Morning Notes

City responds to surge in COVID-19, testing shortages — “COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise and tests remain difficult to come by, as Alexandria, much like the rest of the country, grapples with the spread of the Omicron variant.” [Alexandria Times]

Umbrella Dry Drinks to provide a sophisticated alcohol alternative in Alexandria — “Umbrella Dry Drinks is opening a pop-up in February with plans to open a permanent non-alcoholic bar and shop by the end of the year.” [Alexandria Living Magazine]

Shortages encountered by readers at some NoVA grocery stores — “In recent days, a trip to the grocery store has been a gamble, as some stores have run out of or low on certain products.” [Patch]

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria looking for youth volunteers — “Spring session is full, but stay tuned for developments about AWLA’s summer plans” [Zebra]