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All Fairlington Bulletin

Read the July 2022 All Fairlington Bulletin.

Get Ready for the July 4th Parade

Jointly sponsored by FCA and the Fairlington Villages condo association, the parade lines up at 9:45 a.m. on July 4 next to the old fire station at 3116 S. Abingdon St. and steps off at 10 a.m. It marches up Abingdon to the parking lot of the Fairlington Villages Community Center, 3005 S. Abingdon St., where “breakfast sausages” (also known as hot dogs) and cold drinks await.

The parade is open to anyone who wants to march, but there is also plenty of room for spectators along the route. Wearing red, white, and blue is definitely encouraged. And you can show your creativity in outfitting kids, bikes, and pets in patriotic attire.

A police escort will lead the marchers along the parade route (and the intersection at Abingdon and 31st St. will be closed temporarily while the parade passes through).
Fire Station 9, which now serves Fairlington, plans to send a fire truck.

More volunteers are needed to help with the July 4 activities. Please e-mail: activities at fairlingtonvillages.com if you can help out.

FCA Meeting July 13:  No Speaker 

The FCA board will hold a work session. There will be no presentation.

Fairlington Farmers Market 

Visit the market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday through November 20, on the back patio of the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St.

Sign up for the weekly e-newsletter for details on vendor pre-orders and deadlines at www.fairlingtonfarmersmarket.org. Shoppers can also use To-Go to pre-order food from up to eight participating vendors (see website for list) with one payment and pick up at each vendor’s tent. Learn more at https://www.woso.co/form/formview.cfm?formid=1147.

Upcoming Events

COVID Vaccine Updates

New COVID Booster Recommendations from CDC
Following FDA’s regulatory action, CDC is updating its recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. Separately and in addition, based on newly published data, adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

Anyone 5 years of age or older are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Please note: Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive their free COVID-19 vaccine. 

Individuals age 18 and older are eligible to receive the PfizerModerna, or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID vaccine.

Anyone who is eligible can now directly schedule an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at Arlington County public health clinics.

Individuals can also directly book appointments at Vaccines.gov, where you can search for clinics, pharmacies and other nearby locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines.

View the Commonwealth’s vaccination plan.

View current status of vaccinations.

All information can be found on the county’s COVID website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

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 Secretary, 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.

Read more under About the FCA and find out how you can get involved. Fairlington is a National Register and Virginia Landmark Historic District.