Steve Knotts | Fairfax GOP
As we continue to face the impact of COVID-19 on our community, it is important we continue our efforts to contain the spread of this virus. Many of us are working remotely, minimizing trips outside our homes and practicing safe social distancing. While this is an inconvenience to some, it is a life-changing event for others.
Many businesses have cut hours and salaries, laid off employees or shut their doors. Our local businesses are struggling to remain viable and have major concerns as to how they will recover when things return to normal. The workers of these businesses are feeling the pain of these decisions and for some the impact will be long lasting.
In these trying times, those of us who are able should seriously consider how we could help our neighbors. A simple phone call can be a wonderful thing for a worried neighbor. Volunteer organizations like Volunteer Fairfax and Meals on Wheels are still working hard in our local community and need support. Supervisor Pat Herrity’s most recent newsletter features many ways to stay informed, help others and even keep the young ones entertained while spending more time at home.
This is an unprecedented time in many of our lives, but we have the opportunity to unify as a community and serve our family and fellow man.
Fairfax County government has provided information on how we can all stay informed:
- Contact our Health Department Call Center at 703-267-3511 with any coronavirus-related questions (open 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends.
- Text FFXCOVID to 888777 to receive updates from the county government about COVID-19.
- Email questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email account will be checked Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Visit a web portal that serves as a one-stop online resource for coronavirus information.
- Learn more at the Health Department’s COVID-19 webpage or FAQ page.
- Follow the Fairfax County Government Facebook Page and Health Department Facebook Page.
- Follow @fairfaxcounty and @fairfaxhealth on Twitter.
The Fairfax GOP wishes everyone the best during this challenging time. Although our physical office is closed for now, our work continues. Please stay in touch through our website, on social media, or by telephone at 703-766-4467.
Steve Knotts serves as chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee.