We've all done SO WELL fighting COVID! Don't let your guard down in 2021!
After nearly a year, vaccines are here and people are beginning to receive them! Virginia has designated four phases/groups: 1a, 1b, 1c, and 2.
Beginning 11 January, the county has begun to vaccinate people in priority groups 1a and 1b. To see what group you are in and register for your vaccination, visit COVID-19 Vaccine | Health (fairfaxcounty.gov) and click the link for the pre-screen.
If your group is not yet being vaccinated, be patient. We've done a year--a few more weeks are a piece of cake.
In the meantime, keep your physical distance, wear your mask, and wash your hands.
Be well and stay safe!
McLean Hunt Officers and Board of Directors
The World Health Organization has officially announced the name for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as “2019 novel coronavirus”) and the disease it causes. The official names are:
Disease: COronaVIrus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Virus: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
To be clear when referring to this disease, SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes the Coronavirus 2019 disease.
There are a number of theories, the most prevalent one being a leap of the virus from a sick bat in a wet market in Wuhan, China to humans.
Lots of things are changing--how we work, how we shop, even how we interact with each other. Just because our government leaders and elected officials are lifting restrictions, this does NOT mean the virus is gone and that we are safe. Our businesses MUST open and society must function if we are to remain viable as a nation. That has to happen, but don't assume as Virginia reopens and businesses come back, we do not need to remain vigilant. We MUST all continue to take precautions to mask, separate physically, and wash our hands frequently.
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