From Mary Cheh <[email protected]>
Subject Coronavirus Update: Vaccination Sites for Kids
Date November 4, 2021 2:56 AM
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November 3, 2021

Coronavirus Update:

Dear Neighbors,

Late last night, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky gave final approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech
COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11. For parents of children within
this age range, now is the time to plan for their vaccination. Pediatric
coronavirus vaccinations (which require a special, smaller dosage) will
occur in private healthcare settings, area pharmacies and health clinics,
and at neighborhood-based pop-up clinics in each Ward in the District.
There are over 60 private and 40 public sites gearing up to administer
pediatric doses. Some will operate appointment-based clinics and others
will be walk-up clinics. While we currently have a list of providers and
pharmacists who have/will receive the first shipments, some sites are not
yet offering appointments, so it is best to check online or call ahead to
verify their availability. Likewise, DC Health has not yet announced the
hours of operation for all of the upcoming pop-up clinics. Details for the
first walk-up pediatric vaccination clinic (scheduled for this Friday) are
available: [1]here.

While we await the final schedules and appointment/walk-up procedures for
pediatric vaccinations, I would like to share what we do know so far:

Facilities in Ward 3 set receive pediatric doses (District-wide list:
* The Safeway Pharmacy on Connecticut Ave (5545 Connecticut Ave NW)
* Spring Valley Pediatrics (4850 Mass. Ave NW)
* Walgreens Store 4445 (3301 New Mexico Ave NW)

Upcoming Ward 3 pop-up vaccination clinics (hours to be announced):
* November 13th: Murch Elementary School (4810 36th St NW)
* November 16th: The Palisades Recreation Center (5200 Sherier Pl NW)
* November 19th: Janney Elementary School (4130 Albemarle St NW)

Other nearby vaccination opportunities include a pop-up clinic at Lafayette
Elementary School on November 19th and pediatric vaccinations at the
Safeway Pharmacy on Wisconsin Ave and at MedStar Georgetown Internal
Medicine. For the full list of first dose pop-up clinics across the
District, please click here: [3]Pediatric Pop-Up Clinics. If you are part
of a local group or organization that would like to host a community pop-up
vaccination site, please email [4] to be connected
with local vaccine providers.

This final approval marks the opportunity for safer schools and homes and,
in many ways, the chance for kids to return to a happier, more typical
childhood. If you have any questions or hesitations about vaccinating your
child, please seek guidance from your healthcare provider. If you have not
yet become vaccinated yourself, now is a great time to learn more about
the[5] safety and efficacy of vaccines and make a plan to get vaccinated as
a family.



Wilson Renaming Roundtable Scheduled for November 4th

A New Name for Wilson High School - The District is in the process of
renaming Woodrow Wilson High School in Ward 3. After a community engagement
process, DC Public Schools proposed renaming the school after [6]August
Wilson, the late African American playwright. Chairman Mendelson has
instead recommended renaming the school [7]Jackson Reed High School in
tribute to Edna B. Jackson and Vincent Reed, Wilson High School's first
African American teacher and principal.

This Thursday, November 4th, at 2:30 pm the Chairman is holding a virtual
public roundtable on the Jackson Reed High School name proposal.
* To watch the live broadcast, tune in to
[8] at 2:30 pm on November 4th
* To offer input on the new name proposal, please submit testimony to
[9][email protected]

Fall Leaf Collection Has Begun!

Leaf Collection - As in years past, the Department of Public Works (DPW)
will be conducting two series of residential leaf collections this fall.

Residents should rake their leaves into the tree box (or at the curb if
there is no tree box) by the Sunday of their scheduled collection week. All
of the leaves collected by DPW will be composted.

[10]Click Here for the Leaf Collection Schedule

If your leaf collections are missed during your home's scheduled collection
window, please alert the agency by calling 311.

Celebrating Ward 3's Eileen McCarthy

Last week, Councilmember Cheh presented Eileen McCarthy with a Ceremonial
Resolution in recognition of her exemplary service representing Ward 3 on
the DC Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC). Eileen has served as a leader and
subject matter expert on the PAC for over eight years and has recently
retired from her position.

To read more about Eileen's service and many contributions to the PAC,
please see:

[11]The Eileen McCarthy Recognition Resolution of 2021

Ward 3 Community Corner

Second Redistricting Hearing this Friday - The Council's Special
Subcommittee on Redistricting is holding an additional public hearing on
the Ward boundaries this [12]Friday, November 5th, at noon.

