Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Aug. 29 – NBC4 Washington

29August 2020

Thousands of households in the D.C. location will likely invest part of their weekend preparing to return to school.

Public school students in Washington, D.C., Prince George's County and Montgomery County and more will go back to school Monday– all practically.

DCPS will overcome the weekend to give out innovation, including laptop and tablets, to students. Moms and dads can get in touch with the schools if they need a device.

School districts have been planning for months on how to recommence knowing, but there was confusion in Maryland this week after Gov. Larry Hogan made an announcement.

Maryland school are now licensed by the state to reopen, Hogan said Thursday. Improving coronavirus metrics ought to drive the choice to return to school structures, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Salmon said.

Sixteen districts in the state strategy to reopen with in-person alternatives, Hogan said.

However in D.C.'s residential areas, school officials were captured off guard by the announcement.

“‘Is he crazy?' That was my preliminary response,” said Theresa Dudley, president of the Prince George's County instructor's union.

Montgomery County leaders likewise blasted the last-minute call for resuming.

“We are upset and perplexed that Governor Hogan made this statement simply days prior to students go back to school,” a joint declaration from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the county council read.


What the Data Shows

The numbers are a mixed bag as we advance towards fall: There are signs that the decline in cases we've seen throughout much of August is slowing. However regionally, there aren't clear indications of a rise yet.

Virginia's average case number has actually trended up considering that Aug. 21, however. And the state included 1,177 cases to its dataset on Saturday, the most given that Aug. 8.

Typical case counts stayed stable this past week in D.C., where numbers remained in the 50s, and Maryland, which stayed between 539-565.

But D.C.'s 74 brand-new cases included Saturday was the highest given that Aug. 14.

Unquestionably good news: D.C. is on a four-day streak where no residents have died from coronavirus, according to the city's numbers.

The map below shows the variety of coronavirus cases detected per 1,000 residents.

Coronavirus Cases in DC

, Maryland and Virginia COVID-19 cases by population in D.C. and by county in Maryland and Virginia Regional Coronavirus Headlines D.C. Public Schools are back in session Monday, Aug. 31 and city officials have

  • guidance on how to make it as smooth as possible. Find out more. Arlington County authorities will impose social distancing in the nightlife area of Clarendonstarting Friday and violators will be issued fines of up to$100 after a weekend-long warning duration. Find out more. Washington, D.C., has actually upgraded the list of states for which the city has travel limitations since of the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more. Virginians on unemployment will get an additional$300 on top of what the state pays out. Find out more. Unique needs students are among the first groups who ought to get
  • in-person direction, Fairfax County school authorities say. Learn more. Montgomery County authorities stated in an update Wednesday that screening will resume at county sites using test sets from the state. Testing was suspended last week after the state health department purchased the county stop using saliva tests from a Rockville lab. Read
  • more. The federal government has begun sending out brand-new COVID-19 screening systems to retirement home around the nation in hopes that the quick outcomes supplied by antigen tests will slow the spread of the virus. Long-lasting care centers definitely welcome that help, however some have major concerns about those tests. Get the News4 I-Team report. The majority of people just recently identified with the coronavirus in D.C. had
  • no known contact with somebody who had the infection and did not participate in occasions or travel, new information from the city says. Read more. Resuming Tracker Private and parochial schools in Maryland can pick when to resume after a back-and-forth in between county health authorities and the governor. Find out more.
  • Prince George's County is revising its stage two resuming executive order due to an uptick in coronavirus cases, according to the county executive's office. Virginia got in stage 3 reopening on July 1, loosening up constraints on restaurants, stores, health clubs and pools. Northam said more restrictions could be implemented if cases continue to grow. Prince George's County got in full stage two on June 23, enabling the MGM Casino and fitness centers to reopen. D.C. entered stage two on June 22, permitting indoor dining, health clubs, libraries and holy places to resume with constraints. Montgomery County went into stage 2 on June 19, reopening with constraints fitness centers, houses of worship, indoor dining and retail. Maryland entered stage two of resuming on June 10

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