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City of Falls Church COVID-19 & Urgent Updates

Posted on: July 19, 2021

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Vaccine Appointments

  • Find Pop-Up Walk-In Clinics
    • Fairfax Health Department (list of clinics available this week)
    • Fairfax Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax)
      • Monday and Thursday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
      • Optional: Skip the line and make an appointment for the clinic
    • Mt. Vernon Fairfax District Office (8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria)
      • Monday and Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Optional: Skip the line and make an appointment for the clinic
    • Arlington Health Department(list of clinics available this week)
  • Make an Appointment at a Clinic, Grocery Store, or Pharmacy
  • If you speak English as a second language, need an ASL interpreter by video, or have technical needs:
    • Call Virginia Department of Health at (877) 829-4682 (TTY 711)
  • ¿Necesitas vacunarte?
    • Entérate cómo conseguir tu vacuna en Vaccinate.Virginia.gov o llamando al 1-877-829-4682 de 8am a 8pm. Traducción disponible en tu idioma. Usuarios de TTY pueden marcar al 7-1-1.
  • Get a Free Ride to Your Vaccination through Uber, Lyft, and Capital Bikeshare

How to Get a COVID-19 Test

  • Check with your primary care provider or doctor
  • Places such as urgent care centers, community health centers, and community-based clinics across the state evaluate patients who may have COVID-19 and do testing. Most clinics are set up to swab patients for testing on-site and many offer drive-up and walk-up testing options.
  • COVID-19 testing sites are available in the Fairfax Health District. Use this document to find a testing site or search for a testing site in Virginia near you. This may not include every site currently offering testing in Fairfax Health District and testing may be offered for a cost: Download a copy in English or Spanish.

CDC's Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

Visit the CDC's website for the full details.

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
  • Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.
  • If it has been less than two weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected.

What is Safe to Do Once You are Fully Vaccinated?

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
  • Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • Choose safer activities.

What You Should Keep Doing Even if Fully Vaccinated

  • You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
  • If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others. You will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in the United States are still required to get tested 3 days before travel by air into the United States (or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months) and should still get tested 3-5 days after their trip.
  • You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
  • People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system, should talk to their healthcare provider to discuss their activities. They may need to keep taking all precautions to prevent COVID-19.

COVID-19 Mask and Safety Guidelines from Governor Northam

Masks

  • Anyone who is not yet vaccinated -- including children ages 2 through 11 who cannot yet get the vaccine -- should wear masks in all settings.
  • Businesses retain the ability to require masks in their establishments if they choose to.
  • Individuals are still permitted to wear masks if they choose to. 
  • Masks are still required in K-12 settings, given low rates of vaccination among children. 
  • The federal government continues to require that masks be worn when using public transportation, including on buses, trains, and airplanes.  

Social Distancing, Capacity Limits, etc.

  • As of May 28, 2021, there are no social distancing requirements and no capacity limits for any business or organization.

City Government Programs and Services

  • Mask and Admittance Policy for City Facilities
    • Masks are strongly encouraged for unvaccinated people, including children ages 2 through 11 who cannot yet get the vaccine.
    • Please do not enter the building if you have recently been in contact with someone who has COVID-19; if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days; or if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • City Hall
  • Mary Riley Styles Public Library
    • Due to the pending move to the renovated building, the current library is open with curbside service only. The library offers a multitude of online programs; see this link for more information.
  • Community Center
    • Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Farmers Market
  • Parks and Recreational Facilities



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