City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Guidance for Sick Parents and Caregivers; Helping Alexandrians Get Back to Work; Weekly Featured Jobs

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City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Guidance for Sick Parents and Caregivers; Helping Alexandrians Get Back to Work; Weekly Featured Jobs

­­For Immediate Release: July 6, 2020

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) remind everyone that you are safest at home. Older adults, persons with underlying medical conditions, and pregnant women are at greater risk for severe disease and are advised to minimize potential exposures as much as possible. Please keep at least 6 feet of distance from others. Everyone is required to wear a face covering in most indoor public settings. Your neighbors and loved ones are counting on you to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Guidance for Sick Parents and Caregivers

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that If a parent or a sole caregiver has COVID-19, everyone in the home should practice everyday preventive actions. Those in the home who are sick with COVID-19 should follow AHD’s guidance for what to do if you are sick (also available as an animated video) and when it is safe to end your isolation. If a child’s parent or caregiver is sick with COVID-19, follow the guidance to help protect the child from infection. Only children who are older and mature enough to care for themselves without supervision should remain in the home where the sick parent or caregiver lives. Children who are younger or who require supervision at all times should stay with another caregiver outside the home who is not at high risk, since the child has likely been exposed to the illness. The caregiver will need to help the child or children quarantine for 14 days. The CDC also offers guidance to caregivers of children whose parent or primary caregiver is sick with COVID-19.

Helping Alexandrians Get Back to Work 

The City’s Workforce Development Center has launched “Strive & Thrive: Helping Alexandria Stay Resilient & Get Back to Work,” to support Alexandria’s workforce and employers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis by offering events, services and training remotely and online. Job seekers and workers can attend online events like virtual job fairs and register for free online workshops focusing on navigating virtual career fairs, interviewing online, resume writing and more, led by WDC career coaches who provide group and one-on-one support in job search and career development. Employment services and solutions are also available for employers. Learn more about the services and support available to job seekers and employers. 

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.

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

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Alexandria is now 2,380, including 57 fatalities. Detailed data, including data on age, race and ethnicity, is available through links at alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus. The virus that causes COVID-19 is spread both by people who are symptomatic and by those who do not know that they are infected. 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 maintain 6 feet of distance from others, wear a cloth face covering, and always carry hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol with you. Everyone must do their part to stop the spread. 

 

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/116545.

Note: This news release was edited on July 6, 2020, at 8:20 p.m., to correct the word "lives" in the "Guidance for Sick Parents and Caregivers" section.



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