Arlington County has launched a “Community COVID-19 Hero Awards” nomination portal to publicly honor the many grassroots efforts to support others throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The awards will honor Arlington residents, community groups and businesses which have made significant impact in the fight against the effects of the pandemic. Winners will be recognized at the October 2021 Board meeting to publicly thank and celebrate them, and to showcase their work to the community.
The County encourages anyone who lives, works or spends significant time in Arlington to submit award nominations by September 30.
“The County is home to many unsung heroes who have continually sacrificed to support others throughout the pandemic while enduring their own hardship – from driving neighbors to vaccine appointments, to donating meals from their small businesses, to organizing groups to share reliable health and safety information with those who may not otherwise have access to it, and beyond. We want to thank them for all they’ve done and use their stories as examples of exemplary citizenry to encourage others to do the same,” said Dr. Aaron Miller, Director of the County’s Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management.
Submit nominations online at www.ArlingtonCOVIDHeroes.com or complete paper forms at County library branches.