The state of emergency over the pandemic in Alexandria, Virginia, will continue into next year.
The Alexandria City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a resolution that extends the city’s COVID-19 state of emergency. It will now last until Jan. 31, 2022.
The council has been extending the state of emergency because of the pandemic every six months since March 9 of 2020, and last did so on June 9.
The amended resolution says that COVID-19 is a public health threat for Virginia, “and is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a coordinated response by city departments, agencies and voluntary organization.”