As we continue to navigate our way through these challenging times, the Glencarlyn Citizens’ Association wants to provide you with as much information and support as possible. If you need assistance or know of someone who needs assistance contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like us to check on a neighbor, please email the neighbor’s address.
Arlington County Urges Vigilant Social Distancing
The Arlington County Covid-19 website is: https://health.arlingtonva.us/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/
Some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. This includes older adults and people with chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease. If you are at higher risk it is important for you to take action to reduce your risk of getting sick.
Arlington County Announces New COVID-19 Call Line. Community members who cannot find the information they need on the County’s website, or through other resources, should call 703-228-7999 for assistance. The call center will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Arlington County Public Schools will remain closed through the end of the school year.
Free grab-n-go lunch/breakfast will be provided to kids 2-18 yrs old, Monday through Friday 11am-1pm, at Kenmore Middle School and Campbell Elementary School.
All libraries are closed, all fines and due dates are suspended until further notice. Library online services are available 24/7 with your library card. https://library.arlingtonva.us/2020/03/12/how-to-use-your-library-card-even-if-you-cant-go- to-the-library/
All Parks and Recreation programs, centers, services and activities are closed or canceled. Outdoor facilities are now closed as well. Running and bike trails remain open
All essential operations, including refuse/trash and recycling collection will continue.
Virginia Hospital Center Partners with Arlington County to Open COVID-19 Sample Collection Site. This site is for sample collection from symptomatic patients who have received a written order for COVID-19 testing from a licensed healthcare provider. Physicians can send orders to the Virginia Hospital Center outpatient lab electronically or via fax. Patients must schedule an appointment before visiting the collection site.
Many area grocery stores such as Safeway, Giant and Whole Foods are offering “Senior Shopping Hours”. Check with the individual stores, as hours and days vary.
Be aware of changes to TAX FILING DATES- Fed, State and Local
Once again, if you need assistance, or know of someone in Glencarlyn who needs assistance, contact the GCA at: email@example.com, or call: 703-931-4098.
We urge you to sign up for GCA Updates: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also want to join Next Door: https://nextdoor.com/neighborhood/glencarlyn–arlington–va/
As a follow up to the February 3 GCA meeting (summarized below) Arlington County sent out this update on the project to everyone who signed up for the information at the meeting.
County Webpage on South Carlin Springs Property
Thank you for your interest in the South Carlin Springs Property. Please visit the project page to keep up with the latest news and developments regarding the site. The most recent site update presentation from the February 3, 2020 Glencarlyn Citizens’ Association meeting has been posted.
Upcoming meetings, events and relevant documents will be posted to the project page. Check back periodically for updates.
If you would like to report concerns or have questions regarding site activity, please send them to email@example.com and the Facilities Management Bureau will assist you.
Project page is https://projects.arlingtonva.us/south-carlin-springs-property/
Presentation is GCA Meeting Presentation Feb 3 2020 VHC property
The speakers at the GCA meeting Monday, February 3rd was Director Greg Emanuel, Dept. of Environmental Services and John Chadwick,John Chadwick as the new Assistant Superintendent of Facilities and Operations with the Arlington Public Schools. They discussed the short term and mid-term plans for the former Virginia Hospital Center property now owned by the County.
The County is currently working with experts to develop a comprehensive plan for the demolition and site cleanup of the former VHC building. The actual razing of the building won’t begin until 2021. This year there will be work done to sever the connection between the former VHC building and the doctor’s office building. The current plan is to remove all traces of the former VHC building, bringing it down to bare earth.
At this time the County has no specific plans on what may be constructed on the site for the long-term, but they are planning in the mid-term to use the site for swing space. A likely use would be to erect temporary buildings, similar to the modules used currently for overcrowding at a number of schools, as swing space for student classrooms as elementary or middle school under expansion or major renovation. The school system is evaluating the cost of this as part of their planning for future construction. If the schools don’t use the property, the County may use the space for similar purposes.