Covid-19 Information and Resources - District of Columbia

March 31, 2020

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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D.C.'s Stay-at-Home OrderWhat’s open?WMATA Metro and Metro Bus UpdatesFood | Emergency Protective LawsTaxesWork & Health

 

DC Government Coronavirus site

 

D.C.'s Stay-at-Home Order:

Brief Summary:

Mayor Bowser has issued a Stay at Home order for the District of Columbia, which goes into effect on April 1, 2020 at 12:01am and remains in effect until April 24, 2020.

District residents may only leave their residences to:

  1. Engage in essential activities, including obtaining medical care that cannot be provided through telehealth and obtaining food and essential household goods;
     
  2. Perform or access essential governmental functions;
     
  3. Work at essential businesses;
     
  4. Engage in essential travel; or
     
  5. Engage in allowable recreational activities, as defined by the Mayor’s Order.


For more information, see the Mayor's order and the DC coronavirus website.

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What’s open?:

  1. Mayor Bowser ordered all non-essential business to close until April 24, 2020. 
     
  2. Here is a list of businesses considered essential and non-essential.


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WMATA Metro and Metro Bus updates:

  1. Trains will operate every 20 minutes on all lines except the Red Line, which will operate every 15 minutes.

  2. Several train stations are closed. See here for a full list.

  3. Several bus lines have been cut. See here for a full list.

  4. Beginning Tuesday (3/24), all Metrobus customers will enter and exit the bus using the REAR doors only, except customers who require use of a wheelchair ramp, which remains available at the front door. Metro is also temporarily suspending fare collection on Metrobus, because all farebox and SmarTrip equipment is located at the front door.


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Emergency Protective Laws:

(see summary and full bill and DC Jobs with Justice resource page)

  1. No evictions or late fees for residential and commercial tenants
     
  2. No utility shut-offs for non-payment
     
  3. Extended public benefit programs such as the Healthcare Alliance, TANF, and SNAP - if they are set to expire in March or April, they will be automatically renewed. 
     
  4. No price-gouging for supplies
     
  5. Extended deadlines for drivers licenses & professional licenses:
     
  6. Unemployment benefits for people unemployed due to COVID-19


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Food

  1. Free meals for students
     
  2. Meal delivery services for seniors
     
  3. Map of food resources
     
  4. List of grocery stores opening early for senior-only shopping
     
  5. &Pizza is delivering FREE pizza for anyone who works in a hospital. Text #HERO to 200-03 with a picture of your valid hospital ID for free contactless delivery.
     
  6. Grocery home delivery

    1. Giant: PeaPod, 1-800-573-2763
       
    2. Safeway
       
    3. ShopRite


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Taxes:

  1. Tax filing extension through July 15. More info here.


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Work & health:

  1. Family Medical Leave 1-year employment and 1,000 hour work requirement shall not apply to an employee who has been ordered or recommended to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19. More info here.
     
  2. Streamlined process and additional COVID-19 related scenarios for qualifying for unemployment and workers comp. More info here.


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