City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; New Video Resource; Networking & Interviewing Skills Webinar; Virtual Career Fair
For Immediate Release: June 17, 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, you are required to wear a face covering when inside buildings. Please keep at least 6 feet of distance from others whenever possible. Your neighbors and loved ones are counting on you to stop the spread of COVID-19.
New Resource: “Six Steps to Stop the Spread” Video
The City and AHD have created a new “Six Steps to Stop the Spread” video to remind the public of the concrete actions they can take to help protect their loved ones and our community from the spread of COVID-19 as the economy continues to reopen. The video, which is available in English, Spanish, Amharic, and Arabic, is now available at alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus and the City’s YouTube channel.
Networking and Interviewing Skills Webinar
The City’s Workforce Development Center is teaming up with AARP Virginia to offer a 60-minute webinar for job seekers on Thursday, June 25, from 2-3 p.m.. The goal is to help candidates prepare for what’s next in their career or job search, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover how to effectively network; create a winning "elevator pitch;" and learn tips to help ace a virtual interview. The webinar is free, but registration is required.
Employers and Job Seekers are Invited to Register for Virtual Career Fair
The City’s Workforce Development Center is seeking employers and job seekers to participate in the Virginia Careerworks Alexandria/Arlington Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, July 15, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The free event will allow employers and job seekers the opportunity to network via chat rooms, private chats and video chats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Job seekers will be able to apply and interview for jobs. Employers interested in attending can learn more and should register; deadline by July 6. Interested Job seekers can learn more and also need to register.
7 New COVID-19 Cases and 1 Fatality Added in Alexandria
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Alexandria is now 2,175, including 48 fatalities. Note that the fatality report may be adjusted when the Virginia Department of Health reassigns a fatality between Alexandria and another jurisdiction. Detailed data is available through the links at alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus. Now that Northern Virginia is in Phase Two 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. If you must go out, please remember to keep 6 feet of distance from others; wear a cloth face covering especially when inside public spaces; wash hands frequently; and remember to always carry tissues and hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol with you.
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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/116127.