AHD Offers Tips for Your Face Covering

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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.

Face Coverings

A new resource is available for residents on how to properly use and care for face masks. The Alexandria Health Department‘s (AHD) social distancing message mirrors that of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All residents are reminded to wear masks when in public and that wearing a mask is not a substitute for maintaining a six-foot barrier around others. To view the resource, click HERE.  Residents making masks are encouraged to share this resource. To request a printed copy, use the form located HERE.

Public Service Recognition Week

While Virginia recognizes Resilience Week, it is important to share that Public Service Recognition Week is occurring simultaneously. In times of crisis, public service is crucial. This week honors all employees of the local, state, and federal governments. For more information, click HERE.

Tranquility Thursday

Today marks Tranquility Thursday, the fifth day of Resilience Week. It is essential for physical and mental health to take a time-out every day. Especially now. Sit in a quiet place with no one else around and find calm. Even just a few minutes of this activity can help increase resilience. Go ahead. Give it a try.

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