Washington, DC


Photo by angela n.

Update: They forgot to update the link with the newest guidance – 7 day quarantine no longer required. But note you do have to wait 3-5 days after returning home before you get a test and quarantine until you get the results back.

From DC’s latest travel guidance:

Unvaccinated people should:

Get a COVID-19 test 1-3 days before leaving on their trip
AND
get a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after returning home from their trip

Quarantine at home until test results return. Read More

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Photos and words by @Pharipedia. Phari is one of my favorite photographers who contributes to our Instagram. He’s volunteered to share a bit more with us from his adventures around town. Phari lives on Capitol Hill.

“Arguably, the best spot to watch planes land and takeoff in the United States is right across the Potomac river, north of the National Airport, and right off the Mount Vernon Trail. Referred to as Gravelly Point, the area was where Captain John Alexander (City of Alexandria’s namesake) had built his home called Abingdon in 1746, and where later George Washington’s beloved granddaughter, Eleanor “Nelly” Parke Custis was born. Pack a picnic, lean back, and watch the planes pass just a hundred feet above.”

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Photos and words by @Pharipedia. Phari is one of my favorite photographers who contributes to our Instagram. He’s volunteered to share a bit more with us from his adventures around town. Phari lives on Capitol Hill.

“130 years ago, the Baltzley brothers built Glen Echo Park from the fortune made by an egg beater patent. It was initially conceived as a center for adult education. In 1911, it became a popular amusement park until its closure in 1968. During the summer of 1960, a group of Howard University students, among other brave individuals, successfully protested the segregated Glen Echo Amusement Park despite the threats from many angry mobs. Today, Glen Echo Park is an arts and cultural center managed by the National Parks Service. It is known for its Art Deco architecture, Spanish ballroom, and the original 100-year-old Dentzel Carousel.”

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Photo by LaTur

“Dear PoPville,

My wife has been working ridiculous hours lately, and probably will be doing so until mid-December. Normally, we would reward ourselves with a vacation somewhere warm, but we’re not comfortable flying in the pandemic. Where is a good place to go for a long weekend, within driving distance (maybe 8 hours max), that has COVID-safe winter activities besides being cold (my wife doesn’t ski) and sitting in a hotel room? I had been thinking about the Homestead Resort in Virginia for the outdoor hot springs, but I’ve heard it’s kind of run down for the price, so not sure about that one. Any other ideas for a relaxing and safe weekend trip?”

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Photo by Clif Burns

From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Monday, August 24, DC Health released an updated list of high-risk states where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 persons. Mayor Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-081 with requirements for all people traveling into Washington, DC from high-risk states.

Today, DC Health removed Delaware from the list of high-risk states. When DC Health created the most recent list, the posted data indicated that Delaware met the requirements of a high-risk state. Since then, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services has provided DC Health with updated data. Epidemiologists from the two health agencies reviewed this matter to understand how Delaware’s publicly available data and the Delaware Department’s latest data could allow for this revision. Read More

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Photo by Mark Andre

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, DC Health released an updated list of high-risk states where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 persons. Mayor Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-081 with requirements for all people traveling into Washington, DC from high-risk states.

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.

Travel to and from Maryland and Virginia is exempt from the Order. This list should be used until Monday, September 7, when an updated list will be posted on coronavirus.dc.gov.

States that were added to the updated list include: Delaware, Hawaii, and South Dakota.

States that were removed from the updated list include: Montana and New Mexico.

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

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Photo by Eric P.

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, DC Health released an updated list of high-risk states where the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases is 10 or more per 100,000 persons. Mayor Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-081 with requirements for all people traveling into Washington, DC from high-risk states.

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.

Travel to and from Maryland and Virginia is exempt from the Order. This list should be used until Monday, August 24, when an updated list will be posted on coronavirus.dc.gov.

States that were added to the updated list include: Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Minnesota.

States that were removed from the updated list include: Delaware, Ohio, and Washington.

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

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Thanks to Holden for asking us @PoPville on Twitter, “anyone know of a place to “get out of the city” feel under 1 hour of driving? Might I add: less rigorous than Shenandoah hiking, getting hip surgery in two weeks” Here are the initial responses (please add yours to the comments): Read More

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Photo via Zillow

hahaha I am AWESTRUCK.

Thanks to Justin for sending this magnificent specimen:

“he’s like a white whale wearing a bandit mask!”

AWESTRUCK!

The house ain’t bad either.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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