COVID

For the latest news and information, visit the DC Government website at: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/

Additional information is available at Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie's website: https://kenyanmcduffieward5.com/

Note: On July 22, Mayor Bowser announced issued new mask orders for the District. Face coverings are now required outside the home, with exceptions for eating/drinking, young children and vigorous exercise.

Need a Test? Get a Test.

DC residents experiencing any COVID-19 symptom (recurring fever or cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, congestion, body aches, chills, runny nose) or with known exposure to COVID-19 should get a COVID-19 test.

More information on testing sites is available here: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/testing. 

Note: a new order from Mayor Bowser requires that all licensed health insurers in the District cover the full cost of coronavirus testing for asymptomatic individuals who may be at high risk. Learn more here

Coronavirus Dashboard

Read the latest data from the DC Department of Health.

Phase Two Reopening

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that Phase Two of the District's reopening will begin Monday, June 22, 2020, allowing certain businesses to reopen and activities to resume under specified conditions outlined. Learn more at: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/phasetwo

Phase One Reopening

The District of Columbia began Phase One of reopening on Friday, May 29. Individuals must continue to practice social distance from those that are not part of their household. Wearing a mask or face covering is an important tool for protecting oneself and others, but it is not a substitute for social and physical distancing. More information here:

https://coronavirus.dc.gov/phaseone

COVID-19 Housing Assistance

Learn about about the DC Government's $6.2 million program to provide rental housing assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic and whether you are eligible:

https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/covid-19-housing-assistance-program

Food Insecurity

There are many causes and organizations assisting in COVID-19 relief that are worthy of support. One way to help is to give to the Capital Area Food Bank. Lean how here

Residents with Disabilities

Neighbors with developmental and physical disabilities have unique needs during shelter-in-place. Read more about some of the challenges here or check out the webpage for The Arc