Coronavirus USA Updates: DC extends stay-at-home order until June 8

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Coronavirus USA Updates: DC extends stay-at-home order until June 8
Coronavirus USA Updates: DC extends stay-at-home order until June 8

In Washington, D.C., the stay-at-home order, ban on mass gatherings and closure of nonessential businesses will be extended through June 8, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday.

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Bower said two out of four benchmarks for reopening that have not been met: D.C. has not had a 14-day decrease in community spread — only a 4-day decrease. And D.C. has not sufficiently contact traced all new cases and associates — so far the district has only been able to trace “priority populations and their close contacts.”

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In D.C., 6,584 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 350 people have died.

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