The Rev. Tim Cole, rector of Georgetown’s Christ Church, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Washington, D.C., is back home from the hospital. He passed several tests and is now recovering.
Cole went to Medstar Georgetown University Hospital on March 7 and returned to the Christ Church rectory at 31st and O Streets NW on Thursday, March 26.
The church sent out the “wonderful news,” as it said, on Friday.
“It is with much thanksgiving that I write to let you know that Father Tim was discharged from the hospital late yesterday and is resting comfortably at home. He, Lorraine, and young Tim are ever-grateful for your thoughts and prayers during these long and trying weeks,” wrote Chad Thorley, senior warden of Christ Church, in a church statement.
“Father Tim has been asked by his doctors to remain semi-quarantined for a period of time and to continue to get as much rest as possible. For that reason, the Coles ask that you refrain from visiting or calling so that Father Tim can continue to heal and gain strength. Father Tim wants you to know that you all remain in his prayers.”
In early March, Christ Church parishioners self-quarantined after learning of their rector’s condition upon the order of Mayor Muriel Bowser.