Organizers said parts of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival would be shelved, the Rock n’ Roll marathon would likely be impacted, and the St. Patrick’s Day parade scheduled for Sunday was postponed indefinitely.More colleges and schools announced plans to close for deep cleaning or move to online classes.Bowser announced six new coronavirus cases, including two not linked to any known source of infection, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the District, Maryland and Virginia to at least 29.She said the city has leased an undisclosed location that can be used to quarantine up to 50 people.“I want to continue to remind everyone to be vigilant,” Bowser said at a news conference. “Our duty now as citizens is to try to contain the spread of germs and this virus in our communities.”Before the emergency declaration, the owner of Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals said their games will go on as scheduled at Capitol One Arena in the District’s Chinatown neighborhood. Monumental Sports & Entertainment said it would continue to assess options as the situation evolves.Bowser now has the power to overrule the teams or close the arena to spectators if she deems it necessary, she said.City health officials


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