The Help Map displays green dots locating neighbors offering help. Clicking on a dot displays the neighbor’s name, how they can help, and a button to send them a message. As of this writing, 9 neighbors in LV are offering various kinds of assistance.
View the Help Map
The webpage also has a button to sign up as a helper.
The USDA has waived the rule that children must be present to receive meals. Families who wish to pick up meals without their children must email the name and ID numbers for all their children as well as the location they will pick up their meal from to Food.firstname.lastname@example.org
APS News Release
Google prepared this report to help understand responses to social distancing guidance related to COVID-19. The reports chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.
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Complete Streets Upgrades Planned
Five arterial streets in Arlington are being considered as candidates for a Complete Streets overhaul. Three are near Lyon Village:
● Clarendon Blvd: N Nash St to N. Oak St
● N Lorcom La: Old Dominion Drive to N. Taylor St
● Military Rd: Lorcom La to Old Dominion Dr
Upgrades may include “sidewalk expansion or obstruction elimination,” “curb ramp reconstruction,” “crosswalk and signal enhancements,” “pedestrian-scale lighting,” “improved access to transit stops” and bike lanes.
Complete Streets: 2020 Project Page
The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during COVID-19 outbreak. Voting absentee in the coming local elections is strongly encouraged. Voters may choose reason “2A My disability or illness” for Absentee voting due to COVID-19. Voters who choose the absentee option should do so as soon as possible so they can get their ballots in time to return them by mail by Election Day. Apply online for a Virginia absentee ballot
Developer Spare That Tree
Rampant development by spec builders is rapidly changing the character of Lyon Village and surrounding neighborhoods. A towering, 96-foot, 60-inch diameter, 175-210 year old, oak tree at 5920 N. 35th St, believed to be Arlington’s tallest outside the National Cemetery, is threatened by developers seeking to clear cut the lot where it stands. Full story at Falls Church News Press
Annual Water System Flush Begins
Every year for approximately six weeks, Arlington switches disinfectants from chloramine to chlorine to flush out the water distribution system and improve water quality. The process runs from Mar 30 to May 4. Drinking water may taste slightly different.
Full details at County Water Quality Treatment webpage.
The Toilet is Not a Trash Can
A toilet is designed to remove only human waste and bathroom tissue. Other items do not break down and can cause problems with home plumbing, Arlington’s sanitary sewer system and ultimately the Water Pollution Control Plant. Never send fats, oils, grease down the drain.
The County suggests everyone to keep a small trash can in the bathroom near the toilet for all those things that are not bathroom tissue.
Full list of toilet horrors at the County Web Site
Trash Surge Strains Residential Trash Collection
Over the last week, residential trash tonnage has increased more than 30%. The residential collection system is becoming stressed. The County asks residents to limit the amount of trash, recycling and yard waste placed out for collection. Please keep your spring cleaning pile in your basement or garage for now. County News Release
Trader Joe’s, Clarendon, closed Wed morning because an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was last present in the store on Sun, Mar 29, 2020. The store is now closed for a thorough cleaning and restocking before it reopens. While a store is closed, Trader Joe’s pays all employees for their scheduled shifts.
Trader Joe’s News Release ARLNow
To ensure students have food during spring break, on Fri, Apr 3, APS will provide a week’s worth of meals to families who come to one of the five grab-and-go meal distribution sites. There will be no APS meal service provided April 6-10 during the scheduled spring break. Meals will be set up on a table outside the building for distribution from 11AM to 1PM.
● Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road
● Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School, 3500 S. 23rd Street
● Barrett, 4401 N Henderson Rd
● Campbell, 737 S Carlin Springs Rd
● Randolph, 1306 S Quincy St
Volunteer Arlington maintains an up-to-date list of nonprofit needs. This list is updated as soon as nonprofits provide their daily report of needs, so check back regularly.
Most nonprofits’ primary need is funding.
Volunteer Arlington webpage
When: Fri, Apr 3 from 10AM to 3PM
Where: Central Library parking lot on N 10th St
Upon arrival, donors must stay in their cars until they reach the unloading area
Arlington County is seeking donations of unused, unopened containers of essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, and certain food to assist essential employees, nonprofits and community organizations with coronavirus (COVID-19) response operations.
Requested items include: Nitrile or vinyl examination gloves; N95 or KN95 masks; Surgical masks; Protective surgical gowns; Homemade masks; Cleaning products and supplies; Non-perishable food items.
Details at News Release
Apr 3 County Board COVID-19 Online Townhall
When: Fri, Apr 3 at noon
Where: Online (link will be available on County Board’s web page on Friday, April 3, 2020 by noon)
County Board will hold a special meeting to participate in virtual town hall to discuss the County’s response to COVID-19. The public may participate in the town hall via a link that will be available on the County Board’s web page on Friday, April 3, 2020 by noon.
Public Notice County Board web page
Free or Low-Cost Food Delivery; $100 Promo Code
Walgreens and Postmates delivery service are offering low-cost delivery of over-the-counter medicines, personal care products, and some food items. Postmates also delivers from many local restaurants.
Delivery typically costs $2.99 (or $4.24 for orders under $12). Some restaurants are offering free delivery. A link from Walgreen’s Postmates page offers a code for a $100 credit on delivery cost (good for 1 week). Go to “Account Settings” to enter promo code.
Note: Walgreens prescriptions are delivered by Walgreens Express (free during panemic). Postmates cannot deliver alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigarettes or tobacco from Walgreens.
Please email the webmaster with your experiences with Postmates and other delivery options.
Partial list of Postmates delivery options. This probably changes often and there are daily deals so check the Postmates app for authoritative information. In addition to the delivery fee, prices on the Postmates website are about 13% higher than ordering directly from the restaurant.
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