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Mayor Bowser Announces Leadership of ReOpen DC Advisory Group

April 28, 2020

On Monday, April 27, 2020, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the leadership of the ReOpen DC Advisory Group, which will develop recommendations on reopening the District safely and sustainably through a plan based in science and tailored to the needs of the community.

The Advisory Group will deliver a ReOpenDC Plan to the Mayor that:

  • Proposes how to ReOpenDC toward its values and priorities;
  • Recommends deployment of the best approaches and innovations from DC residents, and from around country and globe;
  • Proposes a phased reopening with mitigation guidelines by sector to ensure a safe and responsive process.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security will advise the Reopen DC Advisory Group. The Advisory Group will have 12 committees whose work will be guided by the Center’s report, “Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: Guidance for Governors.”

Residents and businesses are encouraged to provide feedback and will be able to participate in a virtual town hall and survey.

A full list of the ReOpen DC Advisory Group’s leadership is below:

ReOpen DC Advisory Group Chairpersons

ReOpen DC Advisory Group Co-Chairpersons

ReOpen DC Advisory Group Committees

For more information, visit coronavirus.dc.gov/reopendc.


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GW Hospital Offers Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing

April 7, 2020

The GW Medical Enterprise has begun drive-through testing for COVID-19 since Monday, April 6, 2020. The drive-through testing site is located at 20th and H Streets NW (cars entering at 22nd and H Street NW) and pedestrian testing will be at 22nd and I St NW. 


Testing will only be conducted by appointment, after a physician has spoken with the patient and has deemed a test is appropriate. This initiative is GW’s response in partnership with the District based on city-wide need. 


The testing site is being set up as an important step toward identifying who has the virus and stopping the virus in the Washington, D.C., area. Through this drive-through testing, GW is providing a more accessible and convenient method of testing for those who think they might have or have been exposed to the coronavirus or COVID-19, thus enabling individuals and their physicians to determine if they need to seek the appropriate medical care or self-quarantine in their homes. 


How to Schedule a Physician Consultation:

To schedule a video or phone consultation with a GW physician to be evaluated, please call 202.741.2765 Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Or, your regular physician can follow the instructions at gwcovid19testing.com to get you a referral for testing.


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Georgetown COVID-19 Updates and Resources

March 25, 2020

The Georgetown BID continues to monitor the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, wanting to ensure that business owners, residents, students, and visitors are informed about the ways in which this is affecting the Georgetown community and commercial district – and how to still support our businesses, and one another.

Here are the latest tips and resources.

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