City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Free Community Testing May 25; COVID-19 Screening Tool
For Immediate Release: May 20, 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. If you must leave your home, keep 6 feet apart from others when in public, and wear a cloth face covering if you cannot maintain physical distance. Your neighbors and loved ones are counting on you to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Free Community Testing on May 25
AHD and the City are supporting two free COVID-19 community testing events on Monday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drive-through and walk-up testing will be available at Landmark Mall (5801 Duke St.; enter from Van Dorn St.). Walk-up testing only will be available at Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology (3600 Commonwealth Ave.). Everyone visiting a testing site should wear a cloth face covering or surgical mask, and walk-up participants should wear sunscreen.
Testing will be open to anyone over the age of 2, but the primary purpose will be for community members who have not previously been able to access testing. These testing sites will not require doctor referrals, appointments, or identification. Spanish, Arabic, and Amharic translators will be available on-site. This event is made possible through funding by the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, with significant in-kind support from AHD and the City.
COVID-19 Screening Tool
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the White House, in conjunction with Apple, have developed a detailed COVID-19 Screening Tool that can help users check symptoms and determine what to do next if they think they have COVID-19, The site also provides links to state health departments, resources, COVID-19 updates, and more.
33 New COVID-19 Cases and No New Fatalities Added in Alexandria
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Alexandria is now 1,577, including 34 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/115537.