Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said that as of 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 over 77,000 individuals had already reregistered for the COVID Vaccine. The portal opened yesterday morning. Nearly half of those registered are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine.
Bowser and DC Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt provided updates to the District’s response to COVID-19 on March 11, the one-year anniversary of the initial public health emergency declaration for the District.
Friday morning 13,550 invitations will go out to those who have reregistered before 11:59 p.m. Thursday. They will be randomly selected based on the eligibility standards.
40 percent of the available doses will go to residents aged 65+, 40 percent will be given to individuals with pre existing conditions and 20percent will be given to essential workers. Half of all vaccines administered will be allocated to priority zip codes to ensure vaccine distribution equity.
Individuals must respond to the appointment invitation within 48 hours in order to keep their appointment. If an individual fails to respond, they will be returned to the pool and eligible for selection during the next cycle.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) suspended many parking enforcement procedures including vehicle booting and towing, expired meters, expired residential parking permits and license plates and emergency no parking violations amid the pandemic. These items will continue to be suspended until further notice.
DPW willl continue or begin to enforce no parking restrictions in school zones, safety violations such as vehicles parked in bike lanes or in front of fire hydrants and non commercial vehicles parking in commercial vehicle zones.
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