City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Uber and Lyft Offer Free Rides to Vaccine Appointments; Correction to Alexandria COVID-19 Case Count
For Immediate Release: May 26, 2021
Help end the pandemic by wearing a mask over both your nose and mouth, washing your hands frequently, and getting vaccinated. 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.
Uber and Lyft Offer Free Rides to Vaccine Appointments
Uber and Lyft have launched a new program to help Alexandrians with transportation challenges get vaccinated. Created out of a partnership with the White House, the COVID-19 vaccine ride program offers free rides or discounts for trips to and from a vaccination site.
Uber offers customers who have booked a vaccine appointment a ride through the Uber app at no charge if the trip costs less than $25. Uber customers receive a $25 discount if the cost is more than $25.
Lyft is offering free rides, up to $15 each way, to and from vaccination sites. Currently, Uber and Lyft are only offering free rides to vaccine sites listed on
Correction to Alexandria COVID-19 Case Count
Today’s COVID-19 case dashboard shows a negative COVID-19 case count. This is the result of correcting the dashboard after a handful of COVID-19 cases did not meet the definition of a COVID-19 infection after originally testing positive using an antigen test. These individuals had confirmatory PCR tests that were negative within 48 hours of the original test. According to Virginia Department of Health guidelines, antigen positives that have a negative PCR within 48 hours are no longer counted as cases.
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 12 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
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/122539.