Morning Notes

City Releases Multi-Language Coronavirus Fact Sheets — “The Alexandria Health Department has made multiple resources available regarding the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (now called “COVID-19″), and the Department of Community and Human Services encourages residents to read and share this information, especially in communities where languages other than English are primarily spoken, and with vulnerable residents, including those who may not have access to traditional media.” [City of Alexandria]

ARHA Looks to Redevelop Affordable Housing Properties — “Alexandria is now looking to redevelop five of its public housing communities, putting out a call for developers to replace 288 affordable homes around the city while building new “mixed-income communities… The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority recently issued a request for qualifications for interested developers on the projects, renewing a similar effort launched more than six years ago.” [Washington Business Journal]

Civil War Women’s Day at Fort Ward is March 14 — “The theme of women who disguised themselves as soldiers will be portrayed by interpreters in Union uniform who will share information about the challenges experienced by the hundreds of women who served in the army.  Learn about how the Civil War opened up a variety of work opportunities for women, from home and farm to city and factory.” [City of Alexandria]

Senior Services of Alexandria Names Honorees — “This year’s Senior Services of Alexandria Annual Gala will pay tribute to three individuals who are making a difference in the Alexandria community: Barbara Anderson, Esq., The Honorable William D. Euille, and C. Eugene Steuerle.” [Zebra]

Nearby: Arlington Announces First Coronavirus Case — “Arlington County and the Virginia Department of Health have announced the county’s first ‘presumptive’ case of coronavirus. An individual in their 60s who recently returned from international travel tested positive for the rapidly-spreading disease, the county said… Elsewhere in Northern Virginia, a City of Fairfax resident and a Marine at Fort Belvoir recently tested positive for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.” [ARLnow]

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