Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Oct. 8

D.C.’s Mayor extended the city’s coronavirus state of emergency Wednesday to last through the end of the year. The COVID-19 State of Emergency was set to expire this week.

In the updated order, Mayor Muriel Bowser urged businesses to begin developing safety plans to return employees to the office.

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The White House reached out to the D.C. Department of Health after Mayor Muriel Bowser sent a letter to President Trump’s chief of staff offering help with contact tracing and containment of the outbreak.

“We’re concerned about the spread of COVID-19 in our city regardless of where it happened,” Mayor Bowser said of the dialogue. “We’re also very concerned that everybody — regardless of where they work — are following scientifically justified protocols.” >Read More

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