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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Updated 11:45 a.m. 8/9/2021
Updated Mask Guidance
Based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Fairfax County Health Department, it is recommended that everyone, including people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 wear a mask in indoor public settings. This recommendation is due to the continued increase in cases of the virus Delta variant.
Indoor masking is an important approach to preventing further spread of COVID-19. Other strategies are also encouraged:
- Get vaccinated, if you have not already done so
- Wash your hands frequently
- Maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from others
- Stay home if you are ill except to get tested or to see a healthcare provider
- Get tested for COVID-19 if you are symptomatic or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
The Town of Vienna is in the Fairfax Health District. For COVID-case data, testing and vaccine information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19.
Updated 1 pm 5/17/2021
News and updates related to coronavirus impacts
Throughout the coronavirus emergency, the Town of Vienna remains committed to providing residents with essential services - including police protection, water and sewer services, and sanitation, among others. However, the pandemic and efforts to limit spread of covid-19 have required that the Town extend limitations to Town facilities, adopt modifications to how some services are provided, cancel or modify community events, and hold many board and commission meetings electronically under a continuity of government ordinance.
As of Wednesday, May 12, the CDC recommends covid-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older. Children 12 years of age and older are able to get the covid-19 via Pfizer-BioNTech. Residents may schedule a vaccine appointment through vaccinefinder.org or vaccinate.virginia.gov.
New Community Vaccination Center in Tysons Corner
A new Community Vaccination Center (CVC) has opened in Fairfax County at the former Lord & Taylor store in Tysons (7950 Tysons Corner Center). This site is part of a larger initiative designed to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered per day across Virginia.
The Fairfax CVC will operate Monday through Saturday; no walk-ins will be accepted. Fairfax County residents who are 16+ are eligible to directly schedule a vaccine appointment through VaccineFinder.org. For more information, visit the Fairfax County Emergency Information webpage.
Updated state restrictions for businesses and social gatherings
On May 14, 2021, Governor Ralph Northam lifted Virginia’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Virginia will ease all distancing and capacity restrictions on Friday, May 28.
The updates to Virginia’s mask policy are reflected in amendments to Executive Order Seventy-Two became effective on May 14 along with previously announced changes to mitigation measures.
The CDC guidelines state that:
Fully-vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks in most indoor settings, except on public transit, in health care facilities, and in congregate settings.
Businesses retain the ability to require masks in their establishments, and additionally employees who work in certain business sectors—including restaurants, retail, fitness, personal care, and entertainment—must continue to wear masks unless fully vaccinated, per CDC guidance.
Individuals who are unvaccinated or not fully-vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear masks in all settings.
The state of emergency in Virginia will remain in place at least through June 30 to provide flexibility for local government and support ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Masks will continue to be required in K-12 public schools, given low rates of vaccination among children.
For more information on the mask mandate and easing of restrictions please see both the updated Executive Order and the CDC’s recommendations.