Metro DC DSA Coronavirus Response

This page synthesizes DC Area information, resources, and ongoing relief efforts related to COVID-19. This page is a work in progress and will be updated continiously. For questions, additional information, recommendations, or further guidance, please contact info@mdcdsa.org.

DC Area News and Updates

Manually updated information and notices.

3/24 - Mayor Orders Closure of non-essential businesses

3/23 - DC Tax Filings extended to July 15, 2020

3/20 - Operating Status and Mass Gathering Prohibition Extension

DC Government modified operating status extended until April 27
Mass Gathering prohibition extended until April 25

3/17 - Emergency relief bill

The District Council passed a relief bill meant to address and abate economic hardship imposed by COVID-19. Notable changes:

  • SUSPENDS work requirements for Unemployment Insurance (UEI) (Apply for unemployment compensation here)
  • EXPANDS UEI to employees temporarily isolated or quarantined
  • EXPANDS eligibility period for SNAP, TANF, and Alliance care (Apply for benefits here)
  • PROHIBITS evictions during public health emergencies
  • PROHIBITS cutoffs of public utilities
  • PROHIBITS late fees charged on rent payments
  • PROHIBITS price gouging and stockpiling (Report Observed Price Gouging or Stockpiling here)
  • ALLOWS restaurants and bars to sell beer and wine through take-out
  • PROVIDES additional funding to create relief programs for independent contractors and employees of non-profit organizations who might not otherwise qualify for UEI

3/16 - Mass gathering ban


Government Resources and Information

DC Guidelines and Information

DC Government Coronavirus Information and Updates

Social Distancing Guidelines

Information for High Risk Residents and Seniors

Meal Location for Kids and Students

Federal Guidance and Resources

CDC COVID-19 Index

CDC Information on COVID-19 Transmission

CDC Guidance on what to do if you are sick

CDC INformation on COVID-19 Cases

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

CDC Guidance on Stigma Reduction


Relief Efforts and Support

Information on where to get help, or where you can donate time and resources.

DC Area Mutual Aid Efforts

DC Mutual Aid Compendium - great resource for figuring out how to help and coordinate with your community, friends, and neighbors.

DC Neighborhood Pods How-To

COVID-19 Mutual Aid and Advocacy Resources

DC Area Relief Funds and Organization

Please be sure to review and confirm veracity before donating, contributing, or requesting funds.

DMV Restaurant Worker Relief Fund

DC Virtual Tip Jar for Bars and Servers

Capital Area Food Bank

Update on DC Housing Authority Operating Status


General Information and Support

Information on Unemployment Compensation Changes

OurStreets Supplies

Flatten the Curve - General Guidance about how COVID-19 spreads, why it matters to reduce trasmission, and what steps must be taken to make that happen.

How to Help Small Businesses and Communities

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

DC relevant COVID-19 Insurance Insurance

DC Area Food Pantries

Additional Resources

Comic for Children on COVID-19

Self-care for COVID anxiety

COVID-19 Safer Drug Use