FCA March 10 Meeting: New County Board Member
Arlington County’s most recently elected board member, Takis Karantonis, will be the guest speaker at the Fairlington Citizens Association (FCA) virtual board meeting on March 10 at 7 pm. Karantonis has long been active in county matters, with a particular focus on the redevelopment of Columbia Pike. The meeting will be streamed live on the FCA’s Facebook page, or on the FCA’s YouTube channel. Residents will be able to ask questions through the chatbox.
All Fairlington Bulletin
Read the March 2021 All Fairlington Bulletin.
Fairlington Home Improvement Seminar Goes Virtual in March
The 6th Annual Fairlington Home Improvement Seminar will be a virtual series this year. Each event will include two parts: a recorded video posted on social media and a live, interactive video session. Selected contractors will have creative license to produce their own video, which will be posted on the FCA’s Facebook page, well in advance of a scheduled and advertised live Zoom session, hosted by the FCA.
In early March, Byron Gonzalez at GH Contractors & Handyman Services will provide a video, followed by a live Zoom session on March 13 at 10 a.m. Community members interested in viewing and/or participating are encouraged to follow the FCA’s Facebook page for details or email Board Secretary Chris Weathers at cweathers at ttrsir.com to receive updates.
Your Opinion Wanted: WalkArlington
On behalf of WalkArlington, Arlington County’s walking education and encouragement program, we’re looking for your help in creating a walking map for National Walking Day this year (Wednesday, April 7). WalkArlington will plot these points on a map that will be shared with the community on National Walking Day.
Send mary.dallao at walkarlington.com your favorite walking destinations/hidden gems in Fairlington or nearby neighborhoods: parks, landmarks, public art, or other special spots.
County COVID Vaccine Update
Who is Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines in Arlington? Many groups of people in Arlington County are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1a and Phase 1b of the Commonwealth’s vaccination plan. However, vaccine supply remains limited in Virginia and across the country. View current status of vaccinations.
All other essential workers part of Phase 1c (as defined by VDH) AND the general public are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine at this time.
NOTE: The vaccines have not yet been studied in children younger than 16. They will not be available to that age group until more information is available.
All information can be found on the county’s COVID website.
The county is currently scheduling vaccinations for residents who are in the following groups:
- Healthcare Workers
- Long-term Care Residents
- Residents 65+
- Residents 16-64 w/ Medical Conditions & Disabilities
- Police, Fire, Hazmat*
- Corrections Facilities*
- Homeless Shelters*
- Childcare Employees*
- PreK-12 Employees*
- Food & Ag Workers (including Veterinarians)*
- Grocery Store Employees*
- Public Transit Personnel*
- Mail Carriers*
- Continuity of Government*
- Clergy/Faith Leaders*
- Janitorial/Custodial Staff*
*Preregister via your employer
Even after you are vaccinated, you will still need to practice these prevention steps:
- Stay home if sick
- Wash your hands
- Wear a face covering
- Keep physical distance from others
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
- FCA page
- Governor Northam’s executive orders
- Arlington County
- City of Alexandria
- Centers for Disease Control
- World Health Organization
- Arlington County’s Vaccine resource site
- Clinic registration site or call the county’s COVID hotline: 703-228-7999
- Virginia Hospital Center’s COVID vaccine registration site
Through an outreach program from the Arlington County Department of Human Services (DHS), FCA has acquired resuable cloth masks, intended for vulnerable populations. Please contact your condo association board or FCA Board Director, Chris Weathers at 703-402-4648 for more information or whether you would like to receive one.
Do you or a neighbor need help getting groceries or other items? There are Fairlingtonians that are ready to help. Please email your request to: vp at fca-fairlington.org or call FCA’s general number: 571-403-1943. Someone will be checking regularly and will follow-up.
Have COVID related questions concerns beyond neighbor to neighbor help? Call Arlington County’s COVID hotline: 703-228-7999. (Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
What Is the Fairlington Citizens Association?
The Fairlington Citizens Association (FCA) is about you. All residents are members and an executive board is elected annually. The FCA’s mission is to promote activities that make Fairlington a better community in which to live by serving as a forum for discussion of residents’ concerns and by representing Fairlington’s views to local government.