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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Sept. 27

Here's what to know about the coronavirus data, resources and reopenings across the D.C. area

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Would you feel safe enough to watch live performances indoors or a movie outdoors as the coronavirus pandemic continues? 

D.C. granted permission for six indoor venues to host performances with no more than 50 people. City Winery, GALA Hispanic Theatre, Pearl Street Warehouse, The Kennedy Center, The Hamilton and Union Stage were invited to the pilot program.

D.C. also granted permission for the Adams Morgan business improvement district to host outdoor movies. They also would be limited to having 50 people. The executive director of the group, Kristen Bardern, said they’re working on making a decision.

“We’re weighing our options to see if it makes sense to hold outdoor movies for 50 people,” she said. 

The BID would still have to pay for licensing fees for the films and for a production company to set it all up. 

Here's where we stand as the coronavirus continues to change our lives in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.


What the Data Shows

D.C. reported 35 more COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths. Maryland reported 431 more cases and 10 more deaths. Virginia reported 561 more cases and 14 more deaths. 

The seven-day rolling averages in D.C. and Maryland were about steady compared to the data for the past week. The average had a downward trend in Virginia.

Reporting can fluctuate based on lab bandwidth, how many people get tested and the day of the week.

The map below shows the number of coronavirus cases diagnosed per 100,000 residents.

Coronavirus Cases in DC, Maryland and Virginia

COVID-19 cases by population in D.C. and by county in Maryland and Virginia

Source: DC, MD and VA Health Departments
Credit: Anisa Holmes / NBC Washington


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How to Stay Safe

There are ways to lower your risk of catching coronavirus. Here are guidelines from the CDC:

  • Anyone over the age of 2 should wear a mask or face covering. Keep it over your nose and mouth.
  • Wash your hands often. When you do, scrub with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. As a backup, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who lives outside your home. That means staying six feet away from anyone outside your circle, even if you're wearing masks.
  • Always cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
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