Tag: COVID-19

Your Views: A risk of zoonotic transmission

To the editor: Here we are in the aftermath of a global COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed 1 million American lives and 6 million lives globally....

ACPS superintendent resigns

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D. announced his resignation from the district on June 10, leading community members...

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...

A guide to current COVID-19 safety

By Dr. Vivek Sinha Two years and five months ago in December 2019 was when the world started hearing news reports of COVID19. A lot...

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...

“I Love You” public art exhibit opens at Waterfront Park

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Visitors to Old Town’s Waterfront Park might notice something slightly different these days. Situated directly in the middle of the park...

Council extends emergency business relief

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] City Council voted during its Saturday public hearing to extend a temporary business relief program implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic until...

Our View: The city giveth, and the city taketh away

One of the great success stories of the COVID-19 pandemic is the way Alexandria’s government worked to boost restaurants and retail stores, which were...

Umbrella Dry Drinks offers mocktails in new Old Town pop up

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Samantha Kasten woke up one morning in July 2018 after drinking too much the night before, with a headache and an...

ACPS makes masking optional

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The Alexandria School Board voted at a special meeting on Feb. 24 to rescind a regulation that had mandated students and...