D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (right) speaks during a March 3 press conference on the coronavirus as Dr. LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, director of the D.C. Department of Health, listens.
**FILE** D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (right) speaks during a March 3 press conference on the coronavirus as Dr. LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, director of the D.C. Department of Health, listens.

Beginning Wednesday, the District will report daily and comprehensive coronavirus data by approximately 10 a.m. each morning.

With ongoing community transmission, contact tracing is focused on positive cases associated with health care workers (including first responders), senior care facilities, correctional and detention centers, child care facilities, and facilities serving individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

Guidance has been published for health care providers, employers and the public to provide information on what to do if you have been diagnosed with or are a contact of someone who has COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus

District residents are encouraged to stay at home and take the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

• Stay home when you are sick
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• 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
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a trash
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

If you have to leave home for an essential purpose, practice social distancing and stay six feet apart from others, authorities say.

For more information on the District’s response, go to coronavirus.dc.gov.

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