Fairfax City Business Resources
Currently, the CDC has determined the risk of exposure to the general public is low but we also know patrons of your business may be in higher risk groups: older adults and people with chronic conditions. Therefore, the city is encouraging businesses to take extra precautions by adopting and adhering to the CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers.
We can ensure that small businesses – the backbone of our community – continue to thrive by taking everyday wellness steps and using alternative ways to support our local economy by purchasing directly from the business website, ordering takeout or delivery, and purchasing gift cards that give businesses immediate income but can be redeemed at a later date.
As we continue to monitor and navigate the situation together, we will share resources and updates as they become available.
Fairfax City Resources
- (New 4/2) Fairfax City restaurants, the EDA has created GRAB & GO banners to help amplify your takeout and carryout messaging. Provisions, have been made to allow for “announcement signs” to be hung on a building where a wall mounted sign is located per the example. The banners are FREE for city restaurants and can be requested at EDAInformation@fairfaxcityeda.org.
- (New 4/1) Fairfax City businesses, yesterday the City Council voted to enact the ordinance to formalize the deferral and allowance of time for the payment of meals tax and transient occupancy tax. Businesses within the restaurant and hotel industries will be granted a 90 day extension to the March, April and May due dates for remittance of the tax on meals, and for the April due date for the transient occupancy tax. While the ordinance does allow for payment extension dates, information filings are required. Details on the changes to meals tax and transient occupancy tax can be found here.
- (New 3/31) Fairfax City businesses, this evening an ordinance from the Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer to formalize the deferral and allowance of time for the payment of meals tax and transient occupancy tax will be considered. There will be no public comment at the City Council meeting because of the nature of the special meeting; however, it can be followed on channel 12 or online at https://www.fairfaxva.gov/services/about-us/city-meetings. (Recorded video & ordinance will be posted on 4/1) In the interim, businesses are still required to file. The Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer will exercise their authority to waive penalty and interest until the ordinance has been enacted.
- (New 3/26) COVID-19 guidelines for city businesses to combat the spread of coronavirus via the Executive Order from the Governor.
- (New 3/26) Social distancing flyer for city businesses to encourage patrons to adhere to recommendations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
- (New 3/25) The Commissioner of the Revenue, Treasurer, and city staff are working on recommendations for the Mayor and Councilmembers that will formalize the deferment and allowance of time for the payment of meals tax transient occupancy tax retroactively. In the interim, the Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer with the City Council will exercise their authority to waive penalty and interest until such time.
- (New 3/25) Restaurants expanding on their services to include the sale of provisions similar to a grocery store and/or market such as meat, dairy seafood, and household items by the pound, case, or unit must contact Code Administration at 703-385-7830 to schedule an inspection to provide guidance on fire and life safety practices. Expansion of services are only during the State of Emergency and Local Emergency Declaration time period. Normal business operations to occur after the declaration has been lifted.
- (New 3/23) Until the State of Emergency and Local Emergency Declarations have been lifted, routine Fire Prevention Code Inspections for: Child Care & Daycare Facilities, Rentals, Use Inspections, Group Homes, Assisted Living Facilities will be suspended.
- (New 3/23) New businesses may elect to defer payment of Use Inspection fees. Payment is not eliminated only deferred until the Stated of Emergency has been lifted. Please fill out a Request to Defer Payment Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- (New 3/20) The city has issued provisions for “announcement signs” and “outdoor retails sales events and promotions” to allow businesses to communicate changes in their operations in response to COVID-19.
Mason Small Business Development Center
- (New 3/24) The Mason SBDC offers an FAQ page on the SBA EIDL program.
- (New 3/18) The Mason SBDC is avaialble to assist city businesses with questions and information regarding preparing and understanding what is needed for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. All Mason SBDC counseling sessions are one-on-one and conducted virtually via Zoom.
Community Business Partnership (CBP)
- (New 3/24) The CBP provides one-on-one counseling to small businesses and may be able to assess specific situations and provide information. Please contact CBP at 703-768-1440 or submit your questions online.
- (New 3/18) Dominion Energy has suspended all service disconnections and is offering payment arrangement or energy assistance funds.
