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Morning Notes

Kids explore the Red Caboose in Vienna (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Vienna Featured Live on TV Right Now — “Lights. Camera. Action! Tune into the @fox5dc Zip Trip LIVE from the Town Green [today] from 6-11 a.m. as the Town gets its 15 minutes of fame (really it’s five hours, but who’s counting?)! See familiar faces, businesses, favorite spots, and more!” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]

Air Quality Alert Issued — “The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has issued a Code ORANGE Air Quality Alert Friday for Northern Virginia. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups.” [National Weather Service]

County Updates Covid Data Dashboard — “In alignment with the CDC, the Fairfax County Health Department has shifted COVID-19 surveillance and data sharing to focus on measures of disease severity including COVID-19 hospitalization rates, death rates, and emergency care visits.” With some data no longer available after the end of the federal public health emergency, the dashboard will now be updated every Friday. [FCHD]

Man Sought for Alleged Sexual Assault — “Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting and attempting to rob a woman in Centreville. He was last seen fleeing from the scene on foot into a nearby wooded area. A sketch of the suspect has been released to the public in hopes of identifying him.” [WUSA9]

FCPS Concerned About Lack of Finalized State Budget — “Additional funding for the most vulnerable Fairfax County Public School students is at risk as Virginia lawmakers remain divided over how they will distribute a revenue surplus and pass an amended budget. In a letter to the Fairfax County General Assembly Delegation…school board members” said the standstill and a calculation error have “created uncertainty.” [WTOP]

Initial Results of Blake Lane Safety Review Shared — “VDOT’s presentation Tuesday night shared only a partial list of problems that the audit has identified corridor-wide. These included potentially limited accessibility at some curb ramps and segments of sidewalk, lack of visual cues of the presence of pedestrians for drivers approaching Blake Lane” and more. [Patch]

Departing NFL Owner to Sell Mount Vernon Mansion — “The Washington Commanders’ soon-to-be former owners Dan and Tanya Snyder have left the $48 million Fairfax County home they bought less than two years ago, moving their belongings across the pond to England…River View, the Potomac River-fronting estate near George Washington’s Mount Vernon, has not yet been relisted” [Washington Business Journal]

Document Shredding Event Coming to Burke — “The Springfield District and Marian Homes will host a shredding event at the Rolling Valley Park & Ride parking lot on Saturday, June 3rd, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Donations are graciously accepted and will benefit Marian Homes’ mission to purchase and maintain affordable homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities” [Pat Herrity/Twitter]

It’s Friday — Sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the morning. At night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. [Weather.gov]