Gvie Your Views on ReOpening DC Wednesday

Public Input Sought at Virtual Town Hall & VIa Survey

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Former US Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and National US Security Advisor Susan Rice will chair the ReOpen DC Advisory Committee. Screenshot: DC Granicus

Join a Virtual Town Hall at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 to get information and give opinions on how to ReOpen DC in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, April 23, Mayor Bowser announced her plans to ReOpen DC. The committee is chaired by former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who will direct six additional co-chairs leading 11 committees across sectors. The committee will provide guidance for the lessening of COVID-19 restrictions and reopening of businesses. 

The advisory group will follow the guidance of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: Guidance for Governors (JHU Report) and include phasing based on critical public health metrics and capacity. It also includes a focus on community-based guidelines, sector-based guidance, and clear communications.

The ReOpen DC Advisory Group will advise Mayor Bowser on how to bring Washington, DC back to life after the unprecedented response to COVD-19. Bowser said she is expecting a report the week of May 11.

Rice and Chertoff are both expected to attend the virtual meeting, Bowser said Tuesday.

Participate by completing the online ReOpenDC Share Your Ideas Survey. Join the  Community Townhall on April 29, 2020 at 5 p.m. by RSVPing now at https://bit.ly/ReOpenDCCall429. You can also watch the townhall on Channel 16 and DCN.

For more information, visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/reopendc