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Mayor Bowser to Provide Update on Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

(Washington, DC) – Today, at 4 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will provide an update on the District’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The following updates will be discussed:

  • DC Health advisory recommending that non-essential mass gatherings, including conferences and conventions, be postponed or cancelled through March 31
  • DC Public Schools moving their teacher Professional Development day from Friday, March 20 to Monday, March 16 to prepare for the possibility of distance learning
  • The indefinite postponement of the Washington, DC Saint Patrick’s Parade

Wednesday, March 11, at 4 pm
Mayor Bowser
Administration Officials
John A. Wilson Building
Mayor’s Press Briefing Room (G-9)
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
*Closest Metro Stations: Federal Triangle and Metro Center 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).