City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Early Start for Trash and Recycling Collection; Virginia Resources Website and App; Volunteer Opportunities

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City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Early Start for Trash and Recycling Collection; Virginia Resources Website and App; Volunteer Opportunities

­­For Immediate Release: May 2, 2020

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) strongly urge everyone to follow state orders to STAY HOME except for essential trips such as food purchases and medical care, and keep 6 feet apart from others when in public. Your neighbors and loved ones are counting on you to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

One-Hour Early Start for Trash and Recycling Collection 

Refuse and recycling collection provided by the City will start at 6 a.m., beginning Monday, May 4. The annual shift to an hour earlier start time helps collection crews stay safe by avoiding collection during the high, midday heat of the summer months. As the City continues to address a historic increase in residential trash and recycling, remembering to set out trash by 6 a.m. on each regular collection day is another way to support the health and well-being of essential workers. Visit alexandriava.gov/ResourceRecovery for more information about changes to refuse, recycling, bulk, metal and yard waste collection.

COVID-19 Virginia Resources Website and App

The Virginia Department of Social Services has launched a new website and app  designed as a "one-stop" resource for individuals, families and businesses to access benefits, services and critical information related to essential needs such as food, child care, healthcare, housing, unemployment insurance and more.

Volunteer Opportunities

During a crisis, it is important for everyone to work together as a community to help others. Visit Volunteer Alexandria’s COVID-19 Care for Communities page to see opportunities, or consider making an in-kind donation.

46 New COVID-19 Cases and 2 Fatalities Added in Alexandria

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Alexandria is now 848, including 26 fatalities. Detailed data is available through the links at alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus. It is critical for all community members, even those who don't have a diagnosed illness, to stay home except for essential trips such as brief visits to the pharmacy, doctor, or grocery store.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/115198.

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