To our valued Volunteers:
Thank you for the work you do every day and the impact you make in your communities. At this time, we are facing challenging issues, and our country is facing unprecedented times with the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). We know that it is impacting those we serve and those that serve for us. Volunteer Fairfax will continue to closely monitor the latest developments through trusted public information sources and communicate with you via email or through our social media channels.
With this ever-fluid situation we encourage you to check in with any agency that you are signed up to volunteer with to ensure that plans haven’t changed. We ask that volunteers do not volunteer if you feel uncomfortable doing so, or you are feeling sick or you are exhibiting any signs of illness as described by the Fairfax County Health Department. Specifically, the CDC recommends that anyone with symptoms of an acute respiratory illness stay home from work or avoid volunteer activities until they are symptom-free, without the aid of symptom-altering medicines for 24 hours.
To further reduce the risk of spreading respiratory germs, including COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol) only if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
For the latest Coronavirus information from the Fairfax County Health Department, please click here. To get key updates about coronavirus by text message text FFXCOVID to 888777 or sign up for text/email updates. Also, continue to monitor Volunteer Fairfax’s social media pages. Facebook Twitter
Thank you again for your service to our community. Keep yourself safe and healthy so you can continue to help others!