COVID-19 Update: 3 More Library Locations Now Open

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JULY 8, 2021

Three Additional Library Locations Now Open

As of July 6, Arlington residents and Library patrons will have access to five open library locations — Aurora Hills, Central, Columbia Pike, Shirlington and Westover libraries.

Variants of COVID-19

Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur. If you think about a virus like a tree growing and branching out, each branch on the tree is slightly different than the others.


CDC is monitoring multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, including four in the United States that seem to spread more easily than others. So far, studies suggest that current authorized vaccines work on these variants. Everyone ages 12 and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.

Have a Friend on the Fence?

If you're speaking to someone who is unsure about getting a COVID-19 vaccine, please feel free to share this information from the CDC

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
  • Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history.
  • CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. Learn more about what you can do when you have been fully vaccinated.

More from Johns Hopkins: Should I Ask My Friends If They Are Vaccinated?

VDH COVID-19 Vaccine Summary

More than 71% of adults in Virginia have already received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with more than 9 million doses administered so far in Virginia and more than half of the entire population fully vaccinated. 


In Arlington County, nearly 260,000 doses have been administered, and more than 128,000 people are fully vaccinated

COVID-19 News & Notes

  • Game. Set. Vax. MC Bugg-Z drops his new vaccine rap.
  • Free parking at Arlington Mill Community Center: Driving to get your vaccination? Don't forget, it's free to park in the garage for four hours.
  • CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices: The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination clearly outweighed the risks of myocarditis after vaccination.
  • If you are trying to become pregnant now or want to get pregnant in the future, you may get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available to you.
  • You should get a COVID-19 vaccine regardless of whether you already had COVID-19
  • Masks must be worn by anyone aged 5 or older while indoors at a public or private K-12 school, in effect through July 25, 2021.
    • Federal law requires masks on planes, buses (including school buses), trains, and other forms of public transportation.
    • Even when not required, people who are fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks whenever they would be more comfortable doing so.
  • CDC developed a Spanish-language vaccine finder through WhatsApp, helping people find vaccine clinics, order free rides to get there, and get information.
  • Johnson & Johnson announced its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine generated strong, persistent activity against the rapidly spreading Delta variant.

Questions about COVID-19? Call the County's public information line at

703-228-7999, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.