City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Provide Input on Use of American Rescue Plan Act Funding; Resilience Week Virginia 2021

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City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Provide Input on Use of American Rescue Plan Act Funding; Resilience Week Virginia 2021

­­For Immediate Release: May 6, 2021

Help end the pandemic by wearing a mask over both your nose and mouth, washing your hands frequently, and scheduling a vaccination appointment. Approximately 1 in 20 Alexandrians who have tested positive for COVID-19 have required hospitalization, so without these critical steps, additional lives may be at risk.

Provide Input on Use of American Rescue Plan Act Funding

The City is seeking community input regarding the use of federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) through a survey that is available in English, Spanish, Amharic and Arabic. Residents, businesses and community organizations are asked to provide feedback on a list of potential programs and projects being considered for the funding, or propose new projects. The City will host virtual meetings on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. and Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. to review the funding guidelines and discuss project proposals. The input will be used to inform a spending plan, and the deadline to provide feedback is Thursday, May 13. For more information and multilingual materials, visit alexandriava.gov/AmericanRescuePlan.

Resilience Week Virginia 2021

Building resilience helps individuals and communities bounce back from difficult experiences, like the current health crisis. During Resilience Week Virginia, the City is sharing ideas and resources to help build resilience in our personal lives, families, work lives and community. A flyer is available in English and Spanish that contains resources and activity ideas, as well as virtual events being hosted by organizations across Virginia.

Alexandria COVID-19 Data At-a-Glance

The seven-day moving average chart below shows the number of COVID-19 cases and the daily and cumulative case and fatality counts, and provides detailed information about how preventive measures are impacting Alexandria's response to the pandemic. An interactive version is available at alexandriava.gov/114883. Vaccination charts include total doses administered across all facilities, the percentage of residents ages 16 and older who have been partially and fully vaccinated, and weekly doses administered. Vaccination charts are available with definitions and data source information at alexandriava.gov/120654. Detailed data, including data on age, race and ethnicity, are available through links at alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus

Open an interactive version of a chart providing details of the vaccination progress
Open an interactive version of a chart providing details of the seven-day moving average number of COVID-19 cases, and the daily and cumulative case and fatality counts

Continue following measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 even after vaccination. Get tested if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you test positive, help loved ones and neighbors by informing your close contacts using “ What to Do If You Get Sick” guidance, which is available in Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, and Farsi or this brief video

 

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/122193.

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