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NEWS :: The City celebrated completion of the replacement project for Station 203, which was originally built in 1948. T...
06/19/2021

NEWS :: The City celebrated completion of the replacement project for Station 203, which was originally built in 1948. The new station is a two-story structure measuring approximately 15,000 square feet. The construction project began in spring 2019, and first responders returned to the facility in March 2021. The up-to-date facility provides better support for modern fire/EMS apparatus, equipment and operations. For more information: alexandriava.gov/122982.

NEWS :: The City celebrated completion of the replacement project for Station 203, which was originally built in 1948. The new station is a two-story structure measuring approximately 15,000 square feet. The construction project began in spring 2019, and first responders returned to the facility in March 2021. The up-to-date facility provides better support for modern fire/EMS apparatus, equipment and operations. For more information: alexandriava.gov/122982.

COVID-19 :: City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Vaccines Reduce Risk; Updated Guidelines for City Facilities; ...
06/15/2021
City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Vaccines Reduce Risk; Updated Guidelines for City Facilities; Rare Vaccine Side Effects; Clarification on Restrictions in Schools

COVID-19 :: City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Vaccines Reduce Risk; Updated Guidelines for City Facilities; Rare Vaccine Side Effects; Clarification on Restrictions in Schools

Vaccines Significantly Reduce Risk

A recent study of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows vaccines offer significant protection against COVID-19. Between December 2020 and April 2021, nearly 4,000 health care workers, first responders, frontline workers, and other essential workers were evaluated on how vaccination protected them in real-world situations. The study concluded that vaccination offered an unprecedented degree of protection in many areas. Once fully vaccinated, the risk of infection decreased by 91%.

Participants who became infected after being fully or partially vaccinated were more likely to have a milder and shorter illness. People who became sick spent an average of six fewer days sick and two fewer days sick in bed. They also had about a 60% lower risk of developing symptoms at all. The study also suggests that vaccinated people who get COVID-19 are less likely to spread the disease to others. Getting vaccinated is the best way for people to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Get vaccinated; visit alexandriava.gov/Vaccines.

Updated Guidelines for City Facilities

Effective today, visitors and employees in City of Alexandria facilities who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear a mask or maintain physical distance from others, but may choose to continue to do so. Everyone who has not been fully vaccinated is strongly encouraged to find an appointment at vaccines.gov, and should continue to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others while inside City buildings. The CDC defines fully vaccinated people as anyone who has received either a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with 2 weeks having elapsed after the final dose.

Signs will be posted at City facilities to indicate the new guidance, and are available to download, print and display in English and Spanish as appropriate. The CDC guidance states that local businesses and workplaces may choose to require masks, therefore a bilingual ‘Masks Required’ sign is also available for use. More signs and resources are available from the City’s COVID-19 Catalog of Resources.

CDC Investigates Rare Vaccine Side Effects

Since April 2021, the CDC has monitored reports of myocarditis and pericarditis, rare vaccine side effects involving inflammation of the heart, after vaccination. These reports are rare, and most cases are adolescents and young adults who received the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. Patients who received care responded well and felt better quickly. Seek medical care if you or your child experience chest pain; shortness of breath; or feelings of a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart within a week of COVID-19 vaccination. The many benefits of vaccination outweigh the small risk of vaccine side effects. Report any health problems after vaccination to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). On June 18, the COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Technical Work Group of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet to review the cases.

Clarification on Restrictions in Schools

The Governor's office provides answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 restrictions in schools outlined in Executive Order 79. In K-12 schools when student programs are in session, staff and students need to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. However, fully vaccinated staff do not need to wear masks when students are not attending programs in the school building. While outside on school property, students, teachers, staff, and visitors may remove their masks if fully vaccinated. If individuals are not fully vaccinated, they must wear a mask unless they can maintain at least six feet of distance.

