City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Pop-Up Emergency Food Distribution; Featured Jobs, Hiring Events and Workshops

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City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Pop-Up Emergency Food Distribution; Featured Jobs, Hiring Events and Workshops

­­For Immediate Release: October 5, 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.

Pop-Up Emergency Food Distribution

ALIVE! provides bags of food for specific neighborhoods or apartments, in collaboration with community partners, in the parking lot at each pop-up emergency food distribution location. Upcoming pop-up food distributions include:

  • Thursday, October 14 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at William Ramsay Recreation Center (5650 Sanger Ave.)
  • Friday, October 15 from 11 a.m. until supplies run out at Old Town Community Church (212 S. Washington St.)
  • Saturday, October 16 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Fairlington United Methodist Church upper parking lot (3900 King St.)
  • Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at Jefferson Houston School (1501 Cameron St.) 

Drive-through and walk-up service availability varies by site. Please follow current health guidance and stay home if you feel sick. Visit for information about upcoming food distribution events and pop-up food distributions. Additional food assistance resources are available for Alexandria residents. 

Featured Jobs, Hiring Events and Workshops

Residents who have lost employment due to COVID-19 are encouraged to review the list of featured jobs, which is updated weekly. The Alexandria Workforce Development Center (WDC) offers a variety of job placement and readiness programs, including upcoming hiring events and free workshops and training. WDC also offers coaching and financial assistance for job searches and career development. All resources are free, and registration is requested. Visit the WDC’s job board for a complete list of job opportunities.

Alexandria COVID-19 Data At-a-Glance

The Alexandria COVID-19 Dashboard below shows the daily change in the number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and 7-day average, as well as the cumulative totals. The chart focuses on the past 90 days and provides context for the CDC transmission levels. An interactive version is available at The Alexandria COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard below includes total doses administered across all facilities, the percentage of residents ages 12 and older who have received at least one dose, the number partially and fully vaccinated, and progress toward Alexandria’s and the state’s vaccination goals. Vaccination charts are available at Detailed data, including data on age, race and ethnicity, are available through links at

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 Open an interactive version of a chart providing details of the vaccination progress

At least one dose: Total number of people who received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including those who received one dose of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. This metric includes all people who have received only one dose and those who received at least one dose.

Fully Vaccinated: Total number or percent of people who have completed the recommended series of a given vaccine product (i.e., two doses of the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine).

Partially Vaccinated: Total number of people who have received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine course but have not yet received the second dose. 

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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