City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Signs and Flyers Catalog; Interviewing Skills Webinar Reminder
For Immediate Release: June 24, 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.
Signs and Flyers to Help Businesses and Facilities Prepare for Phase Three
The City has made it easy for residents, businesses, residential property managers, facilities, and houses of worship to communicate guidance and rules about face coverings, hand hygiene and physical distancing. As Virginia prepares to move into Phase Three of the Forward Virginia blueprint on July 1, a catalog of more than 180 COVID-19 related signs, flyers, postcards and digital banners is available for download and print. Many documents are available in English, Amharic, Arabic and Spanish. It is important to remember that while restrictions are being eased, COVID-19 still exists in the community. It is important for everyone to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Networking & Interviewing Skills Webinar Reminder
The City’s Workforce Development Center reminds Alexandrians of the virtual job search workshop being held tomorrow, Thursday, June 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. For any resident whose employment status has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar is a great opportunity to learn how to ace a virtual interview, create an elevator pitch, and effectively network. Attendance is free, but registration is required.
10 New COVID-19 Cases and 1 New Fatality Added in Alexandria
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Alexandria is now 2,258, including 50 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/116234.