Status as of 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 2

  • 328 Total Cases in the Fairfax Health District, including 5 deaths
    (City of Falls Church, Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, and towns)
    Age Group Number Rate per 100,000
    0-17 5 1.8
    18-49 162 31.4
    50-64 90 39.0
    65 and over 67 46.2
    Total 284* 27.8
    *May not reflect the total number of cases because investigations are ongoing.

Quick News

  • Virtual City Council Meeting on Monday, April 6
    A Virtual City Council meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6. Council will discuss only emergency issues related to COVID-19. The Council will also discuss the City’s financial situation, and the City’s efforts to support local businesses
     
  • City Businesses and Non-Profits Encouraged to Apply for Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
    The Economic Development Office has information on the federal Paycheck Protection Program. Applications open April 3 for most businesses, and April 10 for others. There is a funding cap on the program, so City businesses and non-profits should apply as soon as possible. Read more on the Choose Falls Church website.
     
  • Drop Box for Tax and Permit Payments, Applications Installed at City Hall
    Now that City Hall is closed to the public, an outdoor drop box has been installed by the West Wing entrance. Residents and businesses may use this box to turn in payments for taxes and permits, applications, and other City government paperwork. Read more on how to contact City staff and what services can be completed online.
     
  • Mayor and City Council Involved in Regional, National Efforts
    Mayor David Tarter joined a conference call with officials from the White House and other federal departments about the importance of local governments in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and flattening the curve.

    Mayor Tarter and members of the City Council also participated in an NVRC and MWCOG conference call related to local government councils, boards, and commissions being able to meet electronically while still allowing for public involvement.

Question of the Day

What businesses can stay open? I see lawn care companies working in my neighborhood and construction continuing on the big projects in the City.


According to the Commonwealth of Virginia's FAQ on the Governor's Executive Orders:
“The Executive Order only covers (1) recreation and entertainment businesses, (2) brick and mortar non-essential retail businesses, and (3) restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, and farmers markets.

“Where feasible and practicable, workplaces should require telework. For operations where telework is not feasible, we strongly recommend adhering to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing practices on common surfaces, and applying the relevant workplace guidance from CDC, Occupational and Safety Health, and Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. “

Lawn care companies and construction projects may continue. The Governor's Executive Orders strongly recommend social distancing and hand sanitizing practices onsite.

It is important to let the economy continue as much as possible during this unprecedented time.

Reminder: Residents who want to hire tree care companies should make sure they are licensed by the City. Read more and download the list of licensed arborists and tree contractors.



What's your question? Complete the form at www.fallschurchva.gov/covid-questions
Be smart when you visit our parks! City fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and the skate park are closed to groups of 10 or more people. Any number of people using those facilities must maintain 6 feet of distance from each other. City playgrounds remain closed. They are unsafe to play on as they are not sanitized.

Calendar

  • NOW: City Hall Closed to the Public
    Most services are available online. City staff are available by phone, email, or in-person by appointment. Read more.
     
  • Saturday, April 4: Farmers Market To Go
    This week's Farmers Market To Go will be open 8 a.m. to noon for pre-order pick-up only. Check out the website for the current list of vendors who are offering pre-orders. 
     
  • Monday, April 6: City Council Virtual Meeting

Doing Our Part

City Police practice social distancing while presenting Officer Clyde Gadionko with a special pin to signify his first months on the force. These officers are doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19!

In Case You Missed It...

  • Senior Citizen Tax Relief Application Deadline Extended to June 15
    The City Treasurer has extended the deadline for senior citizen tax relief applications to June 15.  Visit the program website, or contact the Treasurer's Office with questions: 703-248- 5046 (TTY 711) or treasurer@fallschurchva.gov.
     
  • Call Police only with Emergencies, NOT with COVID-19 or General City Questions
    Please do not call our City Police Department unless you have a true emergency. They are inundated by calls that could be answered by the two call centers below:
     
    • COVID-19 Questions: Fairfax Health Department
      703-267-3511 (TTY 711) (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends)
       
    • Questions about City Services and Programs: City Info Line
      703-248-5200 (TTY 711) (Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 5pm)
     
  • Scammers Taking Advantage of the Pandemic
    Scammers have been setting up websites, fake emails, texts and social media posts to raise money for phony charity projects and to sell fake safety measures and unproven treatments. Some emails claim to be from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control. Follow the link to an informative post from our neighbors in Fairfax County.
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