- (New 3/18) Washington Gas is waiving late fees and suspending disconnections.
Northern Virginia of Commerce
- (New 3/25) The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free three-part webinar seriesfocused on business continuity to share knowledge on what employers will need to maintain business during this time and after.
Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
- (New 3/25) The Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce has a site dedicated to information and access to local resources.
Old Town Fairfax Business Association
- (New 3/25) The Old Town Fairfax Business Association has a page identifying Fairfax City businesses that are offering “Fairfax City To Go” options to meet new demands.
Communication from Governor Northam
- (New 3/30) Executive Order-55 in regards to the Temporary Stay At Home Order due to the novel coronavirus.
- (New 3/23) Executive Order-53 from Governor Northam in regards to Temporary Restrictions on Restaurants, Recreational , Entertainment, Gatherings, Non-essential Retail Businesses, and Closure of K-12 schools Due to COVID-19
- (New 3/20) Governor Northam’s Amended Order of the Governor and State Health Commissioner Declaration of Public Health Emergency. The amended order has information in regards to social distancing as it pertains to restaurants, fitness centers, and theatres.
- (New 3/20) Governor Northam announced additional actions to address COVID-19 to include deferment of state sales tax due March 20, 2020 for 30 days. Businesses must request the deferment and when granted, will be able to file no later than April 20, 2020 with a waiver of any penalties.
Virginia Department of Taxation
- (New 3/20) The Virginia Department of Taxation is extending the April 15, 2020 due date of payment for state income taxes. Filing deadlines remain the same the due date for individual and corporate income tax will now be June 1, 2020. Please note, interest will still accrue, if you are able to pay by the original deadline please do so.
Virginia Career Works
- (New 3/26) Virginia Career Works offers Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Grants. The grants are intended to support job retention and support other operational needs. Eligible businesses can receive up to $25,000 to reimburse expenses related to COVID-19 that help retain employees.
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
- (New 3/19) Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (VABCA) has expedited their process for issuing delivery permits. If you are a local business that sells alcohol, read Topic 6 to find out how.
Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
- (New 3/24) The SBDC has identified resources for small businesses including a video on how to navigate the SBA EDIL application system.
- (New 3/18) Virginia Small Business Development Center included a business resiliency toolkit on their website to help businesses plan for business interruption.
Virginia Employment Commission
- (NEW 3/25) Governor Northam has directed that the one week waiting period and requirement to conduct a weekly job search be suspended for unemployment insurance benefits.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
- (New 3/19) Fairfax City now qualifies for the U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Apply for the EIDL program here.
- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. The EIDL offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome temporary loss of income.
- (New 3/30) Emergency Economic Injury Grants – The CARES Act included funding to provide advance emergency grants of $10,000 to small businesses and nonprofits that also apply for the SBA EIDL. To access the grant, you first apply for an EIDL then request the advance. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application and the advance will not have to be repaid. Apply here.
- (New 3/30) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides cash-assistance for employers to retain their employees and near-term operating expenses. Learn more about the PPP program here.
- (New 4/3) The PPP is now operational and you can apply here. We’re also including a flow chart that describes the PPP and EIDL programs and a Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act to help clarify the resources that are available.
- (New 3/30) SBA 7(a) loans is one of the SBA’s primary programs for providing financial assistance to small business concerns. The CARES Act includes a $349 billion package for the SBA’s 7(a) loan program through December 31, 2020. These 7(a) loans would be 100% guaranteed by the federal government through December 31, 2020, and are subject to loan forgiveness up to the entire loan amount subject to certain restrictions discussed below. The 7(a) loans take about 5-10 business days to process. Learn more about the loan from the SBA here.
- (New 3/25) The SBA is providing free webinars for those that need assistance with applying for an EIDL.
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers provides interim guidance that may help prevent workplace exposure to COVID-19 and planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks
- The SBA provides local assistance on counseling, mentoring, and training for small businesses. Use the SBA Local Assistance Directory to find a local office.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
National Restaurant Association
- (New 3/23) The National Restaurant Association has coronavirus information and resources specific to the restaurant industry.
