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The health and safety of our guests are of the utmost importance to Arlington and its hospitality community.

Whether you’re in Arlington on a business trip, attending a meeting or special event, or exploring the nation’s capital with your family, it’s important for you to know the many ways Arlington and its businesses are addressing health, safety, cleanliness and sanitation during your stay, and what to expect while you’re here.

Local, State & Federal Health Regulations

Hospitality health and safety practices are a shared responsibility among local, state and federal governments, as well as businesses and their customers. The following agencies provide regulatory guidance for our community.

  • Arlington County Public Health Division - Led by Public Health Director Reuben Varghese, M.D., the Arlington County Public Health Division (ACPHD) is committed to protecting and promoting public health for Arlington residents, businesses and visitors.
  • For the very latest information about COVID-19 in Arlington, including a dashboard with daily updates on cases and testing in Virginia and its localities, see the County’s resource page.
  • The Governor of Virginia’s Executive Order Sixty-Three requires everyone to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The We Are Covered initiative highlights Arlington’s unified approach to face coverings.
  • To learn more about local licensing and permitting requirements for hotels, food establishments, farmers markets and more, visit Arlington’s environmental health page.
  • ACPHD has also provided Arlington hotels with COVID-19 FAQs and a complete toolkit with guidance and extensive resources to help protect hotel guests and associates.
  • Virginia Department of Health – The Virginia Department of Health’s mission is to protect the health and promote the well-being of all people in Virginia. Forward Virginia is the detailed plan to safely and gradually ease public health restrictions while containing the spread of COVID-19. It is guided by public health criteria outlined by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
COVID-19 Precautions

Hospitality Industry Initiatives

The American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Safe Stay Advisory Council has created health and safety guidelines that represent best practices for the hotel industry, in accordance with CDC guidelines. The advisory council is comprised of leading hotel brands, including those below that are located in Arlington. Additionally, many of these companies have their own unique health and safety programs which you can explore here prior to your stay.

If you'd like to contact a specific Arlington hotel with any questions, you can look it up here and call the property directly.