City Introduces Smart911 Service

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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.


Today saw the launch of Smart911. City residents can use the web-based service to help dispatchers and first responders know their medical history and more. If there is ever an emergency, those who assist you are already aware of things like allergies and preferred contacts. Profiles can be created for your home and work addresses. To sign up and learn more, click HERE. The service is completely free. Updating profiles every six months is recommended so information stays current.

Resource Guide

Alexandria and its Health Department have provided a wealth of helpful information to residents during the pandemic.  The new “COVID-19 Resource Catalog” has all of that previously released information in one place  Every page is a pintable PDF file. To view, click HERE. Be sure to keep it for reference.

Spreading Cheer Continues

The community is invited to continue to share positive messages. Your message can be written on a window sign, displayed as chalk art in your driveway, or even be a taped note to workers on a trash can. Now is a time when positively is needed. Do what you can and take a picture, then post it with the hashtag #SpreadCheerALX. To find out more, 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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