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On Friday, May 29, 2020, the District’s Stay-at-Home Order will be lifted (5/27)

Mayor Bowser Presents Summary of Recommendations from the ReOpen DC Advisory Group (5/21)

District of Columbia Basic Needs Assessment Hotline (5/20)

  • The D.C. Basic Needs Assessment Hotline was established to connect with individuals who have been asked to quarantine or isolate by a provider due to exposure to COVID-19.  The District uses a Basic Needs Assessment for residents who are medically required to quarantine, e.g. self-quarantine, a family member has tested positive for COVID-19 or their medical provider has asked them to quarantine for related reasons. This assessment is used to ensure eligible residents have food, basic hygiene supplies, prescription medication and mental health support needed to get through the quarantine. While this support is short-term, residents who appear to need longer-term assistance are also connected to other government agencies for follow-up needs.

  • If you tested positive for COVID-19 or need to be quarantined and cannot properly isolate at home, please call the DC Basic Needs Assessment hotline for assistance, if a safe place to stay is unavailable.

  • Anyone can simply call 1-888-349-8323, Mon – Fri,  7am - 7pm or visit coronavirus.dc.gov/gethelp to complete an assessment online.

Mayor Bowser Extends Public Health Emergency, Stay at Home Order through June 8th (5/13)

Mayor Bowser orders Stay At Home Directive for DC Residents (3/30)

The Mayor’s Order says that residents may only leave their residences to:

  • engage in essential activities, including obtaining medical care that cannot be provided through telehealth and obtaining food and essential household goods;
  • perform or access essential governmental functions;
  • work at essential businesses;
  • engage in essential travel; or
  • engage in allowable recreational activities, as defined by the Mayor’s Order.

Washington, DC - Stay at Home Order

Maryland News

Maryland - Governor Larry Hogan's Stay at Home Order

Virginia News 

Virginia - Governor Ralph S. Northam's Stay at Home Order

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