Pandemic Perspectives: How the National Museum of American History is Collecting COVID-19

March 23, 2021

March 23; 4-5 p.m. Zoom Registration Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1CC-6lICQR-mlo4j_X8tTg Join curators and historians for a series of panel discussions offering perspectives on the current pandemic. Panelists will virtually share objects from […]

D.C. Passes 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths; Mayor’s Sister Dies

February 25, 2021

COVID-19 led to a poignant and personal sorrow for D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser, who announced the death of her older sister, Mercia Bowser, 64.

Vaccine Eligibility Expands, But Distribution Is Slow

February 22, 2021

The new eligibility for 16-to-64-year-olds applies to those with cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, an immunocompromised state or other conditions.

Mayor Issues ‘Holiday Pause’ of Activities

December 21, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser encouraged residents to exercise extreme caution during the holiday season to keep the spread of COVID-19 from getting worse. 

Home From College During the Pandemic: It’s Lonely

December 13, 2020

Katherine Schwartz, the daughter of Georgetown resident Page Evans, had tested positive for COVID-19 just a few weeks after returning to the University of Virginia this fall.

’Tis the Season: Holiday Advice

December 9, 2020

My favorite time of the year is Dec. 22, the day after the winter solstice, when hours of daylight slowly, imperceptibly increase. It always gives me hope. For most of […]

In the Light, the Scourge of 2020 Recedes


In the Light, the Scourge of 2020 Rescinds In this worst year ever — at least in our lifetimes — we are straining to look beyond our holiday blues, to […]

Exclusive Interview With Departing MPD Chief Peter Newsham

December 3, 2020

The Georgetowner sat down with Newsham on a Zoom call to discuss D.C. policing in the era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, District Council conflicts and rising crime in Georgetown.

Mayor’s Holiday Update on COVID

December 1, 2020

A number of different coronavirus vaccines that would prevent infection may be available soon for a limited number of people in the District, the mayor announced. 

Bowser Adjusts COVID Restrictions, Discourages Thanksgiving Travel

November 23, 2020

The limit for outdoor gatherings has been reduced from 50 to 25 people and Indoor gatherings may not exceed 10 people.