Mayor’s Briefing: First Day of Distance Learning, Equity Fund, Closing of Non-Essential Businesses: Updates

Did you hear? “Spring break” is over, and today is the first day of distance learning. At an 11 a.m. briefing today, Mayor Muriel Bowser talked about school resuming via distance learning and announced the DC Education Equity Fund,, an effort to meet students’ basic needs and provide internet access and devices during the COVID-19 outbreak. The mayor will issue an order to close non-essential businesses, like salons and barber shops. More guidance on that will be coming later today.


As of 8 p.m. tonight, there are 46 new positive cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 183 individuals.

The guidance on business closings is now released. See links below for more info.

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