This document is congruent with Alexandria Health Department’s (AHD) Strategic Action Framework and is one of a series of frameworks outlining AHD’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Support Alexandria’s houses of worship, non-profits, and businesses to operate safely.
Prevent COVID-19 outbreaks by educating and supporting local institutions.
This is a living document and changes will be made based on updates in public health’s understanding of COVID-19, updated CDC and VDH guidance, and AHD resources and prioritizations.
1. Develop best practice guidance and produce required materials
- Synthesize CDC and VDH materials into digestible content.
- Create signage based on state requirements for businesses and other facilities in multiple languages – assure they are effective and helpful.
- Disseminate signage to businesses, non-profits, and faith groups for printing and display.
2. Create and implement voluntary safety training program, ALX Promise
- Work with businesses, non-profits, and faith-based groups to deliver training, consultations, and voluntary accreditation.
- Analyze the role of ALX Promise in preventing complaints to the Health Department
- Launch ALX Promise through door-to-door intensive outreach to West End and minority-owned businesses.
- Conduct before and after evaluation of outreach efforts
- Work with community groups to promote the program
- Hand delivery of required signage and follow up phone calls
- Promote the program and accredited businesses through media opportunities, including in Spanish.
3. Communicate regularly with targeted groups
- Participate in telephone or virtual townhalls to answer staff and resident questions.
- Develop content for weekly non-profit and faith-based group emails.
- Launch AHD phone office hours for faith groups to troubleshoot reopening challenges.