Monday, March 30, 2020

here is today's CM McDuffie Coronavirus response: Mayor orders residents to stay-at-home and small biz, non-profit, & independent contractor grant deadline tomorrow

From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie <>
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 8:21 PM
Subject: March 30 Coronavirus Response - Mayor orders residents to stay-at-home and small biz, non-profit, & independent contractor grant deadline tomorrow

Below are today's updates on the District's response to the coronavirus pandemic. For the latest and most comprehensive information always visit

Small Businesses Microgrant Deadline: TOMORROW Tuesday, March 31

The deadline to apply for the DC Small Business Recovery Microgrant Program is 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Do not delay, apply today!

Mayor Bowser Issues Stay-At-Home Order

Today, due to an increasing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Washington, DC and across the region and the nation, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a stay-at-home order for the District of Columbia. This order reinforces the Mayor’s direction to residents to stay at home except to perform essential activities.
“Our message remains the same: stay home,” said Mayor Bowser. “Staying at home is the best way to flatten the curve and protect yourself, your family, and our entire community from COVID-19. Many people want to know how they can help right now, and for most people this is how – by staying home.” The Mayor’s Order specifies that residents may only leave their residences to:
  • engage in essential activities, including obtaining medical care that cannot be provided through telehealth and obtaining food and essential household goods;
  • perform or access essential governmental functions;
  • work at essential businesses;
  • engage in essential travel; or
  • engage in allowable recreational activities, as defined by the Mayor’s Order.
Any individual who willfully violates the stay-at-home order may be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.

The stay-at-home order goes into effect on April 1, 2020 at 12:01 am.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Street Closures and Restrictions on Pedestrian and Bicycle Traffic Around the Tidal Basin Continues

As the District continues working to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Muriel Bowser is extending road closures and taking additional measures to restrict access to the Tidal Basin. The Mayor has directed the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to work with the DC National Guard to enforce a restricted access zone around the Tidal Basin until further notice to ensure social distancing and prevent further community transmission of COVID-19.

Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be restricted by the National Park Service and the United States Park Police, in the area of the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial. Members of the public will not be able to enter the park area south of Independence Avenue, SW.

Take Care of Your Mental Health

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Census 2020

If everyone participates in the 2020 Census, we can secure better public and private resources for our community.

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Remind your friends and family about the 2020 Census
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