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Alexandria reducing COVID-19 news release updates to twice a week — “With nearly 54% of Alexandrians ages 12 and up partially vaccinated and considerable progress in the past five months toward the state’s goal of 70% and Alexandria’s target of 80% of the eligible population fully vaccinated, the frequency of this COVID-19 news release will reduce to twice per week. Going forward, this news release will be published on Tuesdays and Fridays, unless there is a major announcement to share. Daily COVID-19 case, death and vaccination data will continue to be available at alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus. The seven-day moving average of cases in Alexandria is now at its lowest point since the start of the pandemic.” [City of Alexandria]

King Street-Old Town Metro station bus loop to open — “On June 6, DASH and Metrobus will move to the new bays in the Metro station’s bus loop off Diagonal Road. Bus bays and the station entrance kiosk will feature new digital screens with real-time bus arrival information. New crosswalks and redesigned station lighting have also been added to boost pedestrian visibility.” [Patch]

Taste of Del Ray starts this Friday — “One of Virginia Living Magazine‘s top food festivals in the state, the Taste of Del Ray, will open this weekend, on Friday June 4. As events have had to adapt throughout the pandemic, the Taste of Del Ray is no exception. The new event format will look like a weekend-long event from Friday, June 4 to Sunday, June 6.” [Zebra]

Carlyle House hosting Juneteenth celebration — “The event is free to attend and will be held from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will have a chance to speak with the three poets, Jamal Rashad, Simply Sherri and Mysfit, who will be performing a live poetry reading. In addition to the poets, the event’s live music will be performed by cellist Benjamin Gates.” [Zebra]

Today’s weather — “Cloudy early with thunderstorms developing later in the day. Storms could contain damaging winds. High 82F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%… Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Storms may contain strong gusty winds. Low 67F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.” [Weather.com]

New job: Shampoo assistant — “Salon Virage is looking for an energetic shampoo assistant. Prior experience is REQUIRED. At least 2 years experience. Must be able to work Tuesday-Sunday and some holidays. Saturdays and Sundays a must. Hours are flexible.” [Indeed]

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