UPDATE: County Government and Courts Closed on Monday

UPDATED 5:30 a.m. // Posted at 4:15 a.m.

County and School Status

  • Fairfax County Government offices will be CLOSED on Monday, March 17. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools are closed on Monday, March 17. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.
  • The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are closed.

Parks, Community and Recreation and Community Centers

  • If you have questions about Park Authority facilities, contact the site directly, call the Parks inclement weather line at 703-324-8661, TTY 711, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.
  • For Department of Neighborhood and Community Services programs and events visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs or call 703-324-4600, TTY 711.
  • The Reston Community Center and the McLean Community Center may be affected by the inclement weather. Call RCC at 703-476-4500, TTY 711, www.restoncommunitycenter.com or MCC at 703-790-0123, TTY 711, www.mcleancenter.org for their current operating status.

Transportation: Connector, Fastran


  • Library hours may be affected; call your local branch before visiting. For branch phone numbers, call 703-324-3100 or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

View the public meetings calendar at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/calendar/ShowCalendar.aspx for any potential cancellations of public meetings of Fairfax County government Boards, Authorities or Commissions.

Winter weather preparedness information can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/winter.

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15 responses to “UPDATE: County Government and Courts Closed on Monday”

  1. Public service announcement says :

    Unscheduled leave after 12? That means no one shows up in my office to serve the public. But hey, make the trek in, tax payers, were officially “open”.

  2. Robert Cohn says :

    it should be easier to find this page off the Fairfax County Government home page than having to go through wondering what the alerts sign-up does…..

  3. GoSkins says :

    The federal government closes and Fairfax County does not? What does that say about you as a “valued county employee?” And to announce it at this late time? Meet with your county reps and stop this lack of respect now! It is bad enough we lack behind all jurisdictions in pay and benefits, now we are made to wait till 4:15 am for a “decision”? One of the richest counties in the nation… that has always balanced the budget on the backs of the county’s employees! I urge all county residents and employees to remember this in the next election! This is too much disrespect for ALL employees to ignore!

    • Anonymous says :

      What disrespect? The County is here to best serve it’s public, not your personal preferance. The County Government does not owe you anything. It pays you a salary. The fact is they wait as long as possible to make sure thier decision is the best thing for the public, not its employees. Get over it. if you find this employer so distasteful, try another!

      • GoSkins says :

        Anonymous, you must not be familiar with the area or Fairfax County. Almost every other jurisdiction makes its decision before Fairfax County. Someone trying to plan for their family (daycare, carpool, etc.) need as much notice as possible.Saying “stay off the roads but be at work by noon” helps no one. It does not serve the public best when the dedicated (I am sure I know more of them then you do) county employees have to wait until the last minute. It can be amended like today, or even announced earlier with unscheduled leave to help employees decide if they want to try to make it in or use their earned leave. Questioning my employer as well as the actions of my government is a right, not a declaration of ingratitude. There are processes within the county that employees can use to bring about changes that can benefit the employees and the public. Earlier notice is one.
        Why not give that anger management class another try, hopefully you finish it this time.

  4. Anonymous says :

    How can they say the employees are to arrive at noon, but the courts are not decided yet — how do people having to showup for court have to be there and yet none of the employees will be there to hold court until noon — and court isn’t canceled or “decided yet”. What a mixed message there…

  5. Anonymous says :

    How can they say the employees are to arrive at noon, but the courts are not decided yet — how do people having to showup for court have to be there and yet none of the employees will be there to hold court until noon — and court isn’t canceled or “decided yet”. What a mixed message there…

  6. Anonymous says :

    Something is wrong here – many employees who work in the courts and who live outside of the county are probably on their way to work already or will leave shortly. An announcement as to closing or delayed start SHOULD BE MADE BY 4AM. Terrible decision making here- also, opening at Noon is a nightmare for both employees and the public – especially as it relates to timekeeping and payroll. Many employees will not come in anyway – especially with schools closed. What is the point of opening at noon when the whole area here is under a winter storm warning until 2pm and local jurisdictions are telling people to stay off the roads.

  7. SF says :

    I am grateful that Fairfax has people up so early trying to get us the best info they can. The decision makers may diddle, but that is not the fault of the emergency alert team. Thank you brave souls who get up so early to communicate with us.

  8. SJ says :

    Just noting that a message from CEAN with the change of status was not sent/received.