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Washington, DC – Today, DC Health announced that beginning Friday, August 5, the three DC Health monkeypox clinics will begin offering limited walk-up vaccinations for eligible residents on Fridays, pending vaccine availability. These walk-up appointments will increase vaccine access to individuals who may not have the ability or technology to pre-register online, or for those who may not feel comfortable providing their eligibility information online (whether online or in person, monkeypox related information, including eligibility in...
Washington, DC – Today, DC Health announced that beginning Friday, August 5, the three DC Health monkeypox clinics will begin offering limited walk-up vaccinations for eligible residents on Fridays, pending vaccine availability. These walk-up appointments will increase vaccine access to individuals who may not have the ability or technology to pre-register online, or for those who may not feel comfortable providing their eligibility information online (whether online or in person, monkeypox related information, including eligibility information is confidential).
On Friday, August 5, walk-up vaccinations will be available from noon until 8 pm, or while supply lasts, at the DC Health monkeypox vaccination clinics located at:
Walk-up vaccinations will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible residents who have not already received a first dose of the monkeypox vaccine. Each site will have 300 doses available per day. Wait times may vary depending on demand. Currently, to be eligible for the monkeypox vaccine, a person must be a District resident with proof of residency, 18 years of age or older, and:
Proof of residency can include:
All monkeypox vaccinations are confidential, and pre-registration for monkeypox vaccination appointments will continue to be available by visiting preventmonkeypox.dc.gov. All residents are invited to pre-register for a vaccination appointment, and those who are not currently eligible will be contacted if eligibility changes and appointments are available.
DC Health’s priority is to reduce the spread of the virus early by ensuring that we vaccinate as many high-risk individuals as quickly as possible. Studies have shown that a single dose of the vaccine can continue to provide protection for a minimum of six months. In line with other states’ strategies, at this time second doses of the vaccine will remain temporarily postponed in order for the District to have the biggest impact now and in the future. However, individuals who are immunocompromised will receive an invitation to book a second dose.
For those who have pre-registered and received a vaccination appointment, DC Health asks that you keep your appointment instead of seeking a walk-up vaccination. However, if you are unable to make your appointment, please email [email protected] to cancel. If you have not yet received an invitation to schedule your appointment, you may not be currently eligible to receive a vaccination under current eligibility criteria.
As of August 2, 2022 DC Health has:
Monkeypox is a rare, but potentially serious viral illness that can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact with the infectious rash, scabs, or body fluids. It can spread during intimate physical contact between people, including sex, kissing, and hugging. It also can be spread by respiratory secretions during prolonged face-to-face contact or when a person touches fabrics, such as bedding and towels, used by a person with monkeypox.
Initial symptoms of monkeypox often include flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle aches, and swollen lymph nodes, followed by a rash and lesions on the skin. Although the majority of cases do not require hospitalization, monkeypox is dangerous, highly contagious, and uncomfortable. While monkeypox can spread to anyone, the majority of current cases in the District are in men who have sex with men. Anyone with a rash that looks like monkeypox should talk to their healthcare provider about whether they need to get tested, even if they don’t think they had contact with someone who has monkeypox.
The Wimbledon runner-up eased past surprise finalist Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets to win his second title in Washington, D.C.Nick Kyrgios felt he owed the Citi Open fans a great performance after his 2019 title defense went up in flames last summer, and the Wimbledon runner-up made good on that promise this week, winning his second title in Washington, D.C. with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Yoshihito Nishioka.“I have been training really hard,” ...
The Wimbledon runner-up eased past surprise finalist Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets to win his second title in Washington, D.C.
Nick Kyrgios felt he owed the Citi Open fans a great performance after his 2019 title defense went up in flames last summer, and the Wimbledon runner-up made good on that promise this week, winning his second title in Washington, D.C. with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Yoshihito Nishioka.
“I have been training really hard,” he said after his first match against American Marcus Giron. “I just feel like I'm in such a better place with my tennis. Mentally as well. I wanted to show that to the fans.
“Last year was a really poor performance from me, to be honest. I just really wanted to make sure I came out and gave them a good show, just to redeem myself. Just looking around the crowd, such an amazing tournament. I had such a bad taste in my mouth from last year.”
Kyrgios blended brilliance with occasional tempestuousness to capture all the key points in the championship match and secure his seventh career ATP title in just over 80 minutes on Stadium Court.
