June 30, 2020

Hunter Mill District News, June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

To My Hunter Mill District Neighbors:

The Board of Supervisors will receive a COVID-19 update from our county Health Director Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu tomorrow during the Health and Human Services Committee Meeting at 1:30 p.m. You can watch the live stream here. Fortunately, we are still seeing a decline in new cases (albeit a smaller decline) and Fairfax County is expected to be with the rest of the state when Governor Northam transitions Virginia to Phase 3 reopening this Wednesday, July 1.
 
However, I want to caution all our residents that as restrictions are relaxed that cases will likely increase. With our new freedoms we have to be smart about it. It is essential that we continue to observe social distancing, wear face coverings and stay home when sick. The pandemic is not over and there are lessons to be learned from Texas, Florida, Georgia and other states that reopened early with less stringent public health guidelines. We can continue the gradual reopening but only if we follow public health guidelines.  
 
Also tomorrow, I will be chairing the Information Technology Committee meeting at 9:30 a.m. and the Transportation Committee meeting at 3 p.m. In addition, the Housing Committee meeting is at 11 a.m.The meetings can be accessed as televised on Channel 16, streamed live onlineand available to view on demand following the meetings.

Respectfully,
Walter
Today's Updates (June 29)

Current Number of Cases in the Fairfax Health District
  • Daily reported case information for the Fairfax Health District: here and scroll down to get to ZIP Code data.
  • Daily reported case information throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia: here and ZIP Code data look for Data Download bar.

COVID-19 Case Information Chart (as of publication on June 29)
Reminder:
Town Hall With Chief Roessler on July 1
Please join me for a virtual town hall with FCPD Chief Edwin Roessler on July 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. It is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and provide feedback to both of us. Details on how to participate.
 
Here are some documents that may be helpful to review prior to the town hall:

If you cannot attend the town hall you can still submit questions - send an email to huntermill@fairfaxcounty.gov.
July 8 Virtual Meeting:
Provide Input on Proposed Plan
for Bus Service in Herndon-Reston area
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is seeking community input on a proposed plan for bus service in the Herndon-Reston area.
 
After two rounds of community engagement, stakeholder input and technical analysisFCDOT has developed a proposed plan for improved Fairfax Connector bus service in the Herndon and Reston areas, including connections to future Metrorail Silver Line Phase 2 stations. The proposed plan aims to improve on-time performance and streamline service to meet the needs of the community and commuters. 

You are invited to join me, FCDOT staff and Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust for a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. There will be a presentation highlighting the proposed bus service plan and an opportunity for the public to provide feedback and ask questions. You can join the meeting here.
Resources
If you cannot find county information that you are looking for, please contact my office at huntermill@fairfaxcounty.gov and we will be happy to assist you.







Transportation


Vienna
Get the latest information on town operations and more here.
Stay Informed
Hunter Mill District of Fairfax County | 1801 Cameron Glen DriveReston, VA 20190

June 25, 2020

Hunter Mill District News, June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

To My Hunter Mill District Neighbors:

Governor Northam announced yesterday that Virginia is scheduled to go to Phase 3 of reopening next week on Wednesday, July 1. Based on our data, Fairfax County continues to meet the necessary criteria and looks likely to go to Phase 3 with the rest of the state (also, below see chart and graphs of relevant data prepared by my office). We are by no means out of the pandemic, but reopening will enable us to move forward as long as everyone does their part and follows health precautions – especially wearing a mask, social distancing and frequent hand washing.
 
The Governor provided slides describing what Phase 3 will look and here are key guidelines:
  • Nonessential businesses, restaurants and beverage services may fully reopen.
  • Entertainment venues may open at 50% capacity.
  • All open facilities must continue to maintain physical distancing practices and enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.
  • Gatherings of up to 250 people will be allowed.
  • Teleworking is still strongly encouraged.
  • Face masks are still required.
 
At yesterday's Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairman McKay emphasized that the Fairfax County flag continues to fly at half-mast in honor of our 464 residents who have died as a result of COVID-19, as well as our healthcare and other front line workers who continue to work hard and make sacrifices to keep us safe. They are foremost in our thoughts. 

Respectfully,
Walter

Today's Updates (June 24)

Current Number of Cases in the Fairfax Health District
  • Daily reported case information for the Fairfax Health District: here and scroll down to get to ZIP Code data.
  • Daily reported case information throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia: here and ZIP Code data look for Data Download bar.

COVID-19 Case Information Chart (as of publication on June 24)
June 23 Board Matters
At yesterday's Board of Supervisors virtual meeting, my two joint Board Matters were approved. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read them. You can watch the Board Meeting here.

Joint Board Matter With Providence District Supervisor Dalia Palchik Requesting Inventory of Confederate Names of County Property
The community's call for equity has brought attention to Confederate monuments and place names throughout the country and the county, and the painful history they symbolize. Confederate monuments and place names were affirmations of white supremacy under the siren of southern history and tradition, and they go against the goal of a more just, unified county. They do not reflect our community’s values. Read the Board Matter.

Joint Board Matter With Chairman Jeff McKay Honoring Town of Vienna Mayor Laurie DiRocco
Mayor DiRocco's more than 17 years of service to the Town of Vienna have not only been an incredible asset to the town, but to Fairfax County as a whole. Her accessibility to Vienna residents, her ability to work with all sides on tough Town issues, and her diligent advocacy for the Town - always with a smile on her face – means she will be a mayor we will all miss. Read the Board Matter.
Five Things to Know Today
Silver Line Service Will Return Aug.16, Along With Reopening of Six Stations in Fairfax County
Metro will reopen six Fairfax County stations and restore Silver Line service on Aug.16; weeks earlier than originally planned. The six stations reopening are McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill, and Wiehle-Reston East, plus one Orange Line station, West Falls Church. Learn more.

Board of Supervisors Approves Reduced Penalties for Late Car and Real Estate Tax Payments
The action by the Board significantly reduced penalties for late personal property and real estate tax payments this year. Learn more.

Reston Comprehensive Plan Study Task Force Meeting Held June 22
Approximately 70 people participated in the Task Force's June 22 meeting. Additional information, including meeting agendas, as well as the video playlist can be found here. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 13, 7 to 9 p.m., details on how to attend are forthcoming.

Reston Community Center to Reopen on July 6 With Limited Programming
RCC’s reopening will include the Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center and limited programming. In-person summer camps are canceled and offsite concerts are postponed until August at the soonest. Learn more.

Temporary Shelter Available During COVID-19
The county is providing Quarantine, Protection, Isolation/Decompression (QPID) emergency housing for those who have met eligibility criteria and are unable to safely practice infection control. The isolation/quarantine hotels are temporary sheltering sites only and do not provide health care services. Learn more.
Resources
With the implementation of Phase 2 reopening in Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County and the Hunter Mill District, we're moving from closing to reopening, including county amenities and operations and transportation. Since much of what we have included in our updates and resources may not have the latest information, I am encouraging you to use these main links as your COVID-19 resources. If you cannot find county information you are looking for, please contact my office at huntermill@fairfaxcounty.gov.







Transportation


Vienna
Get the latest information on town operations and more here.
Stay Informed
Hunter Mill District of Fairfax County | 1801 Cameron Glen DriveReston, VA 20190