Saturday, June 6, 2020

District of Columbia Government

Washington DC — The Nation’s Capital

Bowser Assembles Super Squad to Help ‘ReOpen D.C.’

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com About two weeks ago, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced non-essential businesses, schools and operations would be closed until May 15, and she has now recruited a super squad of powerful Washingtonians to help...

D.C. Coronavirus Update: Michelle Obama Joins Mayor in Relaying COVID-19 Info

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser released the April 27 daily data for COVID-19 cases and deaths, bringing overall positive cases in the city to 3,892 and 185 local lives lost due to the novel...

Amerigroup Programming Perfect for Digital Appointments

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com While residents are reticent to go to medical facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amerigroup DC, has programming in place and added services for their members to access virtual health care and resources. Amerigroup DC is...

Local Actions Taken While Science Develops

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The nation’s capital is still suffering from the novel coronavirus with more than 3,000 District of Columbia residents having tested positive for COVID-19. Fifty percent of those diagnosed with COVID-19 are African American. Dr. Asefa Jejaw Mekonnen,...

Emancipation Day During COVID-19 Crisis

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Despite the pall of COVID-19 hanging over the nation’s capital, where more than 2,100 people have tested positive for the virus, 72 have died (as of April 15) and with most residents cooped inside, the...

Vote Safe D.C. Campaign Launch

By Briana Thomas Special to the AFRO On March 27, the D.C. Board of Elections launched a campaign to encourage residents to utilize voter mail-in ballots for the upcoming elections in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  The Vote Safe DC initiative is...

Council Unanimously Passes Relief Bill for Residents

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Conducting a virtual meeting for the first time in its 45-year history, the District of Columbia Council unanimously passed its second COVID-19 relief bill that will offer rent freezes, mortgage deferrals, further extensions for unemployment...

Numbers Rise, Peak Projected in Late June

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com It’s been a month since the first person tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington, D.C., on March 7, and as of April 7, there have been 1,211 confirmed cases, 318 recoveries and 22 deaths.   “Our thoughts...

Commentary: Cloudy With A Chance Of Change

By Terrance Blowe It’s been more than three months into 2020 vision, and three weeks since Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the first coronavirus (COVID-19) case was reported in the nation’s capitol.  The case is considered to be the result of...

McDuffie Leads Efforts for Small Business, Race Relations During Pandemic

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com With non-essential businesses closed, restaurants under-operating and much of the nation’s capital shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (D) and the District of Columbia Council are working to assist...

Mayor’s Top Aide Dies of COVID-19

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com According to the D.C. Health Statistics Summary, 401 District of Columbia residents have tested positive for COVID-19, 106 people have recovered and nine patients have died. One of the local decedents from the deadly disease...

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