City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; College & K-12 School Reopening Guidance
For Immediate Release: June 11, 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.
Governor Announces Guidance for Reopening Higher Learning Institutions; K-12 Guidance Issued
Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Virginia’s universities and colleges may begin to offer in-person classes and reopen campuses, with similar guidance as that set for K-12 schools. Earlier this week, the governor announced a phased approach for reopening Virginia’s elementary and high schools, which allows them to slowly resume in-person classes for summer school and the coming academic year. The Virginia Department of Education has also developed comprehensive guidance, “Recover, Redesign, Restart,” to aid schools in planning for a return to in-person instruction and activities.
2 New COVID-19 Cases and 1 New Fatality Added in Alexandria
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Alexandria is now 2,127, including 48 fatalities. Detailed data is available through the links at alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus. 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/116006.