City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Cooling Assistance for Seniors; Shop Local Face Coverings; Virtual Events and Activities
For Immediate Release: June 28, 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.
Home Cooling Assistance for Seniors
The City's Division of Aging and Adult Services' Senior Cool Care Program provides assistance for seniors ages 60 years or older who need cooling in their homes, especially while seniors are encouraged to stay home as much as possible to avoid potential severe illness from COVID-19. To be eligible, interested seniors must be Alexandria residents and meet income and other guidelines. For more information, email DAAS@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5999. Help seniors who may not be connected online by sharing a program flyer.
Shop Local for Face Coverings
Residents are reminded that Executive Order 63 directs all Virginians to wear a face covering when indoors in public buildings. Want to support local business? View Visit Alexandria’s webpage to see where you can purchase face coverings, and view the City’s infographic on how to properly put on, take off, and maintain them.
Virtual City Events and Activities this Week
Many City meetings, events and activities can now be attended virtually. The City Calendar has a complete list of virtual opportunities, as well as cancellations. Looking to have some fun? Visit RPCA at HOME for virtual programming that includes fitness classes, storytelling, and more.
9 New COVID-19 Cases and No New Fatalities Added in Alexandria
The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Alexandria is now 2,312, including 57 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 those in high-risk populations (such as older adults, persons living in long-term care facilities, and those with serious 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/116341.