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JUST IN: Arlington Coronavirus Cases Now Up to Five

The number of coronavirus cases in Arlington has reached five, according to the Virginia Dept. of Health.

The VDH website now lists 5 cases in Arlington, 6 in Fairfax County, and 1 in Alexandria. In total, there are 30 cases throughout the state and 10 hospitalizations.

The new figures represent a 150% rise in cases in one day. On Thursday, Arlington announced the second coronavirus case in the county.

Separately Friday afternoon, Arlington and Falls Church Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti announced her intention to push all criminal cases in which the defendant is not being held in jail back to at least April 10. It’s unclear whether that will affect those who are being called to jury duty.

Also Friday afternoon, following the announcement that Arlington Public Schools would be closing through mid-April, Arlington’s Dept. of Parks and Recreation announced that all activities and programs were being canceled through April 20.

The full announcement from DPR is below, after the jump.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is working closely with Arlington’s Public Health Division to make decisions regarding the operation of County programs and services. We are monitoring COVID-19 developments daily to assess any necessary changes to our procedures.

Arlington Public Schools announced that it will close until April 14. Due to this decision, and our inability to keep a safe social distance of six feet during our activities, DPR will do the following:

All DPR Activities and Programs Canceled Effective Immediately until April 20

This includes:

Preschool and Coop Programs
All Spring Break Blast Camps
55+ Centers
55+ Programs
55+ Travel
Nature & History Programs
Enjoy Arlington Classes
Private Swim Lessons
Personal Training
Community Arts Programs
Family Night @ the Mill
Families Unplugged
Open Bounce at Madison
Skate Night & Skate Birthday Parties
After School Teen Program
Scheduled Birthday Parties
Community Center Gymnasium Drop-In Activities
DPR Fitness Rooms and TJ Fitness Center
Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center

DPR Facility Rentals Canceled Effective March 16

Trails
Picnic shelters
Community center rooms
Hendry House Rentals

DPR Sports Leagues Cancelled Effective March 16

This weekend’s indoor and outdoor DPR sports leagues will have games (but no fans).

60+ Café

Arlington is mindful of the importance of the 60+ Café and is working with participants directly to support those in need.

Refunds

Refunds will be issued for all rentals and activities that are canceled. We ask for your patience in receiving refunds from DPR due to volume. […]

The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority. Thank you for helping us keep Arlington healthy and safe. Should you have any questions, please call the DPR at 703-228-4747.

Need some good news? Our parks and trails are open!  Get out of the house and get active.

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