Learn how to keep our community healthy and continue to support our neighbors and business community during this crisis.

What You Need to Know

COVID-19 is the name of the respiratory disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus (the name for a group of viruses characterized by their crown-like shape).  The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Plan & Prepare

While most people experience only mild symptoms, any person infected can spread the disease. Everyone plays a role in ensuring the health of our community. Below is a collection of resources from the CDC on how every household can be better prepared during this crisis.

The CDC now recommends everyone wear face masks in public

If you can’t find a face mask, you can use any cloth you may have to make a quick one at home without a sewing machine. Watch Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey demonstrate just how easy it is.

Make a Plan

Make a household plan of action that includes emergency contact numbers, how to care for sick loved ones, and more.

Know the Signs

Know how to identity symptoms and emergency warning signs such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and confusion.

Take Precautions

Take everyday precautions such as regularly washing your hands and disinfecting surfaces in your home.

If You’re Sick

Learn how to self-quarantine, treat mild symptoms, or seek medical attention.

Stay Informed

It is important to stay up-to-date on the spread of the disease and precautions being taken in your area. There are a variety of resources at the local, state, and federal levels that provide reliable and regularly updated information you need to keep yourself and your community safe and healthy.

Where to Find Food & Supplies

Between the shortages at grocery stores, changing store hours, and financial difficulties presented to families by the current outbreak, it can be difficult to get the food and supplies your family needs. We will continue to monitor information and update the resources below to help you find what you need.


Grocery Stores
Giant – Order Online (Designated hours for seniors daily 6 – 7 am)
Harris Teeter – Order Online

Food Banks
Arlington Food Assistance Center (Distributions limited to 2708 S Nelson St location during specific hours)
Meals on Wheels
Our Lady Queen of Peace food pantry

For Kids
Arlington Public Schools Free Breakfasts and Lunches

For Pets
Animal Welfare League Pet Pantry (Located outside front doors. 12 – 7 pm each day)

Medical & Financial

Arlington Free Clinic
   Not offering COVID-19 testing

Arlington County Public Assistance
Arlington Thrive Emergency Funds
Virginia Unemployment

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