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City of Alexandria Parking + US Chamber Small Business Information COVID-19 Update

March 30, 2020
City Suspends Enforcement of Residential Parking Zones, Weekend Meters, Inspection Stickers
  • To assist vehicle owners who are now working from home, caring for others, or trying to ensure the flow of goods and services, the City has suspended enforcement of the following parking restrictions until further notice:
  • Time restrictions for the general public in residential parking permit zones. (Signs in these zones include the language "residential permit exempt.")
  • Weekend time restrictions and meter fees on blocks with pay stations. (Time restrictions and meter fees on blocks with pay stations will continue to be enforced on weekdays.)
  • Time restrictions for street sweeping. (Signs pertaining to these restrictions prohibit parking during a one-hour window on a particular day of the week.)
  • The prohibition against parking on the street for more than 72 hours.
  • The requirement to display a valid state inspection sticker. 
These changes do not permit parking in any location otherwise prohibited, including "no parking" zones. All other time restrictions not listed above, such as 15-minute spaces or time limits in commercial corridors, will continue to be enforced. Parking enforcement officers will have the discretion to enforce suspended restrictions in exceptional circumstances where a significant traffic safety or community concern exists, or as necessary to ensure the safe and orderly movement of vehicles. For more information about parking, visit
US Chamber Small Business ELA Loan Guide 
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)  Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep  workers employed amid the pandemic and economic  downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program,  the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to
small businesses who maintain their payroll during  this emergency.

Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers  maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their  payrolls afterward.
The administration soon will release more details including  the list of lenders offering loans under the program. In the  meantime, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued  this guide to help small businesses and self-employed
individuals prepare to file for a loan.