City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Guidance for Child Care Programs; Business Resiliency Webinars; Virtual City Events
For Immediate Release: May 3, 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.
Updated CDC Guidance for Child Care Programs, Facilities
Recently updated guidance from the U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for child care programs and facilities that are reopening or staying open during COVID-19 includes additional options for screening children upon arrival to ensure that those who have a fever or other signs of illness are not admitted to the facility. The guidance also includes information on caring for infants and toddlers, food preparation and meal service, vulnerable and high-risk groups, physical distancing strategies, and more. The Virginia Department of Health also provides updated frequently asked questions about child care.
Business Resiliency Webinars
The Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance (NOVA EDA) launched a free, three-part,12-session series, “Beyond COVID-19: Business Resiliency Webinars.” The series will focus on how to keep moving forward during and after the global pandemic. The webinars will include topics such as government financing, staffing, technology readiness, healthy workplaces, new business and revenue models, customer retention, and more. Visit NOVA EDA for more information and a list of upcoming webinars.
Virtual City Events and Activities this Week
Many City meetings, events and activities can now be attended virtually. This week’s activities include storytelling, parkour, and an “Ask the Archaeologist” session. Visit the City Calendar for a complete list of virtual opportunities, as well as cancellations.
51 New COVID-19 Cases and No New Fatalities Added in Alexandria
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Alexandria is now 899, 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/115200.