Journalist Newsletter

Fall 2020 Edition

Dear Journalists,

Washington, DC is currently in phase 2 of reopening designated by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser. Destination DC (DDC) is communicating the latest on including a travel status update and coronavirus-related reopenings, closures and canceled events in Washington, DC. Now, more than ever, you can continue to enjoy DC’s green outdoor spaces while social distancing.

On June 5, in support of the predominantly peaceful protests surrounding George Floyd’s tragic murder, Mayor Bowser became the first to introduce a new mural and rename a two-block section of 16th Street NW Black Lives Matter Plaza. On the street leading to the White House, you’ll see bright and bold yellow letters that read “Black Lives Matter.” DDC’s president & CEO, Elliott L. Ferguson, II, spoke out against racism and declared the organization’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement in Washington, DC.

DDC continues to uplift local businesses and provide inspiration about the city through our #DCtogether campaign. Visit to view DC hotels that are open, learn how to support local businesses and discover virtual DC museum exhibits.

Stay updated on DC's travel advisories at Learn more about DC’s virtual events, new developments, hotel and restaurant updates, and industry news below. If you need additional assistance with a story or images, please contact our communications team.

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We look forward to working with you.

Warm regards,

Danielle Davis

Director of Communications

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