Mayor Extends Public Health Emergency

Emergency Order Extended to Dec. 31

In this Mar. 9th file photo, Mayor Bowser speaks at a presser regarding COVID-19, the coronavirus, at the onset of the crisis. Screenshot EOM Videos

On Wednesday, Oct. 7 Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a Mayor’s Order to extend the District’s public emergency and public health emergency and issue additional measures for Phase Two.

Under the Order, the public emergency and public health emergency are extended through December 31, 2020.

The order carries forward prohibitions on gatherings of 50 or more people, reiterates the importance of wearing masks, and encourages businesses to plan for a return to safe in-person working conditions. It also provides for the reopening of some recreational facilities, such as the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) indoor pools.

Bowser first declared a public and public health emergency March 11. DC entered Phase 2 of reopening on June 22.

There were 45 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) added to the District data on Tuesday, Oct. 6, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 15,697. The District also reported the COVID-19 related death of a 88-year-old male. 632 District residents have so far lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Visit for additional data and information. You can read the full text of the Mayor’s order here.