City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Metro and Water Taxis to Resume; Weekly Jobs Flyer
For Immediate Release: June 22, 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.
Eisenhower Avenue and Van Dorn Street Metrorail Stations to Reopen
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced that it will reopen the Eisenhower Avenue and Van Dorn Street Metrorail Stations, beginning Sunday, June 28, along with 17 other stations throughout the Metro system. Several Metrorail station entrances that were previously closed will also be reopened, and buses from underutilized lines will be added to 14 of the busiest bus lines, beginning June 29. A complete list of bus lines, hours and changes to services are available on the WMATA website. Many stations and stops were closed in March, in an effort to conserve cleaning supplies during the early stages of the pandemic. Riders are reminded that face coverings are required inside all stations, trains and buses. Physical distancing should be maintained whenever possible, but cannot be guaranteed.
Alexandria Water Taxi Resumes Service
Effective today, Potomac Water Taxi has resumed limited service between Alexandria, National Harbor and Washington, D.C., with dining cruises resuming on June 27. To ensure the safety of all on board, a number of procedures have been put in place, including requiring face coverings for all guests, ages 3 and up; physical distancing and touchless entry boarding and ticketing; and reduced capacity onboard. Employees are required to undergo a health screening prior to boarding and all surfaces are disinfected regularly.
Weekly Featured Jobs Flyer
Every week, the City’s Workforce Development Center posts a list of employers who are hiring for a range of positions. View the flyer or visit the Workforce Development Center’s Job Board for these and other job opportunities.
9 New COVID-19 Cases and No New Fatalities Added in Alexandria
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Alexandria is now 2,236, including 49 fatalities. Detailed data is available through the links at alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus. 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/116192.
Note: This news release was edited on June 22, 2020, at 9 p.m., to correct the Metrorail stations in Alexandria that will reopen on June 28.