Thursday, September 23, 2021

Health

DC Opens 11 More Sites for Self-Testing of COVID-19

The Test Yourself DC program is being expanded with the installment of a self-testing site within a 20-minute walk of almost every resident.

All DC Government Employees Required to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced all DC Government employees are required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sunday, September 19.

District Launches COVID-19 Incentive Program for Youth

The District kicked off its COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for the city's teenagers on Saturday, August 7.

DC Requires Wearing Masks Indoors Starting July 31 After CDC’s Recommendation

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said wearing face coverings indoors will be mandatory in the city regardless of vaccination status beginning July 31.

District of Columbia Ends Public Health Emergency

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Saturday the end of the city's public health emergency order that has been in effect since March 2020.

Four Fully Vaccinated DC Residents Died of COVID-19 Since January

DC Health said four fully vaccinated people have died of COVID-19 and the city has seen a 95 percent decline in COVID deaths since January.

DC Public Schools to Require Face Coverings for Students, Staff This Fall

The DC Public Schools will continue to require all students, staff and visitors to wear face masks in the 2021-2022 school year.

DC Officially Bans Flavored Tobacco and Menthol Cigarettes

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law a bill that prohibits the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco products in the city.