Updates from Letty – May 29, 2020

Today marks an important turning point in the pandemic – Northern Virginia has entered Phase 1 re-opening, which is a tiptoe and not yet a complete re-opening. Read on for the specific restrictions still in place and what you can expect from businesses. The US also surpassed another grim milestone […]

Updates from Letty – May 22, 2020

Ahead of this holiday weekend, I know this year’s start to summer just won’t be the same. In lieu of our annual Memorial Day festivities that have been canceled, I hope you’ll take a moment to join the City’s virtual observances to reflect on the sacrifices of many soldiers and families. […]

Updates from Letty – May 15, 2020

The big news, which you’ve liked heard by now, is that Virginia is slowly re-opening today (Phase One of the “Forward Virginia” plan), with the exception of Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Accomack County (latter two were added yesterday) due to local leaders appealing to the Governor that we have not […]

Updates from Letty – May 8, 2020

Today marks eight weeks since the beginning of the pandemic closures in Falls Church. It’s not the kind of milestone anyone wants to celebrate, so I will cut to the chase this week. 1. Small Business Saturday – we declared every Saturday of May as “Small Business Saturday 2.0” in Falls […]

Updates from Letty – May 1, 2020

This week’s post is like a “feedback sandwich” – positive news bookending a morsel or two of not-so-great news in the middle. If your eyes glaze over whenever I write about the budget, you have an incentive to read to the end for a palate cleanser. This week’s post will […]

Updates from Letty – April 24, 2020

This year we’re paying attention to Richmond more than ever. In pre-pandemic times, I was looking forward to progressive legislation on many Falls Church priorities, such as gun legislation, LGBTQ equality, clean energy, and affordable housing. While the world is very different now, all eyes were still on the General […]

Updates from Letty – April 16, 2020

This week’s post is early so that I can help make a final push for the Falls Church t-shirt campaign you may have seen. It ends tonight, so you still have a chance to contribute – support a small business, help a family in need, and get some new threads at the […]

Updates from Letty – April 10, 2020

Wow, it’s been nearly a month since our lives have gone topsy-turvy. Despite the confirmed coronavirus cases still growing daily, social distancing efforts are making a difference. Please keep it up and stay strong – especially as cabin fever, warmer weather, and religious holidays to typically celebrate with friends and family […]

Updates from Letty – April 3, 2020

City Council meetings resume next Monday – our first ever, fully virtual City Council meeting with each of us connecting from our homes. You can tune in at the same time, same place – 730 pm streaming online or FCC-TV if you have cable. If you have comments, please send […]

Updates from Letty – March 27, 2020

We’ve nearly made it through Week 2 – congrats! Hopefully social distancing is now the norm and not the exception*. The number of COVID-19 cases in the US/Virginia/locally continues to climb. Since last Friday, the number of cases in the Fairfax health district (of which we’re a member) has grown […]

Updates from Letty – March 20, 2020

If you’re like my household, last Friday felt like last year and we’re not sure what day of the week it is anymore. Going forward, I’ll try to continue to write with some regularity but it may not always happen. With my kids home from school, we haven’t yet settled […]

Proactive measures slow the spread of disease and reduce burden on hospitals

Updates from Letty – March 13, 2020

With the disruption and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s as good a time as any to remember to extend grace and look out for one another. As we all know from our constantly breaking news alerts, it’s a rapidly evolving situation that changes by the hour. There are […]