I just really wanted to make sure I came out and gave them a good show, just to redeem myself. Just looking around the crowd, such an amazing tournament. I had such a bad taste in my mouth from last year. Nick Kyrgios
As of Sunday’s singles final, undefeated since losing his first major final to Novak Djokovic, returning to action in Atlanta where he won a third doubles title with good friend Thanasi Kokkinakis, and partnered Jack Sock in D.C. to reach a second straight final against Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek.
Kyrgios dropped just one set in what was surely the best match of the week, saving five match points to survive hometown favorite Frances Tiafoe. Besides that blip, Kyrgios was pitch-perfect through six matches, and got off to a quick start against Nishioka, who was playing his first final since the 2020 Delray Beach Open.
Nishioka, who has often struggled with injury throughout his career, enjoyed a revelatory week of his own in the U.S. capital, knocking out four straight seeds to book Sunday’s meeting with Kyrgios—including, and most notably, top seed Andrey Rublev in the semifinals.
Still, the scrambling Japanese star had too few answers for Kyrgios’ impeccable serving day, one that featured 12 aces and an 88%-win percentage off his first serve.
Kyrgios broke early in both sets and gamely defended his serve, saving the lone break point faced in two sets. With Nishioka serving to stay in it, Kyrgios fought off late-match frustrations to make one last break and fall to the court in delight.
By match's end, he'd struck 27 winners to 16 unforced errors to an even 10 each from Nishioka, and converted a solid three of five break point opportunities.
The win is tentatively set to return Kyrgios to the Top 40 after starting the week ranked No. 63. Though he reached the Wimbledon final, the 27-year-old earned no ranking points for the effort, making a strong performance at the Citi Open as important to his scheduling as it was for the fans who cheered him on throughout the week.
“I'm trying to stay locked in, and I feel if I had points from Wimbledon I wouldn't have that pressure of forcing myself to kind of win these matches, you know,” he said after defeating Tommy Paul on Wednesday.
“But in a way, it's good because I'm still putting in some really good performances. But as I said, I think I'm trying to get my ranking up a little bit more to a point where I don't have to play two matches to be in the third round of a 500. A bye would be nice. And I definitely feel like I'm playing that top tennis anyway.”
We’re in the midst of the second-worst stretch of heat and humidity of the summer, which will last three more days. This mugginess will fuel the opportunity for late-day showers and storms, especially Wednesday. Friday into the weekend, we welcome much less humid and cooler weather.Today (Monday): The air is thick and uncomfortable from the moment you step outside. And as the sun gets higher, it just gets worse. Pop-up afternoon clouds offer just temporary shade with highs in the low 90s and heat indexes near 100 (dew poi...
We’re in the midst of the second-worst stretch of heat and humidity of the summer, which will last three more days. This mugginess will fuel the opportunity for late-day showers and storms, especially Wednesday. Friday into the weekend, we welcome much less humid and cooler weather.
Today (Monday): The air is thick and uncomfortable from the moment you step outside. And as the sun gets higher, it just gets worse. Pop-up afternoon clouds offer just temporary shade with highs in the low 90s and heat indexes near 100 (dew points in the low to mid-70s). A sun shower or brief downpour can’t be ruled out, but most of the storms are probably out toward the mountains. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: A few pop-up showers and storms could enter the area in the evening, especially north and west of Washington, but most of us are dry. Partly cloudy skies overnight with lows in the low to mid-70s in most spots, but upper 70s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow (Tuesday): It’s more or less a carbon copy of Monday. Amid partly sunny skies, highs reach the low 90s but it feels like 100 with the oppressive humidity. A few pop-up showers and storms could develop as the afternoon wears on. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow night: Widely scattered showers and storms are possible in the evening, followed by another partly cloudy and muggy night. Lows again range through the 70s. Confidence: Medium-High
Wednesday is a lot like Monday and Tuesday: steamy. Highs head toward 90 degrees. Clouds become numerous in the afternoon and evening, with showers and storms likely as a cold front approaches. Some storms could produce very heavy rain, localized flooding, dangerous lightning and damaging wind gusts. Still humid overnight Wednesday into early Thursday with lows 70 to 75. Confidence: Medium-High
The forecast for Thursday is contingent on the front pushing far enough south for humidity to fall and rain chances to diminish. Right now, it looks like we could hang on to some lingering humidity and perhaps the chance of some scattered showers — especially in our southern and eastern areas. Highs should reach the mid-80s or so. We should finally clear out and cool down Thursday night with lows in the 60s. Confidence: Low-Medium
The period from Friday to Sunday looks magnificent with partly sunny skies, lower-than-average humidity (dew points in the 50s and maybe even 40s) and enjoyable high temperatures from 80 to 85. The nights are mostly clear and comfortable, with lows mostly in the 60s, except some upper 50s in our cooler areas. Confidence: Medium
Liudmila Samsonova stopped Kaia Kanepi in a steamy Washington, DC final to claim her second career WTA championship.Photo credit: Citi OpenWASHINGTON, DC—Liudmila Samsonova of Russia almost didn’t make it to the Citi Open event due to almost not securing a visa in time.Now the 23-year-old Samsonova is the event’s tenth WTA champion.More: ...
