Here are the share-worthy stories from Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia Patches to talk about tonight:
Mayor Muriel Bowser said she will be signing a new mayor's order Wednesday that would require all District residents wear face masks when they are out in public.
And instead of the traditional late March or early April opening day madness with fans tailgating and pouring into the stands of ballparks nationwide, this year's opener comes in late July and in front of largely empty stadiums due to the shortened season forced by the coronavirus pandemic.
An association representing landlords and property managers across Northern Virginia is advocating for tenants to seek rental assistance if they're facing financial hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nearly all Loudoun County Public School students will start the school year on Sept. 8 participating in remote classes using electronic tools to access live class instruction, county school Superintendent Eric Williams said Wednesday in a message to the school community.
A survey of families' reopening preferences for Alexandria City Public Schools found more favor a hybrid approach of in-person and virtual learning. The surveys generated 11,853 family responses and 2,077 staff, the latter of which was estimated to represent 85 percent of staff.
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to conduct a study to examine if it should consider creating a police department similar to the departments in other major jurisdictions in Northern Virginia. Under the motion approved by the board, the study must be completed by April 2021.
Comstock Companies and Founding Farmers are partnering to provide breakfast and boxed lunches to the the Embry Rucker Shelter over the next month.
The Virginia Department of Health reported 1,022 additional coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total above the 80,000 mark. There were just three new deaths reported, including one in Northern Virginia. As of Monday, the cumulative totals for Virginia are 80,393 cases, 7,351 hospitalizations and 2,051 deaths.