Mayor Declares New Public Health Emergency January 12, 2022

Written by MSDC Staff

On Tuesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser's office released a new declaration of a limited public health emergency. The order comes as DC hospitals and health care facilities are seeing a patient volume increase due to COVID omicron infections, seasonal flu, and other maladies.

The order is limited as it deals with, "hospitals and medical facilities and related personnel, including mortuary services." The emergency declaration expires January 26, 2022. The Director of DC Health (Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt) is given authority to issue administrative orders authorized by the declaration.

Once these orders are issued, MSDC will update this story.

Update: DC Health has released the administrative order - see here.