December 7 — Weekly COVID-19 Update

  • COVIDWISE is an exposure notification app that will alert users if they have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • http://StayHomeVirginia.com contains tools, information, and resources for renters, homeowners, landlords, and people experiencing homelessness.
  • The Virginia Apartment Management Association released a video walkthrough to show housing providers exactly how to register their companies and their properties in the Virginia Housing application system for the RMRP, currently the only avenue for housing providers to apply. It is VAMA’s hope that this resource will encourage more housing providers to participate in the program.
  • The three actions include (1) elevating the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program to report to the Commonwealth’s Chief Resilience Officer, (2) issuing a statewide request for proposal for technical engineering assistance in developing the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan, and (3) formally establishing the Virginia Coastal Resilience Technical Advisory Committee.
  • Governor Ralph Northam today announced that International Automotive Components Group (IAC Group) will invest $4.6 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the Town of Strasburg and add new auto component lines and products to its existing capabilities at the facility. Virginia successfully competed with Ohio for the project, which will create 47 new jobs.
  • The meeting will be streamed live from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the DRPT YouTube channel, and following the presentations, public comment can be made by calling 415–655–0001, followed by PIN 126 518 6536#.
  • The 2020 holiday season is here, and the Prince William County Police Department reminds residents of some basic safety tips to observe while shopping online and receiving package deliveries.
  • December is Safe Toys & Gifts Month. Prince William County Fire and Rescue System Chief Tim Keen, in conjunction with CPSC, urges individuals to carefully select toys prior to purchase to reduce toy-related injuries and deaths.
  • The Board of County Supervisors recently passed a resolution extending the payment deadline for real estate taxes for the second-half of 2020 for 60 days, changing the deadline from December 5th to February 3rd.
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Start Time 7:00 PM — “Recognizing Signs of Mental Health Conditions and Substance Use in Youth.”
  • Thursday, December 10, 2020 | Start Time 7:00 PM — “How to Start the Conversation and Build Open Relationships with Our Children.”
  • OmniRide is embarking on a transportation education/awareness campaign geared towards the Hispanic community within Prince William County. They are hosting a virtual Hispanic Council Meeting on Dec. 9th, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, to hear from residents about the transportation needs and challenges in the County, as well as how best to reach out and engage with the Hispanic community. To RSVP, please email nkahn@OminRide.com. This event is available to all who RSVP.
  • The Legal Services of Northern Virginia received a grant through the Potomac Health Foundation to help individuals in Prince William County (PWC) with issues surrounding Medicaid and the Marketplace, including help with application assistance, analyzing eligibility, or representing individuals in Medicaid appeals. Please contact Susan Nolan at 703–647–4748 or susan@enroll-virginia.com.
  • Please join PWCS for their third installment in a virtual series on understanding Special Education; it is set to take place on December 15th from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Participants will become familiar with informal and formal special education dispute resolution options available when there is disagreement with the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of a child; and/or the provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
  • Staff and community members may submit questions or concerns about the implementation of the PWCS Health Plan and other health mitigation strategies in school buildings, 24 hours a day, by sending an email to healthandsafety@pwcs.edu.
  • The STAR program is a free tutoring program. The tutoring and remediation sessions, delivered over Zoom with STAR Program Canvas support and by a PWCS licensed teacher, are free of charge to PWCS high school students and those middle school students enrolled in a high school English course, algebra I, or geometry.
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  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Start Time 4:00 PM — Cloverdale Park, 15150 Cloverdale Road, Dale City, VA 22913
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  • Wednesday December 9, 2020 | Start Time 4:00 PM — Metz Middle School, 9950 Wellington Road, Manassas, VA 20110
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  • Thursday, December 10, 2020 | Start Time 11:00 AM Cloverdale Park, 15150 Cloverdale Road, Dale City, VA 22913
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  • Thursday, December 10, 2020 | Start Time 4:00 PM Woodbridge Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Road Woodbridge, VA 22191
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  • Friday, December 11, 2020 | Start Time 11:00 AM — Splashdown Waterpark, 7500 Ben Lomond Park Road, Manassas, VA 20109
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  • Friday, December 11, 2020 | Start Time 4:00 PM — Woodbridge Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Road Woodbridge, VA 22191
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  • Saturday, December 12, 2020 | Start Time 9:00 AM — Graham Park Middle School, 3613 Graham Park Road, Triangle, VA 22172
  • [Please be in line by 12:00pm]
  • Virginia Department of Social Services website
  • “Forward Virginia” Guidelines page
  • Prince William County COVID-19 page
  • Stafford County COVID-19 page

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