APS Quarantines Students Recently from China

APS Quarantines Students Recently from China
APS students returning from Mainland China will not be allowed to attend school for 14 days. APS will provide support to any student who is unable to attend school by providing take-home educational materials.

Steps to prevent students and staff from becoming ill in schools:
  ● Cleaning and disinfecting touched objects and surfaces
  ● Reinforcing hand washing, hand sanitizer use, not coughing or sneezing on hands, staying home when sick, etc.

APS Coronavirus Guidelines

Mar 18 Medicare Made Simple (free class)

Where: 2100 Washington Blvd, Lower Level Conference Room A
When: Wed, March 18, 2–4pm

Free classes offered by Arlington Department of Human Services
Ample free parking in the Arlington County Customer spaces in the garage across the street.

Are you turning 65 and newly eligible for Medicare? Do you want to know more about your Medicare benefits? Do you serve as a caregiver who would like learn about Medicare? Then join us for a Medicare Made Simple class.

Medicare Made Simple classes address Medicare Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (doctors/outpatient hospital services/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as Medicare supplemental plans.

Curriculum is developed through the federal SHIP (State Health Insurance and Assistance Program) or in Virginia, VICAP (Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program). A trained and certified Medicare Counselor will lead this interactive session.

Enrollment is required.
Enroll for the February 20th class
Enroll for the March 18th class

Classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

Virginia Hospital Center Now Trauma Center

Virginia Hospital Center has begun a soft roll out of its trauma surgery service and is staffed as a Level II Trauma Center. VHC will be able to provide care close to home for many patients who otherwise would have had to be transported to Inova Fairfax or George Washington University Hospitals. For the first couple of months the most dire cases will continue to be brought to GW or Inova Fairfax.

County Offers Hot Weather Tips

Extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. Among all weather-related hazards, the highest number of annual deaths results from extreme heat.

Hot Weather Tips

  • Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids like water, even if you’re not thirsty.
  • Wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Stay cool by staying indoors during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully and wear sunscreen.
  • If you exercise outdoors, go in the morning or evening hours.
  • Eat light, regular meals — avoid hot foods and heavy meals.
  • Never leave anyone — infants, children, or pets — in a parked car.
  • Know the signs of heat-related illness (click image to enlarge):

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