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City of Falls Church COVID-19 & Urgent Updates

Posted on: April 7, 2021

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Vaccine Appointments

  • Who Can Register for the Vaccine Now? (updated April 7; printable flyer)
    • NEW: All of Group 1c
      • Energy
      • Water, wastewater, waste removal
      • Housing, construction
      • Food service
      • Transportation, logistics
      • Higher education faculty, staff
      • Finance
      • Information Technology and Communication
      • Media
      • Legal Services
      • Public Safety (Engineers)
      • Other Public Health Workers
      • Barbers, Stylists, Hairdressers
    • All of Group 1b:
      • Healthcare
      • Police, fire, and hazmat
      • Corrections and homeless shelter workers
      • Childcare/K-12 Teachers or Staff
      • Public Transit Workers (not airline)
      • Mail Carriers (USPS and private)
      • Food and Agriculture
      • Manufacturing
      • Grocery store workers
      • Employees needed for the continuity of government (includes City employees and members of City government boards and commissions)
      • Clergy and faith leaders
      • Janitorial and cleaning staff
    • People ages 65 and older
    • People age 16 to 64 with high risk medical conditions
  • Registration Option #1: Fairfax Health
    • Register for an appointment online and a Fairfax Health Department representative will call or email to schedule the appointment.
    • If you do not have access to the internet or speak English as a second language, you can register for your appointment by calling the Health Department’s vaccine hotline at 703-324-7404 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Please note there is a very high call volume, and the online registration is preferred.
    • NOTE: Do not register through the statewide VDH registration system. Fairfax Health is not participating in that system.
    • Fairfax Health Vaccine and Registration Data Dashboard
    • Fairfax Health Vaccine Registration Status Checker
  • Registration Option #2:
    • Select locations of CVS, Giant, Safeway, and Harris Teeter receive a vaccine supply through the federal government. This is not managed by Fairfax Health or the City. nor do either have information beyond the following:

      Residents can use the website VaccineFinder to find availability of these federally-provided vaccines. Each retail outlet will have their own eligibility requirements that may vary slightly from one to the next, or even from Fairfax Health.

      If you get the vaccine through one of the retail locations but are registered with Fairfax Health, make sure you let Fairfax Health know so you are one less person on their list!

    • Insurance Information
      The COVID-19 vaccine is free however, your vaccine provider may charge insurance an administration fee. Concerned individuals should contact the vaccine provider with questions about administration fees. Again, vaccination is at no cost to you and involves zero out-of-pocket fees.
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Latest COVID-19 Safety Guidelines from Governor Northam

Find more details on the governor's website, Read the Governor’s Announcement, or Read the Updated Executive Order 72, or Read Updated Guidelines for Specific Sectors

Starting April 1, the Governor's Executive Order 72 includes:

  • Social gathering limits will increase from 10 to 50 for indoor gatherings, and from 25 to 100 for outdoor gatherings.
  • Entertainment and public amusement venues will remain at 30% occupancy, but the cap for indoor venues will increase from 250 to 500 persons, and the cap for outdoor gatherings will be removed.
  • Recreational sporting event spectators will increase from 25 to 100 indoors, and from 250 to 500 outdoors, and remain limited at 30% capacity.
  • Graduations and commencements will be limited to 500 persons indoors and 5,000 persons outdoors, as previously announced.

Other recent updates:

  • Dining establishments: The on-site sale, consumption, and possession of alcohol is permitted until midnight. All restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms must be closed between midnight and 5 a.m.  
  • Overnight summer camps will be able to open this summer with strict mitigation measures in place. Registration can begin now.   

Phase Three: City Government Programs and Services

  • City Hall -- Open to limited business, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Most City business can be conducted over the phone or by email; see this link for more information.
  • Mary Riley Styles Public Library -- Open with curbside service only. The library offers a multitude of online programs; see this link for more information.
  • Community Center -- Closed, except to those registered for activities and classes, or those who need in-person assistance registering for a program.
  • Farmers Market -- Open in a "To Go" formation that encourages pre-ordering and quick pick-up. Masks and social distancing are required. See this link for more information.
  • Athletic Fields – Athletic fields are open for individual use by the community. Organized use by Recreation and Parks sponsored or permitted programs will follow governor’s and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines pertaining to use of athletic fields. As always, fields will close for inclement weather. All users must obey field closed signs when on display.
  • Basketball Courts, Volleyball court and Skate Park – Facilities are open. Use at your own risk and follow governor’s and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines pertaining to face coverings and social distancing.
  • Playgrounds – Playgrounds in City parks are open. There is no special cleaning; visitors should use at their own risk and follow governor’s and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines pertaining to face coverings and social distancing.
  • Picnic Shelters – Picnic shelters are open and reservations are permitted; visitors should use at their own risk and must adhere to wearing masks and social distancing. Rentals for picnic shelters are not being accepted at this time.
  • Tennis Courts -- Open by reservation for City residents; visit to make a reservation and read the guidelines and restrictions.

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