When camps are held at K-12 schools, fully vaccinated staff and campers can participate without masking and distancing if school is no longer in session and no student programs are being offered. Campers who are not fully vaccinated and are attending an overnight camp should be masked when outside their cohort. The CDC and Virginia Department of Health recommend that children aged 2-4 wear a mask in schools, but it is not required. Masks should be removed during nap times.

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 alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus.

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.

This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/122892.

Help end the pandemic by wearing a mask over both your nose and mouth , washing your hands frequently, and getting vaccinated .

NEWS :: On June 19, the Alexandria City Council will hold a virtual public hearing on potential  American Rescue Plan Ac...
06/15/2021
Alexandria City Council to Hold Public Hearing on American Rescue Plan Act Funding Uses

NEWS :: On June 19, the Alexandria City Council will hold a virtual public hearing on potential American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding uses City residents may provide input by requesting to speak at the hearing or by providing written feedback by June 18. The virtual meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.

A list of potential programs and projects was developed to help guide the use of the funds, based on needs identified in past planning efforts and initiatives to combat issues exaggerated by COVID-19, and through community feedback received. The City is being allocated $59.4 million in two equal allotments: one that occurred in May 2021 and the next scheduled for May 2022. City Council will consider the first-phase spending plan for funds in 2021 at their legislative meeting on July 6. The second-phase spending plan will be further developed in fall 2021, in anticipation of the second funding allotment. For more information, follow the link below.

Provide input on potential uses of American Rescue Plan Act funding by requesting to speak at the virtual public hearing on June 19, or providing written feedback by June 18.

FYI :: On Friday, June 18 most City of Alexandria government offices, libraries and recreation centers will be closed in...
06/15/2021
City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for the Observance of Juneteenth Day 2021

FYI :: On Friday, June 18 most City of Alexandria government offices, libraries and recreation centers will be closed in observance of Juneteenth (Saturday, June 19). For a full list of Juneteenth Day-related updates and closures, follow the link below:

On Friday, June 18 most City of Alexandria government offices, libraries and recreation centers will be closed in observance of Juneteenth (Saturday, June 19).

EVENT :: The City encourages residents and businesses to show their solidarity with refugees on World Refugee Day, June ...
06/15/2021

EVENT :: The City encourages residents and businesses to show their solidarity with refugees on World Refugee Day, June 20. The community is invited to participate in local events and a global campaign to show support for the 26 million refugees around the world and those who have made Alexandria their new home.
Alexandria is home to thousands of refugees from across the world. According to the “New Americans in Alexandria 2018” report, refugees make up almost 17% of the 42,000 immigrants living in Alexandria and work in key industries, including transportation, hospitality and retail.

City residents have the opportunity to participate in local events focusing on the campaign theme,“Together we heal, learn and shine,” and encourage advocating for protection and inclusion of refugees in health care, education and sports.

For more information, follow the link below.
alexandriava.gov/122876

EVENT :: The City encourages residents and businesses to show their solidarity with refugees on World Refugee Day, June 20. The community is invited to participate in local events and a global campaign to show support for the 26 million refugees around the world and those who have made Alexandria their new home.
Alexandria is home to thousands of refugees from across the world. According to the “New Americans in Alexandria 2018” report, refugees make up almost 17% of the 42,000 immigrants living in Alexandria and work in key industries, including transportation, hospitality and retail.

City residents have the opportunity to participate in local events focusing on the campaign theme,“Together we heal, learn and shine,” and encourage advocating for protection and inclusion of refugees in health care, education and sports.

For more information, follow the link below.
alexandriava.gov/122876

NEWS :: The City of Alexandria announces “Duke Street In Motion,” an 18-month planning and design study focused on ensur...
06/14/2021
City of Alexandria Seeks Input to Set “Duke Street In Motion”

NEWS :: The City of Alexandria announces “Duke Street In Motion,” an 18-month planning and design study focused on ensuring that transit improvements to be made along the Duke Street corridor, from the Landmark Mall area to the King Street Metro Station, will align with users’ needs, wants, and expectations. To meet this goal, the City will host nearly 30 events and activities to gather feedback from those who live, work, and travel along the Duke Street corridor. Residents can also provide input by completing a short feedback form by July 31.

