City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; ALX Promise for Phase Three Business

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City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; ALX Promise for Phase Three Business

­­For Immediate Release: June 25, 2020

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) remind everyone that you are safest at home. 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. Your neighbors and loved ones are counting on you to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Businesses Can Prepare for Phase Three with ALX Promise

As more Alexandria businesses look to reopen on July 1 in Phase Three of the “Forward Virginia” blueprint, participating in the ALX Promise program can support safe interaction with the public. This program, offered by AHD in partnership with Visit Alexandria, trains business owners and operators how to properly and effectively create a safe, sanitized environment for customers and patrons. Businesses that complete the training receive an ALX Promise shield to display. All Alexandria businesses are encouraged to participate. Visit Alexandria offers a list of businesses that have completed the program, which is updated regularly.

13 New COVID-19 Cases and No New Fatalities Added in Alexandria

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Alexandria is now 2,271, 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/116272.

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