Tag: alexandria health department

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...

Your Views: Test for COVID-19 in schools

To the editor: With the support of many ACPS families, I call for the Alexandria School Board to conduct an immediate special meeting to implement...

ACPS to require masks for upcoming school year

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The Alexandria School Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to require that everyone wear a mask inside all Alexandria City Public...

Health directors urge mask use indoors

By Katherine Hapgood | [email protected] All five Northern Virginia health directors, including Alexandria Health Department Acting Director Dr. Anne Gaddy, issued a joint letter of...

COVID-19 cases surge

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Alexandria is experiencing another surge in COVID-19 cases caused primarily by the highly contagious Delta variant, which the Centers for...