Editor’s note: Starting March 24, Tysons Reporter will have “Morning Notes” every weekday instead of twice a week to accommodate more news.
Here are the latest stories about the Tysons area that the Tysons Reporter team has been reading:
FCPD Makes Changes Due to Coronavirus — “The department has added staff and is available to take certain police reports over the phone. Community members are also encouraged to utilize the online reporting system.” [Fairfax County Police Department]
AP, IB Info for Students — “Traditional face-to-face [AP] exam administrations will not take place. Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home… The May 2020 IB examinations for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme students will no longer be held.” [Fairfax County Public Schools]
Local Couple 3-D Printing Mask Shields — “As protective gear shortages put our frontline medical workers at risk, Vienna couple Amy and Jeremy Filko are 3D-printing shields to protect N95 masks. For each request received, the Filkos are covering shipping costs and sending four free masks to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers.” [Washingtonian]
Dalia Palchik, Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) Host Virtual Town Hall — “In an audience that ranged up to 44 viewers, the two responded to questions both about the current pandemic and, for Simon, the recently-concluded legislative session in Richmond.” [Falls Church News-Press]
Capital One Ups Pay for Workers Not Teleworking — “Capital One Financial Corp. is hiking the salaries of its employees who work directly with customers as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country, the company announced internally and confirmed to the Washington Business Journal.” [Washington Business Journal]
Metro Cuts Back Service This Week — “Trains will be operating every 20 minutes on all lines except the Red Line, which will run every 15 minutes, according to a news release.” [Inside Nova]
Beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Fairfax Connector customers will be required to enter and exit the bus using the rear doors. This does not apply to customers who need to use a wheelchair ramp. Fare collection on buses will also be temporarily suspended.https://t.co/wVHrkCaTbp pic.twitter.com/ignjpBRKgU
— Fairfax Connector (@ffxconnector) March 23, 2020
COVID19 BUS BOARDING CHANGE
Starting today: Use rear door when getting on or off the bus, except if you use wheelchair ramp or kneeling. Fares waived.
— Metro (@wmata) March 24, 2020
This is Thomas Jefferson Elementary in Falls Church, but sign is from Fairfax County. I didn’t think the city and county shared parks services, but maybe they’re working together during the pandemic?
— Falls Church Views (@falls_views) March 22, 2020
Moss on a tree in Great Falls Park (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) County Approves Automatic Car Tax Filings — “Effective Jan. 1, Fairfax County will now automatically file personal…
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A sample design of the county’s redesigned website (via Fairfax County) Fairfax County is refreshing its website. A website redesign is currently underway as the county looks to update “the…
Black Santa will return to Tysons Galleria this weekend (courtesy Santas Just Like Me) Tysons Galleria is getting a triple dose of Santa Claus this December. In addition to the…
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