The Latest on the COVID-19 Coronavirus (As of June 3rd)

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June 3rd Update:

Released: June 2, 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.

COVID-19 News Release Schedule Change

With nearly 54% of Alexandrians ages 12 and up partially vaccinated and considerable progress in the past five months toward the state’s goal of 70% and Alexandria’s target of 80% of the eligible population fully vaccinated, the frequency of this COVID-19 news release will reduce to twice per week. Going forward, this news release will be published on Tuesdays and Fridays, unless there is a major announcement to share. Daily COVID-19 case, death and vaccination data will continue to be available at alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus. The seven-day moving average of cases in Alexandria is now at its lowest point since the start of the pandemic.

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

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 SpanishAmharicArabic, and Farsi or this brief video

June 2nd Update:

Released: June 1, 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.

Alexandria Police Department Reopens Headquarters For Public Services

Starting today, the main lobby of the Alexandria Police Department Headquarters (3600 Wheeler Ave.) is now accessible for public fingerprinting and in-person records assistance. Public fingerprinting is now available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Access to records is provided through the Information Services window, which is now open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday, the window is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Record requests are also accepted by mail. At this time, everyone entering the building must wear a mask and check in with security staff at the front desk upon entry.

Summer Camp Updates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidance for operating youth and summer camps. The guidance outlines strategies that camp programs can use to maintain healthy environments and operations, lower the risk of COVID-19 spread in their programs, prepare for when someone is sick with COVID-19, and support coping and resilience. Families can refer to this guidance to help guide discussion with their camp providers, to ensure everyone is following safety and health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities offers a variety of summer camp options for ages 3 to 16. To ensure the safety of participants and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, each program will follow all federal, state, and local guidelines. Visit alexandriava.gov/Recreation to register for summer activities or for more information.

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

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 SpanishAmharicArabic, and Farsi or this brief video

 

June 1st Update:

ALX Promise Recognized as Innovative Practice

The Alexandria Health Department's (AHD) ALX Promise program received an Honorable Mention as a 2021 Innovative Practice from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). As the only program recognized by NACCHO in Virginia, the ALX Promise program focuses on supporting the business community by creating a voluntary accreditation program for organizations committed to going above and beyond local COVID-19 prevention mandates. Participating businesses, non-profits, and houses of worship all receive promotional materials to proudly display their commitment to safety. Today, ALX Promise Gold launched as the next iteration in the program, with adaptations based on current safety guidance.

Weekly Vaccine Updates

Between May 21 and 27, the AHD administered first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 1,210 people and fully vaccinated 1,029 people with either a second dose of Moderna or Pfizer or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. During this same period, bilingual AHD staff have knocked on hundreds of doors, primarily in the West End and Arlandria, to offer vaccine appointments to those who have not had access because of transportation, technology and language barriers. 

Next week, Alexandria will receive 1,870 doses in addition to the vaccines received last week. This does not include additional vaccine doses federal programs provide directly to participating providers. AHD administers vaccines at clinic events and allocates the remaining doses to private providers. Appointments from AHD and private providers are listed on alexandriava.gov/Vaccines, with both scheduled and walk-in opportunities.

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

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 SpanishAmharicArabic, and Farsi or this brief video

 

Previous updates:

Spring 2021 Updates

Winter 2020-2021 Updates

Fall 2020 Updates

Summer 2020 Updates

May 2020 Updates

April 2020 Updates

March 2020 Updates

Coronavirus Old Town Alexandria: What To Do If You Have Symptoms

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