Tag: alexandria health department

COVID-19 data trends reveal Latinos have best mortality rate

By Thompson Eskew COVID-19 has been with us for so long now that it’s difficult to remember how suddenly the tsunami of fear, infection...

School Board approves Narcan in ACPS

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Following a recent spike in opioid overdoses among youth in the city, the Alexandria School Board voted on May 5 to...

COVID-19 surges again in Alexandria

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Cases of COVID-19 are spiking again in Alexandria, reaching a seven-day moving average of 70 new cases per day as...

Your Views: ‘Thank you’ in one’s own language opens doors

To the editor: I love meeting people and learning about their cultures. Especially those who have immigrated to the United States. Alexandria is made up...

FDA authorizes second COVID-19 booster

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Good news for Alexandrians: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that eligible residents may get a second COVID-19...

City responds to surge in COVID-19, testing shortages

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise and tests remain difficult to come by, as Alexandria, much like the rest of...

City providers to offer COVID-19 boosters

The City of Alexandria is now offering COVID-19 boosters to all vaccinated residents over the age of 18, according to a news release. Booster shots...

Filling in the Blanks with Meagan Alderton: A season of thanks

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” These wise words from poet Maya Angelou come to mind as we reflect on...

State names new Alexandria health director

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Virginia Department of Health appointed David Rose as the new director of the Alexandria Health Department on Monday, according...

COVID-19 vaccines available in Alexandria for children ages 5 to 11

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Alexandria Health Department and other providers are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to those ages 5 to 11 after...