Alexandria, VA

Morning Notes

Governor Asked Northern Virginia Leaders for Letter on Stalling Reopening — “He asked for this formal communication to demonstrate unity across the diverse Northern Virginia region, which is critical to a continued successful mitigation strategy… He appreciates their willingness to work with him on this responsible, data-driven and health-based approach.” [Washington Post]

City Sets Up Frozen Meal Delivery System For Residents Aged 60+ — “Spouses of individuals over age 60 and disabled adults living with someone aged 60 and older also may be eligible. Meals are prepared by Jeffery’s Catering and delivered twice a week by Senior Services of Alexandria. A total of 14 meals are delivered each week. For more information call 703-746-5999.” [Facebook]

City Council to Discuss CARES Act Assistance at Tuesday Meeting — “Consideration of the Proposed Plans for use of Federal CARES Act Funding for Residential Rental Assistance, Food Security and Small Business Assistance and COVID-19 Related Expenses of the City Government.” [City of Alexandria]

ACPS Gives Out 30K Meals During Shutdown — “With volunteers who register through Volunteer Alexandria, the operation runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with significant safety measures in place for packing and distribution. Meals consist of breakfast, lunch and snack and often include fresh fruits and vegetables and sandwiches for multiple days.” [Alexandria Living]

Chamber of Commerce Announces 40 Under 40 Honorees — “The 40 under 40 program was established in 2016 by the Chamber to recognize top men and women, age 40 and under, engaged in a variety of fields including business, technology, nonprofit management, civic life, public service, education, and the arts, who are shaping Alexandria for the future.” [Facebook]

New Job: Remote Contact Tracer — “In this role you will call people diagnosed with COVID-19, establish all contacts of this person, and proceed to call and maintain ongoing communication with every contact. This includes virtual needs checks and referral to community resources as needed. This contact tracing initiative is in tandem with statewide-wide efforts to increase testing, improve communication and knowledge of effective strategies to reduce transmission, and implementation of isolation and quarantine.” [Adecco]

Mayor Adjusts Family Rules for Mother’s Day, Lets Wife Pick Takeout — “Mother’s Day means that the modified democracy we have developed for carry-out goes out the door and Mom gets to pick.‬” [Facebook]

Visit Alexandria Recommends Bookmarking a Trip — “In the #SpiritOfTravel, bookmark Alexandria’s waterfront parks and trails to visit later. This photo by Carol Jean Photography is a stunning example.” [Facebook]

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