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The owners of St. Vincent Wine never expected to open in the middle of the global pandemic and need a little extra cash to cover the costs of keeping staff and customers safe. But when the doors opened in November, they decided to add a $1 “COVID compliance fee,” to each check. It helps pay […]
Chef Elias Taddesse never thought he’d drive a quarter of a cow weighing upwards of 230 pounds back to D.C. from Baltimore in his girlfriend’s truck, but when you’re running a restaurant in a pandemic you have to roll with the punches. And restaurants, like his, have been dealt repeated blows. The Ethiopian immigrant, who […]
Security threats in the District have interrupted the lives of countless residents. Law enforcement officials are asking some residents of Capitol Hill to show identification before entering their homes, while numerous businesses all across the city have temporarily closed. National Guard members are stationed as far north as Malcolm X Park. The impact of the […]
As of Monday, Jan. 11, D.C. residents over 65 are now eligible to reserve a COVID-19 vaccine appointment anywhere in the city. D.C.’s health department aimed to make the process as convenient as possible, setting up sites for vaccinations in every quadrant so seniors wouldn’t have to travel too far from home. But with just […]
Cassia Denton and Devin Maier found themselves home for the holidays. They heeded repeated warnings that traveling and mingling with older relatives is too dangerous because of COVID-19. “We have always spent Christmas in Hawaii with Devin’s dad,” Denton says. “He always makes a big meal there. We were not expecting to be here instead.” […]