Ruth Wattenberg represents Ward 3 on the DC State Board of Education (SBOE). This update is excerpted and adapted from her October 31st newsletter, which includes DC’s Covid-19 vaccination sites for 5- to 11-year-olds, the last calls for input on Wilson High School’s new name, and a survey on DC’s STAR school rating system. Subscribe […]
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.
Photos of empty produce sections and otherwise bare supermarket shelves have been all over the local news and social media. That’s not uncommon in the days before – and in the immediate aftermath of – a snowstorm. And we just had two in a week. A Popville reader used the panorama feature on her phone […]
by Marlene Berlin Rapid and same-day testing, like vaccinations, are important Covid-fighting tools. But they are not widely available, or cheap. And searches online for fast in-person testing can send you far afield. For some reason, a local pharmacy offering same-day results did not pop up in my search results. Pill Plus Pharmacy (4215 Connecticut […]
by Marlene Berlin How are we doing on the Covid-19 vaccination front? I’ve been diving into the numbers. DC Health, as of August 2nd, estimated that 74.7% of District residents who are eligible for the vaccine (ages 12 and up) were at least partially vaccinated and that 63.8% were fully vaccinated. You can find the […]
Vaccinated or not, ready or not, masks are back in vogue in the District. Because of the rapid spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus, DC is requiring masks in indoor settings starting at 5 a.m. Saturday, July 31st. (Here’s Mayor Bowser’s order. And here’s more about it from The Washington Post.) And as […]
Updated June 1, 2021 with UDC Covid-19 vaccination site’s June hours, and new information on the shot available there. by Marlene Berlin Some of the District’s walk-up Covid-19 vaccination sites will be closing toward the end of June. The UDC site, the former Walgreens at 4225 Connecticut Avenue, will be one of them. According to […]
UPDATE #1: We’ve added the location of the UDC vaccination site – 4225 Connecticut Avenue. UPDATE #2: DC Health is opening the walk-up vaccination sites to those who received their first doses out of state. The UDC site has Moderna vaccines. UPDATE #2: Pill Plus Pharmacy will now take walk-up vaccine seekers Mondays, Wednesdays and […]
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 […]
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 […]