BizLaunch, the Arlington Restaurant and Arlington County Police Department worked closely together to develop this Resource Guide to assist restaurants and businesses with the transition into Phase Three.
The goal was to provide information and tips that will help businesses plan to reopen as safely as possible. It details the mandatory business requirements for Phase One and also provides best practices for ensuring the health and safety of customers and employees as we implement Phase Three.
As the COVID-19 crisis was in its early stages, AED recognized the importance of tracking the effects of the pandemic on Arlington’s business community. To do this, AED designed a series of business surveys which captured a snapshot of what Arlington business were facing -- and shared that information with Arlington County leadership so they would have a better understanding of the needs of the community. The results of those surveys are posted here.
The following are some of the most important public health guidelines and resources businesses should be aware of:
Virginia Department of Health information for businesses and public information line at 1 (877) ASK-VDH3.
Businesses should report COVID-19 cases to VDH
Arlington County’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page
Financial Tools and Resources to Help Small Business presentation from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)'s Washington Metropolitan office.
Directive from Virginia Governor Northam that the one week waiting period and the requirement to conduct a weekly job search both be suspended for those receiving unemployment insurance benefits.
Arlington County announced it will not impose penalty and interest for those affected by COVID-19 if taxes are paid in full by May 31, 2020.