Alexandria Ramps Up ‘Stop the Spread’ Campaign

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – The City of Alexandria and neighboring counties are taking steps to make sure that the message of maintaining good health during the pandemic reaches all Northern Virginia residents.

Videos and other materials are in production in multiple languages to help stop the spread of coronavirus. There are videos available now, but the city wants to expand its efforts.

Almost 60 percent of cases in Northern Virginia are found in Hispanic or Latinx communities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, just a year ago, Hispanics accounted for 9.8 percent of Virginia’s population.

The Alexandria Health Department (AHD), in recent months, has held testing events in heavily affected areas, focused on helping those most in need.

Sea un Héroe” is a Spanish language video produced by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. It explains how to stop the spread and protect family members and others.“Six Steps to Stop the Spread” is a collection of videos made by AHD in English, Spanish, Amharic, and Arabic. A short video, “What If I Need Help?”, gives tips on how to find assistance during this time.

Stay safe and well!

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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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