Tuesday, May 19, 2020

May 19 Coronavirus Response from Ward 5 CM McDuffie: Additional Council COVID-19 Legislation and Join CM McDuffie on Facebook Live Talking Violence Prevention

From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie <kmcduffie@dccouncil.us>
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:22 PM
Subject: May 19 Coronavirus Response - Additional Council COVID-19 Legislation and Join CM McDuffie on Facebook Live Talking Violence Prevention

Below are updates on the District's response to the coronavirus pandemic. For the latest and most comprehensive information always visit http://coronavirus.dc.gov.

Council Passes Additional COVID Response Legislation

Today, the Council of the District of Columbia unanimously passed the latest in a series of bills in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 and Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2020. Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie led the Council’s efforts to require utility providers to offer a utility payment program for customers unable to pay their utility bills due to the public health emergency.

Details of the provision dealing with utility payment plans (Section 308):
  • Gas, water, and electric utilities are required to offer a payment program for six months after the end of the public health emergency.
  • Protections extend 60 days after the end of the public health emergency for cable operators or telecommunications service providers not regulated by the DC Public Service Commission.
  • If utility service is currently disconnected, the provision requires reconnection of some utilities during the public health emergency.
  • The payment plans must be for at least one year unless the customer requests a shorter timeframe.

Join CM McDuffie for a Conversation on Violence Prevention in DC During COVID-19

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 19 at 4:00 PM

The panel will be streamed live on Councilmember McDuffie's Facebook.

  • Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
  • Dr. Joseph B. Richardson - Joel and Kim Feller Professor of African-American Studies and Medical Anthropology at the U of Maryland, College Park
  • Cotey Wynn – Cure The Streets, Ward 5 Supervisor
  • Dr. Kevin Fields - Executive Director, Murder Free DC
  • Sean Magruder - Director of Operations of Murder Free DC

Tele-Town Hall Hosted by the DC AARP on Long-Term Care Facilities and COVID-19

On May 21, 2020 at 11:00am, the AARP DC State Office will host a Tele-Town Hall with Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman. During this call we will discuss how COVID-19 has impacted Long-term Care Facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living residences.

During this call, you’ll get status updates on COVID-19 concerns in the District, tips to care for your loved one during this pandemic, and resources available to assist professional and family caregivers. We will be taking questions LIVE!
  • Moderator: Louis Davis Jr., State Director, AARP DC
  • Question Facilitator: Brittany Kitt, Associate State Director, AARP DC
Call In #: 877-229-8493
Pin #: 19021

Small Business Spotlight: Ramdass Pharmacy

Ramdass Pharmacy is located in the just off South Dakota Avenue NE, across from Bertie Backus. Owner and pharmacist Anthony Ramdass was recently featured by DCist. They are open during the health emergency, visit them online today!

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