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Muriel Bowser Ward 4



John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643
Email: muriel.bowser@dc.gov

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Kevin Donahue

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Eugene Adams

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Faith Gibson Hubbard

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

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March 12, 2021

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians, 

Are you 65 or older and not yet vaccinated? If so, I need you to go to vaccinate.dc.gov right now and pre-register for a vaccination appointment. The process is simple and once you complete the pre-registration questionnaire all you need to do is wait for DC Health to contact you when it is time to book your appointment.

If you would rather call and talk to somebody, you can call the call center, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., or on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The number for the call center is 1-855-363-0333, and the call center also offers translation services. 

And here is my challenge to everyone in our community:

  1. Call or reach out to a senior (any senior you know!)
  2. Register that senior on vaccinate.dc.gov
  3. Post a photo of the senior or you & the senior on social
  4. Use the hashtag #WeAreDC

One of the main benefits of the new pre-registration system is that we can all work together to get our community vaccinated. Please think about seniors in your life and check in with them about their plans to pre-register and get vaccinated.

Together, we can save lives and bring DC one step closer to crushing this virus. 


Muriel Bowser
WeAreDC Challenge

In This Week's Newsletter:

New CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

So Im Vaccinated

First: What does it mean to be fully vaccinated? People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).

According to new recommendations from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, fully vaccinated people can:

  • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic

For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to:

  • Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing
  • Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

If you are fully vaccinated and not sure what to do or you are not sure if someone near you is at risk for severe COVID-19, keep your mask on and social distance.

Learn more about the new guidance in Thursday's Situational Update or read the full CDC guidance HERE

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Trash Free DC

Clean Up

On March 20, join residents across all eight wards in helping to keep DC clean by picking up trash in the places you care about: take 5 minutes to clean up outside your home, 30 minutes along your block, or team up with others for a full-neighborhood scrub. You can participate individually, with your family, or host a small socially distanced group with your friends and neighbors! Email us at cleancity@dc.gov if you are thinking of planning your own event. Here are some quick tips on how to host your own neighborhood cleanup and keep everyone safe.

And remember to share your results with us on social media. Tag @CleanCityDC and #TrashFreeDC on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Learn more HERE.

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Are you PPP ready?

PPP Ready

Since the start of the pandemic, DC Government has provided over $150 million in direct relief for DC small businesses. By comparison, DC businesses and organizations drew over $2 billion in Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans in 2020. So, in 2021, we are encouraging more DC businesses to apply for the relief they need to support their businesses and workers.

PPPready.com was created to help businesses navigate the the PPP process. Learn more and apply. 

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