I want you to see this important announcement right away. The District of Columbia will be ordering everyone to shelter in place at 8pm tonight. This does not apply to people in Virginia, but I do want to emphasize that it’s crucial that everyone stay at home as much as possible. We all want to help, but just staying at home is helping…..a lot.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL ARLINGTON RESIDENTS
Arlington County Government sent this bulletin at 03/25/2020 07:07 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.
At approximately 8:00 PM TONIGHT (3/25), The District of Columbia will be issuing an emergency alert – requiring ALL DC non-essential businesses to close and asking residents to STAY HOME. Due to cell tower placement, some Arlington residents may receive this alert. This DC Order does NOT APPLY to Arlington
Please note that the Arlington is following Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The Governor’s Executive Order Fifty-Three orders:
— Closure of certain non-essential businesses
— Bans all gatherings of more than 10 people
— Closes all K-12 schools for the remainder of the academic year
— Urges all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel outside the home, if and when possible
If you choose to go outside, please maintain a distance of 6 feet from people who are not a part of your household.
Arlington County is committed to the health and safety of our community and our employees and strongly urges everyone to change their daily behavior to reduce risk from COVID-19, particularly to protect our most vulnerable populations. Public health officials have noted evidence of community transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus in parts of Northern Virginia. These are unprecedented times. To stop the spread of COVID-19, it is important that everyone take personal responsibility and practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.
To keep updated on the status of COVID-19, visit the County’s COVID-19 webpage