The start of a most unusual academic year will get a most unusual true blessing on Sunday in the D.C. area: the true blessing of the Chromebooks.
A pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Alexandria will bless the computers used for all-online school at an outside celebration Sunday night. Families likewise are welcome to bring “an item from their desk/school working area to be blessed for the new academic year” as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Alexandria City Public Schools begins virtual learning for students in kindergarten through 12th grade on Tuesday, after the Labor Day vacation. School likewise will start Tuesday in Arlington, Fairfax, Howard, Loudoun and Prince William counties, among others.
Here's where we stand with the infection in D.C., Maryland and Virginia as summer season turns to fall.
What the Data Shows
Another 41 cases of the infection were announced Sunday in D.C. This holds about consistent with the everyday variety of new cases in the previous week. No additional deaths were revealed.
Maryland added 512 cases. This falls listed below the current everyday average of new cases. Another three people died of the virus.
Virginia included 1,126 cases. This is higher than we've seen in about the past week. Another death was revealed.
The map below shows the variety of coronavirus cases diagnosed per 1,000 homeowners.
Coronavirus Cases in DC
There are ways to reduce your risk of capturing coronavirus. Here are standards from the CDC:
- Anyone over the age of 2 need to use a mask or face covering. Keep it over your nose and mouth.
- Wash your hands often. When you do, scrub with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. As a backup, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with anybody who lives outside your home. That means remaining six feet away from anyone outside your circle, even if you're using masks.
- Constantly cover coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect often touched surface areas.
Sophia Barnes, Andrea Swalec and Anisa Holmes added to this report
Coronavirus Deaths in Your City and State– and Across the United States
These charts utilize everyday coronavirus death data from Johns Hopkins University to show the seven-day moving average of deaths at the city, state and country level.
The impact of coronavirus varies immensely in the United States from one location to another.Source: nbcwashington.com