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DC Health Statement Regarding Christ Church

Monday, March 9, 2020

On March 7, 2020, DC Health was notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Christ Church, Georgetown Episcopal. Through DC Health’s investigation, in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all visitors to Christ Church, Georgetown Episcopal on February 24th, and between February 28th and March 3rd could have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, and DC Health is recommending that anyone who visited Christ Church, Georgetown Episcopal on those dates isolate themselves at home for 14 days from the last time they visited the church. Isolating at home includes not going to work or school, and not attending any large or public gatherings, or using public transportation or ride-sharing. DC Health may also be reaching out to certain individuals who are more likely to have been exposed with further guidance.

Additionally, any person who has visited Christ Church, Georgetown Episcopal on the dates mentioned above, should call DC Health if they develop symptoms, or if they have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days since they visited the church at (202) 576-1117 or call their healthcare providers. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath. If you have any questions and are not symptomatic, you can also email DC Health are coronavirus@dc.gov.

We are currently still conducting our investigation, and DC Health will reach out to potentially impacted congregants and visitors as we continue to gather more information, to ensure the safety of public is protected. You can find more information about COVID-19, including guidance on symptoms and precautions, on the DC Health (https://coronavirus.dc.gov/) or CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) websites.

For more information on the District Government’s preparations for potential impacts of COVID-19 Coronavirus, please visit coronavirus.dc.gov.