COVID-19 Update: Collection Site Opens in Arlington

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MARCH 18, 2020

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VHC Partners with Arlington to Open COVID-19 Sample Collection Site

Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) has partnered with Arlington County to open a temporary drive-through COVID-19 sample collection site. 

  • Samples will be collected from Arlington residents, Arlington County Government employees and Arlington Public Schools employees, and patients of VHC Medical Staff. 
  • This site is for sample collection from symptomatic patients (fevers, chills, cough, or shortness of breath) who have received a written order for COVID-19 testing from a licensed healthcare provider. This is not meant for asymptomatic patients.
  • Once they have received a physician’s order, patients should call the VHC COVID-19 Scheduling Line at 703-558-5766 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Patients must schedule an appointment before visiting the collection site.

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Permit Office Closing

The County's Permit Office is CLOSED for in-person customer service, effective March 18, at 4:30 p.m. This is the latest is a series of steps taken by Arlington County Government to help mitigate and reduce any unnecessary exposure and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The good news: Many services will remain available online.

New Parking for Curbside Takeout

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In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and to encourage the safe option of curbside pick-up from our incredible range of restaurants, Arlington County is designating free short-term curbside parking spaces outside businesses offering pick-up food orders.


Businesses can request sign installation by calling 703-228-5000 or emailing


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