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Travel Updates

County Visitor Face Covering Policy

Effective Thursday, March 3, 2022, masks are optional for the public and most employees while inside Arlington County government facilities, as long as the County is in a "low" COVID-19 Community Level, per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Are there times I still need to wear a mask?

Masks may be required by some localities, local businesses, medical settings, and other settings. Follow any applicable rules or ordinances.

While no longer required, CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.

Situations where you should always wear a mask:

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19
  • If you are in the 10 days after a COVID-19 diagnosis and around other people | VDH Isolation Calculator
  • If you are in the 10 days after an exposure to someone with COVID-19 and are around other people

People may choose to mask at any time.

Visit the Arlington County COVID-19 Response page for local information and resources.

Additional Resources

  • Arlington Health & Safety: Learn about the many ways Arlington and its businesses are addressing Health & Safety during your stay, and what to expect while you’re here.

Updated November 18, 2022