Coronavirus Updates

April 26 Coronavirus Weekend Update

On Tuesday, April 21st, the DC Council held its second virtual legislative meeting and made adjustments to the COVID-19 Response Supplemental Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 , which the Council passed on April 7th. These changes strengthen protections for District residents and small businesses during this public health emergency. My team will continue to use your feedback to better serve District residents during this challenging time.

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Councilmember Robert White’s Letter to Mayor Bowser About Elevated Lead Levels in Playgrounds

Today, Councilmember Robert White, along with 10 of his Council colleagues, sent a letter to Mayor Bowser expressing concern with elevated lead levels in District of Columbia public playgrounds. The Councilmembers have asked the Mayor to accelerate the final report on lead testing results, ensure that the report is released publicly, ensure that Department of Parks and Recreation’s (DPR) playgrounds are also tested, and develop a solution that ensures the District is using the safest and most durable materials for playgrounds.