Tag: COVID-19

COVID-19 update for July 14: 2,465 cases, 57 deaths in Alexandria

By Staff As of July 14, the City of Alexandria has reported 2,465 positive cases of COVID-19 in the city, including 57 fatalities. In addition,...

Local fitness centers reopen cautiously

By Margo Wagner | mwagner@alextimes.com For many, it might be difficult to imagine going back to in-person exercise classes and sharing a space while working...

Empathy is appreciated: Tips for dining during a pandemic

By Stacey Wharam The past few months have been incredibly difficult for restaurants and small businesses struggling to stay afloat, and reopening with new safety...

Historic Alexandria Foundation awards grants to Freedom House, Alexandria Elks Lodge

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The Historic Alexandria Foundation Preservation Fund awarded grants, totaling $25,000, to four local organizations involved in historic preservation work, according...

Local small businesses receive $3.5 million in grants for pandemic relief

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership announced on July 2 that 309 local small businesses will receive part of the $3.5...

Our View: ‘Mask’ is not a bad four-letter word

In this hyper-partisan era, during this increasingly nasty election year, it seems that every action is a political statement. With 130,000 deaths and counting in...

City long-term care facilities hit hard by COVID-19

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com Clarification: The data presented in this article regarding cases at long-term care facilities is cumulative, not point-in-time.  Statewide, more than 60%...

Animal fostering increases during pandemic

Margo Wagner | mwagner@alextimes.com  Social distancing has left many Alexandrians with more time at home and a desire for companionship. As a result, many local...

Resident battles COVID-19 uncertainty

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Old Town resident Amy Gurtler has symptoms of COVID-19 – fatigue, dry cough, chest pain, body aches and shortness of...

Virginia falls between its neighbors in COVID-19 surges

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com Virginia’s neighbors to the north along the Atlantic seaboard, from Maryland to Massachusetts, were hit much harder during phase one...