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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

Interim City Administrator:
Kevin Donahue

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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October 23, 2020 

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians, 

Take 15 seconds right now to opt in to DC's new COVID-19 exposure notification system - DC COVID Alert Notice or DC CAN. 

If you have an iPhone, just go into your settings, choose "Exposure Notifications," then select "United States" and "District of Columbia." (If you don't see "Exposure Notifications" in your settings, you need to update your phone.) iPhone users do not need to download a separate app.

If you have an Android, download the DC CAN app in the Google Play store. 


Watch this tutorial that shows how to opt in to DC CAN on an iPhone as well as on an Android. 

DC CAN is the official COVID-19 exposure notification system for DC. Through the system, which uses Bluetooth technology, you will get an alert if you may have been exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19. DC CAN was developed through a privacy-first approach. The system does not share location data from the user’s device with DC Health, Apple, or Google. In addition, people who test positive for COVID-19 are not identified by the system to other users or to Apple or Google.

You can learn more about how DC CAN works in Monday's situational update as well as on

The more people who opt in, the better the system works. So opt in right now and then get your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to do the same. 


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Accepting an In-Person DCPS Seat


DCPS families: Starting today, October 23, DCPS is beginning outreach to families who are being offered a seat for in-person learning. Next Friday, on October 30, outreach will begin to families who are being offered a seat in a CARE classroom. 

From the point of contact, families have two school days to confirm their seat. If a family does not respond within that time frame, they will lose their offer and their student will continue with all virtual learning. If the school cannot make contact with a family, the offer will expire after five school days.

If you are matched for an in-person learning seat and you want your child to return for in-person learning, you must accept your space as soon as possible. Accepting your space requires calling your school and confirming that you want the seat.

Learn more about why DCPS is on an urgent mission to get students, especially students furthest from opportunity, back in the classroom and the health and safety measures we are putting in place at every elementary school HERE

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Time for a Well-Child Visit?


Parents: remember that well-child visits are essential, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Protect your child from preventable diseases by making sure they are up to date on vaccinations. Learn more about the importance of vaccinations and well-child visits HERE

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Updates to Grocery Distribution Sites


Beginning Monday, November 2, community-based providers will take over all grocery distribution operations. Residents will still be able to get free groceries at grocery distribution sites across all eight wards. This shift to trusted community partners will ensure that as the District's response and recovery continues long term, we can continue to meet the nutritional needs of DC residents.

Youth meal sites will continue operations at all current locations.

Find current meal and grocery site times and locations at

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