Alexandria’s COVID-19 uptick continues to gain steam, as there have been 118 new cases reported in the last week, according to the Virginia Department of Health.
There were also 204 new cases reported in the month of July, a 343% increase over June, which only saw 43 new cases.
Alexandria’s numbers now reveal 12,165 reported cases since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, as well as 577 COVID-related hospitalizations. The death count remains unchanged at 141 for the last three weeks.
VDH also says unvaccinated Virginians are making up 99.6% of new cases.
So far, 81,598 residents have been fully vaccinated, and 94,409 residents have been partially vaccinated. Just over 67% of residents below the age of 18 have been fully vaccinated, so have 60% of residents 18 and older and 76% of seniors.
Alexandria City Public Schools will also determine this week whether face masks will be required when school starts on August 24, and the city is recommending residents wear face masks indoors again, regardless of their vaccination status.
Alexandria has a goal of fully vaccinating 110,000 residents, which is 80% of the population, and the Alexandria Health Department and mayor believe the city has already reached that goal. They say that city’s vaccination numbers don’t reflect shots given to residents outside of the city, like in Maryland or D.C.
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If you had a chance to enhance a child’s future with a time commitment of less than 2 hours a week, how would you respond? You have that opportunity right now to join over 200 Alexandrians as a reading tutor volunteer with the Alexandria Tutoring Consortium (ATC).
ATC tutors work with one child in kindergarten, first, or second grade in Alexandria public schools who need extra help with reading. Tutors meet with their Book Buddy 1-2 times each week for 30 minutes October-May at school, during school hours. Many struggling readers only receive one-on-one instruction through this program, and it makes all the difference. Last year, ATC served 195 children, of whom 82% ended the year reading on grade level and 96% made substantial reading gains. But the need is great, and we are still seeing learning lags from the pandemic.
This year, ATC plans to significantly increase the size of the program to reach over 250 students and to serve every elementary school in Alexandria. This is very exciting news, but we will only succeed if we can recruit more tutors. ATC trains you, matches you with a child, and provides ongoing lesson materials and support.
If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.