Tag: COVID-19

ACPS closes for the rest of 2019-2020 school year

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] In response to the growing outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus in Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced at a press conference...

Nationwide test kit shortage limits COVID-19 testing in Alexandria

By Cody Mello-Klein and Missy Schrott This article was updated on March 26. As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, one of the biggest questions on residents’ minds...

SBA offers federal disaster loans to local small businesses

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Alexandria small businesses that are suffering from the coronavirus outbreak could be eligible for federal economic injury disaster loans. The U.S....

Amazon donates $200,000 to ACT Now COVID-19 Response Fund

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Amazon announced that it will donate $200,000 to the ACT Now Fund, an ACT for Alexandria emergency fund that will...

Little luck for Chadwicks this St. Paddy’s Day

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] At 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Chadwicks owner Trae Lamond posted signs announcing the restaurant was closed for all but carryout...

Our View: The dizzying pace of events

Alexandrians, like people across the country and around the world, have been thrown for a loop by the COVID-19 pandemic. People are getting sick and...

Local businesses feel the impact of coronavirus

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus has increased across the country, in the region and in the...

Spread knowledge, not COVID-19: A letter from the Alexandria Health Department

By Stephen Haering, director, Alexandria Health Department This article has been updated from the original version published on March 16.  More than likely, you’re feeling anxious...

Filling in the Blanks with Dr. Gregory Hutchings, Ed.D.: Collaborating to...

Alexandria City Public Schools and the Alexandria Health Department always work closely together whenever there is a flu outbreak in a school. We already...

Alexandrians brace for coronavirus outbreak

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread globally, Alexandria residents and businesses are bracing for an outbreak. Some are already...