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

Arlington restaurants may now open for outdoor dining at 50% capacity, in addition to continued carryout and delivery. Restaurants interested in new/expanded outdoor dining areas should review the Temporary Outdoor Seating Areas (TOSAs) and fill out the application. 

Governor Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-Three, requiring Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

REOPEN / REIMAGINE

As we move through the phased reopening of business in National Landing, we recognize that certain aspects of life will need to be reimagined. Our community is resilient, and the BID is here to support our businesses as they make the necessary adjustments to safely reopen. We have launched a new page on our website: Reopen / Reimagine, which we will continue to update with resources, guidance, and best practices to help guide businesses through the various phases of reopening. 

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PROGRAMMING UPDATE

The BID is working with local businesses and residents to produce a lineup of virtual programming to help you maintain a sense of community and emphasize health and wellness. Click the button below to find out more. If you have any suggestions for additional programming, please contact Cassie Hurley.

Stay Connected

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We are proud to see how the members of our community have stepped up to assist their neighbors. The BID has outlined a number of ways you can volunteer, and donate funds and resources during this challenging time.

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FOR AREA RESIDENTS 

  • Meals:  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, to suspend service disconnections for 60 days to provide immediate relief for any customer, 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 two sample collection sites for symptomatic patients who have received a written order for 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: Arlington County approved a program to quickly approve new and expanded outdoor dining areas for Arlington restaurants. Read the details here. 

  • Local Business Counseling/Resources: BizLaunch is sharing information about various resources on their website and supporting businesses 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, to suspend service disconnections for 60 days to provide immediate relief for any customer, 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 the latest information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond.

Business Resources

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