Fairfax Co. considers COVID-19 memorial

Leaders in Fairfax County, Virginia, want to create a memorial marking the county’s losses from COVID-19.

On Tuesday, the county’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion introduced by Chairman Jeff McKay that directs staff to begin work estimating the cost, timeline and potential designs for such a memorial.

They’re set to report back to the board with their findings on May 1.

As of Tuesday, the death toll from COVID-19 in the Fairfax Health District (which comprises the county as well as the cities of Falls Church and Fairfax) had reached 1,339. Over 80% of the health district has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine; nearly 73% of residents in the health district are now fully vaccinated.

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Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to WTOP.com when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer.

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