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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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September 3, 2021

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians, 

As we head into the three-day Labor Day weekend, I want to congratulate our community on a fantastic first week of school. We saw smiling students at schools across our city, educators welcoming our young people back with joyful lessons and new protocols, and families going above and beyond to support their school communities.

Please be safe this weekend, limit or skip travel, and choose your activities wisely. In working together, we can keep our classrooms and schools open and give our young people the joyful school year they deserve. 

Take the Stronger and Safer Together Pledge

To help protect our students, support DCPS staff, and safeguard our community, I pledge to:

Wear my mask at school and on school grounds at all times, and when in close proximity to others outside my household.

Get the COVID-19 vaccine if I'm eligible.

Wherever possible, maintain physical distance from those outside my household.

Practice safe hygiene, like washing my hands for at least 20 seconds and using hand sanitizer regularly.

Limit or postpone nonessential travel to areas outside of the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region.

Choose family activities that minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread.

Complete my daily health assessment to monitor any symptoms of COVID-19.

Stay home if I do not feel well or have symptoms of COVID-19.

Immediately alert my school if I test positive for COVID-19 and work with contact tracers to identify any close contacts.

Be a champion for health and safety in my community. 

Safer and Stronger Pledge

Have a safe weekend, DC. 


Muriel Bowser
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In This Week's Newsletter:

Join Us for a Labor Day 5K


On Monday, September 6, we will celebrate the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge with a 5K. Those who run or walk in the 5K will be among the first people to use this iconic new bridge. Following the 5K, there will be a community celebration with food, live entertainment, and fun for residents of all ages. 

Register for the 5K HERE.

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Do you need to renew your license?

DMV September 9

Residents have until September 9, 2021 to renew their expired driver licenses and identification cards. If expired driver licenses are not renewed by September 9, drivers will need to take these additional steps:

  • If your DC DMV driver license has been expired for more than 365 days from March 1, 2020, you must take and pass the knowledge test OR take the District’s online traffic school course.
  • If your DC driver license has been expired for more than 545 days from March 1, 2020, you must take and pass two tests: knowledge and road skills (by appointment only).

Drivers are also reminded that the four-month ticket amnesty program will end on September 30, 2021. During the amnesty period, the penalties drivers incurred on tickets are being waived. At the end of the amnesty period, all penalties will be added back on all tickets. Learn more about how to participate in the amnesty program HERE

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Spray Parks Are Staying Open

Spray Parks

Today, Mayor Bowser and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that all 33 stand-alone spray parks throughout the District will remain open through September 26.

All 33 of DPR’s stand-alone spray parks will remain open every day, starting September 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through September 26. Langdon Splash Park, which operates as part of the Langdon Park Pool, will close on Labor Day as scheduled. To find a DPR spray park near you, visit https://dpr.dc.gov/page/spray-parks.

Read more HERE

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