Fairfax County schools could see new dress code, more inclusive sex ed; Virtual reality used to soothe Mount Vernon Hospital patients

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, June 15.

Thursday, proposals were made to the Fairfax County School Board calling the members to consider changing the dress code’s language so that it is more gender neutral—right now it prohibits exposed cleavage, but could be worded to prohibit exposure of “private areas” more generally—as well as making sex ed less about abstinence, but more about contraceptives and transgender issues.

Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria has began using virtual reality headsets to soothe patients via videos that allow them to feel as though, in one instance, they are swimming with dolphins.

Thursday night, Hamilton officially debuted at the Kennedy Center. The musical will occupy the Kennedy Center stage for three months.
(The Washington Post)

The roof of the Lincoln Memorial is being repaired and cracks in and joints between its marble blocks filled, a $3 million project that should be complete in September.

To see what ways the GW Parkway, between Rosslyn and I-495, can be improved, the National Park Service is asking the public to weigh in by July 14.
(ARL Now)

Factor in some extra travel time if you plan on visiting Washington, D.C. this weekend as track work will cause Metro delays on the Silver, Orange and Blue lines.
(Reston Now)

Thursday, the owner of Ornery Beer Company, whose Woodbridge location shuttered in March, announced plans to open up a smaller Ornery Beer Company Public House at Route 123 and North Street’s Old Town Plaza.

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