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, www.dcedequity.org, 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.
- Mayor Orders Closure of Non-Essential Business: Essential Businesses Defined in Order (Hill Rag)
- Mayor’s press release
- Mayor’s order
In case you missed it:
- Social Distance Diary, Day 8: A Preschool Version of “Pay It Forward”
- A Clarification on DPR Dog Parks, Open Green Spaces; Online Kids’ Fitness Class and More
- Mayor Urges Residents to Stay Home and Away From Cherry Blossoms; No Shelter-in-Place Order
- New Theme for Neighborhood Art Hunt: Baseball and Basketball
- Social-Distance Kids’ Activities on the Hill