Important resources for the Rosslyn community during COVID-19
First and foremost, the Rosslyn BID would like to send a heartfelt message of support to our community. While we are limiting our external and face-to-face meetings, we are still hard at work for you, and are dedicated to making sure you have the resources you need during these uncertain times. We are maintaining close contact with Arlington County officials, businesses and residents, and wanted to share some important resources.
First, a few updates:
- The Rosslyn BID Ambassadors have increased cleaning in public spaces, and are observing strict sanitary protocols such as frequent hand washing and social distancing. If you need assistance, please reach out to our Operations Manager, Victor Carcamo, who is readily available onsite and in the neighborhood.
- The Rosslyn BID’s events have been canceled through April 30. Please follow our social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) for future event updates. Stay tuned as we consider new ways to keep us safely engaged and active.
- As a convener and connector for the neighborhood, the BID is here to help – so if you have a need, an idea or something to share with the community, please reach out to us here. And for our businesses, we have an ongoing survey to gauge how to best support you during this period.
Now, a few useful resources:
- Arlington County Police Department has continued normal operations and they are asking the public to call the non-emergency number (703) 558-2222 for any issues that are not life threatening, which will help keep the 911 line and staff available for emergencies.
- Stay safe and up-to-date. Follow the CDC webpage and WHO webpage and Arlington County’s webpage for the most up-to-date information.
- Resiliency and safety in the workplace is top of mind during this time. Rosslyn’s AE Works’ is offering a free webinar, Resiliency and Safety in the Workplace, on Wednesday, March 18. Hosted by a leading organizational psychologist and workplace safety expert, this webinar will share actionable ideas to help your business prepare. For additional business resources, please see the CDC’s guide for businesses and Arlington Economic Development’s website.
Need to get out for some exercise? There are 53 approximate acres of open, park spaces in Rosslyn just waiting for you to explore. Rosslyn abounds with biking and running trails, such as the Theodore Roosevelt Island, Mount Vernon Trail and Martha Custis Trail. Fun fact: Rosslyn has a ton of outdoor public art that are all walkable. Check out Arlington Arts’ self-guided walking tour and visit the more than 10 pieces of art!