Alexandria, La. (June 23, 2020) — Background work necessary for construction of a new band shell cover and other improvements to the Amphitheater located along the Red River in downtown Alexandria continues to progress.
Alexandria, La. (June 22, 2020) — With Gov. John Bel Edwards’ announcement that he is extending the Phase 2 order, the City of Alexandria will continue to operate under its current Phase 2 plans. Businesses in Alexandria are encouraged to continue to follow the appropriate state guidelines, which typically call for no more than 50 percent occupancy of business areas.
Alexandria, La. (June 10, 2020) — As Alexandria and other cities across Louisiana enter Phase 2 of the reopening plan from COVID-19 businesses are working to adopt safety protocols necessary to ensure the health and safety of their employees as well as their customers. To help consumers identify local businesses that are following the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state public health guidelines, the City of Alexandria has created the Open Safely campaign.
Alexandria, La. (June 5, 2020) — Workers with the City of Alexandria are actively preparing for the possibility of high winds and heavy rain this weekend from Tropical Storm Cristobal, which is currently forecast to move through the Alexandria area Sunday and Monday.
Alexandria, La. (June 4, 2020) — Governor John Bel Edwards has announced the state will move to Phase 2 of the COVID-19 reopening process starting Friday. Businesses in Alexandria are encouraged to follow the state guidelines, which typically call for no more than 50 percent occupancy of business areas.
“With Phase 2 we are beginning a phased-in reopening of City facilities designed to ensure we maintain the health and safety of our employees as well as those who visit our City buildings,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall.
Alexandria, La. (June 3, 2020) — As central Louisiana residents choose to gather to exercise their right to free speech to advocate for social justice in light of recent incidents, the City of Alexandria, the City of Pineville and the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office jointly support peaceful demonstrations while encouraging citizens to take precautions to avoid spreading COVID-19.
Alexandria, La. (May 29, 2020) — June 1 marks the official beginning of hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30. This year, forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting a 60 percent chance we will see an above-average hurricane season.
Specifically they are projecting 13-19 named storms – the first named storm of the season, Arthur, has already occurred. Of those named storms, 6-10 are projected to be hurricanes and of those, 3-6 are expected to be classified as major hurricanes, which are category 3 and above.
Alexandria, La. (May 28, 2020) — Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall and Louisiana State University of Alexandria Chancellor Dr. Paul Coreil signed an Interagency Agreement between the City of Alexandria and LSUA in a signing ceremony on the steps of Alexandria City Hall at 11 a.m. today.
Alexandria, La. (May 19, 2020) — All City of Alexandria office buildings, including the Utility Customer Service building, City Hall, the Public Safety Complex, the Alexandria Zoo, the Animal Shelter and other departments will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.
ATRANS bus service, however, will be open during normal operating hours.
Alexandria, La. (May 18, 2020) — As part of the Phase 1 reopening plan, The City of Alexandria is now allowing limited public access to the Utility Customer Service Building, located at 625 Murray Street downtown, with safety restrictions in place.
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