Arlington COVID-19 Cases Hit Summer Peak

Clarendon Blamed as Arlington COVID-19 Cases Hit Summer Peak
Arlington reported 175 new COVID-19 cases over the past 7 days — an average of 25 per day — according to the Virginia Dept of Health. Arlington’s test positivity rate (“R”) has also been increasing, now at 5.3% Those testing positive are typically younger: 70% of new cases in Arlington over the past month are below the age of 40.

This increase in Arlington is driven in large part by young adults who have not been using masks or maintaining their distance inside bars and restaurants, particularly in the Clarendon and Rosslyn neighborhoods said Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey, who commented “I don’t know that we should keep our schools closed in order to keep our bars and restaurants opened.” Washington Post (read second part of story)