Treasury and IRS
- (New 3/24) Coronavirus tax relief information is updated as it becomes available on news releases, guidance, statements, and online resources.
- (New 3/20) IRS extends federal tax payment deadline. Individual income tax payment deadlines are being automatically extended until July 15, 2020 for up to $1 million of their 2019 tax due. This payment relief applies to all individual returns including self-employed individuals and all other entities other than C-Corporations. For C-Corporations, income tax payment deadlines are being automatically extended until July 15, 2020 for up to $10 million of their 2019 tax due.
- (New 3/30) Verizon and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has established a Small Business Recovery Fund for grants up to $10,000 for businesses facing immediate financial pressure due to COVID-19. Read more about the grant and apply here.
- (New 3/19) Facebook Small Business Grants Program is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate.
- (New 3/31) Google is offering $800+ million to help support small businesses and crisis response.
How You Can Support Fairfax City Businesses
Fairfax City businesses are the backbone of our community and we want to ensure they stay successful while maintaining public health safety measures. We’ve heard from our business community and they are taking the extra precautions to ensure their businesses are clean and safe for customers and employees.
As we all take precautionary measures many have asked, how we can continue supporting our small and local businesses while practicing social distancing? Below are a few ways you can continue to support local:
- Order Delivery or Takeout – You can still enjoy a great meal from your favorite restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery Be sure to tip the same amount as you would if dining in.
- Purchase a Gift Card for Later Use – Consider purchasing gift cards as businesses receive the income immediately and you can use them at a later date.
- Buy Now and Enjoy It Later – Don’t need anything at the moment? Think about those items/gifts you’ll need in the coming months for birthday’s, anniversaries, etc. and buy them now. You can also freeze meals from local restaurants to enjoy later.
- Shop Online – Many Fairfax City businesses have online shopping capabilities. Additionally, many will process transactions via phone and PayPal.
A number of businesses are also offering specials and/or alternative shopping options for anyone unable to come to the business.
Restaurants offering takeout, curbside, delivery, and/or gift cards:
American Legion #177 — 703-273-2250
Anita’s New Style Mexican Food –703-385-2965
Artie’s — 703-273-7600
Auld Shebeen — 703-293-9600
Asian Joint — 703-273-6310
Baskin Robbins — 703-539-8126
Bellissimo’s Restaurant — 703-293-2367
Blue Bistro — 703-218-2461
Bollywood Bistro — 703-273-0031
Bombay Bistro — 703-359-5810
Bonchon — 703-865-5688
Boston Market — 703-246-9800
Buffalo Wild Wings — 703-267-6979
Burger King — 301-721-2900
Captain Pell’s — 703-560-0060
CAVA — 703-955-3825
Chick-fil-A — 703-934-2150
China Star — 703-323-8822
Chipotle — 703-934-7099
Chubby Squirrel Brewing Company — 571-989-1082
Coyote Grille — 703-591-0006
Crazy Crab — 703-272-7766
Cupcakes & Beyond — 703-397-6400
Curry Mantra — 703-218-8128
Dairy Queen — 703-359-2875
Denny’s — 703-273-8133
Dolce Vita — 703-385-1530
Duck Donuts — 703-383-3039
Dunkin — 703-279-1859 / 703-279-1859
Eastwind Vietnamese — 703-865-6989
Eerkins — 703-352-1121
Einstein Bros — 703-250-4045
Elevation Burger — 703-426-2017
Epicure Cafe — 703-352-9193
