DCHA is Closely Monitoring Coronavirus
The District of Columbia is prepared to handle the coronavirus, as well as other pandemics and emergencies, because there are many federal, state and local government agencies, hospitals, associations and related groups constantly planning and preparing for the unexpected. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Currently, in the U.S., there have been 12 reported cases and no deaths. It's important to note that the risk of contracting the coronavirus in the District of Columbia is exceedingly low; the risk of contracting the flu is much, much higher and is very active in the U.S. right now.
DCHA is closely monitoring this issue and will keep our members and stakeholders updated as new information becomes available, including any health notices and alerts. DCHA regulary participates in meetings and conference calls with hospitals, DC Health, CDC and other government agencies to keep abreast of developments.