City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Volunteers Needed; Prepare for Hurricane Season; Virtual City Events and Activities
For Immediate Release: May 31, 2020
The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) remind everyone that you are safest at home except for essential trips such as food purchases and medical care. If you must leave your home, wear a cloth face covering around others and keep at least 6 feet apart from others whenever possible. Your neighbors and loved ones are counting on you to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Volunteer Opportunities Available
Volunteer Alexandria is seeking volunteers for its COVID-19 Community Care activities. To register and for more information, click the appropriate link below. Here are just a few of the many opportunities offered:
Volunteers are needed on June 11 to help with setup, distribution and cleanup for a meal and grocery distribution sponsored by the Washington Street United Methodist Church, ALIVE!, Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Royal Restaurant, Charles Houston Recreation Center, and Volunteer Alexandria.
ALIVE! is seeking volunteers to serve as On Call Warehouse Workers and Grocery Bag Packers and Restockers, to help to prepare for mass food distributions in their warehouse. The organization is also looking for Quarantine Food Packers to bag groceries for safe distribution to food-insecure households that have a COVID-19 positive patient.
The Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps needs volunteers for their call center & outreach efforts.
For a complete list of opportunities (including virtual, home based volunteer work) and details, visit the Volunteer Alexandria webpage.
Prepare for Hurricane Season
Unfortunately, a pandemic doesn't keep other emergencies from happening. Hurricane season begins tomorrow, June 1. Be ready: make sure you and your family have an emergency kit and develop a plan for your safety. Stay informed and prepare now. Visit the City’s Hurricane page for more information and tips.
Virtual City Events and Activities
Many City meetings, events and activities can now be attended virtually. This week’s activities include live concerts, fitness classes and workshops. The City Calendar has a complete list of virtual opportunities, as well as cancellations
14 New COVID-19 Cases and No New Fatalities Added in Alexandria
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Alexandria is now 1,974, including 44 fatalities. Detailed data is available through the links at alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus. Now that Northern Virginia is in Phase One of the Forward Virginia blueprint, it is important to note that there is still community transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 and everyone is safest at home. This is especially true for persons at higher risk for severe illness, including those over the age of 65 and those with underlying medical conditions. Those who do go out are reminded to remain 6 feet apart from others; wear a cloth face covering when physical distancing cannot be maintained outdoors and at all times in indoor public spaces; and wash hands frequently.
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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/115654.