Daily Archives: March 17, 2020

Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Site to Open in Arlington

A drive-through testing site will soon open for people who have symptoms of the novel coronavirus in Arlington, Virginia. The Virginia Hospital Center said it is partnering with the Arlington County Public Health Department to open the temporary testing site at 1429 N. Quincy Street beginning Wednesday at 9 a.m. VHC medical staff will collect samples from Arlington residents, Arlington…

DC Council Passes Emergency Bill to Give Relief to Small Businesses, Workers

D.C. Council members have passed emergency legislation that aims to support people who have lost their jobs and small businesses that are suffering financial losses from the coronavirus pandemic. The bill, which needs Mayor Muriel Bowser’s signature to take effect, allows for affected workers to access unemployment insurance with no waiting period and no requirement to be actively searching for…

DC Firefighter Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A D.C. firefighter has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and health officials are working on tracing other firefighters and citizens exposed to the virus. D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Gregory Dean said the department was notified about the firefighter on Monday. D.C. Department of Health is contacting firefighters and citizens who came into contact with the emergency worker regarding…