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Here are highlights from our most recent COVID-19 coverage:
- Not all small D.C. restaurants and bars will make it through the COVID-19 crisis. Read what five owners say they’d need to survive.
- A delayed makeover of D.C.’s unemployment website impacts tens of thousands of residents.
- Local arts groups rely on community funding in the absence of government support: “We simply don’t know what, if any, funds will be available for any kind of emergency relief.”
- As COVID-19 cases increase in homeless shelters, D.C. provides hotel rooms for some unsheltered residents.
- DC Jail inmates file class action lawsuit against DOC leadership over response to COVID-19.
- For the first time in its 61 years of business, Ben’s Chili Bowl is uncertain of its future. What if D.C.’s black-owned restaurants can’t recover from the effect of COVID-19?
- The nurses’ union says 37 school nurses will be temporarily laid off for not taking part in the COVID-29 response. The union is filing an unfair labor practice against management.
- A D.C. neighborhood organizes a stuffed animal scavenger hunt for cooped up families.
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We’re here to keep you entertained and moving.
- Last night arts editor Kayla Randall and multimedia editor Will Warren watched 28 Days Later. Use #CityPaperArtsClub on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share your thoughts on the film and they’ll incorporate your feedback into their conversation.Listen to their chat about the first Arts Club book pick, The Plateau by Maggie Paxson.
- Revel in the unhinged dairy/rock crossover tale of the Fort Reno ice-cream-eating-motherfucker and peruse the work of local screenwriter/director Rian Johnson here.
- Have you taken up running yet? Many locals are hitting the trails to combat anxiety and burnout.
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And now for some throw-back distraction!
Here are some light-hearted pieces and interesting long reads from our archives to fill your quaran-time.
- The Answers Issue 2020: Settle in to discover something new about the District.
- An Oral History of Gentrification in Shaw and U Street NW
- Three Generations of a Ward 7 Family Find Work and Fulfillment in Urban Farming
You can also digitally flip through our archives on Issuu.
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