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Twenty New Coronavirus Cases in Alexandria — “The latest update from the City on COVID-19: Positive tests up 20 to 3,415 in the City; 7-day Positivity Rate down to 4.4%; 2 new hospitalizations. Still safer at home, wash hands, wear masks and support our essential workers.” [Twitter]

Beyer Says White House Blocking Stimulus Negotiations — “Across the country, millions of workers are facing paycheck uncertainty inflicted on them by the Trump Administration to trick people into thinking the White House is providing help so that they can continue blocking stimulus negotiations. We need answers on this ASAP.” [Twitter]

Fire Department Wins American Heart Association Award — “For the 7th year in a row, the Alexandria Fire Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Pluse Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.” [Twitter]

Spirit Halloween Pop-Up Store Opening in West End — “The company typically occupies vacant storefronts leading up to Halloween season, and this year it will be at the former Pier 1 Imports store at the Foxchase shopping center, 4609 Duke Street in Alexandria.” [Patch]

Doyle’s Outpost Reopening Next Month — “Today, Doyle’s Outpost announces its reopening scheduled for October 1, 2020. With a new General Manager, Adriano Tarantola, and a renewed commitment to COVID-19 safety protocols and physically distanced social entertainment, Doyle’s Outpost offers onsite activities for adults and families, including a featured Laser Tag arena, a variety of interactive technology, a restaurant and full bar, and late-night hours.” [Zebra]

Workforce Development Center Offering Job Counseling — “Are you recently unemployed or want to change your career and don’t know where to start? We are now offering free one-on-one Job Search Coaching to help Alexandrians who have experienced job loss during the pandemic.” [Facebook]

Today’s Weather — “Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. A few storms may be severe. High 91F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then becoming clear overnight. Low 72F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.” [Weather.com]

New Job: Outreach and Screening Navigator — “The Outreach and Screening Patient Navigator (OSPN) will need to have experience in the health system working with the Latino community with chronic diseases.” [Indeed]

Recent Stories

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Halloween is fast approaching and the time-honored tradition of trick-or-treating will be back in full swing. Last year, the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) had discouraged the practice for fear of…

At an upcoming Alexandria City Council meeting on Tuesday (Oct. 26), City Manager Mark Jinks is scheduled to present a planned mid-year pay increase for city employees, though local unions…

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