Espositos Pizza — 703-385-5912
Firehouse Subs — 703-268-5545
First Watch — 703-378-3421
Five Guys — 703-591-0591
Freddy’s Frozen Custard — 703-293-2900
Hamrock’s Restaurant — 703-385-5433
Havabite Eatery — 703-591-2244
High Side — 703-865-8181
Hooters — 703-359-5850
Hot Spot Hot Pot — 703-537-0325
Ines Place — 703-383-0009
Jersey Mikes — 703-865-7722
Jimmy John’s — 703-877-0304
Kim’s Pho Vietnamese Kitchen + Bar — 703-865-4060
King Kabob — 703-359-8231
Koobala — 703-364-5150
Lil Italian Pizza — 703-591-3315
MaMa Chang — 703-268-5556
Mamma Lucia — 703-425-9408
Marumen — 703-352-6278
McDonald’s — 703-352-5264 / 703-591-7557 / 703-352-2623
Meega Korean — 703-691-3606
Meokja Meokja — 571-459-2875
Moby Dick House of Kabob — 703-279-5077
MOD Pizza — 703-349-3076
Myung Ga Kimbap — 703-934-0112
New York Pizza Factory — 703-256-0800
Noodles and Co. — 703-218-4400
Old Fire Station #3 — 703-383-1030
Ornery Beer Company — 571-459-2143
Paisano’s Pizza — 703-273-9900
Panera Bread — 703-934-1470
Peet’s Coffee — 703-978-1295
Pho Banh Grill — 703-537-0078
Pho Duong — 703-426-2827
Popeyes — 703-537-0075
Potbelly Sandwich Shop — 703-222-7760
Pupuseria El Buen — 703-218-3489
Qdoba — 703-273-8202
Red Hot and Blue — 703-218-6989
Red Lobster –703-691-1011
Saba-Yemeni Cuisine –703-425-1130
Sarku Japan — 703-261-6325
Senor Tequila — 703-543-4494
Shishkabob Express — 703-278-8700
Sisters Thai — 703-267-9619
Smash’d Creamery — 571-762-0295
Smoothie King — 703-218-1826
Starbucks — 703-218-5403
Subway — 703-537-5737
Sugar Mama’s Ice Cream — 703-272-8797
Sushi Plus — 571-459-2950 / 703-383-0588
Sweet Berry — 703-978-2112
Other businesses that are open and/or offering online, delivery, and gift cards options:
Advance Auto Parts — 703-352-0782 / 571-748-3516 / 571-748-3516
Aldi — 855-955-2534
AutoZone — 703-591-1649
Bacini Photography — 202-489-2041
Bank of America — 703-277-2876 / 703-764-5265
Bed, Bath. & Beyond — 703-425-1083
Big Screen Store — 703-218-2400
Bray & Scarff — 703-385-6713
Brown’s Fairfax Mazda — 703-385-8170
Cinema Arts Theatre — 703-978-6853
Commonwealth Dry Goods — 703-273-7800
Cox Store — 703-480-2830
CVS — 571-432-5801 / 703-591-0060 / 703-591-0060
DC DanceSport Academy — 703-385-3200
DIY Scent Studio — 703-582-5994
Dominion Energy — 703-934-2594
DSW — 703-323-7092
Empower Chiropractic — 571-406-4102
Enterprise Rent-A-Car — 703-273-3344
Epiphany Pilates — 703-204-2200
Esenyl’s Pilates — 703-877-0800
Fair City Cleaners — 703-273-5477
Fairfax Kia — 703-934-8877
Fairfax Surf Shop — 703-273-0015
Farrish Fairfax Dealership — 703-273-0200
Farrish Subaru — 703-352-4053
FedEx Office — 703-267-9626
Fitness Showrooms — 703-383-9200
Five Below — 703-323-6294
Fran’s Cake & Candy — 703-352-1471
Games & Comics Pair O’Dice — 703-865-8110
Geek ABC — 703-828-1650
Goodwill — 703-349-1806
Goodyear — 703-323-1044
Great Clips — 703-537-0880
Ground Gaia — 703-468-0808
H Mart — 703-896-4640
H&R Block — 703-359-0497
Hampton Inn — 703-385-2600
Healthy Back Store — 703-591-1499
Hite Kaminsky Family Law & Mediation, PLLC — 703-766-0732
Home Depot — 703-591-6808
India Bazaar — 703-268-5577
Inova Thrift Shop — 703-273-3519
Integrated Dermatology of Fairfax — 703-352-2620
Jermantown Animal Hospital — 703-273-5055
Jim McKay Chevrolet — 703-591-3652
Lamp & Lighting Gallery — 703-352-7771
La-Z-Boy Furniture — 703-273-6133
Lowes — 703-332-0000
M&T Bank — 703-359-2929
Main Street Bank — 703-218-5160 / 703-481-4567
Mara Mode Studio — 703-591-9099
Mattress Warehouse — 703-426-2600
McGruder Group — 703-544-7558
Meineke Car Care — 703-349-0162
Metro by T-Mobile — 703-865-5263 / 571-459-2038
Midas — 703-537-5857
Moon School of Music — 703-828-9494
