Here’s a roundup of news and notes about the city, schools, parks and kid activities.
- The mayor announced last night a third death in DC due to coronavirus (COVID-19), a 75-year-old woman.
- As of 7:30 p.m. last night, the District’s coronavirus (COVID-19) data includes 48 new positive cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 231 individuals.
- Nonessential businesses closed at 10 p.m. last night. These included neighborhood favorites Labyrinth, Hill’s Kitchen, East City Bookshop and Solid State Books. They can’t continue curbside or delivery under the new order.
- Children’s National provided guidance on testing for children and young adults.
- DC lottery results will be released Friday as planned. My School DC notes that the enrollment deadline is extended to May 27 and schools will contact parents directly with instructions.
- Miner Elementary is a meal service site for students, as of yesterday.
- The U.S. National Arboretum closed.
- A Clarification on DPR Dog Parks, Open Green Spaces; Online Kids’ Fitness Class and More
- “Who are the helpers in your neighborhood?” Councilmember Charles Allen is hosting a Q&A for kids tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 a.m.
- Social-Distance Kids’ Activities on the Hill
- Free Forest School has launched a new initiative Everyday Outside, a Facebook group and a weekly email with tips and ideas for spending time outside while following social distancing protocols.
- The Kid Museum in Bethesda offers these maker/engineering challenges.
- Check out free #FITDC classes for kids
- 123 Andres is performing concerts on Wednesdays and Sundays on Youtube and Facebook.
- Hill Center shared family cooking activities.
- Ultimate Parents Guide to Coronavirus Cabin Fever by Washingtonian
- Story time with astronauts
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