Localities Recognize Juneteenth, DC Eyes Phase 2: Patch PM

Emily Leayman

Here are the share-worthy stories from Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia Patches to talk about tonight:

Fredericksburg Declares Friday A Holiday In Honor Of Juneteenth

The city of Fredericksburg will be observing Virginia's newest proposed state holiday, Juneteenth, this Friday, June 19, the city announced Wednesday. City offices will be closed in honor of the holiday.

Bowser Announces Date, Guidance For Phase 2 Reopening

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed that if current trends continue she would sign an executive order to allow the District to enter phase two of the city's phased reopening on Monday.

Rate Of Positive Tests Down In Virginia; Hospitalizations Inch Up

The Virginia Department of Health reported 444 additional cases of the coronavirus and 13 new deaths Wednesday. The latest cumulative totals for Virginia are 55,775 cases, 5,692 hospitalizations and 1,583 deaths.

Arlington Police May Have Body-Worn Cameras By January

Arlington public safety personnel may be outfitted with body-worn cameras as soon as January 2021 thanks to funding included in County Manager Mark Schwartz proposed one-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

Local Hero: Herndon Woman Helps Feed Those Stuck At Home

Herndon resident Fanny Laske-Salazar's part-time job at the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority and full-time role as a mother certainly qualifies her to be an essential employee in many people's book. But, it's the extra work she does that inspired her spouse Darius Laske to nominate her to be a Patch Local Hero.

Mount Vernon Reopening To Visitors In Phases

George Washington's Mount Vernon will reopen to members on June 20 and the general public on June 21. There will be three phases of reopening.

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This article originally appeared on the Mount Vernon Patch