Coronavirus Update – Fairfax County Updates
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The Fairfax County Health Department is working closely with the Virginia Department of Health and our local healthcare community to limit the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
FCPS is in regular contact with the health department for the latest updates, news, and information.
The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) identified March 27 as the last day that a student, teacher or staff member in Fairfax County Public might develop COVID-19 disease from an exposure that occurred while school still was in session. Because we have now passed this date, we will not be posting school-wide or system-wide notifications for positive cases of COVID-19.
The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) is reminding us that community transmission is occurring in and around Fairfax County and positive cases will continue to increase.
According to FCHD, there are measures we can take that can make an enormous difference:
- People who are sick need to isolate themselves at home and away from others immediately;
- people who were in contact with a COVID-19 case needs to stay home and away from others for 14 days;
- practice social distance – staying at least 6 feet away from others because we don’t know if someone we come into contact with is sick;
- and wash hands frequently with soap and water and don’t touch eyes, nose or mouth.
To understand more about how the FCHD investigates communicable illness, such as COVID-19, please visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus or view videos that describe contact investigations, social distancing and basic information about the illness.