As of 01/07/20
DMV Area News:
Thursday, Jan 07, 2021
On Jan 06, Mayor Bowser Ordered a citywide curfew from 6pm on 01/06 to 7am on 01/07. Visit DC.gov for the latest information on curfews and safety measures in the District.
“During the hours of the curfew, no person, other than persons designated by the Mayor, shall walk, bike, run, loiter, stand, or motor by car or other mode of transport upon any street, alley, park, or other public place within the District.
The curfew imposed by the Mayor’s Order shall not apply to essential workers, including working media with their outlet-issued credentials, when engaged in essential functions, including travel to and from their essential work.”
Thursday, November 12th, 2020
- DC: Mayor Bowser has made the following orders for those traveling to and returning from other states to DC:
- Those traveling to DC need to get tested before traveling to the district within 72 hours of travel, and if they test positive should not travel. Visitors should not travel to the district if they are a close contact of a confirmed case. If a visitor is visiting for more than 3 days, they must be tested within 3-5 days of arrival (free at public testing sites).
- Those traveling home to DC from other locations except from Maryland, Virginia, or a low risk state must self-quarantine for 14 days upon return or get COVID testing within 3-5 days of arrival and receive a negative test result.
- Pre-registration information for COVID testing available at: https://securelink.dc.gov/
- List of COVID testing sites: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/testing
- DMV: DC and MD are now in Phase II. VA has announced plans to enter phase 3, but no date set yet.
- VA: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/
- MD: https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/
- MD: Here’s the county-by-county report of phased reopenings across the state of Maryland. Some counties have slightly different guidelines for their reopening from the state’s plan due to differences in the number of new daily and overall COVID-19 cases in these areas. For more information about the state’s reopening plan, visit the source below.
- DMV: With the public health crisis that is systemic racism against POC in America on the forefront of American hearts and minds, we cannot forget our other ongoing public health crisis, that is the COVID-19 pandemic, that is also placing these same lives at risk. This article presents recommendations from various sources about how to support POC in America during this time, while also protecting fellow activists from the spread of COVID-19. Below is a summary of these recommendation for those planning to attend a public protest:
- Wear a face covering that at least covers your nose and mouth
- Wear eye protection (to prevent injury and viral spread)
- Carry plenty of water and first aid supplies with you
- Use hand sanitizer
- Use drums, signs, and noise makers instead of yelling (yelling spreads droplets more effectively than normal speaking)
- Stick with a close group and limit your unknown contacts
- Attempt social distancing when possible
- DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU FEEL ILL (You are placing the lives of your fellow activists at risk)
- Maryland: Public school districts of different counties have varying plans for reopening. See the latest article here that outlines plans for each county.
- Source: https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2020/11/11/coronavirus-in-maryland-how-each-school-district-is-responding-to-an-uptick-in-covid-19-cases/
- Metro: all metro stations are now open for service, while taking stringent COVID-19 precautions.
Archived DMV Area News:
- D.C. Public Schools Ending Semester Three Weeks Early, Will Remain Entirely Remote
- Governor Hogan Issues Order Requiring Face Masks in Retail Establishments, On Public Transit, Northam Extends Virginia Shutdown Order to May 8
- Mayor Bowser Extends D.C. State of Emergency to May 15
- D.C. Grocery Stores Are Now Instructing Shoppers To Wear Face Masks
- Events DC Announces $18 Million Hospitality and Tourism Relief Package Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
- Record set for single-day covid-19 deaths in D.C., Maryland and Virginia at 53; black residents hit hardest
- Federal Government Designates Baltimore-Washington Corridor as Hot Spot in Coronavirus Pandemic
- DC Council Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill with Rent Freeze, Consumer Precautions
- Coronavirus update: Md. Gov. Hogan says Local Health Boards can close ‘Unsafe’ Businesses, Calls Baltimore-Washington Area ‘Emerging Hot Spot’
- Norton Calls for the Jefferson, Lincoln Memorials to Close
- D.C. could see 93,000 Coronavirus Infection with Mid-Summer Peak, Bowser Says
- Face Coverings recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one
- D.C. Council Petitions to have Grocery and Pharmacy Workers Declared as ‘First Responders’
- Hogan to Sign Bills to Make Telehealth Easier in Maryland
- Van Hollen DC Emergency Funding Letter
- Unemployment Claims Skyrocket in the Washington Region
- Mayor Bowser Issues Stay-At-Home Order
- Northam Issues Stay-At-Home Order for Virginians
- The State of Maryland Executive Department, Order of the Governor
- D.C. Opens Testing Site For First Responders
- Mayor Bowser Orders Closure of Non-essential Businesses
- DC police restrict access to Tidal Basin cherry blossom tree
- D.C. government further curtails operations in response to coronavirus
- D.C. mayor tells council extending school closure is possible, but no decision is imminent
- Trump signs $2 Trillion Coronavirus Bill Into Law
- Maryland coronavirus updates: All non-essential businesses in Maryland closed, Maryland school closures extended a month due to coronavirus threat
- Gov. Ralph Northam announces schools closed for remainder of academic year
- Metro takes additional steps, coordinates with public health authorities on COVID-19
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As of Friday, July 3rd, 2020
- Although the DC public school year is officially over, meals will continue to be available to those under age 18 on weekdays for students from 10AM – 2PM, for locations visit: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/food. Source: https://dcps.dc.gov/coronavirus
- DC parks, athletic fields, walking paths, hiking trails/tracks, dog parks, and tennis courts are now open with social distancing safeguards in place. Source: dpr.dc.gov
- DC public libraries are offering select services at the Anacostia, Benning, Cleveland Park, Mt. Pleasant, Northeast, Shepherd Park, West End, and Woodridge locations. For more information visit dclibrary.org. DC public library continues to offer digital services at https://www.dclibrary.org/godigital.
- Residents of apartment communities are now permitted to use common area amenities while maintaining social distancing precautions and mask requirements.
- Community gardens are open as long as social distancing precautions are maintained.
- Restaurants, in addition to providing take out and delivery services, are now open for outdoor seating and indoor seating at limited capacity while maintaining social distancing.
- Gyms are reopened with limited capacity and distancing regulations, see individual websites for details. Barbershops and hair salons can offer services by appointment only with physical distancing. Theatres and other entertainment facilities remain closed.
- Farmers markets are open for grab-and-go only, while limiting the amount of people inside the market.
- Grocery stores must instruct patrons to wear face masks, limit the number of patrons allowed in the store at one time, and require social distancing protocols. Online shopping for delivery or curbside pickup is encouraged.
- DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is operational. Many services are available online, visit: dmv.dc.gov. Many deadlines have been extended for renewing drivers licenses, paying tickets, and more. Visit dmv.dc.gov for more specific information.
As of Friday, July 3rd, 2020
- DC Metro will run trains on a limited schedule and require riders to wear facemasks. See the following website for up to date station and service information – https://www.wmata.com/service/status/details/covid-station-closures.cfm
- Metro rail and bus users can visit wmata.com/timetables for schedules. Source: https://www.wmata.com.
- DC circulator bus continues to run as normal with no fee to ride.
- Ride sharing platforms such as Lyft and Uber continue to be operational, while taking extra precautions to ensure rider and driver safety. Riders should not utilize these services if they feel sick. Group ride options are suspended.
The CDC recommends using the following precautions while utilizing ride sharing services: keep windows open when possible, increase ventilation, wear a facemask and regularly disinfect surfaces.