Fairfax County Government Open With Unscheduled Leave for Employees for Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28 and 29; Schools Closed

Government, Schools and Courts

  • Fairfax County Government offices will be open on Thursday and Friday,  Jan. 28 and 29, however employees have been granted unscheduled leave. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28 and 29. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers will be closed.
  • The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will be open.

Due to the historic snow fall government facilities will have limited parking and some restricted travel lanes. Also, due to refreezing some walkways may be hazardous. Please be cautious and patient as we work to get back to normal.

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

Public Assistance Lobbies/SkillSource

The Department of Family Services employment/SkillSource centers and public assistance lobbies may be affected by inclement weather.  Call 703-324-7500, TTY 711, for the current operating status.


  • 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 for any potential cancellations of public meetings of Fairfax County government Boards, Authorities or Commissions.

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10 responses to “Fairfax County Government Open With Unscheduled Leave for Employees for Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28 and 29; Schools Closed”

  1. D Callsen says :

    Is there an actual person I can call and speak with about rescheduling my son’s Tuesday Juvenile driver’s license ceremony? I called and left a message on the message line you had posted on Tuesday and asked if I could bring him to today’s ceremony and got no call back. I would LOVE to bring him to tomorrow’s ceremony (THURSDAY) since he’s out of school anyways.

  2. Alan Levy says :

    Will trash be picked up, as usual, on Friday, January 30?

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    • Fairfax County Emergency Information says :

      The county has suspended the requirement for trash and recycling collection for the week of Jan. 25-30 for all collection companies operating in the county. However, collection may resume before Jan. 30; it will depend on road conditions and your provider’s decision.

      • Marsha Peterson says :

        How do you find out whether there will be pickup on Friday at a particular location?

  3. Kate Untiedt, Esq. says :

    Schools closed both Thursday AND FRIDAY. Think you should include that

    Kate Untiedt, Esq. Direct: 703.627.3973 Fax: 703.255.1174 **** Documents and attachments covered by attorney-client privilege****


    • Anonymous says :

      They did. You just have to scroll up and read, counselor.

      “Fairfax County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28 and 29. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers will be closed.”

  4. Anonymous says :

    When will the sidewalks be cleared of snow on Wiehle Ave. near the metro. It is completely covered and walking is not possible.

  5. Mary Ann Batsche says :

    When will my son’s traffic court date be rescheduled (orig Mon, 1/25) and how will he be notified?