City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Holiday Travel and Gathering Tips; News Release Holiday Schedule

Page updated on Nov 23, 2021 at 4:09 PM

City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Holiday Travel and Gathering Tips; News Release Holiday Schedule

­­For Immediate Release: November 23, 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.

Holiday Travel and Gathering Tips

Everyone has a role in keeping COVID-19 out of holiday gatherings. Those who are unvaccinated should consider delaying travel. If travel is unavoidable, get a COVID-19 test 1-3 days before and 3-5 days after travel. Those who are fully vaccinated should still monitor themselves for symptoms after travel or large gatherings and get tested if needed. Find more travel guidance on the City's website. During gatherings, take steps to increase ventilation and consider using masks or maintaining physical distance if unvaccinated individuals or people at high risk of severe illness are attending. 

COVID-19 Update News Release Holiday Schedule

This COVID-19 news release will not be published on City holidays unless there is a major announcement to share. In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, and the COVID-19 news release will resume on Tuesday, November 30. Daily data will continue to be available at alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus

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 alexandriava.gov/114883. The Alexandria COVID-19 Vaccination Status dashboard below includes the percentage of residents ages 5 and older who are fully vaccinated, the number partially and fully vaccinated, and progress toward Alexandria’s and the state’s vaccination goals. Vaccination charts are available at alexandriava.gov/120654. Detailed data, including data on age, race and ethnicity, are available at alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus

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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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/125263

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