WASHINGTON (WDVM) — Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser gives an update on the coronavirus response on March 25 at 11 a.m.
Bowser will direct an additional $15,000,000 of the District’s Contingency Cash Reserve Fund for the purchase of ventilators, personal protective equipment, testing supplies, medical supplies, and other necessary equipment to combat COVID-19.
According to the Government of District of Columbia, there are a total of 183 positive cases of the coronavirus in the District. The CDC recommends following these steps to help limit the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands