Morning Notes

A school bus in the Springfield Town Center parking lot (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Reopening Date Set for Metro Yellow Line — “The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced [Tuesday] that the Yellow Line will open again on Sunday, May 7, at the start of rail service. The line has been out of service since September to allow work on the Potomac River tunnel and bridge.” [ALXnow]

Omicron Booster Vaccine Eligibility Expands — “The updated (bivalent) Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now available as a booster dose for children 6 months-4 years old who completed their primary series of three doses.” Just 13% of Fairfax Health District residents under 5 have completed an initial series of Covid vaccinations. [Fairfax County Health Department]

McKay’s Use of County Car Draws Scrutiny — TV news station WJLA claims that Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay has gotten two complaints about his use of a county-owned vehicle. In one, a “concerned woman” saw the car at a community pool on a Sunday, and the other alleged McKay was “speeding and driving recklessly” on Oct. 2, 2021 after a political fundraiser. [ABC7]

McLean Community Center Sets Rules for Facility Visitors — “The new MCC Code of Conduct, adopted by the governing board on March 22, outlines unacceptable behavior and makes sure the public knows that community center staff can take action at their sole discretion against people who violate the Code of Conduct.” [Patch]

Vienna Pushes to Expand Availability of Public Art — “The Vienna Town Council on March 20 unanimously approved the group’s 38-page ‘Vision for Public Art Master Plan,’ which outlined dozens of ways of making the town more aesthetically pleasing and suggested where the improvements could be implemented.” [Gazette Leader]

Graduates of County Innovation Hub Hired by Inova — “Six months after the grand opening of the Workforce Innovation Skills Hub (WISH) at the Hybla Valley Community Center, several local participants in a training program conducted with Inova Health System have secured jobs with the nonprofit healthcare provider.” [On the MoVe]

It’s Wednesday — Cloudy. Warm. High of 86 and low of 59. Sunrise at 6:47 am and sunset at 7:35 pm. [Weather.gov]

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