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City Provides Helpful Resources for Businesses During Pandemic

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Alexandria, VA – In its nightly email, the city continues to urge residents to stay at home, unless going out is essential. And when out, they stress the importance of maintaining six feet of distance around others.

Resources for Businesses 

The city continues to support businesses through this difficult time. Business owners may find the information below helpful.

The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership created a webpage with current information regarding COVID-19 and businesses. It includes a variety of topics, such as disaster assistance and support for affected workers. To learn more, click HERE.

The website Alx at Home offers virtual tours and shopping. Food orders can be placed there. There are over 100 ways to support local businesses. To see them all, click HERE.

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has information on the operating status of businesses and more. Click HERE for more information.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website contains important information for businesses. Topics covered include workplace cleaning, and how to handle potential or confirmed COVID-19 cases. To view a list of frequently asked questions, click HERE.

Warning About Substance Abuse

This is a stressful time for many. The risk of abusing alcohol and other substances increases during periods of stress. The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria wishes to remind residents of the dangers of substance misuse. The group also wants people to remember the importance of healthy stress management strategies. To learn more or seek professional help, click HERE.

Requests for Blood Plasma Donations

If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, you may be able to help current patients! Your blood plasma contains antibodies that can attack the disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other organizations are asking for blood plasma donations. For more information and to fill out an eligibility form, visit the American Red Cross HERE. To donate, click HERE.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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