It’s Been One Full Year of COVID-19. Here’s How DC Covered It

This week marks one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

Many Americans began to realize this coronavirus thing was a pretty big deal when major conferences such as South by Southwest and the national Code for America summit were canceled. Local events started moving online or being postponed, too. At, we made the call on March 12, 2020, to cancel the planned NET/WORK DC hiring fair scheduled for the 24th.

These stories are among first in our archives to mention COVID-19, but in the next 12 months, we’d write the virus’ name hundreds of times. Here are some major themes we’ve covered since:


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