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New Benefits and Wage Increases for District Workers

On July 1, 2020 the District became a better place to live, work, and raise a family. DC workers can now claim local paid leave benefits to attend to urgent family needs without...

HIV Cases Decline in District

The number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in the District decreased to 282 cases in 2019, a 16 percent decrease from 335 in 2018,...

Travel, Gatherings Account for Most New COVID Cases

At Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) August 17 situational update, DC Health Director LaQuandra Nesbitt said DC Health is hiring an additional 175 contact tracers,...

DC Health Wants Invitees to Get Antibody Testing

The District is asking families who received a letter inviting them to participate in a COVID-19 antibody survey to please come in for testing. Starting...

Bowser Responds to Saturday Shooting

Gun violence in the District is continuing to rise. In her August 10 situational update, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) called the most recent incident...

District Pools, Splash Parks Closed for Summer

District pools and splash parks will remain closed all summer due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the District announced August 5. “We understand residents look forward to...

Quarantine Required After Non-Essential Travel

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) issued a Mayor’s Order requiring residents to self-quarantine for 14 days after non-essential travel to high-risk areas.  Announced at her Friday,...

Heat Shuts Down COVID Testing

Temperatures are expected to reach 99 degrees Monday, July 20. Those dangerously hot temperatures will shut down the District’s public COVID-19 testing sites, including...

Bowser Explains Delayed COVID Test Results

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said she will extend the District’s State of Emergency, which is set to expire July 24, likely through early October....

DC Officials Talk Rising Gun Violence

District officials discussed the strategies and difficulties of reducing gun violence in the District at Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) Monday, July 13 situational update....