Would you feel safe sufficient to see live efficiencies indoors or a film outdoors as the coronavirus pandemic continues?
D.C. approved consent for six indoor venues to host efficiencies with no more than 50 people. City Winery, GALA Hispanic Theatre, Pearl Street Warehouse, The Kennedy Center, The Hamilton and Union Stage were invited to the pilot program.
D.C. likewise granted authorization for the Adams Morgan business enhancement district to host outdoor motion pictures. They likewise would be restricted to having 50 individuals. The executive director of the group, Kristen Bardern, said they're dealing with making a decision.
“We're weighing our choices to see if it makes good sense to hold outside motion pictures for 50 people,” she said.
The BID would still need to spend for licensing fees for the films and for a production business to set everything up.
Here's where we stand as the coronavirus continues to change our lives in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
What the Data Shows
D.C. reported 35 more COVID-19 cases and no extra deaths. Maryland reported 431 more cases and 10 more deaths. Virginia reported 561 more cases and 14 more deaths.
The seven-day rolling averages in D.C. and Maryland were about stable compared to the data for the previous week. The average had a downward trend in Virginia.
Reporting can vary based on lab bandwidth, the number of people get evaluated and the day of the week.
The map listed below shows the number of coronavirus cases diagnosed per 100,000 residents.
Coronavirus Cases in DC
, Maryland and Virginia COVID-19 cases by population in D.C. and by county in Maryland and Virginia
- Prince George's County will permit tanning beauty salons, banquet halls and other organizations to open with constraints. It changed some other guidelines on Wednesday, too. Learn more.
- Montgomery and Prince George's counties are amongst those that did not get in phase three with the state of Maryland. Here's a roundup of counties in our area.
- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he has actually authorized all public schools in the state to start “safely” reopening due to the fact that state metrics on the coronavirus program enhancements. The state “highly recommends” that local school districts bring trainees back into schools but can not force them to do so, Hogan said. Montgomery and Prince George's schools have both verified that they are not changing plans to hold classes online throughout the very first half of the academic year.
- Personal and parochial schools in Maryland can choose when to resume after a back-and-forth in between county health authorities and the governor. Read more.
- Prince George's County revisited its phase two resuming executive order due to an uptick in coronavirus cases, according to the county executive's workplace.
- Virginia went into stage three resuming on July 1, loosening up restrictions on dining establishments, stores, gyms and swimming pools. Northam has actually stated more limitations could be implemented if cases continue to grow.
- D.C. got in stage two on June 22, allowing indoor dining, health clubs, libraries and holy places to resume with limitations.
- Montgomery County went into phase 2 on June 19, reopening with constraints gyms, houses of worship, indoor dining and retail.
How to Stay Safe
There are methods to lower your risk of catching coronavirus. Here are guidelines from the CDC:
- Anyone over the age of 2 need to wear a mask or face covering. Keep it over your nose and mouth.
- Wash your hands often. When you do, scrub with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. As a backup, utilize hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol.
- Prevent close contact with anybody who lives outside your house. That suggests staying 6 feet away from anyone outside your circle, even if you're using masks.
- Constantly cover coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and decontaminate often touched surface areas.