Jacquelyn Cannon

DC Government’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Keep up to date on the latest information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) within DC by going to this website. Public health authorities are learning more about the COVID-19 every day, but answers to frequently asked questions with the most up to date information will be available at https://coronavirus.dc.gov/. DC Health authorities will continue to update this information and website as they learn more.

Recommended Ways to Protect Yourself:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when feeling sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Read the Mayor’s Order on District Government Preparations for the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Preventing COVID-19 spread in Communities

COVID-19 Resources for Households 

Recent Press Releases:

03/02/2020  Mayor Bowser to Hold Briefing on the District’s Coronavirus Monitoring, Preparation, and Response
03/01/2020  Mayor Bowser Issues Executive Order for District’s Coronavirus Response
02/27/2020  DC Health Department Confirms No Coronavirus Cases in DC


Take the SURVEY

Hello Neighbors and Ward 7 Residents,

A group of concerned Ward 7 community leaders, from the organizations listed below, have been working together to promote the Revitalization of the Pennsylvania Avenue East Corridor.  Collectively, we support a Survey to collect information about what we are concerned about in Ward 7. The purpose of this Survey is to give Ward 7 residents the opportunity to provide input on what and how the Pennsylvania Avenue East Corridor should be revitalized and also provide input on Transportation, Education, Health and Human Services, Public Safety, and Affordable Housing issues.

The Survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and the results will be presented to DC Government Officials to support our concern for equitable revitalization in our area. The first presentation will occur on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church, 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Lower Level, Washington, DC 20020 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. You are invited and encouraged to attend.  During that presentation, hosted by the Penn Branch Citizens Civic Association at their monthly meeting, representatives from the Mayor’s Budget Office will address the FY2021 Budget Submission and we will have the opportunity to voice our disappointment and concern about the lack of improvements to this part of DC.

Collectively, the group below has:

  1. Supported a Petition to establish a Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street that garnered over 1000 signatures.
  2. Sent letters to Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent Gray requesting that he add a budget line item to his FY 2021 Budget Submission for funding in the amount of $200,000 for a Main Street Program and $10 million to support revitalization efforts along Pennsylvania Avenue East.
  3. Sent letters to DC Councilmembers and DC Government Officials in support of the petition, main street, and revitalization funding.
  4. Obtained a Resolution in Support of the Main Street and revitalization funding from ANC7B.

We are asking that you take the time to complete the Survey and provide your comments. The survey will close on March 8, 2020 at 12 Noon so that a summary report can be developed for presentation at the March 10th meeting.  We have been waiting a long time for revitalization.  It is important that neighborhoods along the Pennsylvania Avenue Corridor continue to collaborate and collectively demand economic development.

Thank you in advance for completing the Survey.  This Survey is being forwarded to various listservs and groups in Ward 7. Feel free to forward it to your neighbors and other Ward 7 residents. Summary results will be published at a later date.

Here is the link to the survey:


Supporting Organizations

  1. Dupont Park Civic Association
  2. Fairlawn Citizens Association
  3. Fairfax Village Community Association
  4. Hillcrest Community Civic Association
  5. Penn Branch Citizens Civic Association
  6. Randle Highlands Citizens Civic Association
  7. DC Citizens Federation
  8. Marshal Heights Community Development Organization
  9. Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
  10. Pennsylvania Avenue East Economic Development Committee (PAEEDC) – currently inactive, except for the http://pennaveeast.org/ website
  11. Pennsylvania Avenue Corridor East (PACE) – currently inactive


Black History Month Guest Speaker: Rev Willie F. Wilson

Neighbors & Friends, 

You are cordially invited to join the Penn Branch Citizens Civic Association at our next General Body Meeting and Black History Month Celebration where our Guest Speaker will be:

Rev. Willie F. Wilson

Our neighbor, national and local activist, visionary, trailblazer, and recently retired Sr. Pastor of the world-renowned UNION TEMPLE Baptist Church

Tuesday, February 11, 2020   7:00 – 8:30 pm

Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church

3000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, (Lower Level, Fellowship Hall)

Washington, DC  20020

(A tasting of Soul Food will be served from 6:30-7:00 pm)

Memoriam: Mrs. Gladys Dorn-Hall, 3100 Block of O Street, SE


Long-time resident and Penn Branch Citizens Civic Association (PBCCA) Member, Mrs. Gladys Dorn-Hall of the 3100 Block of O Street, made her transition on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

Mrs. Dorn-Hall will forever be remembered for her dedication, community involvement, and feistiness. She was a very active participant in the PBCCA until her illness last year.

Our prayers and condolences to her son Keith, family and friends. She lived life with love and vigor.

Mrs. Gladys Dorn-Hall will lie in state at McGuire Funeral Home, 7400 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, DC on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until time of the Service at 11:00 a.m. 

Interment  – Clear Hill Cemetery

Flowers can be sent to the Funeral Home

The PBCCA Board

PBCCA Virtual General Body Meeting – Tuesday, 9/8/2020 @ 7:00 pm


PBCCA will host its first virtual General Body Meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm.

Please see the Zoom information below to join the meeting live or via conference call.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 551 503 5558

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