Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has issued guidelines for modified reopening around the Commonwealth. However, the Arlington County Board and Northern Virginia Regional Commission are advising local businesses and attractions to maintain the current Stay at Home operating status until we have met the criteria to safely enter Phase One of reopening.
The Virginia directive towards moving to Phase One of reopening goes into effect May 15; we suggest checking with any local restaurants or other establishments to clarify specific opening status. Many Arlington County restaurants continue to offer meals on a takeout/delivery basis; visit our business support page to see Arlington businesses offering special online deals or offerings during this pandemic.
While most Arlington hotels remain open, several have temporarily suspended operations until early June, as some are being used to assist medical personnel during the pandemic. Please contact your hotel directly if you do have upcoming reservations. Arlington hotel companies are committed to following the American Hotel and Lodging Association's Safe Stay guidelines for increased cleaning and sanitation protocols.
Metro service is open on a reduced schedule for essential travel only to allow for frequent cleaning/disinfecting of trains, and all customers are asked to wear face coverings while riding Metro. and four Arlington Metro stations (East Falls Church, Virginia Square, Clarendon and Arlington Cemetery) are closed. Metro also plans closures throughout the summer for ongoing maintenance work, which will impact the East Falls Church station in Arlington until the fall.
The COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving; the websites below can provide up-to-the-minute information on the disease, details on symptoms, local travel advisories, and more:
We at Arlington Convention & Visitors Service believe our residents' and visitors' safety is paramount. We look forward to welcoming you when this pandemic is over. #StayArlingtonSoon
Updated May 11, 2020