition Services staff, who will deliver meals directly to vehicles. 

Walk-ups are still welcome at all sites. Walkers are asked to use school sidewalks to safely navigate their walk to the pick-up stations

Breakfast and lunch meals are available together and wherever meals are being distributed.

Two new pop-up distribution sites are being added beginning tomorrow (Friday):

  • Waples Mill Mobile Home Park 8:30-9 a.m. (4308 Mobile Ct., Fairfax, 22030)
  • Mount Eagle ES 12-12:30 p.m. (6116 N Kings Hwy, Alexandria, 22303)
Day Date Total Meals
 Friday 3/13/20 1,536
 Monday 3/16/20 3,670
 Tuesday 3/17/20 6,230
 Wednesday 3/18/20 8,203
 Thursday 3/19/20 10,199
 Friday 3/20/20 14,174
 Monday 3/23/20 11,518
 Tuesday 3/24/20 14,423
 Wednesday  3/25/20 13,561
Thursday 3/26/20 16,063

 

Media

Local coach turns to YouTube to help kids stay fit (Fairfax HS baseball coach)

http://wjla.com/news/local/local-coach-turns-to-youtube-to-help-kids-stay-fit-during-pandemic

Food resources available

http://www.herndonconnection.com/news/2020/mar/25/food-resources-available-fairfax-county/

School Outreach

Stone MS: Message from the Principal youtu.be/lgd1P--vkOo 

Superintendent

FCPS Superintendent shares plans on distant learning

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/we-are-all-in-this-together-fairfax-county-superintendent-shares-plans-on-distant-learning-for-the-remainder-of-school-year/65-40a88de5-7fec-4d75-a388-49c7b0317458

Fairfax County

Although county buildings will close to the public on March 27 at 5 p.m., the courts remain open and operating on a limited docket.

More information is available online.

COVID-19 Video

Coronavirus 101 Health Department Presentation — English and Spanish. Watch here

Q and A

Are telephonic interpretation services available through FCPS Language Services and what is the protocol for accessing those services? 

In the event that teachers and school staff need to contact language minority families who are in need of support during these challenging times, they may take advantage of FCPS Language Services telephonic interpretations provided by FCPS interpreters. These interpreters would need to be contacted by the teachers or staff members requesting the service. This is not a language hotline.

The Office of Language Services will make available a list of interpreters who can be a part of a 3-way conference call. For a list of interpreters, contact LS_Oral_Interpretation@fcps.edu and for questions, contact the Language Services Specialist, Katie Han at kjhan@fcps.edu.

Is COVID19 information being translated into other languages?

FCPS communicates to parents in eight languages and provide the information in the desired home language as quickly as we can. Working closely with staff in Language Services, we make every effort to send messages in all the languages but at times, when there is a very short turnaround, the translation options may be limited.

Information posted on the FCPS public website is the quickest way for us to make information publicly available in other languages as the website allows the user to select their preferred language, which then generates translated text on the web page. 

If you look in the upper left-hand corner of each page on the website, you will find the Language icon in the top corner that lets you select the preferred language.

We have a large number of parents who select Spanish as their preferred home correspondence language. As part of our effort to reach Spanish speaking families, we have been working to post information on our Spanish social media accounts on  Facebook and  Twitter

COVID 19 Web Links

FCPS www.fcps.edu 

Fairfax County https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/ 

Other Information

Starting, Wednesday, March 25, Inova Urgent Care (UCC) locations at Dulles SouthNorth Arlington and Tysons began staffing Respiratory Illness Clinics to evaluate all patients with respiratory illness symptoms. The three clinics will also be able to collect COVID-19 vehicle-side samples that have been ordered by physicians.

Upon arrival at the Inova Respiratory Illness Clinic, a clinician will greet the patient at their vehicle to escort the patient into the respiratory clinic for evaluation or to collect samples for a physician-ordered test.

For patients who undergo COVID-19 testing, a UCC nurse will contact those whose results are negative. For patients with positive results, a UCC nurse will coordinate with the patient’s regular physician for notification and further instructions. Patients who are tested can expect results in roughly 4-7 days.