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ACPS Releases Samples of Daily Schedules For Students — Alexandria City Public Schools, in their daily 1 p.m. update to parents, released sample daily schedules for students. The schedule includes time to wake up, taking a morning walk and three-and-a-half hours of academic time. [ACPS]

Alexandria Libraries Close Thru March 31 — “This was a difficult decision to make as we know how much people rely on their libraries to support their educational, entertainment, and recreational needs. However, libraries are a hub of community activity with some branches drawing hundreds of visitors per day.” [Alexandria Library]

The Garden and Live Oak Restaurant Close For Foreseeable Future — “We look forward to serving you the first moment that it is humanly safe to do so, but for now, we hope that you hunker down, safeguard loved ones, and remain united as we all face this terrifying virus together.” [Facebook]

Health Director Asks Residents to be Adaptable — “We’re not shying away from the truth — life in our community will change. Changes are needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. And changes will occur because of the social and economic disruptions for many.” [Alex Times]

Beyer Calls on CDC, FDA to Give Congress Updates — “Testing still isn’t where we need it to be, and public health officials and policymakers must have accurate data to plan.” [Twitter]

Local Pubs Still Open on St. Patrick’s Day — “A tale of two bars in Old Town Alexandria: On the left, Murphy’s at capacity with a bouncer barring entry. On the right, Southside with no restrictions.” [Twitter]

Old Town Boutique District Calls for Community Support — “The Old Town Boutique District kindly asks for you to continue to hold hands with us and support us little guys any way that you can. We love our loyal shop local community and we still need you.” [Facebook]

Retirement Community Restricts Visitors — The home to 200 senior citizens is restricting visitation, and is asking all residents to practice cautionary isolation. Residents are asked to contact their loved ones via phone or computer. The dining area has also been closed and programs have been canceled. [Hermitage]

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