UPDATED STATEMENT: Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) and the Fairfax County Democratic Committee
[NOTE: Until further notice, the FCDC office is closed to the public but we are maintaining regular operations.]
Fellow FCDC Members,
The safety of our community and members is our highest priority. FCDC Leadership is following the developments related to the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and tracking the guidance from the County, State, and Federal levels. We are working closely with Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) to develop plans and contingencies for continued operations as we head into this critical election year.
We highly suggest that our members follow the guidance put out by the CDC to protect themselves from both the Coronavirus and the flu:
- Wash hands often and thoroughly with soap and water; If not available, use hand sanitizer,
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others
No one should feel compelled to attend an FCDC event during this time. Our members must do what they think is right to be safe. Our recent bylaws changes added an attendance requirement for voting members, but the bylaws also added an attendance waiver process which we will use, if necessary, to ensure that the status of our members is not affected by the need for safety.
Some FCDC events are already being cancelled or rescheduled out of an abundance of caution. At the moment, the FCDC headquarters office hours remain 10 am to 4 pm Monday – Friday. Please check your emails and the FCDC calendar for event status regularly, as things may change fairly quickly.
Chair, Fairfax County Democratic Committee
Visit COVID-19: Sources of information (UPDATED) for more information from a variety of reliable sources.