Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria Health Department Now Offers COVID-19 Boosters for Children Ages 5 to 11

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, authorizing a booster dose for individuals ages 5 to 11 years old at least five months after their last dose. On May 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also approved the change, which allows the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) and other providers to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all Alexandria residents ages 5 and older. In addition, the CDC strengthened their recommendation that persons 12 years and older who are immunocompromised and those 50 years and older should get a second booster vaccine if it has been four months since their first booster.
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Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Athletic Field Lighting

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA) is seeking public comment on the proposed installation of athletic field lighting at multiple athletic fields in the City. The addition of athletic field lighting will provide additional capacity to accommodate current and increasing scholastic and community program needs within the City’s fixed field resources. The project will support the City Council 2022 Community Priority to Support Youth and Families by expanding for capacity for youth programs, and the City’s goal of providing equitable access to facilities and services.

Traffic and Parking Board Meeting – May 23

The Traffic and Parking Board will hold its next public hearing on May 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Docket materials have been posted for the upcoming meeting. This Traffic and Parking Board meeting is being held in person at the City Hall Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall (301 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314) as well as electronically. To attend this meeting electronically, participants must register in advance:

City of Alexandria Reports on Strategies to Improve Lives for All Children and Families

The City’s Unified Implementation Team (UIT) —comprised of leadership from Alexandria City Public Schools, the Alexandria Health Department, the Department of Community and Human Services and the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria— released a progress report highlighting the overlapping areas of their respective five-year strategic plans. The...

City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Governor Encourages Vaccination; 3 Month Boosters, Extra Doses Recommended for Immunocompromised

City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Governor Encourages Vaccination; 3 Month Boosters, Extra Doses Recommended for Immunocompromised. Help end the pandemic by wearing a mask over both your nose and mouth, washing your hands frequently, and getting vaccinated. Governor Encourages Vaccination. Governor Youngkin released a video and radio public service...

Inmate Dies at the Alexandria Adult Detention Center

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office and the Alexandria Police Department are investigating the in-custody death of a federal inmate at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center. Around 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, deputies discovered an inmate suffering an apparent medical emergency alone in his cell in the booking area of the jail.

City of Alexandria Provides COVID-19 Updates; Rising Northern Virginia Case Counts Increases Risk Level; Infant Formula Shortage Trusted Resources

Alexandria is currently at a medium COVID-19 community level according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Everyone should stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, get tested if they have symptoms, improve ventilation in indoor spaces, and follow guidelines for isolation or quarantine if sick or exposed. Individuals may choose to wear a mask at any time. Specific settings, such as health care and congregate facilities, may require masks.

City of Alexandria’s Freedom House Museum Reopens with Three Powerful New Exhibitions

The City of Alexandria is pleased to announce that the Freedom House Museum at 1315 Duke Street will reopen on Friday, May 27, with three new exhibitions showcasing Alexandria’s Black history and the Black experience in America. A grand opening event is scheduled for Monday, June 20, when the Juneteenth holiday will be observed. Details on this grand opening event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Transportation Commission Meeting - May 18

The May 18 meeting of the Transportation Commission is being held in the City Council Workroom on the second floor of City Hall (301 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314) and electronically. Members of the Transportation Commission and staff are participating either in-person or from a remote location through video conference call on Zoom.

Health Permits and Licenses

All Alexandria Health Department Services by Appointment Only. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, all Alexandria Health Department services will only be available over the phone or by appointment, 8 am - 4:30pm. Please call 703.746.4910 to make an appointment. For updates on COVID-19, visit Do I Need...

Alexandria, Arlington to Hold Public Meeting on Dredging Four Mile Run

Members of the community are invited to a virtual public meeting on May 17 at 7 p.m., about a project to dredge Four Mile Run. Dredging Four Mile Run is an important federal flood control measure. Alexandria and Arlington have partnered to dredge Four Mile Run since 1974. Periodic dredging of significant accumulated sediment in the channel that borders the municipalities is required to maintain conveyance capacity and freeboard for the channel as set by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Project work will be conducted in an environmentally sensitive area. In addition to periodic dredging, the municipalities share maintenance, including clearing debris, monitoring vegetation growth and shoaling, as required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers annual inspection program.

City of Alexandria Seeking Community Feedback on Safety Improvements on Mount Vernon Avenue North

The City of Alexandria is seeking community feedback on intersection safety improvements on Mount Vernon Avenue between West Glebe Road and Four Mile Run Road as part of the Mount Vernon Avenue North Complete Streets Project. The purpose of this project is to make it easier and safer for people to get to home, work, school, bus stops, parks, shops, and other destinations in and around Arlandria.

Alexandria Commission on Aging Presents 2022 Excellence in Aging Awards

On May 10, the Alexandria Commission on Aging held the 2022 Excellence in Aging Awards. Mayor Justin Wilson presented the awards virtually to five awardees in four categories. The Annie B. Rose Award recognizes an individual whose exemplary achievements span a lifetime of public service, and whose achievements have been devoted to significantly enhancing the community, especially to advancing social justice and aging concerns for all residents.

Participate in Bike to Work Day, May 20

The City of Alexandria invites the community to participate in National Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 20. The free, annual event encourages the public to consider bicycle commuting as an affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly way of getting to work. Alexandria residents will be among the thousands of area...

Fort Ward Park Playground Community Meeting Scheduled for May 21

The community is invited to attend a site walk with City staff to review options for improving accessibility to the Fort Ward Park playground. The meeting will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. at Fort Ward Park, 4301 West Braddock Road. The walk will start at the existing playground located in Area 1. Staff will provide options identified to relocate the existing playground to a more accessible location in the park. The walk will visit each optional site.