Mayor Bowser and DC Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt also
shared some details about the criteria they are using to asses when
and how to reopen DC. The decision is informed by our:
Health care system capacity
Public health system capacity
Officials noted that while we have
the capacity to test people in the following groups, they believe
we are currently undertesting these populations and people who fall
into these categories should seek testing:
At-risk healthcare workers,
Essential workers, and
Close contacts of all new positive cases
Pilot Program for Local Stores Selling
Educational and Academic Products
Additionally, Mayor Bowser announced a new pilot
program to allow some local shops that sell educational and
academic products to open for curbside pickup. Applications open
this Friday, May 15.
SNAP Recipients can Now Buy Groceries Through
Amazon in DC
The District is assisting local
retailers and farmers markets interested in participating in the
SNAP Online Purchasing Program to submit applications for review
and approval by the USDA.
Beginning today, District residents participating in the
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may use their
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to buy groceries through
Amazon at http://www.Amazon.com/snap-ebt.
DC Water Announces Emergency Funding to Help
Residents Pay Outstanding Water Bills
These funds will be disbursed through one-time grants with the
intention of helping save jobs in the arts sector and keeping the
doors open of the many organizations that add value to America’s
economy and to the creative life of the District of Columbia.
Small Business Spotlight: Wired Cycling Fitness
While in-person classes are on
hold, Wired Cycling is offering virtual sessions. Check them out
and support our local Ward 5 small business!