Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
WHO and U.S. Government Agencies
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: General information and links to resources.
Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
EPA recommended list of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
CDC Handouts and Posters (many available in multiple languages)
HHS – Mental Health and Coping during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Free and Confidential Support Resources • Tips and Advice for Coping
State and Local Health Departments
Virginia Department of Health Coronavirus Information Hotline: (877) ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343) Please review the information provided on the VDH Coronavirus Website first, then if you still have questions, you may call (877) ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343) to speak with a public information representative.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia which includes links to Phase Three Guidelines and Phase Three Frequently Asked Questions.
Fairfax County Coronavirus Hotline: Call 703-267-3511. The call center is open from 9:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Sign up for text message alerts: text FFXCOVID to 888777 or sign up by text/email.
Fairfax County Health Department: 703-267-3511
Assistance from a Distance (PDF): How to Access Fairfax County Department of Family Services remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Practice Social Distancing – Four Things to Know About Social Distancing, Fairfax County
Watch Out for Coronavirus Scams – Tips from Fairfax County
Maryland Department of Health: 877-463-3464 or 410-767-6500
MDH after-hours emergency: 410-795-7365
The New York Times – Coronavirus News
New York Times Coronavirus Briefing – Sign up to receive daily email updates.
Washington Post – Coronavirus News. From this page you can also sign up to receive daily email updates. All stories linked in the newsletter are free to access.
Fairfax County Virtual Center for Active Adults: Find Connection, Exercise Your Body and Mind and Have Fun!
Activities to Stay Engaged during Social Distancing (PDF) – off-line and online suggestions compiled by Fellowship Square staff
Remote Mental Health Resources -from MastersinSocialWorkOnline.org
Census.gov Interactive Map: The Population 65 Years and Older: 2016
BenefitsCheckUp: Older adults and their caregivers can access a free screening tool to determine eligibility for state and federal programs.
Identity Theft: Protect Yourself: Resources for Medicare beneficiaries.
National Senior Citizen Law Center: A brief overview of Medicaid buy-in programs.
Fairfax County Aging, Disability & Caregiver Resources Line: call 703-324-7948, TTY 711, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Senior Living: Housing Information, Resources and Programs: Information and resources for seniors and caregivers.
Staying Active in Your Golden Years: Older adults should follow a proper diet and exercise as much as they can.
Caregiving in the U.S. 2020: This research report by AARP provides an overview of the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults.
Long-Distance Caregiving: Twenty Questions and Answers: This booklet was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as a gateway to ideas and resources that can help make long-distance caregiving more manageable and satisfying. PACE® is listed as a resource in the booklet.
Fairfax County Resources for Aging and Mental Wellness: To learn more about behavioral health services for older adults in Fairfax County, call CSB Entry & Referral at 703-383-8500, TTY 711.
Dialysis Facility Compare: This tool is designed to help people with Medicare learn about Medicare-certified facilities that offer kidney dialysis to patients with end-stage renal disease.
H1N1 Information: The website by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on the H1N1 (swine flu).
Find a Hospice Program: Sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, this searchable database allows you to find a hospice provider in your area.
If you are in desperate need of housing, please contact . . .
American Association of Service Coordinators: This national nonprofit membership organization serves those involved in the growing field of service-enhanced housing.
Healthfinder: This site has comprehensive Web links on many health topics, such as choosing a health plan, long-term care planning, frauds and complaints.
National Association for Home Care (NAHC): Consumer Information: An online consumer guide for choosing a home care provider.
U.S. Department of Elder Justice: A resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families, practitioners who serve them, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, and researchers.