D.C.’s Plan to Vaccinate Children 12 and Older

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 is safe and effective among adolescents.

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No Sign of Relief

Ward 4 campaign sign confiscation kerfuffle comes to a dead end

At the time, it was a big deal—allegations of dirty tricks and conspiracy filled the air and social media. Then-Ward 4 D.C. Council candidate Janeese Lewis George last year was aggressively challenging incumbent Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, a close ally of Mayor Muriel Bowser.  Lewis George’s campaign caught Department of Public Works employees in […]

Mayor Bowser Announces Dates for Lifting Capacity Limits

Amid a drop in COVID-19 cases and calls to reopen, the mayor announced that all capacity limits will lift by June 11.

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D.C.’s Office of the Inspector General to Investigate Department of Employment Services

The audit follows a series of issues DOES has experienced since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Robert Contee Confirmed as Chief of Metropolitan Police Department

The native Washingtonian and three-decade veteran of the force is charged with addressing a rise in murders and calls for reform.

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The Mount Pleasant Uprising, 30 Years Later

Days of unrest followed the shooting of a Salvadoran man at 17th and Lamont streets NW on May 5, 1991.

Thirty years ago this evening, unrest broke out in Mount Pleasant after a young Metropolitan Police Department officer, Angela Jewell, shot Daniel Enrique Gomez, a Salvadoran resident. Accounts of what preceded the shooting vary—some say Gomez moved toward Jewell while holding a knife, while other eyewitnesses say Gomez was handcuffed when Jewell fired. The altercation […]

D.C. Reports Third Straight Day of Zero COVID-19 Deaths

DC Health is making recommendations on reopening based on the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

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D.C. Residents’ COVID-19 Vaccination Records Are Now Accessible Electronically

A new website lets D.C. residents see their COVID-19 vaccination records, but some may not be able to access electronic records. Don’t lose track of your card just yet.

Your COVID-19 vaccination records are now accessible electronically. Well, at least they might be. DC Health launched a new website that gives D.C. residents electronic access to their official COVID-19 vaccination records. But don’t think this means you should dispose of your vaccine card. In fact, it’s more important, so take a photo of it. Maybe […]

Mayor Bowser’s Revised D.C. Mask Order, Explained

Who needs to wear a mask? And when?

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What Can Fully Vaccinated People Do in D.C.?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and DC Health updated their guidance for fully vaccinated people this week.

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