The District reached 12 days with no new COVID-19 deaths as of Wednesday, marking a milestone in the pandemic since it began more than a year ago.
D.C. has seen 1,141 lives lost to the coronavirus, but the number of deaths has remained constant since mid June – the longest period without deaths since the COVID-19 outbreak, according to COVID-19 data provided by District officials. More than 70 percent of adults in D.C. have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, meeting President Joe Biden’s vaccination goal set for the entire nation before the Fourth of July.
GW has logged zero COVID-19 cases since May, according to the University’s COVID-19 testing dashboard, and officials are moving forward with plans to return to campus this fall to the “fullest extent possible” with classes held “principally” in-person.
“At GW, we are spending the summer preparing our campus and operations for a comprehensive, in-person living and learning fall experience for our students, faculty and staff,” officials said in an email in June.
This article appeared in the July 2, 2021 issue of the Hatchet.