by Marlene Berlin Like many DC seniors, I had a frustrating experience while trying to schedule my first Covid-19 vaccination on Monday, the first day the District opened registration to those of us 65 and older. I first tried at noon, through the vaccinate.dc.gov portal. My expectations were low. Snags had been reported in signing […]
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.
by Marlene Berlin The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine is under way, and while we got more information this week on when certain priority groups can line up for their shots, there remain a lot of questions. This is the best information that we have at this time, but expect many changes. As of Monday, […]
As WJLA and others report, the District’s free Covid-19 testing sites have been swamped as case numbers rise around the region – and as people get ready to travel for Thanksgiving. So starting Monday, November 23rd, Engine 31 (at 4930 Connecticut Avenue) and other firehouse testing sites will be open for an additional hour, from […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. […]
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 […]