Return to School Update - July 17

Return to School Update - July 17

Fairfax County Health Department

 July 17

New Cases:  43

Total Cases: 14,858

Confirmed: 14,474

Probable:       384

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

Total Hospitalized: 1,806

Total Deaths: 522

 

July 16

New Cases: 34

Total Cases: 14,815

Confirmed: 14,434

Probable:       381

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

Total Hospitalized: 1,783

Total Deaths: 516

 

COVID-19 Testing Information in Fairfax

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/sites/health/files/assets/documents/pdf/covid19_testing_fairfax.pdf

 

Fairfax County Health Department COVID-19 Data Dashboard

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/case-information

 

Help Still Wanted: Recruitment of Contact Tracing Staff Continues

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/help-still-wanted-recruitment-contact-tracing-staff-continues

 

Instruction

July 16 Special Education Newsletter

https://www.fcps.edu/node/40870

 

Here's what DC, Maryland and Virginia school districts have planned for the fall

https://www.fox5dc.com/news/heres-what-dc-maryland-and-virginia-school-districts-have-planned-for-the-fall

 

Fairfax County, Va., School Chief On His Plan To Reopen Schools

NPR

 

Fairfax County teacher union stresses safety is key to reopen schools

https://wjla.com/features/good-morning-washington/fairfax-county-teacher-union-stresses-safety-is-key-to-reopen-schools

 

Prince William schools to reopen with virtual instruction for most students

https://www.princewilliamtimes.com/news/updated-prince-william-schools-to-reopen-with-virtual-instruction-for-most-students/article_cf9d7bee-c710-11ea-b3f0-bbf3746d8a8a.html

 

There will be no football this fall: VHSL presents three options for return of high school sports

https://www.pilotonline.com/sports/vp-sp-vhsl-plans-fall-sports-20200715-tkzibu4iwvdcro6az6jugk2hva-story.html

 

FCPS Food Distribution

 

Day

Date

Total

Monday

6/29/2020

17,487

Tuesday

6/30/2020

17,385

Wednesday

7/01/2020

17,610

Thursday

7/02/2020

20,071

Monday

7/06/2020

16,326

Tuesday

7/07/2020

16,931

Wednesday

7/08/2020

16,910

Thursday

7/09/2020

17,410

Friday

7/10/2020

18,660

Monday

7/13/2020

17,116

Tuesday

7/14/2020

16,893

Wednesday

7/15/2020

17,033

Thursday

7/16/2020

17,678

Friday

7/17/2020

18,964

Total Meals Served Since March 14: 1,849,090 (through July 17)

 

Media

Virginia Adopts Workplace Safety Standards to Protect Workers from COVID-19

https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/07/16/virginia-adopts-workplace-safety-standards-to-protect-workers-from-covid-19/

 

New Report Says Schools Should Try To Reopen In Person For Elementary Students

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/15/891347536/-we-failed-children-says-co-author-of-new-national-back-to-school-report

 

Norfolk students won’t likely be in the classroom this fall, school leaders say

https://www.pilotonline.com/news/education/vp-nw-norfolk-school-reopening-options-20200716-eitqtuz74bcp5npobppdjynxwi-story.html

 

Richmond Public Schools will have fully virtual learning in the fall because of COVID-19

https://richmond.com/news/local/richmond-public-schools-will-have-fully-virtual-learning-in-the-fall-because-of-covid-19/article_bcfe040f-7aa5-5c5b-b93a-feeeee56291e.html

 

Resources

Basic School Supplies for Schools and Students in Need

FCPS and the Foundation for FCPS continue to lead the “Collect for Kids” effort - a consortium of not-for-profit, for-profit, and government entities promoting and coordinating school supply and backpack drives to benefit FCPS students who may not be able to buy their own.

This year, to keep our staff, students and volunteers safe, “Collect for Kids” is moving exclusively to an online campaign. Funds raised by the Foundation for FCPS will be used to purchase preassembled, grade-level appropriate basic kits for students in need.  School supply kits will be delivered directly to schools for distribution. Community groups who normally hold school supply or backpack drives have been guided to move to this virtual method.

We know that many schools work directly with other community partners to provide supplies. To help us serve as many students as possible, we’ve sent FCPS principals a Google questionnaire about the supply needs for their school.

Questions can be directed to Kathy Ryan, krryan@fcps.edu and Elizabeth Murphy, ebmurphy@fcps.edu.

https://www.fcps.edu/news/2020-collect-kids-school-supply-drive-be-online-only

 

Return to School FAQs

https://www.fcps.edu/return-school/return-school-questions-and-answers

 

***Next Update July 20****