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Mental Health Concerns Among DC Area Residents as City Begins to Reopen (DCist.com)

Mental Health Concerns Among DC Area Residents as City Begins to Reopen (DCist.com)

  On May 29, 2020, Washington DC began the phased process of reopening after Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered a shutdown that lasted two months due to the furious spread of COVID-19. The gradual lifting of restrictions came after city officials declared that the city had met four metrics: A 14-day decline in the spread of COVID-19 and the overall rate of transmission Enough hospital beds to handle a surge in cases The ability to test priority groups Increased capacity to conduct contact tracing of new infections While the “stay-at-home” order dissolved, allowing us to slowly regain some semblance of normalcy,...

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