District 34 Update July 31st 2021

Missed Last Week? No Worries!

See last weeks important updates below:

 

Apply for the Fairfax County Cooling Assistance Program 

Submit an application online

 Call the Enterprise Call Center:

1-855-635-4370

To request a paper application:

Call 703-324-7500 

 

View the Fairfax County 2021 Redistricting Policies and Legal Criteria

 

 If you are a resident seeking rental or other emergency assistance for yourself or your household,

 please call: Coordinated Services Planning   at 703-222-0880, TTY 711. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm.   

 

Additional Resources for Housing/Rent Assistance: 

 

Virginia Poverty Law Center(VPLC) provides an eviction helpline 833-NOEVICT (833-663-8428) in English and Spanish.  

 

Legal Services of Northern Virginia provides numerous services to protect tenants during COVID-19 and can be reached at 703-778-6800

 

Visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) resource page for homeowners or find a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency, here 

HOME of Virginia, a HUD-approved housing counseling agency in Richmond, offers state-wide assistance and materials to help understand steps to take to prevent foreclosure. Call 804-354-0641 or email for more information and questions. 

 

Helpful Links and More: 

 

Fairfax County Covid-19 Resources:

Vaccine Hotline: 703-324-7404
Available: M-F 9am-7pm, Sat
Sun 9:30am-5pm

Register for the vaccine here. 

 Fairfax County COVID-19 Testing sites 

Covid-19 Health Care Options

for the Uninsured

 

Loudon County Covid-19 Resources:
COVID info line: 703-737-8300
Available: M-F 9am-5pm
Text LCCOVID19 to 888777 to receive text alerts from Loudoun County about COVID-19 

 

Virginia's COVID-19 Resources:
Virginia Department of Health
Vaccine Hotline: 1-877-829-4682
(1-877-VAX-INVA)

 

Covid-19 Testing Sites in Virginia

Virginia Coronavirus Website

Virginia Rent Relief Program

 

For Business:

Covid-19 resources for small business

Small Business Administration

Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Program

 

Mental Health:
If anyone experiencing anxiety of stress
related to covid-19 may call or text:

VA COPES confidential hotline
Call: 877-349-6428

Available: M-F 9am-9pm &
Sat-Sun 5pm-9pm

*Spanish Speakers available*

 

NAMI-Virginia Resources Hotline:
1-888-486-8264
or 
visit their site here

 

Fairfax Country Domestic Violence Hotline:
703-360-7273 

 

Food Scarcity:
Virginia Food Banks

 

For Veterans:

Virginia Veterans Family Support Hotline:
1-877-285-1299

Women Veterans Call Center:
1-855-829-6636

Veteran Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255, Press 1

 

Contact Our Office: 

Constituent Services
Adrienne Tetreault, Chief of Staff

District Office: 571-766-6414
District Email: vadistrict34@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
Murphy For Delegate
P.O. Box 146
McLean, VA 22101

 

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Dear Friend,
 
As I head to Richmond for the Special Session of the Virginia General Assembly, I wanted to share with you the latest announcements from Governor Ralph Northam regarding the Special Session (see below).
 
Over the next couple weeks, the General Assembly will be allocating the federal funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. I appreciate hearing from those who sent in their recommendations for how these funds should be spent in the Commonwealth. We will be focused on upgrading our public health infrastructure, investing in small businesses, supporting workers, modernizing our public school facilities, and expanding broadband.
 
The General Assembly’s Special Session will be available to view here: View the House Floor Livestream , View the Senate Floor Livestream . You can also view the meetings calendar on the Legislative Information System to find committee meetings and the schedule for the General Assembly. 
 
This week in HD34, I was pleased to visit my friends and neighbors at the ADAMS Center in Sterling. I also participated in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the beautiful new pavilions and event venues at Wolf Trap National Park.
 
Additionally, my campaign for reelection is building momentum! If you would like to sign up for one of our events, or make some phone calls you can sign up here.
 
Keep an eye out for the announcement about our new office space in McLean.
 
My Best Regards,
Delegate Kathleen Murphy
 

Governor Northam Announces $485 Million Funding Commitment to Strengthen Virginia’s Behavioral Health System

Yesterday, Governor Ralph Northam announced that the Commonwealth will commit $485 million in federal and state funding to address pressing challenges in Virginia’s behavioral health system. The plan includes targeted investments to alleviate pressure on state mental health hospitals, strengthen community-based services, and increase support for substance abuse treatment and prevention programs.


The funding proposal also includes $150 million to increase access to community-based crisis services and child and family support services, and provide dispatcher training for the Marcus Alert program, a new statewide mental health alert system designed to ensure behavioral health experts are involved in responding to individuals in crisis. An additional $5 million dollars will be dedicated to providing permanent supportive housing in Northern Virginia to assist with bed shortages. Read the full press release, here. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is available to people with disabilities looking for assistance in scheduling their COVID-19 vaccination and finding accessible transportation to the appointment. 

