This blog is the go-to place for updates and news from the Chamber as well as our partners in health care and local government.Results Found: 3Monday, March 14, 2022
Effective Monday, March 14, 2021, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce will remove its requirement for proof of COVID-19 vaccination for attendance at in-person events. This policy, adopted in September 2021, was in response to community health concerns at that time. Fairfax County has since fully vaccinated a large majority of its population and, based on updated guidance from the CDC, is considered a low area of community transmission.
GRCC CommunicationsMonday, May 17, 2021
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a number of regarding social distancing and use of masks and face coverings, following the CDC's May 13 updated guidelines. The following recap was provided by Christopher Revere, Deputy Director for Innovation and Planning, Fairfax County Health Department: Governor Northam has issued a video message and news release to announce several important updates based on last week's recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; increasing vaccination
GRCC CommunicationsThursday, March 4, 2021
The big news over the weekend was the Emergency Use Authorization for the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. Like Pfizer and Moderna, the new J&J vaccine was shown to be safe and very effective in clinical trials at preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. The most common side effects were injection site pain, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, and nausea. The J&J vaccine is authorized for use in people aged 18 years or older (like the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; Pfizer is