Tag: virginia department of health

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...

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...

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...

School Board OKs student COVID tests

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The Alexandria School Board approved routine COVID-19 surveillance testing for students at its Sept. 9 meeting. The board also passed a...

City responds to recent overdose increase

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The number of opioid overdoses rose about 36% in Alexandria during 2020, reflecting statewide and national spikes in both fatal...

Council amends mask ordinance to align with state guidelines

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Alexandria’s public mask requirements are now aligned with the state’s current executive order, after City Council amended its mask ordinance during...

Alexandria experiences mini COVID-19 case surge

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] While the number of Alexandrians who have received the COVID-19 vaccine is steadily rising, the city is nonetheless in the...

ACPS to open in March

By Allison Hageman | [email protected] After a full year of virtual learning, Alexandria City Public Schools plans to begin its phased reopening in March, ACPS...

Analysis: Encouraging COVID-19 trends in LTCFs

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] There’s good news regarding COVID-19 in longterm care facilities both across the United States and in Virginia. Nationwide, the number of...

Gov. Ralph Northam tests positive for COVID-19

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela, have both tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Sept. 25 news release...