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Mayor Bowser to Unveil District’s Alternate Care Site

Monday, May 11, 2020

(Washington, DC) – Today, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by local and federal officials, as well as members of the Bowser Administration, to showcase the conversion of the Walter E. Convention Center into an alternate care site to support the District’s coronavirus (COVID-19) medical surge response.


Monday, May 11, at 11:00 a.m.


Mayor Bowser
Pete Gaynor, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Lt. General Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. Jack Sava, Director of Gold Surgery Team, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Chris Rodriguez, Director, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director, DC Health
Chris Geldart, Director, DC Department of Public Works
Dr. Jenifer Smith, Director, DC Department of Forensic Sciences
Brig. Gen. Aaron R. Dean II, Adjutant General, D.C. National Guard
Greg O’Dell, President and CEO, Events DC


Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW

All media interested in attending the event are required to RSVP to [email protected] Parking and dial-in information will be provided upon RSVP. Members of the press are required to bring and wear their own face mask.

To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).