D.C. Requires Self-Quarantine of Those Arriving From 27 States  

High-risk states are states where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 persons.

A Lion of Georgetown: Don Shannon, 1923-2020

The longtime Washington journalist for the Los Angeles Times, a past president of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, died on July 17.

Mayor Mandates Masks, Extends Emergency to Oct. 9

Mayor Muriel Bowser's July 22 executive order mandates the wearing of face coverings outside as well as in enclosed office spaces and the lobbies of apartment houses.

Crime Update: Robbery on 31st St. Involved 10 Men

In addition to the 31st Street mugging, this update cites recent incidents in Georgetown and shootings in Columbia Heights that the mayor called "shocking."

D.C. Back-to-School Decision? Not Yet

The decision as to whether schools will operate on an in-person or a virtual basis, or on a hybrid model, will be announced on July 31, said the mayor.

D.C. Covid-19 Deaths as of July 10 Stand at 568

From the Office of the Mayor: The District’s reported data for Friday, July 10, 2020, includes 58 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s...

Amid Georgetown Closures, New Stores Arrive

News that America Eats Tavern had closed got picked up as an indicator of COVID-19's lasting impact on the local economy.

Francis Scott Key Park Vandalized

The acre at 34th and M Streets NW, next to Key Bridge, was given by the Francis Scott Key Foundation to the American people in 1993, becoming part of the National Park System.

Ward 2 Council Member-Elect Brooke Pinto to Be Sworn In June 29

The term will last through this year, then Pinto, the youngest Council member and the first Ward 2 rep to succeed Jack Evans in almost 30 years, will likely continue in a new term in 2021.

D.C. Sets Phase 2 Reopening: Monday, June 22

Restaurants and shops may open at half-capacity inside. Houses of worship may open at half-capacity or with a maximum of 100 persons, whichever is lower.