The District is no longer using the Days Inn at 4400 Connecticut Avenue to quarantine people who don’t have another place to recuperate from Covid-19 or await test results. The hotel’s management company, Coakley and Williams, tells Forest Hills Connection that it will be reopening to guests this Friday, July 10th. “We have been taking […]
News and information on COVID-19
Forest Hills Connection's coverage of COVID-19 is by no means comprehensive. You will find the most up-to-date information on the District's response at coronavirus.dc.gov.
Van Ness Main Street has a helpful page with links to local businesses that are open and ready to accommodate customers in any way possible. It also made a a business contact list that you can download and print.
In partnership with Van Ness Main Street, we are continually updating this directory of local stores, restaurants and institutions as they update their operational plans. **** = Added/updated in the current week. Don’t see your business below? (No storefront? No problem.) Or have an update to share? Please comment below or email us at email@example.com. […]
As far as we can tell, Tesoro Trattoria & Pizzeria on Monday was the first restaurant in Van Ness to reopen its dining room to customers under Phase Two of the District’s reopening plan. Nail salons and gyms can also reopen in Phase Two, with reduced capacity. The Van Ness Gold’s Gym had – by […]
A June 15th end date that appeared on the District’s coronavirus testing information site last week indicated that the Covid-19 tests performed at Engine Company 31 on Thursday, June 11th were the last. That is no longer the case. And the District has expanded free testing at the firehouse at 4930 Connecticut Avenue from one […]
Update: At some point after we published this and our other article about firehouse testing in the District, DC’s Covid-19 testing website put a June 15th end date on the program. That means Fire Company 31 performed its first and last test on June 11th. We are checking with the offices of Mayor Bowser and […]
by Mary Beth Ray “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” – Shunryū Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (2011) Even in beautiful Forest Hills, working from home can feel like a solitary occupation. But it has never felt so confining as during this coronavirus quarantine. As a […]
A Covid-19 case (or three?) at the Van Ness Giant: Grocery store workers are helping us keep our cupboards and fridges stocked at considerable risk to themselves. A WUSA9 report Tuesday suggested that three workers at the Giant at 4303 Connecticut Avenue have tested positive for Covid-19. Fox 5’s report, presumably using the same information […]
Have you seen it? Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, this appeared on the south-facing wall of the Hastings Condominiums at 4444 Connecticut Avenue. Who is behind this “thank you” to essential workers? Last month, FHC editor Marlene Berlin called Van Ness Main Street Executive Director Gloria Garcia with an idea: a light projection that expresses […]
by Marlene Berlin On May 4th, the District released data on Covid-19 cases in long-term care facilities. Forest Hills of DC had two cases – one resident and one staff member. One Ingleside resident had been diagnosed. And at Knollwood in Chevy Chase, there had been 40 cases split between residents and staff. Six residents […]
In much of the neighborhood, it’s not terribly difficult to maintain a six-foot physical distance from our fellow pedestrians, or kids on bikes and scooters. The solution can be as simple as stepping into the street. However, even with the drop in vehicle traffic, that solution is less appealing on Connecticut Avenue, for example. Or […]