Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps

Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps The Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a unit of local medical and non-medical volunteers who are ready to respond to public health emergencies and support public health emergency preparedness across Alexandria.

In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, thousands of Americans volunteered their skills and talents to assist the community. Many more asked, “What can I do to help?” The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was established in 2002 as a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The MRC network is made up of 987 community-based units and almost 200,000 volunteers located throughout the United States and its territories.

Alexandria City COVID Community Testing on Memorial Day at Cora Kelly!  What a phenomenal effort! Total number of people...
05/26/2020

Alexandria City COVID Community Testing on Memorial Day at Cora Kelly! What a phenomenal effort! Total number of people tested at Landmark and Cora Kelly was 2980- we ROCK!!!! Kuddos to our MRC volunteers who besides helping with registration and flow, took on the roles as POT managers and biosafety officers!!! Thank you!!!

MRC volunteers supporting COVID community testing!! Thank you for your great work!
05/17/2020

MRC volunteers supporting COVID community testing!! Thank you for your great work!

MRC volunteers supporting PPS set up and execution!!! Thank you so much for your great work!!!
05/14/2020

MRC volunteers supporting PPS set up and execution!!! Thank you so much for your great work!!!

MRC volunteer working on the call center schedule! Thank you for your great help Deborah!
05/08/2020

MRC volunteer working on the call center schedule! Thank you for your great help Deborah!

Two MRC volunteers teaching new MRC’s donning and doffing with additional infection control training!
05/06/2020

Two MRC volunteers teaching new MRC’s donning and doffing with additional infection control training!

MRC demo on proper social distancing, mask safety and how to properly wash hands for Alexandria City employees.
04/29/2020

MRC demo on proper social distancing, mask safety and how to properly wash hands for Alexandria City employees.

Drive-through t-shirt and badge distribution for new Alexandria MRC volunteers!
04/28/2020

Drive-through t-shirt and badge distribution for new Alexandria MRC volunteers!

MRC volunteers creating thank you cards for long term care facilities’ staff! Thank you so much for your hard work!
04/27/2020

MRC volunteers creating thank you cards for long term care facilities’ staff! Thank you so much for your hard work!

One MRC volunteer teaching other volunteers how to safely do donning and doffing before assisting our Long Term Care Fac...
04/22/2020

One MRC volunteer teaching other volunteers how to safely do donning and doffing before assisting our Long Term Care Facilities.

Our MRC volunteer together with our Assistant Public Health Emergency Management Coordinator ready for fit testing.
04/11/2020

Our MRC volunteer together with our Assistant Public Health Emergency Management Coordinator ready for fit testing.

MRC volunteers helping with contact investigations! Thank you!!!
04/03/2020

MRC volunteers helping with contact investigations! Thank you!!!

After many hours of work, AHD employees attended a Disaster Mental health relief session done by an MRC volunteer! Thank...
04/01/2020

After many hours of work, AHD employees attended a Disaster Mental health relief session done by an MRC volunteer! Thank you so much!!

MRC volunteers distributing PPE to long term care facilities, assisted living and health care facilities! I am so proud ...
03/31/2020

MRC volunteers distributing PPE to long term care facilities, assisted living and health care facilities! I am so proud of your work!

MRC volunteers doing fit testing today!! Go MRC!!!
03/30/2020

MRC volunteers doing fit testing today!! Go MRC!!!

Busy day in the call center today! Practicing social distancing while answering the phones! I am so proud of their hard ...
03/26/2020

Busy day in the call center today! Practicing social distancing while answering the phones! I am so proud of their hard work! Go Alexandria MRC!

Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker
03/21/2020

Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker

Great to see familiar faces from the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps (in a slightly outdated picture) during my virtual orientation with the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps this morning. Register to join the Corps at: https://www.alexandriava.gov/MedicalReserve.

Another day in the call center! Thank you MRC volunteers for keeping our community safe!
03/19/2020

Another day in the call center! Thank you MRC volunteers for keeping our community safe!

After a very long day in the call center, volunteers will return again tomorrow! Thank you all for your hard work during...
03/12/2020

After a very long day in the call center, volunteers will return again tomorrow! Thank you all for your hard work during this response! We appreciate you!!

