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Weekly Wages in Fairfax County — “The average weekly wage for those working in Fairfax (wherever they may live) stood at $1,735 in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to data reported May 20 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s an increase of 2.1 percent from the same period a year before, below the national growth rate of 3.5 percent (to $1,185).” [Inside NoVa]

Tennis, Anyone? — “Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is following the Fairfax County Park Authority’s phased re-opening process and will be allowing individuals to exercise on high school tracks and tennis courts beginning Friday, May 22.” [FCPS]

Falls Church Gets Federal Help — “Dana Lewis of the City’s Housing and Human Development department reported that $39,095 in federal CARES Act funding has come to the City to buoy its emergency rent assistance program where, so far, 14 requests for help have been received.” [Falls Church News-Press]

Needed: Contact Tracers — “The Virginia Department of Health said Thursday it’s searching for bilingual candidates as it hires 1,300 contact tracers.  It says it will deploy tracking software and enforceable quarantine orders alongside these tracers to more aggressively counter the spread of the virus.” [DCist]

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