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District of Columbia

All information updated weekly and based on official information made available to the public from state and federal government agencies.

Worker Protections and Safety

Unemployment

  • Info about qualifying for unemployment and workers compensation here.
  • For Family Medical Leave, the 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 information here.
  • Licensure, registration or certification requirements, permits and fees shall be waived for healthcare practitioners appointed as temporary agencies in DC here

 

Emergency Protection Laws

  • No evictions or late fees for residential and commercial tenants
  • No utility shut-offs for non-payment
  • 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. 
  • No price-gouging for supplies
  • Extended deadlines for drivers licenses & professional licenses
  • Unemployment benefits for people unemployed due to COVID-19
  • Emergency protection laws summary and full bill
  • DC Jobs with Justice resource page

Member Resources

Resources about food assistance:

 

Transportation

  • Limited schedule for Metro and Metrobus here.

 

Taxes

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

Public Health

Update on stay-at-home order here

  • Extended Public Health Emergency, Stay at Home Order, and Closure of Non-Essential Businesses Through May 15. More information here
  • Extended Public Health Emergency, Stay at Home Order, and Closure of Non-Essential Businesses Through June 8. More information here
  • Reopening timeline – including lifting of stay-at-home order. More information here
  • New announced “Slow Streets” to allow for social distancing. More information here

 

COVID-19 Testing