03/12/2020

MRC volunteer teaching our community members to prevent and protect from COVID-19 by washing their hands and

1. Staying home when you are sick
2. Disinfecting surfaces
3. Practicing cough/sneeze etiquette
4. Avoiding touching your face.

Alexandria Health Department call center - MRC volunteers manning the phones and helping get the information out to Alex...
03/11/2020

Alexandria Health Department call center - MRC volunteers manning the phones and helping get the information out to Alexandrians! You are the BEST!!!

Doing Pandemic Respiratory Infection outreach by distributing pandemic preparedness brochures, while walking in the St. ...
03/07/2020

Doing Pandemic Respiratory Infection outreach by distributing pandemic preparedness brochures, while walking in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Thank you volunteers for all your help!!

Alexandria CERT Coordinator, assisted by one of our volunteers are teaching Until Help Arrives and Stop the Bleed. Thank...
03/04/2020

Alexandria CERT Coordinator, assisted by one of our volunteers are teaching Until Help Arrives and Stop the Bleed. Thank you Marjorie and Deborah for being here tonight!

Another MRC NOVA joint training - Arlington Psychological First Aid Training - learning how to reduce the initial distre...
02/26/2020

Another MRC NOVA joint training - Arlington Psychological First Aid Training - learning how to reduce the initial distress caused by a traumatic events. It is an important tool for supporting family, friends or your community members during emergencies.

In collaboration with the Red Cross, Marco Johnson taught "Operating a Shelter Checklist" Training - a basic level cours...
02/20/2020

In collaboration with the Red Cross, Marco Johnson taught "Operating a Shelter Checklist" Training - a basic level course that introduces the guidelines and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a public health emergency.

Strengthening community partnerships to support Preparedness at Red Cross Second Annual Disaster Preparedness Summit! Wi...
01/28/2020

Strengthening community partnerships to support Preparedness at Red Cross Second Annual Disaster Preparedness Summit! With Rappahannock MRC, Alexandria CERT, Alexandria MRC volunteers, American Legion Post 24 members, Citizen Corp Council Chair, Fairfax OEM and American Red Cross!

Another NOVA MRC Collaboration- Rappahannock MRC, Alexandria MRC and Alexandria CERT Coordinator attended and evaluated ...
01/25/2020

Another NOVA MRC Collaboration- Rappahannock MRC, Alexandria MRC and Alexandria CERT Coordinator attended and evaluated Until Help Arrives- Stop the Bleed pilot class for Loudoun MRC! Great teamwork!

Access and Functional Needs - Dementia Training - first joint training with all Health districts in NOVA!!! Thank you vo...
01/22/2020

Access and Functional Needs - Dementia Training - first joint training with all Health districts in NOVA!!! Thank you volunteers and thank you MRC Coordinators for helping recruit! 45+ volunteers are in attendance tonight!!! GO MRC!!!!

Infection Control Training - thanks to our Epi, Christina, 12 MRC volunteers learned more about what infection control i...
12/10/2019

Infection Control Training - thanks to our Epi, Christina, 12 MRC volunteers learned more about what infection control is, how are diseases transmitted, and tools of Infection Control.

MRC volunteers were nominated for the Emergency Preparedness Award at Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria recognition...
12/05/2019

MRC volunteers were nominated for the Emergency Preparedness Award at Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria recognition event! A million of thanks to you! You have been a dedicated volunteer and you have shown how important it is to help others in public health emergencies! I am so proud and thankful to you all! Congratulations to you all and congratulations Deborah for winning the award! #VolAlex

Health Communication and Outreach Training for our MRC! Thank you Lorrie for teaching the class! Great class!
11/22/2019

Health Communication and Outreach Training for our MRC! Thank you Lorrie for teaching the class! Great class!

MRC volunteers joined the Red Cross and the Fire Department distributing emergency preparedness flyers and educating res...
11/16/2019

MRC volunteers joined the Red Cross and the Fire Department distributing emergency preparedness flyers and educating residents about fire safety.

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4480 King St
Alexandria, VA
22302

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The Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was established in 2005 and is housed within the Alexandria Health Department. The Alexandria MRC seeks to improve the health and safety of communities across Alexandria, VA by recruiting, training, and managing professional and non-professional volunteers who support existing public health infrastructure during public health emergencies and routine community activities.

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