Liudmila Samsonova stopped Kaia Kanepi in a steamy Washington, DC final to claim her second career WTA championship.
Photo credit: Citi Open
WASHINGTON, DC—Liudmila Samsonova of Russia almost didn’t make it to the Citi Open event due to almost not securing a visa in time.
Now the 23-year-old Samsonova is the event’s tenth WTA champion.
Samsonova defeated veteran Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to win the WTA 250 event for her second career title to cap off a strong week of several wins, including over reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu in the quarterfinals.
After not being able to compete at Wimbledon, Samsonova used the month off to train and get ready for the summer hard court swing. She described being in DC as a “dream” week. Yet she admits the match could have gone either way.
“It was the hardest match of the week. Kaia was serving so well and it was a tough mental game too. I am happy I found the solutions,” Samsonova said after. “The key was to find the solution on her serve I had to find a way to be aggressive on her serve and break it.”
The sixth-seeded Kanepi sought her first title in over nine years, Samsonova her second career title since winning Berlin last year.
There was little between the World No. 37 Kanepi and World No.60 Samsonova in the first set. Both players ripped the ball from the baseline and took care of their serves with potent strikes. A first tiebreak looked likely until Samsonova served to stay in the set at 4-5.
Kanepi took advantage of two Samsonova backhand errors to give herself a set point. Kanepi ripped a return that Samsonova could not handle to secure the set 6-4.
The second set looked to be on similar track to be razor close. That was until Kanepi, serving at 3-all netted a forehand to give Samsonova her first break point of the match. Samsonova then won an extended rally to take the break for 4-3.
Samsonova broke Kanepi again later while leading 5-3 to take the set 6-3.
Kanepi appeared to labor physically in the early stages of the final set. With her overall service speed dropping and also committing more errors, the Estonian eventually took an off-court medical time out to deal with an abdominal issue.
— wta (@WTA) August 7, 2022
Returning to the match, Kanepi started added a bit more spin and variety to her shots in the rallies. She soon leveled for 3-all.
Yet serving down 3-4, Kanepi’s errors resumed and she soon found herself down 0-40. A wayward forehand on break point gave Samsonova the 5-3 advantage.
Serving for the match, Samsonova looked ready to win her second career title. She fired down an ace for 30-15, then hit a comfortable cross court forehand winner for match point.
Samsonova struck a final big serve that Kanepi could not handle to secure the 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory in an hour and 46 minutes.
Samsonova struck 10 aces total, including six in the final set, compared to five aces for Kanepi.
“It was an amazing week for me I’ve enjoyed everything here and especially all of the crowd support,” Kanepi said during the trophy ceremony.
Later when asked about her week and just missing out on the title, Kanepi added, “No, it makes me really happy. I think it's better to lose in the final than in first round (smiling). So, yeah, overall I think the week was very good. It's also good to get matches here in U.S. before US Open.”
Week in review: 9 stories the Church News published during the week of July 31 to Aug. 6Clockwise from top left, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Washington D.C. Temple is pictured in Kensington, Maryland, on Monday, April 18, 2022; President Dallin H. Oaks, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, smiles during an interview at the Rome Italy Temple visitors center in Rome on Tuesday, July 19, 2022; New Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson and new Primary General President Susan H. Porte...
