Alexandria council votes to extend COVID state of emergency

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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.”

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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