Covid-19

THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR MEMBERS, AREA RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, WORKERS AND VISITORS IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE TO US. WE ARE CONTINUING TO MONITOR DEVELOPMENTS RELATED TO COVID-19’S IMPACT ON NATIONAL LANDING AND WILL SHARE THE LATEST UPDATES ON THIS WEBPAGE.

If you have items to add or ideas for supporting the community during this difficult time, please email cassie@crystalcity.org. Sign up for COVID-19 related alerts from the BID here.

BREAKING NEWS

As part of its ongoing efforts to limit frontline transit workers’ exposure to the public during the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, Metro’s Pandemic Task Force will further reduce rail and bus hours, starting Monday, April 6. 

For general updates, visit the BID's news page

PROGRAMMING UPDATE

The BID is working with local businesses and residents to maintain a sense of community and emphasize health and wellness through virtual programming. If you have any suggestions, please contact Cassie Hurley.

Stay Connected

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We know that these are challenging and uncertain times, but we are proud to see how the members of our community have stepped up to help their neighbors. We will all get through this difficult time and be more connected than ever.

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FOR AREA RESIDENTS 

  • Meals: José Andrés has converted several of his restaurants - including Jaleo Crystal City - into community kitchens for individuals in need of a free meal. Kids eat free at Good Stuff Eatery & We the Pizza while schools are closed. Arlington County has also compiled a list of resident resources for those in need during this time.

  • Utilities: The State Corporation Commission issued an order directing utilities it regulates, such as electric, natural gas, and water companies in Virginia, to suspend service disconnections for 60 days to provide immediate relief for any customer, residential and business, who may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Unemployment Insurance: The one week waiting period and the requirement to conduct a weekly job search have been suspended for those receiving unemployment insurance benefits.

  • COVID-19 Testing: Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) has partnered with local authorities to open a temporary drive-through sample collection site at 1429 N. Quincy Street for symptomatic patients who have received a written order for COVID-19 testing from a licensed healthcare provider. 

  • Individuals at Risk: Arlington County has set forth guidance for older adults and those with compromised immune systems who are particularly vulnerable.

  • Taxes: Income tax payment deadlines for individual returns, with a due date of April 15, 2020, are being automatically extended until July 15, 2020, for up to $1 million of their 2019 tax due.

General Resources

FOR BUSINESSES & NONPROFITS

  • Restaurant/Bar Guidance: Restaurants may remain open for carryout/curbside and delivery only. For your staff, there is a database of service industry assistance programs. Additionally, a new resource guide for restaurants and businesses has been created by the Arlington County Police Department.

  • Financial Assistance: Small businesses are now eligible to apply to receive assistance up to $2 million in low-interest loans through SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans. To apply for assistance and for more information, visit the SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus webpage. 

  • Feedback on Business Impact: Arlington Economic Development is asking businesses to share impacts to their businesses through their business survey.

  • Local Business Counseling/Resources: BizLaunch is available to support your business throughout this crisis, sharing information about various resources on their website and through one-on-one virtual appointments. 

  • Unemployment Insurance: The one-week waiting period and the requirement to conduct a weekly job search both be suspended for those receiving unemployment insurance benefits

  • Utilities: The State Corporation Commission issued an order directing utilities it regulates, such as electric, natural gas, and water companies in Virginia, to suspend service disconnections for 60 days to provide immediate relief for any customer, residential and business, who may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Taxes: The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special payment relief to individuals and businesses. 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. Arlington County Treasurer has determined that late payment penalty and interest will not be imposed on local taxes with a payment due date between March 13 and April 30, 2020, if such taxes are paid in full by May 31, 2020.  

  • Nonprofits: The National Council of Nonprofits is monitoring the effect of COVID-19 and has compiled latest information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond.

Business Resources

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