Call 888-677-1199 or email DIAL@n4a.org.

If you have trouble leaving your home and are on Medicare, you may qualify to get the COVID-19 vaccine at home. The Vaccine Equity Clinic on Route 1 in Alexandria also offers free transportation to those who want to get vaccinated at the clinic. Call 703-324-7404.

The Fairfax County Government Center COVID-19 vaccination clinic provides walk-in appointments. While appointments may still be scheduled ahead of time, the Government Center vaccination clinic offers first-come, first-served walk-in appointments during the following times:

Walk-in Hours:

Monday and Thursday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The vaccine is available at locations throughout the Fairfax Health District, including private healthcare providers, pharmacies, grocery stores, urgent cares, and the Health Department. To schedule a vaccination appointment, go to vaccines.gov or vacunas.gov (Spanish) for the widest selection of vaccination locations or visit the Health Department’s website.

 If you need assistance in another language or are not able to schedule an appointment online at a Fairfax County Health Department clinic, contact our Vaccine Call Center at 703-324-7404.

Resources 

Temporary Expanded Child Care Eligibility

The Child Care Assistance and Referral Program (CCAR) may be able to help with your child care expenses. Child care assistance may be available to families that are income eligible and demonstrate a need for care (due to employment, enrollment in school or participation in training). CCAR provides assistance with the cost of child care of children from birth to age 12 in family child care homes, centers and school-aged child care.
Applications received through December 31, 2021 are eligible for the following expanded eligibility criteria:

Families currently looking for work

Expanded income

Additionally, families co-payment (family’s share of the child care fee) will be waived for a limited time.

Additional Information: 

Find the Flyer in English and Spanish, here

View the Eligibility Requirements and application forms here  

Find the CCAR FAQs here 

For more information, visit the Fairfax County Office for Children website ,or call: 703-449-8484 or email: OFCCCARinfo@fairfaxcounty.gov

 

9-1-1 Emergency Health Profile

Create a free emergency health profile so your critical health and medical information can be shared with first responders during an emergency or crisis event. Your emergency health profile will provide real-time health, medical, emergency contact, and background information to first responders when it matters most. Creating a profile is easy and takes only a few minutes.

Click here to create your emergency health profile today

The information maintained is associated with an individual’s mobile phone number and only available when an emergency call is received from the telephone number provided. When calling 9-1-1 during an emergency or crisis, your vital health and medical information is made available to the Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) and dispatched to first responders.

Maintaining an updated profile is important and should be reviewed regularly. Updates after major health or life changes are valuable. Behavioral health information, pre-existing medical conditions, allergies, emergency contacts, and more can be entered into the voluntary database. The amount of information you provide is at your discretion.  

Emergency technology company RapidSOS teamed-up with the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and Direct Relief to sponsor this voluntary health database.

 

Loudoun County Transit Announces Commuter Bus Service 
 
Loudoun County Transit will modify Commuter Bus Service beginning Monday, August 2, 2021. 
Due to changes in passenger demands, new Commuter Bus routes will be added to increase service at: Dulles South (Stone Ridge II), East Gate Park and Ride lots and to add new service at Purcellville and Harmony Park and Ride lots. Schedules and stops for existing routes will also be modified.
Commuter Bus schedules for most existing morning and afternoon routes will change up to seven minutes. Riders are encouraged to review the August 2, 2021 Commuter Bus Schedule PDF  to prepare for new arrival and departure times.
 
Get Service Change Notifications
All riders should monitor the Loudoun County Transit webpage, for route changes, after 4:00 a.m. for possible unexpected service changes. 
A voice mail message at 703-771-5665 also will be updated should any service changes occur. 
 
Sign-Up to receive Loudoun County Transit notifications, download the Transit app for free on Google Play or the Apple Store. After download, set your favorite routes to begin receiving notifications for the buses you ride. 
 
Contact the Loudoun County Transit 
Comments regarding any suggested route, stop or schedule changes are welcomed and should be emailed to Transit Comments. 
Commuters may also contact us by phone at 877-465-2287 or 703-771-5665. Hours of operation: Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Reminder: VDOT Project Alerts

Route 7 Project 

The Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail Temporary Closure Starts July 19 between Mile Markers 3.2 and 3.8 in Difficult Run Stream Valley Park

Continuing through Friday, August 6th, the trail will be closed between mile markers 3.2 and 3.8 in the Difficult Run Stream Valley Park north of Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) 

Crews will be performing maintenance on the Potomac Interceptor sanitary sewer. Signs and barricades will be in place to alert the public. 

Route 7 Project Updates

The Route 7 Corridor Improvements Project July Newsletter is now available online. It includes information on the work in the Difficult Run Area as well as the area surrounding the Baron Cameron Intersection. In addition, photos, project progress, and lane closure information is available online at connectroute7.org under News & Updates.

 

For additional information, questions, or concerns, contact the project team at connectroute7@vdot.virginia.gov or 883-777-7411.