FAIRFAX, Va. (WDVM)– Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill discusses the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on county operations.
With Northern Virginia having the highest cases of COVID-19 throughout the Commonwealth, Hill focuses on “Fairfax Forward” which is the plan moving into phase one of the state’s reduction of public health restrictions. Although phase one has begun Hill raises awareness that it is not a return to normal yet, although simple actions can keep Fairfax moving toward the right direction going into the next phases.
“For many of our employees where facilities are closed, instead of laying them off we put out a job match program that’s going pretty well i believe about 700+ employees have been matched into jobs throughout the county as we continue to move forward” said Hill.
Hills said the reopening of businesses and restaurants are key to sustainability and success. An ordinance allowing restaurants to allow additional seating up to 50% exterior.