Thanks to E. for sending from Woodley Park: “We’ve heard some new kids running around our apartment building floor and I think it’s cute they’re trying to connect with the other kids in the building!”
photo by Ted Eytan
Just wanted to share an amazing experience I had getting my 18-month old daughter’s first dose of the covid vaccine at the Ward 4 Covid Center on 13th St. this morning (Wed.) The DC Covid website hasn’t been updated yet and I got all of my information from Twitter, so wanted to share our experience in case it helps another parent.
I was expecting big crowds, so we arrived an hour early at 9 am before the Covid Center opened at 10 am and we were first in line. Read More
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, Mayor Bowser and DC Health announced that the District will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to children ages six months and older at COVID Centers in all eight wards beginning Tuesday, June 21. Read More
Photo by Victoria Pickering
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, Mayor Bowser and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that select spray parks will open tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m., to provide residents with relief from expected high temperatures.
The spray parks will be open on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, and operate from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm each day. On Monday, May 23, spray parks will close for final summer preparations and reopen on Saturday, May 28.
A full list of open spray parks for this weekend below. Read More
Image Courtesy of OMA+OLIN
From a press release:
“Today, the 11th Street Bridge Park – a partnership between the local non-profit Building Bridges Across the River (Building Bridges) and the District government – unveiled plans for the interactive “Mussel Beach” play area by landscape architects OLIN and play consultants from Studio Ludo. Given the proximity of the play area to the park’s Environmental Education Center and the Anacostia Watershed Society’s work to repopulate thousands of mussels within the Anacostia River improving river water quality, the play area will feature sculptural mussels, sea grass climbers, water sounds, and slides. Read More
photo by Tim Brown
We recently had a baby and are looking for a nanny to help care for our baby girl. Would love get feedback about any good referrals, or agencies to help find a good nanny. We live in the West End.”
1408 Okie Street, NE
Thanks to Theresa and all who passed on from The Lane:
“To our beloved community,
A month ago we sent you the hardest news we’ve ever had to share (and man, we’ve had some tough ones), but as always, you lifted us up and showed up big time. We were absolutely floored by all of the kind words and desires to keep The Lane open, and even more so when so many of you raised your hands to help in truly meaningful ways. Thank you!
Today, we are SO happy to tell you that two members of this community will be taking over ownership of The Lane as of March 1st. Read More
I would like to enroll my son in swimming lessons, preferably in the near future. I’ve heard that DC Parks and Recreation classes are difficult to find open spots. Might anyone on the listserve have suggestions for enrollment in the DC Parks and Recreation, as well as for affordable alternative options (e.g local Y)?”
Photo by John Cochran
From the Mayor’s Office last night:
“Today, following approval from the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health, led by Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, announced that families will be able to begin getting children who are 5-11 years old vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning Wednesday, November 3. The arrival of a safe and effective vaccine for children is a monumental moment in the fight against COVID-19. In the coming days and weeks, every family who wants to have their child vaccinated will be able to conveniently access a free and safe vaccine.
As of this evening, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CDC have approved the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years old for Emergency Use Authorization. The vaccine is safe and lowers the chance of children getting and spreading COVID-19. The vaccine is 90% effective at preventing symptoms of COVID-19. Children 5-11 years old will receive a smaller dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine than adolescents and adults, approximately one-third the dose that people 12 and older get. Like the vaccine for people and 12 and older, children 5-11 will need to receive two doses of the vaccine taken three weeks apart.
In the coming days and weeks, the vaccine will be available at more than 60 pharmacies, hospitals, and health centers across all eight wards. Listed below are sites, by ward, that are expected to begin vaccinating children this week. While some sites will be able to begin vaccinating children on Wednesday, November 3, many sites will begin vaccinating children later this week. Read More
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, the Bowser Administration announced plans for vaccinating children against COVID-19. Once the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved and distributed, families will be able to be vaccinated at more than 60 pharmacies, hospitals, and health centers in DC that will have the vaccine. Information about where the vaccine is available will be on vaccines.gov. Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to be given to children ages 5 to 11. On Tuesday, November 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is expected to meet and make its recommendations. The final step in authorization will be approval from the CDC director.
Once approved, the vaccine will be shipped out. Washington, DC is expected to initially receive 24,600 doses that will be distributed to pharmacies, hospitals, and health centers across DC. Read More