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Mayor Bowser to Hold Briefing on the District’s Coronavirus Monitoring, Preparation, and Response

Monday, March 2, 2020

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, March 3, at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will hold a briefing on the District’s monitoring, preparation, and response to the coronavirus, technically known as COVID-19.

Last week, Mayor Bowser issued a Mayor’s Order designating DC Health and the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency responsible for coordinating the District’s emergency response planning for any potential impacts from coronavirus.


Tuesday, March 3, at 12 pm


Mayor Bowser
Dr. LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, Director, DC Department of Health
Christopher Rodriguez, Director, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
Public Safety Officials


John A. Wilson Building
Press Briefing Room (G-9)
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
*Closest Metro Stations: Metro Center and Federal Triangle Stations*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).