Coronavirus Updates and Information
Starting Wednesday, March 25, Inova Urgent Care (UCC) locations at Dulles South, North Arlington and Tysons will staff Respiratory Illness Clinics to evaluate all patients with respiratory illness symptoms. The three clinics will also be able to collect COVID-19 vehicle-side samples that have been ordered by physicians. Upon arrival at the Inova Respiratory Illness Clinic, a clinician will greet the patient at their vehicle to escort the patient into the respiratory clinic for evaluation or to collect samples for a physician-ordered test.
For patients who undergo COVID-19 testing, a UCC nurse will contact those whose results are negative. For patients with positive results, a UCC nurse will coordinate with the patient’s regular physician for notification and further instructions. Patients who are tested can expect results in roughly 4-7 days.
Before visiting any Inova Respiratory Illness Clinic, contact your regular physician for evaluation. For assistance with recommendations, to arrange for a physician appointment, or if you do not have a primary care physician, call 1-855-IMG-DOCS. Your regular physician can evaluate your symptoms to determine if testing is indicated based on COVID-19 testing criteria and provide a testing order, or refer you to the Inova Respiratory Illness Clinic for evaluation.
These clinics will be open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Addresses and contact information for the Inova Respiratory Illness Clinics are:
· Inova Urgent Care – Dulles South
24801 Pinebrook Rd. #110
Chantilly, VA 20152
· Inova Urgent Care – North Arlington
4600 Lee Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22207
· Inova Urgent Care – Tysons
8357 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
Inova Urgent Care Center at North Arlington and Tysons will operate exclusively as respiratory illness clinics. All other urgent care centers, including Inova Urgent Care – Dulles South, remain open to see all patients. For more information visit Inova Urgent Care
• Fairfax County Coronavirus Website fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/
• Text FFXCOVID to 888777 to receive county updates
• Health Department phone line for questions: 703-267-3511 (9:30 am to 9:00pm weekdays; 9:30 am to 5:00pm on weekends)
If you are in need of help
To make it easier for those in need to find food resources, the County has developed a searchable map that includes food distribution sites throughout the County, including Fairfax County Public Schools locations, community meal distribution sites, food pantries, and other related services.
See additional information at fcps.edu/news/
Call the Fairfax County Office of Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) 703-222-0880 (8:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays. CSP specialists are ready to listen and assist you by providing access and referrals to both County and community-based resources. CSP specialists can help you find information and solutions for your needs, such as emergency food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, employment, financial assistance, and other essentials.
Faith-based organizations and houses of worship in the area are organizing to help neighbors in need. Please call or visit the web site of the Tysons Interfaith faith partners or any local faith-based organization for more details.
Fairfax County is encouraging monetary contributions and grocery gift card donations to community-based organization partners. For a list of these groups, please visit www.fcps.edu/news
Blood Donations: It is important that healthy individuals continue to donate blood because there is a critical shortage. Please visit inovablood.org for more information.
Britepaths serves families throughout Fairfax County with food and other essential expenses. At this time they are only accepting on-line monetary donations. britepaths.org
Cornerstones Food Pantry/Assistance Services, 11484 Washington Plaza West, Suite 120, Reston, VA 20190, 571-323-1410
Cornerstones anticipates a higher than usual demand for services from under-resourced families, especially when children are out of school and in need of meals typically covered by school meal programs. Donations can be made at the pantry, located at 11484 Washington Plaza West, Suite 120 in Reston. If you do not want to enter the building, call 571-323-1410 and a staff member may be able to assist you outside.
• Gift cards for grocery stores, gas stations and fast food restaurants
• Cooking oil
• Clorox wipes
• Bleach and other disinfectants
• Spray bottles
• Paper towels
Visit cornerstonesva.org/services for more information.
Food for Others
Located in the Merrifield area at 2938 Prosperity Avenue in Fairfax, Food for Others typically distributes food to more than 2,000 local families each week. They are experiencing an increased demand for food in the current crisis. Donate items from their Amazon wish list and or volunteer in person if you are healthy. foodforothers.org
Homestretch supports families transitioning out of homelessness. Families in the Homestretch program, all of whom are homeless, are the first to lose their jobs in a downturn, and often are also caring for young children home from school. Homestretch needs support now more than ever to assist these families in their quest to stabilize and rebuild their lives. At this time, the greatest need is for monetary gifts, or gift cards to groceries or stores such as Target. homestretchva.org
Second Story transforms the lives of children, youth and their families by providing safe havens and opportunities for them to grow and thrive. They continue to provide support to the youth in their residential programs and their Family Resource Centers remain open, distributing food and meeting other emergency needs.
Gift cards (ie supermarkets, fast food restaurants, Target, Walmart, etc.)
Prepared meals for staff and clients
Food delivery (ie pizza & takeout)
Individual Chef Boyardee meals
Gift cards can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Second Story attn: Christine Bartell, PO Box, Dunn Loring, VA 22027. For other donations or ideas please click the link below to arrange a drop-off. second-story.org/news
SHARE of McLean
Local McLean/Great Falls/Pimmit Hills food pantry, SHARE, is currently providing grab-and-go boxes to its clients and those facing emergency needs. SHARE’s hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. SHARE is operating out of the parking lot at McLean Baptist Church, located at 1367 Chain Bridge Road in McLean. Donations of food and personal care items are critically needed and can be left in the outside donation boxes. For large donations, contact email@example.com to arrange a drop-off time. SHARE has indicated that its current needs change daily but at this time, the highest needs are:
• Peanut butter (small jars)
• Tomato sauce/pasta sauce
• Ramen noodles
• Toilet paper
SHARE asks that glass jars/bottles and expired items are not donated. For more information, visit: shareofmclean.org
Fairfax County Neighbor to Neighbor Program
The Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Program is simple – neighbors helping neighbors. During normal times, the initiative aims to provide support to neighbors, especially older adults, to live well and remain independent within their communities. Neighbors can join to form a volunteer group that offers support with rides, shopping trips and other activities. At this unique time of COVID-19, the Fairfax County N2N Coordinator can help concerned communities, HOAs, and Civic Associations organize opportunities for neighbors to provide volunteer services such as grocery deliveries and friendly check-in phone calls to those most vulnerable in their neighborhood. Community leaders can contact the coordinator by phone, or email to receive guidance to help put together this important effort for their neighborhoods.
Contact the Neighbor-to-Neighbor/Village Coordinator, Rhiannon Duck, at 703-246-8962 or visit fairfaxcounty.gov/health/neighbor for more information.