Washington, DC

From MPD:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser authorized the release of body-worn camera (BWC) videos related to three deaths involving Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers. The BWC footage is being released pursuant to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Second Emergency Amendment Act of 2020.

The BWC footage for the following three incidents is now available on MPD’s website:

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Ed. Note: We spoke about a similar situation in the beginning of June but things appears to have worsened as I continue to get many queries similar to the one below.

“Dear PoPville,

My partner recently purchased a used motorcycle from an individual and is now trying to get it registered. DC DMV is saying they are operating on an appointment only basis, but appointments are not available until December. We called 311 and connected us to the DMV who informed us our only options are to make sure to park the vehicle not on a public road and to keep checking the system for canceled appointments. Read More


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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, DC Health released its first list of high-risk states and will update the list every other Monday. On Friday, Mayor Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-081, with requirements for all people traveling into Washington, DC from high-risk states. High-risk states are states where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 persons.

Beginning today, Monday, July 27, anyone coming into Washington, DC from a high-risk state (within the prior 14 days) who was traveling for non-essential activities will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from their arrival in the District. Individuals traveling from high-risk states after essential travel or arriving in the District for essential travel are required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days and, if they show signs or experience symptoms of COVID-19, they are to self-quarantine and seek medical advice or testing.

The list of states below are considered high-risk. Travel to and from Maryland and Virginia is exempt from the Order. This list should be used until Monday, August 10, when an updated list will be posted on coronavirus.dc.gov.

High-risk states that require 14 days of self-quarantine: Read More


As a follow up to our discussion yesterday, from the Mayor’s Office:

“Beginning Monday, July 27, 2020, Mayor Bowser is requiring self-quarantine for all travelers, including college students, coming into the District from hotspot areas. Potential Phase 2 rollbacks are being considered, and additional arts and entertainment waivers will be suspended”. Read More


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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the creation of the District of Columbia Facilities and Commemorative Expressions Working Group (DC FACES) to evaluate named public spaces in Washington, DC and provide recommended actions, including removing, renaming, and/or contextualizing the building, public space, or monument. The internal government working group will review the legacy of namesakes of District assets to determine if the individual, in an individual capacity or as part of a group, participated in the oppression of African Americans and/or other communities of color, or contributed to the nation’s history of systemic racism and other biases. Read More


From the Mayor’s briefing: “Lastly, it’s simple: Wear a mask. Save lives. Stop the spread.”

Full release from the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-080 to clarify and extend requirements related to wearing masks indoors and outdoors in Washington, DC. Additionally, the Mayor issued Mayor’s Order 2020-079 to extend the state of emergency and public health emergency for Washington, DC through October 9, 2020.

Both Mayor’s Orders are effective immediately.

Under the new Mayor’s Order on masks, people must wear a mask when they leave their homes if they are likely to come into contact with another person for more than a fleeting moment. Exceptions are Read More


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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Due to dangerously hot temperatures, the District’s public COVID-19 testing sites will operate on a modified schedule on Tuesday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 22. Firehouse testing locations will remain closed. Residents are still encouraged to call their health care providers if they are in need of a test.

Tuesday, July 21 Public COVID-19 Testing Schedule

UDC-CC Bertie Backus Campus site (5171 South Dakota Avenue, NE), 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Judiciary Square site (F Street, NW between 4th and 5th Streets, NW), 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, July 22 Public COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Anacostia site (2241 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE), 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Judiciary Square site (F Street, NW between 4th and 5th Streets, NW), 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

No appointment is needed to get tested at the District’s public testing sites.

Additionally, Read More


Thanks to John for passing on: “I know there have been lots of questions about registration and such at the DMV. This DMV update also includes a letter to take with you when traveling outside DC and show you are still compliant. DC DMV Credential Extension Update

07182020_DMV_credential extension update (PDF)

Also from the DMV:

“Today, the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) announced the Rhode Island Service Center located at 2350 Washington Place, NE will be closed indefinitely beginning Monday, August 10, 2020. The closure is in response to an increased staffing shortage at that location. Read More


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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Due to dangerously hot temperatures, on Monday, July 20, the District’s public COVID-19 testing sites, including the downtown and Anacostia sites and firehouse locations, will be closed. Residents are encouraged to call their health care providers if they are in need of a test. Read More


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