My top priority is to ensure all District residents have the information and resources you need to protect yourselves and loved ones from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Although we are living through a public health emergency, together, we will overcome this.
Ten members of the DC Council sent a letter to grocery store operators urging protections for the front line store workers we rely on desperately during this public health emergency. We are grateful that grocery stores have remained open, and we understand the risks workers are taking to serve our residents.
Today, in the first-ever virtual legislative meeting for the DC Council, we unanimously passed a second emergency bill, the COVID-19 Response Supplemental Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 , to help residents, small businesses, and Advisory Neighborhood Commissions through this unprecedented time.
On Monday, April 1st, Mayor Bowser issued a stay-at-home order . It was an important step that I called for last week because the only way we slow the spread of the dangerous coronavirus is by limiting interaction with other people.
Due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases in our city and across the region, Mayor Bowser issued a stay-at-home order, effective today at 12:01 A.M., for District residents, until April 24th. This order reinforces that residents should stay at home to protect us all and to slow the spread of the coronavirus.