Keeping with my commitment to keep you informed as this pandemic progresses, I would like to share that yesterday evening, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser declared both a state of emergency and a public health emergency in response to the recently reported cases of the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). These declarations simply give the Mayor more freedom to spend money and make policy decisions.
We want to ensure that you have also seen that DC Public Schools (DCPS) announced that they have moved their teacher Professional Development day from Friday, March 20 to Monday, March 16. There will be no school for students on Monday, March 16.
As I receive updated COVID-19 related information or guidance from District leadership, I will share it.