The following updates were made available to the Connection Newspapers as of March 16, 2020:
Reston Association is monitoring news regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and would like to encourage members to take the necessary precautions as recommended by the Fairfax County Health Department and other local, state and federal agencies. In addition, RA is canceling all recreational activities and events and most meetings through March 29.
Reston Community Centers at Lake Anne Plaza and Southgate Community Center facilities are closed to the public. Essential services employees will report as needed and able. Fairfax County Government has taken this action in an abundance of caution to help the community prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. RCC facilities are closed for at least the next two weeks. Patrons will be receiving refunds for canceled programs and activity; just complete the Refund Request Form or send an email to RCCContact@fairfaxcounty.gov with the applicable information about your purchase. Refunds will be processed as quickly as [possible; typically, refund processing takes a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the manner of payment.
Supervisor Walter L. Alcorn (D-Hunter Mill):
How to Help Your Neighbors
We are entering a challenging few weeks when it is more important than ever for neighbors to help neighbors...If you are able, please consider donating blood: Inova Blood Donor Services...Meals on Wheels – Volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers are urgently needed in the Lawyer's Road area of Reston on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. …Embry Rucker Shelter, 11975 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190, 703-437-1975...Cornerstones is asking shelter volunteers, including meal servers, front desk staffers, donations assistants, and childcare providers, as well as scheduled volunteer groups, to refrain from coming in for the next two weeks, March 12 to 27... Cornerstones is requesting donations for the shelter. There is a table set up in front of the building at 11975 Bowman Towne Drive in Reston to drop off donations.Cornerstones Food Pantry /Assistance Services, ASAPP, 11484 Washington Plaza West, Suite 120, Reston, VA 20190, 571-323-1410...You may come into the pantry to make your donation. The location is 11484 Washington Plaza West, Suite 120 in Reston. If you do not want to enter the building, call 571-323-1410, and a staff member may be able to assist you outside...Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, 1086 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170, 703-435-6830. Donations needed: Cleaning products—Clorox wipes, bleach, other disinfectants, spray bottles, paper towels.