Arlington County — and the surrounding areas — is set to enter Phase 2 of reopening on Friday, June 12, as laid out in the “Forward Virginia” plan by Governor Northam. To help you prepare, we’ve compiled the most important information businesses and residents alike need to know.

What’s Changed?

During Phase 2, social gathering limits are increased to 50 or 50% capacity (whichever is less), restaurants may open for indoor dining, gyms and fitness centers can reopen and more. However, entertainment venues, schools, and overnight camps remain closed.


Remain at 50% capacity

Religious Services

Remain at 50% capacity


Indoor dining at 50% capacity

Gyms & Fitness Centers

Open at 30% capacity

Salons & Barber Shops

Open at 50% capacity; appointment only


Short-term stays only with units 20 feet apart

Click HERE to see the complete list of mandatory requirements for businesses reopening.

Reopening Resources

Businesses can find assistance in reopening from various sources including CPRO, Arlington County, and Arlington Economic Development.

Pike Business Roundtables

The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization now hosts monthly roundtable discussions (virtually) with Columbia Pike businesses. The roundtables are open to all Pike business owners and managers.

Reopening in Arlington
Friday, June 12, 10 am

Temporary Outdoor Seating

In order to assist restaurants with reopening and compliance with Virginia’s outdoor dining regulations, Arlington County has approved a new Temporary Outdoor Seating Area (TOSA) process that allows permits to be approved quickly by county staff.

FREE Banners & Consultations

Any Columbia Pike business may request a FREE banner to help them communicate their status to customers. CPRO offers 5 free options and may be able to provide custom options at a small fee.

Additionally, CPRO offers its members free consultations for those in need of assistance finding technical solutions for teleworking, online sales, and more.

FREE BizLaunch Webinars & Resources

Arlington Economic Development’s BizLaunch is continuing its free “Onward Arlington” webinars to help small businesses plan for reopening. Registration is required.

Designing for a COVID Resilient Space
June 18 • 11 am – 12 pm

If you missed their previous webinars, you can find the recordings HERE.

AED has also compiled a complete list of resources to assist businesses during COVID-19,

Looking for additional resources or to learn more about what CPRO is doing? Click Here

Do you know of any additional information we’re missing? Contact Us