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COVID Resources

 New COVID-19 Measures in Virginia as of Nov. 16

  • Reduction in public and private gatherings: All public and private in-person gatherings must be limited to 25 individuals. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
  • Expansion of mask mandate: All Virginians aged five and over are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces.
  • Strengthened enforcement within essential retail businesses: All essential retail businesses, including grocery stores and pharmacies, must adhere to statewide guidelines for physical distancing, wearing face coverings, and enhanced cleaning. Violations will be Class One misdemeanors.
  • On-site alcohol curfew: The on-site sale, consumption, and possession of alcohol is prohibited after 10 p.m. in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, or tasting room. All restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms must close by midnight. Individuals choosing to consume alcohol prior to 10 p.m. must be served as in a restaurant and remain seated at tables six feet apart. 

     Note: These measures modify the Forward Virginia: Phase Three guidelines.

ARLINGTON/FAIRFAX COUNTY COVID-19 Resources

Below are sites you can access for information, assistance, and volunteering in the ongoing pandemic.

Click on the hyperlink to reach the site(s) you want.

If you know of other COVID-19 resources, please send to Bill Pritchard at: pritchardpix@aol.com

ARLINGTON COUNTY

Walk-Up COVID-19 Sample Collection Site

Arlington Free Clnic, in partnership with Arlington County and the Virginia Department of Health, offers a walk-up sample collection site at the Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S Dinwiddie St.) for low-income, uninsured and under-insured residents ages 13 years and older.

Requirements for visiting the COVID-19 Sample Collection Site:

  • HOURS (NEW hours effective Dec. 5, 2020)
    • Monday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (closed: Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25, 2020; Friday, Jan. 1 and Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021)
    • Second and fourth Monday of each month: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    • First Saturday of the month: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • There is no fee for the testing.
  • Must be an Arlington resident.
  • No appointments required, but you may make one by calling Arlington Free Clinic at 703-912-0118, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Staff can take calls in English and Spanish.
  • No medical consultation and no insurance required.
  • Residents may access the site at Arlington Mill Community Center by entering through the outdoor plaza facing Columbia Pike.
  • Individuals must bring proof of identity (U.S. government ID not required).

Drive-Through COVID-19 Collection Site

Arlington County operates a drive-through sample collection site in partnership with Quest Diagnostics. Additionally, the site also offers testing for influenza (flu) as of Nov. 17, 2020.

Location: 1429 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22207

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, and Friday, Jan. 1, 2021)

Fax Number: 703-312-6306

Requirements:

  • Patients must be 13 years and older.
  • Patients must have an existing order for COVID-19 testing from a licensed healthcare provider. Physicians with symptomatic patients (fevers, chills, cough, or shortness of breath) can send orders electronically through their EMR by placing the order on a “PSC Hold” through their Quest Diagnostics account number.
  • No appointment is needed, but one can be made online.
  • Individuals arriving at the drive-through site will be asked to remain in their cars. Patients must keep their car windows up at all times, until directed to do otherwise.
  • The collection method will be third-party observed patient self-collection.

Inclement weather may result in sample collection site closure. Check @ReadyArlington and @ArlingtonVA for site closure and reopening announcements.

 

Cases and other data as of  2020. This information will be updated weekly

The county is in Phase Three of the Forward Virginia reopening.

Arlington County COVID-19 information and resources are available at:

https://www.arlingtonva.us/covid-19/

Arlington COVID-19 Hotline: 703-228-7999

HOURS: Mon–Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (Closed Sunday)

COVID-19 Testing in Northern Virginia

https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/

Food, Financial, and Medical Assistance

https://health.arlingtonva.us/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/food-financial-and-medical-assistance/

Arlington Public Schools Free Breakfast/Lunch

https://www.apsva.us/school-year-2020-21/meal-services/

Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Update

https://www.apsva.us/school-year-2020-21/

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

https://afac.org/get-food/

Arlington Thrive (Same-day, emergency financial assistance for Arlington residents)

https://arlingtonthrive.org/

Housing Resources

https://health.arlingtonva.us/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/housing-resources/

FAQs for Renters

https://housing.arlingtonva.us/covid-19-coronavirus-faqs-for-tenants-and-landlords/

Mental Wellness Guide

https://health.arlingtonva.us/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/covid-19-mental-wellness/

Posters and Materials in Other Languages

https://health.arlingtonva.us/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/posters-and-materials-in-different-languages/

 

FAIRFAX COUNTY

 

 Cases and other data as of November 19, 2020. This information will be updated weekly

The county is in Phase Three of the Forward Virginia reopening.

Fairfax County Public Health Department COVID-19 Page:

 

Fairfax County Health Department phone: 703-267-3511

Hours: Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

Text FFXCOVID to 888777 to receive updates from Fairfax County about COVID-19.

Email questions or concerns to ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov. This email account will be staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Fairfax Human Services Resource Guide (HSRG)

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hsrg/

Provides information for food, housing, financial assistance, medical, domestic violence, housing, clothing, and other resources

COVID 19 Specific Fairfax Human Services Resource Guide (HSRG)

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/HSRG/Pages/SeasonalAnnouncementsData.aspx

Fairfax Public Schools - Continuing Free School Lunch Program

https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update-food-resources

Offering grab and go meals at schools, and at other locations.

Fairfax Coordinated access to Food, Financial, and Medical Assistance

Coordinated Services Planning - call 703-222-0880, TTY 711

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

VOLUNTEERING

Arlington County Medical Reserve Corps.

https://health.arlingtonva.us/medical-reserve-corps/

American Red Cross

https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=rco_opportunity_browse_list

 Episcopal Diocese of Virginia Covid Resources

http://www.thediocese.net/news-and-events/covid-19-resources/outreach-and-partner-ministries/

Site includes the following:

  1. Best Practices for Food Pantries
  2. Advocacy for Vulnerable Populations 
  3. Reducing Social Stigma during a Public Health Crisis
  4. Employment and Financial Crises
  5. Homelessness and COVID-19
  6. Managing Anxiety and Stress
  7. Coronavirus and Addiction