Do you operate a small business in that is open but struggling amid the coronavirus shutdown?

ARLnow wants to help. They are offering free Community Posts to locally owned businesses in Arlington that need a bit of a boost. They encourage businesses to post to let the community know they are still open and to tell local customers about specials that they are running. Community Posts will stay on ARLnow’s homepage and email newsletter for up to 7 days.

Meanwhile Patch is offering help. Using the following link to find your town, you can then fill out all required information and the news platform will make sure readers in your area know you’re up and running.

Also in Northern Virginia, a little creativity now allows the City of Falls Church’s Farmers Market to function as a “To-Go Market.” The market has two entry points and is limited to 10 patrons inside at a time. At the dry run held on March 28, the lines never exceeded six people nor was anyone made to wait longer than three minutes to enter. And in the spirit of social distancing, there were always six feet between those in line. At least two vendors had around 100 preorders. One vendor was not even staffed, instead customers simply picked up the bag with their assigned number.


(Sources : ARLnow, Patch, fcnp)