Tag: alexandria health department

Everything old is new again, even in health

By David C. Rose, MD, MBA, FAAP Seemingly overnight in 2020, your hands became the most important tools in the fight to defeat a deadly...

City launches suicide prevention efforts

By Kassidy McDonald | [email protected] September marks the start of National Suicide Prevention Month, and the Department of Community and Human Services is encouraging residents...

AHD to hold Monkeypox information session

By Kassidy McDonald | [email protected] In collaboration with the city, the Alexandria Health Department will host a virtual information session about Monkeypox on Sept. 14....

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...