At a virtual half-hour community meeting tonight, Monday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m., Duncan Bedlion, commander of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District, will report on police activities and changes being made in Georgetown and surrounding areas as a result of the coronavirus stay-at-home order.
In addition, a status update on the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s patrol car program will be presented by CAG, which is co-sponsoring the meeting with Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E.
Open to all, the meeting is accessible via the Zoom application or telephone. The voice-only (no video) Zoom link is https://bit.ly/MPDTownHall. The conference-call number is 646-558-8656, meeting ID #288 478 053. Participants can access either at 6:30 p.m. or shortly before.
According to the ANC, Zoom is very user-friendly. Instructions regarding accessing and participating in the meeting can be found on the ANC 2E website. The meeting will also include a question-and-answer period. Questions should be emailed in advance to ANC staff coordinator Peter Sacco at 2E@anc.dc.gov.
The regularly scheduled April ANC meeting that was to be held on March 30 at Visitation School has been canceled, “pursuant to the Mayor’s direction that all non-essential mass-gatherings be canceled through March 31st, 2020,” according to ANC 2E. The next regularly scheduled public meeting is currently set for Monday, May 4.
“Any seniors or medically compromised who feel they may need some help now or would like a regular check-in via email or phone, please let me know,” writes Commissioner Gwendolyn Lohse.
Lohse also has a list of volunteer activities in which Georgetowners can participate, including the DC Medical Corps and serving lunches to school children who rely on the city. She can be reached by email at 2E06@anc.dc.gov or by phone at 202-997-5324.
She adds: “Participate in the Georgetown ‘Wave’ at 6pm every night by waving to your neighbors from your stoop/window and by leaving a stuffed bear and/or rainbow in your window for the Georgetown Safari now underway for children.”