Weekly COVID-19 Update
These past few weeks have challenged us to think about the legacy of systemic racism, and the disparities that continue to impact marginalized communities. Instead of turning a blind eye to the recent examples of racial injustice, you rolled up your sleeves and got to work — participating in protests, signing petitions, sharing information on social media, and taking to the polls. I commend your efforts, and join you in the fight to advance the cause of racial equity in Virginia.
This week, Governor Northam took several new steps to provide relief to Virginia communities, and I wanted to make sure you had the latest updates:
- Governor Northam announced a phased approach that allows Virginia schools to slowly resume in-person classes for summer school and the coming academic year.
- The Governor also announced that Virginia schools will receive $66.8 million through the federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund to expand distance learning opportunities, fund services for students disproportionately impacted by loss of class time, and provide financial assistance to higher education students and institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- At Governor Northam’s request, the Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Lemons suspended all eviction proceedings through June 28th. Please visit StayHomeVirginia.com for more information and resources on tenant rights.
- Lastly, Governor Northam amended Executive Orders 57 and 58 to ensure adequate medical capacity and access to care during the ongoing response to COVID-19 pandemic.
Please look below for more information on coronavirus testing.
CVS Health continues to offer self-swab tests in the Commonwealth to individuals meeting CDC criteria. Testing will be scheduled online and take place at select CVS Pharmacy locations through the pharmacy drive-thru window; no testing will take place in-store.
- Location 1: 16712 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Dumfries, VA 22026
- Location 2: 6360 Hoadly Road, Manassas, VA 20112
Health Mart® pharmacies are now offering free COVID-19 test collection in select pharmacies across the U.S. The test fees are handled directly with eTrueNorth and are offered at no cost for eligible patients or their personal insurance.
- Using eTrueNorth’s platform DoINeedACovid19Test.com, individuals can search for a participating pharmacy, complete an assessment, determine eligibility, register, and reserve a time slot at any participating pharmacy.
- Location 1: 17041 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Dumfries, VA 22026
- Location 2: 8386 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109
To ensure the health and safety of voters in the upcoming elections, voting by absentee ballot is highly encouraged.
- Prince William County will conduct the Statewide Republican Primary for United States Senate and Democratic Primaries for the 1st & 11th U.S. Congressional Districts. People can view sample ballots for the June primaries at https://www.pwcvotes.org/
- All voters may request an absentee ballot using “Reason 2A: My Disability or Illness.” The last day to request an absentee ballot for the June primary is June 16th at 5:00pm, and all ballots must be returned to the Office of Elections by 7:00pm on June 23rd. Absentee by mail ballots do not require a witness signature on the return envelope for this primary election.
- Virginia Department of Health website
- Virginia Department of Social Services website
- “Forward Virginia” Guidelines page
- Prince William County COVID-19 page
- Stafford County COVID-19 page
If you need constituent services, please contact our office at DelJCarrollFoy@house.virginia.gov.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy