WASHINGTON, DC– District homeowners hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a reprieve from the D.C. Department of Employment Services in the type of a one-time stimulus check.
Roughly 20,000 D.C. citizens who filed and were deemed eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) since Nov. 30 will receive a one-time direct payment of $1,200. The PUA payments, which will be released in the coming weeks, cover individuals not eligible for standard joblessness insurance.
“The District is committed to using every resource at our disposal to provide support to residents who have actually been hardest struck by the pandemic,” Mayor Muriel Bowser stated, in a release. “With federal support preparing yourself to end later on this month, and as the general public health and recessions continue, this stimulus payment is one way we can get instant and much-needed relief to more than 20,000 Washingtonians. However we also understand that short-term relief is inadequate. We urge our federal partners to pass legislation that acknowledges the needs of countless Americans who have made significant sacrifices and who are having a hard time to manage through no fault of their own.”
The D.C. Government is supplying the payments to PUA recipients whose federally funded benefits are because of end at the end of December. The stimulus payments will be taxed, in your area and federally, and will be dispersed nevertheless the receivers are currently getting benefits.
On Monday, Bowser also released a brand-new order prohibiting all high-contact sport in the District. The restricted sports consist of basketball, hockey, rugby, boxing, lacrosse, soccer, football, martial arts, and fumbling.
The limitations do not apply to professional or university leagues, which are needed to have approved health and safety strategies.
Bowser also suspended all high-school extracurricular sports and competitions for D.C. Public Schools, in addition to public charter, private, and parochial schools in the District.
Entertainment centers and sports clubs should also suspend any arranged athletic activities and physical sports for high-school aged professional athletes. This includes not simply high-contact sports but also other sports and physical activities.
D.C. Department of Health 270 new positive cases of COVID-19, the disease associated with the new coronavirus, on Tuesday. That's up from the 183 reported on Monday. This brings the District's overall variety of favorable cases to date to 23,589.
D.C. Health likewise validated no new deaths in the District due to COVID-19 on Tuesday. The total number of deaths in the District stands at 701.
According to D.C. Health, 745,631 coronavirus tests have been administered in the District, 320,985 locals have actually been checked, and 16,884 have actually been cleared from seclusion.
The District presently has 51 intensive care system beds offered out of 345 total intensive care unit beds. There are currently 207 in-use ventilators and 233 offered. Also, there are 55 COVID-19-positive ICU clients.
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Globally, more than 67.8 million individuals have actually been infected by COVID-19, and over 1.5 million individuals have died, Johns Hopkins University reported Tuesday morning. In the United States, more than 14.9 million people have been infected and over 284,000 individuals have died from COVID-19.
District locals ought to take the following actions to help avoid the spread of COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with individuals who are ill.
- Wash hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available.
- Prevent touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then toss the tissue in the garbage.
- Tidy and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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