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From The Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a Mayor’s Order requiring that by November 1, 2021 all adults who are regularly in schools and child care centers facilities in the District must be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Order further requires that, beginning November 1, 2021, students aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in school-based extracurricular athletics.

“We know that vaccinations are the most effective tool to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect children who are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine,” said Mayor Bowser. “This new mandate requirement, without a test-out option, will add another critical layer to the robust measures we have implemented to reopen our schools and keep our child care centers safe. We also know that sports are a high-risk activity. Requiring athletes to get vaccinated will ensure they not only stay safe, but also stay in the classroom and are able to participate in school-based extracurricular athletics.”

The vaccination requirements apply to all employees, contractors, interns, and volunteers working in person in a: Read More

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C writes: “whoa! real excited about this potential announcement!” on from the Washington Post:

“President Biden is expected to sign an order Thursday requiring all federal employees to be vaccinated, without any option for regular coronavirus testing as an alternative to the mandate, according to a person familiar with the plans.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity ahead of the president’s scheduled 5 p.m. remarks.”

Updates after remarks at 5pm.

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Mural by Aniekan Udofia located at 3925 Minnesota Avenue, NE

From an email:

“Lysol recently partnered with local D.C. artist Aniekan Udofia to create an evocative mural designed to promote vaccine education and resonate with the surrounding Anacostia community. The D.C. mural, which features a QR code driving viewers to GetVaccineAnswers.org, is part of Lysol’s ongoing efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccine education and awareness as part of the brand’s work with the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative for the “It’s Up To You” campaign.”

Full press release: Read More

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