Monkeypox: 5 Things You Need to Know

July 25, 2022

With Covid still lingering in the news and new variants appearing seemingly every other day, it’s hard to grasp yet another virus appearing in our vernacular. But this time, it’s […]

Downtowner News Briefs: June 6, 2022

June 6, 2022

“Shaming Renaming” Gets D.C. Council Member Banned from Russia  D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3), helped name a block outside the Russian Embassy after a dissident the Russians are […]

Mask Mandates Dropped for D.C. Schools Starting Wednesday

March 14, 2022

On Wednesday, March 16, the District’s public school system will no longer require students and staff to wear masks indoors, DC Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee announced over the weekend. […]

5 Year-Olds-Up Can Be Vaccinated in D.C.

November 1, 2021

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel approved on Oct. 29 an “emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine be given to children ages 5 to 11.” Pending expected approval […]

D.C. Mayor to Lift Nearly All COVID Restrictions on May 21

May 10, 2021

The loosening does not include bars, nightclubs or large entertainment and sports venues, however, which will be allowed to operate only at 50-percent capacity.  

To Mask or Not in D.C.? It’s Confusing

May 3, 2021

New regulations issues by Mayor Bowser provided for some loosening of mask requirements, specifying about a dozen situations where masks did not have to be worn outdoors.

D.C. Coronavirus Update: The End May Be in Sight

March 8, 2021

The city is currently in Phase Two, meaning moderate community spread, moderate health and public health capacity and fair community engagement.

Georgetown News During the COVID-19 Constraints

July 11, 2020

Please send your coronavirus stories or comments to editorial@georgetowner.com. The Georgetowner will be updating this listing daily.

Coronavirus Dos and Don’ts

March 5, 2020

There are some simple things to do to help prevent the spread of illness, applicable not just to coronavirus but to many other types of ailments. Mayor Bowser’s recommendations mirror the CDC’s ones.