Week in review: 9 stories the Church News published during the week of July 31 to Aug. 6
Clockwise from top left, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Washington D.C. Temple is pictured in Kensington, Maryland, on Monday, April 18, 2022; President Dallin H. Oaks, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, smiles during an interview at the Rome Italy Temple visitors center in Rome on Tuesday, July 19, 2022; New Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson and new Primary General President Susan H. Porter talk about their new roles, in an Instagram video July 29, 2022; MyKayla Skinner and her husband, Jonas Harmer, pose for photos at their home in American Fork on Friday, July 29, 2022. Skinner is holding her Olympic silver medal from the Tokyo 2020 games.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News; Screenshot from Susan H. Porter Instagram; Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Throughout the week of July 31 to Aug. 6, the Church announced that President Russell M. Nelson will rededicate the Washington D.C. Temple on Aug. 14. The new Relief Society general presidency with President Camille N. Johnson, Sister J. Anette Dennis and Sister Kristin M. Yee, as well as the new Primary Presidency with President Susan H. Porter, Sister Amy A. Wright and Sister Tracy Y. Browning, began their service on Aug. 1. A Church News article featured how faith, legal, academic and government leaders gathered in Rome, Italy, for the 2022 Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit to discuss religious freedom.
Elder Massimo De Feo, the Church’s Europe Central Area president, was interviewed on this week’s episode of the Church News podcast. Changes were released in the Book of Mormon app to make for more easy and natural sharing opportunities. With the anniversary of her Olympic silver medal, Latter-day Saint gymnast MyKayla Skinner shared what she’s been up to in the year since winning in Tokyo.
The Rojas family from Mexico shared their pioneer story. A group of 43 college students in Ghana became the first to experience the Amos C. Brown Fellowship benefits as donated by the Church. And the 2022 Church Music Festival was broadcast live from the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City.
Find summaries and links to these nine articles below.
The Church’s entire First Presidency is among the 12 leaders participating in rededication services following the temple’s major renovation.
President Russell M. Nelson will dedicate the renovated Washington D.C. Temple on Sunday, Aug. 14, with the entire First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participating in the day’s three rededication sessions.
Relief Society and Primary leaders posted on social media bidding farewell to some and welcoming others. The new Relief Society general president is President Camille N. Johnson with Sister J. Anette Dennis as first counselor and Sister Kristin M. Yee as second counselor.
Those who enjoy religious freedom should think about the circumstances of people who don’t enjoy religious liberty, said President Dallin H. Oaks.
Faith, legal, academic and government leaders gathered in Rome, Italy, for the 2022 Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit. Those who care about religious liberty should link arms to preserve, protect, restore and defend religious freedom in the United States and around the world, they said.
Elder Massimo De Feo, a General Authority Seventy and president of the Church’s Europe Central Area, joins this episode of the Church News podcast to talk about this important area of the world — which is impacted by a political conflict, a refugee crisis and secularism.
Sharing the gospel is made easier with the Book of Mormon’s new “discover,” “watch” and “share” tab features.
As Justin Lether has learned, sharing the gospel and the Book of Mormon in “normal and natural ways” can happen just about any time or anywhere — on a subway, at a tourist attraction, during a hotel breakfast or even while soaking in a hot tub on a cruise ship.
Prayer, family support and the words of her patriarchal blessing helped former University of Utah athlete during her unlikely journey to the Olympic medal podium.
Prior to the Aug. 1, 2021, Olympics women’s vault finals, Skinner had long been classified as an elite international athlete and a “medal hopeful.”
But when her second-place finish was announced, she graduated to rarified company that holds no expiration date: Olympic medalist.
Growth of the Church in Mexico has been steady for 176 years. But that growth was far from a certainty and started in some unexpected ways for one family now in its seventh generation of membership in the Church.
“There were a lot of other churches in my neighborhood growing up,” said Amado Rojas as he drove along the highway near that same town of Tecálco, Mexico, decades later. “And with criticisms from members of those churches came a desire to learn the gospel and find truth.”
This week, 43 university students from the United States began a 10-day trip to Ghana as participants in the inaugural Amos C. Brown Fellowship.
The trip comes one year after Church President Russell M. Nelson announced the Church would create the fellowship with an initial donation of $250,000 to help students learn about the cultural heritage of Ghana.
The fellowship is named for Reverend Dr. Amos C. Brown of the Third Baptist Church of San Francisco, who has become a good friend of President Nelson. The two have collaborated on projects between the Church and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
“I Will Say a Prayer” — words and music by Janice Kapp Perry — was one of the 17 original award-winning works featured in the 2022 Church Music Festival “Rejoice!” The live concert originated from the Conference Center Theater on Temple Square in Salt Lake City and was streamed online on the Church’s broadcast page.