Pumpkin Composting - Drop off your old Halloween jack-o'-lanterns and
holiday pumpkins at any of the [13]food waste drop off sites across the
* The Ward 3 community rallied to bring composting to the Cleveland Park
Farmers Market and now they're in need of compost drop-off volunteers! Sign
up: [14]here.

Esprit de Noel is this Weekend - Join the Georgetown Visitation community
for their annual Christmas market, Esprit de Noel, this Friday, November
5th (1 to 6 pm) and Saturday, November 6th (10 am to 4 pm). Esprit is free
and open to the public and provides free on-campus parking. All proceeds
help support Georgetown Visitation to educate women of faith, vision, and

Planting at the Chevy Chase Circle - Join Friends of the Chevy Chase Circle
and Boy Scout Troup 255 this Sunday, November 7th at 9am to plant 4000
crocus on the circle. For questions, please contact
[15][email protected].

Q&A with Deputy Chancellor Kim - Join the next Ward 3–Wilson Feeder
Education Network meeting on Monday, November 8th at 7pm for a discussion
on COVID and schools (testing, outdoor lunches and education, vaccinations,
virtual learning), overcrowding, and more. Register in advance for this
meeting [16]here.

Northwest Neighbors Village Speaker Series - [17]Ageism
Unmasked with Tracey Gendron on November 18th at 11 am.

Help Local Businesses Ahead of the Holiday Season - The Chevy Chase Main
Street needs volunteers to help prepare and deliver special holiday
decorations/lights kits for local businesses ahead of the [18]Chevy Chase
Holiday Lights event. Interested in volunteering? [19]Click here!

Don't Miss Your Chance for a Free Month of Capital Bikeshare

From DCist - D.C. Offers All Residents Free Month Of Bikeshare To Ease
Metro Disruptions

"Residents can claim their free memberships [20]online, on through the
Capital Bikeshare or Lyft apps (Lyft operates the Bikeshare system, which
is funded by a partnership of local jurisdictions). Typically a 30-day
membership costs $20. Annual memberships are available for just under $8 a

With the free membership, the classic red bikes can be ridden for 45
minutes per ride at no charge. The black e-bikes are not free, but will be
charged at a discounted rate of 10 cents a minute."

[21]Read the Full Story

[22]Sign Up: Here

Mark Your Calendar:


Reminder - Changes at the District's Transfer Stations

Drop Off Updates from DPW - The Department of Public Works (DPW) has
recently implemented a number of operational changes to the Fort Totten and
Benning Road Transfer Stations. This includes new drop-off hours and the
announcement that Fort Totten will no longer accept household hazardous
waste/electronics recycling. Instead, these materials may be dropped off at
the Benning Road Transfer Station (3200 Benning Road, NE).

Here is what you need to know:
* Dispose of solid waste at the Fort Totten Transfer Station. The new
hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and
Saturdays from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
* Dispose of hazardous waste and drop off electronics for recycling at
the Benning Road Transfer Station on Saturdays from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
* Beginning November 6th, document shredding will occur on the first
Saturday of every month at the Benning Road Transfer Station ONLY, from
7:00 am until 2:00 pm

New 711 Area Code to Launch Next Week

Getting Ready for the New 771 Area Code - Residents must now dial all 10
digits (area code + the 7-digit telephone number) when making calls within
the District. This is in preparation of the new 711 area code to be
assigned to all new local phone numbers beginning on November 9th, 2021.

What to know about the 771 area code:
* Your current telephone number, including current area code, will not
* If you plan to get a new phone number on or after November 9, 2021, you
may be assigned a phone number with the 771 area code
* You will need to start dialing the area code + telephone number for all
local calls, including calls within the same area code
* You will continue to dial 1 + area code + telephone number for all long
distance calls
* What is a local call now will remain a local call
* The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services will
not change due to the overlay

Ending this Update on a Happy Note:

The Quilts4DC Statehood Virtual Gallery is Open!

Quilters for DC Statehood - This past July, quilters nationwide were
invited to celebrate the opportunity for Washington, DC to become the
51st state by participating in the Quilts4DC challenge.

To date, there are 54 quilt entries from 44 makers in 14 different states
and the District of Columbia. These small quilts celebrate the natural,
historic, visual, and ethnic richness of the District and speak to the
challenge that DC residents continue to face to achieve full representation
and the full rights of US citizenship.

Scroll through the entries, read the inspiration statements, and enjoy!

[24]Click Here to Enter the Virtual Gallery

Our Office is Open!

Connect with our staff - While Councilmember Cheh's physical office is
closed during the public health emergency, she and her staff are
teleworking and will remain accessible for residents.

You may continue to reach us via [25]email or phone through our main line
at (202) 724-8062 with legislative ideas, budget requests, and constituent
services requests.

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