Wednesday, April 01, 2020

here is the March 31, 2020 Coronavirus message from Ward 5 CM McDuffie

From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:48 PM
Subject: March 31 Coronavirus Response - Parks and playgrounds closed and Mayor's order to stay-at-home begins at midnight tonight

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

Today was the Deadline for the DC Small Businesses Microgrant

The deadline to apply for the DC Small Business Recovery Microgrant Program passed at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. For additional resources including information on federal small business programs, check Councilmember McDuffie's website.

Parks and Playgrounds Closed

Today, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation issued the following statement: "Effective immediately, all DPR facilities including playgrounds, parks (dog parks), athletic fields, courts, & all other outdoor spaces are closed until further notice."

Mayor Bowser Issues Stay-At-Home Order

Yesterday, Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a stay-at-home order for the District of Columbia. There has been some confusion about what is and is not covered in the order. You are invited to read the full order on the DC coronavirus website. Here is the official definition of "allowable recreation activities:"
“Allowable Recreational Activities” means outdoor activity with household members that complies with Social Distancing Requirements, as defined in section IV.8 of this Order, and includes the sanitizing of any equipment used both before and after the activity. Outdoor activities should not be conducted with persons other than those from one’s own household. 
Examples: Walking, hiking, running, dog-walking, biking, rollerblading, scootering, skateboarding, playing tennis, golfing, gardening, and other activities where all participants comply with Social Distancing Requirements and there is no person-to-person contact





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