Alexandria Approves New Face Mask Ordinance

(Alexandria, VA) — In an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Alexandria City Council approved an ordinance that expands the state’s face mask order. Starting October 1st, if a person is outside in public space and they cannot socially distance from other people they will be required to wear a mask. Mayor Justin Wilson believes the new ordinance will help slow the spread of the virus. The mayor said the new ordinance is similar to those in the District and Maryland.