D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she is extending the stay-at-home order until June 8.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the stay-at-home order in D.C. will be extended until June 8. The order was originally set to expire this Friday, May 15.
"Today we will extend the District's stay-at-home order through Monday, June 8, and I should note that based on the data, I can revise this order at any time to reflect a phased reopening if the data suggests that we can do that," Bowser said.
Watch the full briefing here:
Bowser explained that the factors that affect the decision include a sustained decrease of community spread (4 days currently, with a goal of 14) and a low transmission rate (-.91 for 2 days currently, with a goal of -1 for 3 days).
Total positive COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, May 13, are 6,500, with 350 deaths.
"We know ... that rushing to reopen can have tragic results," Bowser said. "We've said this many times before. We are eager to get our economy turned on, get people back to work, get kids back to school, but we know that a second outbreak could be even worse."
For more information on D.C.'s up-to-date decisions regarding reopening, follow coronavirus.dc.gov.
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