1. Here’s a great way to add some family fun to your time at home AND support a couple of local businesses. Labyrinth Game Shop has had to close its doors due to COVID-19, but you can still place an order with them and pick up at Mr. Henry’s (601 Pennsylvanis Ave SE), a restaurant right down the block that remains open. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your phone number — they are happy to work with you to find exactly what you need. I’ve always said that’s one of the things I like best about Labyrinth is that you just give them a few details about who you’re shopping for, and they’ll show you just the right game or puzzle to buy. Make it a two in one stop by placing an order with Mr. Henry’s, too — the menu is limited now, but still plenty of yummy options that will please the whole family, including a kids’ menu! (PS: Labyrinth is also hosting virtual events, some specifically for kids, so be sure to check their Facebook page to see what coming up and for details on signing up!)
2. When all of this is finally over, we’re all going to be excited about traveling with our families. Why not start thinking about it now? A great resource for inspiration is Everybody’s National Parks, a podcast dedicated to family adventure in our national parks.
3. GW Hospital is now offering an appointment-only COVID-19 testing site for adults with a physician/health care provider referral. If you are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other flu-like symptoms, contact your regular health care provider to discuss them and receive an assessment. Children’s National Hospital also has a drive up/walk up testing site with a physician’s referral at Trinity University located at 125 Michigan Avenue NE that will be open 10am – 2pm on Saturday April 11, weather permitting. Note that you must have a referral for both of these, and if you need emergency care, go to your closest emergency department.
4. Have you heard? Saturday Night Live will be back on air tomorrow with a remotely produced episode. Can’t wait!
5. It’s totally possible that I’m the last person in the world to learn about this… but send the text message “pew pew” from one iPhone to another. Just do it.
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