Northern Virginia Mediation Services — 703-865-7272
Ourisman Toyota — 703-359-2990
Pacers — 703-537-0630
Paint Your Own Pottery — 703-218-2881
Paschal Lamb Books & Gifts — 703-273-5956
Patel Brothers — 703-273-7400
Patriot Harley Davidson — 703-352-5400
Pet Lovers Animal Hospital — 703-691-2873
PetCo — 703-352-3300
PetSmart — 571-328-7770
PNC Bank — 703-273-4004
Pure Performance, Inc. — 703-255-0002
Red Effect Infrared Fitness — 703-254-5520
Red Wing Shoes — 703-277-3450
Reef eScape — 703-261-6996
Rye Smiles — 703-565-2503
Salon Simis — 703-273-6500
Safeway — 703-591-8473
Serene Day Spa — 703-899-5136
Sherwin-Williams — 703-591-3434 / 703-591-3770
Sonabank — 703-273-0050
Spokes Etc. — 703-591-2200
Stahl Vet Services — 703-281-3750
Sticks & Stones — 703-352-2343
TD Ameritrade — 703-218-3570
TD Bank — 571-432-0630 / 703-323-7170
The Nail Bar — 571-459-2729
Ted Britt Ford — 703-659-8409
The Vitamin Shoppe — 703-352-4925
Tiny Dancers — 703-385-5580
Title Boxing — 703-591-1900
TitleMax — 703-691-6401
Town & Country Animal Hospital — 703-273-2110
Trader Joe’s — 703-764-8550
Twin Ace Hardware — 703-359-4703
United Bank — 703-273-9111 / 703-934-9200 / 703-219-4850
Valvoline Oil Change — 703-273-7333
VCA Commonwealth Animal Hospital — 703-273-8183
Verizon Authorized Retailer — 703-352-0695
Virginia ABC — 571-459-2810
Walgreens — 703-591-1025
Webb Signs — 703-591-6169
Weber Tire — 703-273-4443
Weber’s Pet Supermarket — 703-385-3766
Wells Fargo — 703-273-3244
Zips Dry Cleaners — 703-666-8834 / 703-246-9030
Businesses offering Shopping Hours for At-Risk Customers:
Public and Community Health Resources
Fairfax City’s Economic Development Authority is working directly with City leadership and the Fairfax County Health Department to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 in our community.
While ensuring public health and safety is our primary concern, we are committed to assisting our local businesses and minimizing the impact of COVID-19. Our city’s mantra is to “Live Life Connected” and now more than ever, it’s important to provide guidance specific to small businesses and public gatherings so that our city has the information and resources on precautions while supporting our business community.
COVID-19 Public Health Resources
Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) – The FCHD has a COVID-19 webpage that is continually updated and provides information on what is occurring in Fairfax County as it evolves as well as resources and materials on how to stop the spread, symptoms, and facts.
Virginia Department of Health (VDH) – The VDH has offered interim guidance for individuals as well as businesses regarding COVID-19.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – The CDC has issued guidelines for community mitigation strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19. The CDC guidelines offer caveats so that social-distancing measures can be scaled up or down based on local situations.
Fairfax City – Our city site at FairfaxVA.gov is updated as needed with information that is specific to our community.
Fairfax City Economic Development Authority (EDA) – The EDA works closely with the city to support our business community. We have written additional blog posts on our site and posted on Facebook and Instagram with @FairfaxCityEDA.
Please note, that information should be used as a baseline with trusted resources from state, local, and national guidance. Staying current with the latest messaging from the CDC, local, and state health departments is important as the situation is changing rapidly and guidelines may change over time.