Lower King Street Widened for Social Distancing Over Holiday Weekend

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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.

Changes on King Street

With Memorial Day weekend near, Alexandria wants to make sure people abide by social distancing if and when they venture out. Though it is a holiday weekend, Governor Northam’s stay-at-home order is still in effect. Read Executive Order 62 HERE.

To help people follow the law and stay six feet apart, the city has erected barriers on the 100 and 200 blocks of King Street  The barriers will remain in place until Tuesday, May 26. They are not meant to give pedestrians room to congregate in groups. And the ten-person limit inside establishments still applies.

Vehicles will be permitted to travel westbound only, away from the river. Signs will be posted to help people navigate the area. Please be aware of your surroundings, wear a mask, and help stop the spread. Police will be on duty to maintain order.

Business Webinars

The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership and the city will host a series of virtual webinars to help Alexandria’s businesses reopen once the current restrictions are eased. To find out the dates, times, and sessions offered, click HERE.

Alexandria’s Birthday Party

Since most in-person events in the city have either been cancelled or postponed through August, Alexandria’s Birthday Party will take place virtually. Details will be announced at a later date.

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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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