Sở Y Tế Quận Fairfax ở tiểu bang Virginia nhận tin vào ngày 20 tháng 3 năm 2020 là 1 một người đàn ông ở độ tuổi 40 bị nhiễm COVID-19 tại Nhà thờ Crossroads Baptist Church ở Bailey’s Crossroads trong trường hợp chưa được tính vào tổng số trên trang mạng

Sở Y Tế Quận Fairfax ở tiểu bang Virginia nhận tin vào ngày 20 tháng 3 năm 2020 là 1 người bị nhiễm COVID-19 tại Nhà thờ Crossroads Baptist Church ở Bailey’s Crossroads trong trường hợp chưa được tính vào tổng số trên trang mạng.

SOURCE Fairfax County Health Department

Fairfax County Health Department Announces Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving Church in Bailey’s Crossroads
March 20, 2020
On March 20, Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) was notified of a confirmed case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) involving an individual at Crossroads Baptist Church in Bailey’s Crossroads, Va.

The individual is a male in his 40s who became ill with respiratory symptoms on March 12 while traveling out of state. The individual is currently hospitalized. Specimens were collected on March 18 for testing through a private laboratory.

A contact investigation is underway and FCHD is notifying all visitors to the church’s morning service on March 15, 2020 that they should self-quarantine at home for 14 days. Quarantining at home includes not going to work or school, and not attending public gatherings, or using public transportation or ride-sharing. While at home, contact with other family members should be limited.

Anyone who participated in the morning service on the date mentioned above should observe themselves until March 29, the time during which COVID-19 illness might occur if a person is infected as a result of this exposure. Contact your health care provider if you experience any symptoms of COVID-19.

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can cause mild to more severe respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person. COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. If symptoms develop, please contact your health care provider and describe the situation.

The Health Department recommends that the public do the following to protect themselves and others from respiratory illnesses:

Avoid non-essential travel and public gatherings, especially if you are an individual who is at increased risk for severe illness, including pregnant women, older adults and persons of any age with underlying health conditions.
Avoid travel to all areas where there are outbreaks of COVID-19.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer 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.
If you are mildly sick with a fever, stay home except to get medical care.
Those with high risk factors and who have fever or new or worsening cough, should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick. Call ahead to let them know of your symptoms.
Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about COVID-19.
This is a rapidly changing situation, and information is being shared as it becomes available.

Call our Health Department Call Center at 703-267-3511 with Coronavirus questions; open 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
Text FFXCOVID to 888777 to receive updates from Fairfax County about COVID-19.
Email questions or concerns to ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov. This email account will be staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 8 p.m.
Visit a web portal for coronavirus that serves as a one-stop online resource for information.
Learn more about COVID-19 on the Health Department Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage or FAQ page.
Follow the Fairfax County Government Facebook Page and Health Department Facebook Page.
Follow @fairfaxcounty and @fairfaxhealth on Twitter.

Please note: this case has not yet been counted in the totals on the website.

Coronavirus Update – Message from the Superintendent – March 14
Coronavirus Update – March 14

March 14, 2020

Dear FCPS Families and Staff,

Fairfax County Public Schools has been notified by the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) that a staff member at Lynbrook Elementary School has tested presumptive positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is recovering at home and we wish our staff member a quick recovery. This is the first confirmed FCPS-related case.

We are working closely with the Health Department to identify individuals who may have been in contact with the staff member. The Health Department will be working to provide further guidance and monitoring. More information regarding this situation is posted on the Health Department’s website here. At this time, there is no evidence of sustained community spread of the novel coronavirus and the risk to the general FCPS community remains low.

FCPS was closed on Friday, March 13. Schools are scheduled to be open on Monday, March 16, to allow students to gather their belongings and for the distribution of laptops to some of our students; those activities will continue. However, Lynbrook Elementary will not be open on Monday. Lynbrook staff will coordinate directly with their families to make these arrangements.

The school building will remain closed while it is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

We will continue to work with our local and state health and government officials to navigate this evolving situation and provide supports. Thank you for all you are doing to stay healthy and informed.

All updates and information about COVID-19 will be posted on the FCPS website.


Scott Brabrand, Superintendent
Fairfax County Public Schools