Happy Monday Alexandria! For our Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the 5 most interesting stories in the Alexandria, Virginia area you need to know.
In this Morning’s News:
Sunny skies return for the second half of Memorial Day and it’s FINALLY going to get warm this May this week The chance for showers and storms increases later this week. (CWG)
Surviving COVID-19 in Alexandria In early March, 18-year-old Ana Murphy came down with a sinus infection. But as her symptoms persisted, her parents, Gregg and Monica Murphy, both became ill. It was then that the family began to suspect that this was not a normal seasonal virus. (Alexandria Gazette)
Alexandria COVID-19 Update There are now 1,733 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 30 reported cases since yesterday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. No new deaths (ALX Now)
Northern Virginia has met 4 of 6 reopening metrics Northern Virginia has reached four of six benchmark metrics required to begin reopening, health officials from five localities said Sunday in a letter to local leaders. (WTOP)
Beware of COVID-19 contract tracing text scams Scammers pretending to be coronavirus contact tracers are sending text messages to warn people they’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and need to click a link to learn more. (TODAY)
Daily Good News:
Via ABC News, an expectant father thought of a creative way to support his wife Shona while she is hospitalized awaiting the birth of their first child.