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Here are some of the significant recent developments:

  • Schools in Alexandria, Arlington and Falls Church will be closed until mid-April. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered all schools in the state to close a minimum of two weeks. D.C. Public Schools will close schools for at least two weeks beginning Monday.
  • Metro will reduce transit service starting Monday to help its workforce stay safe while it begins even more stringent disinfecting of its railcars and buses due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The number of local coronavirus cases climbed overnight, with five new cases in Maryland and 12 new cases in Virginia. The District had no new cases.
  • The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in the District, originally scheduled for April 4, has been canceled.