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Muriel Bowser Ward 4



John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Rashad Young

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Ronald R. Ross

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Lamont Akins

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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June 12, 2020 

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians, 

As we head into the weekend, now three months into the COVID-19 public health emergency and with peaceful protests continuing across the nation, I want to take this moment to say thank you.

The past three months have not been easy. But through it all, DC residents have been there for each other. We have sacrificed together. We have protested together. We have, time and time again, chosen hope over fear together. 

I was proud last weekend to see so many demonstrators wearing masks while demanding justice—a true reflection of both this moment in history as well as our DC values. In DC, we can do both: we can demand change and also acknowledge the global pandemic that continues to threaten our community. 

So, thank you, DC. Thank you for acknowledging the special responsibility we have to protect our most vulnerable neighbors. Thank you for sending a clear message to the nation and the world that Black Lives Matter. And thank you for continuing to believe that, together, we can build a more fair and more just America. 

BLM Plaza

Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay ready to make change. 

We are in this together, DC. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Free COVID-19 Testing

Get a Test

Free COVID-19 testing continues to be broadly available across DC. Recently, the District expanded walk-up testing sites to include a new downtown location as well as firehouses across the city; these sites do not require an appointment.

Learn more about testing sites at

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Mental Health Hotline

Mental Health Hotline

Our mental health can change based on the circumstances facing us. If you, or someone you care about, feel overwhelmed or are experiencing persistent feelings of sadness, depression, or anxiety due to COVID-19 or other recent events, the District is here to help. A mental health clinician is available around the clock to talk to residents about coping strategies or just to listen.

If you need help, do not hesitate to call the Mental Health Hotline at 1-888-793-4357.

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My School DC Enrollment Deadline: Monday, June 15

Enrollment Deadline

Were you matched to a school in the My School DC lottery? The deadline to enroll is Monday, June 15. 

Learn more about how to enroll at your school HERE. Remember that enrolling your child at their matched school will not remove them from wait lists at other schools.

If you are experiencing challenges with the enrollment process, please contact your school. The My School DC team can also support you on Monday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and can be reached at (202) 888-6336 or at Multilingual support is also available.

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Financially Fit DC Goes Virtual

Financially Fit

Financially Fit DC is going virtual. The series, focused on Black generational wealth building, is hosted by the Mayor's Office on African American Affairs in partnership with the Department of Insurance Securities & Banking, DC Public Library, and Industrial Bank. Upcoming sessions include:

  • Tax Preparation: Credits, Deductions, and Exemptions
  • Family Financial Emergency Planning
  • Leveraging Life Insurance to Build Generational Wealth

Learn more and register HERE

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