The community input received will help create a vision for this corridor and steer the eventual outcome, including potential bus, bicycle, pedestrian, micromobility (such as shared electric bikes and scooters) and other traffic improvements. For more information, follow the link below.

The City announces “Duke Street In Motion,” a planning and design study focused on ensuring transit improvements to be made along the Duke Street corridor will align with users’ needs, wants, and expectations.

EVENT:: Neighbors and organizations in the Arlandria-Chirilagua neighborhood are invited to participate in upcoming in-p...
06/12/2021

EVENT:: Neighbors and organizations in the Arlandria-Chirilagua neighborhood are invited to participate in upcoming in-person and virtual engagement opportunities to provide input for the Arlandria-Chirilagua Plan Update. Three open house events will be held in-person outdoors on Sunday, June 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tuesday, June 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, June 16, 7-9 a.m. Stop by anytime during the open houses for an informal opportunity to learn about the Plan recommendations and provide feedback. Spanish- and English-speaking staff will be available. For more information about the in-person events and upcoming virtual meetings, visit alexandriava.gov/110833

EVENT:: Neighbors and organizations in the Arlandria-Chirilagua neighborhood are invited to participate in upcoming in-person and virtual engagement opportunities to provide input for the Arlandria-Chirilagua Plan Update. Three open house events will be held in-person outdoors on Sunday, June 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tuesday, June 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, June 16, 7-9 a.m. Stop by anytime during the open houses for an informal opportunity to learn about the Plan recommendations and provide feedback. Spanish- and English-speaking staff will be available. For more information about the in-person events and upcoming virtual meetings, visit alexandriava.gov/110833

COVID-19 :: City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; AHD Vaccine Clinic Update; Weekly Vaccine Updates ­­AHD Vaccin...
06/11/2021
COVID-19 Cases 7-Day Moving Average and Daily Change

COVID-19 :: City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; AHD Vaccine Clinic Update; Weekly Vaccine Updates
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AHD Vaccine Clinic Updates

On Wednesday, June 9, the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) hosted its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic at their new clinic site located at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The vaccine clinic can be accessed through the West Parking Garage on Elizabeth Lane.

The vaccination event scheduled to take place at New Brookside Apartments on Thursday, June 10 was canceled due to inclement weather. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 601 Four Mile Rd., Alexandria, VA 22305. Patients impacted by the cancelation can walk up at the event on Sunday or schedule a new appointment at a different location. AHD has attempted to contact everyone who had scheduled an appointment and was impacted by the cancelation. For assistance scheduling a vaccine appointment, visit alexandriava.gov/Vaccines or call the Alexandria COVID-19 Hotline at 703.746.4988, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Weekly Vaccine Updates

Between June 4 and June 10, AHD administered first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 413 people and fully vaccinated 649 people with either a second dose of Moderna or Pfizer or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Vaccination opportunities in Alexandria are available at pharmacies, private providers, and hospital system providers. AHD and community provider vaccine clinics are listed on alexandriava.gov/Vaccines. Both scheduled and walk-in opportunities are available.

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 alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus.

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.

This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/122845.

View an interactive chart with details of the seven-day moving average number of COVID-19 cases, and the daily and cumulative case and fatality counts in Alexandria.

REMINDER :: First-half real estate tax bills, refuse fees, and stormwater utility fees are due Tuesday, June 15. Payment...
06/11/2021
Alexandria Mails 2021 First Half Real Estate Tax Bills

REMINDER :: First-half real estate tax bills, refuse fees, and stormwater utility fees are due Tuesday, June 15. Payments can be made online, by phone or mail, or in person at City Hall. Follow the link below for more information:

Alexandria Mails 2021 First Half Real Estate Tax Bills The City of Alexandria has mailed bills for the first half 2021 real estate tax, refuse fee and stormwater utility fee to all property owners and or mortgage companies. The

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