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With Mayor Bowser adjusting the District of Columbia’s operating status in response to coronavirus (COVID-19), District residents may file for unemployment compensation. More information on how to file available at Recovery

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Stay Home DC!
The District of Columbia Government requires all non-essential businesses to remain closed. So please, stay home except if you need healthcare, food, essential supplies, or go to an essential job. Don't need those? Stay home. If you suspect a non-essential business is still operating, call 311. Click here to learn more.
Stay Home DC!
The District of Columbia Government requires all non-essential businesses to remain closed. So please, stay home except if you need healthcare, food, essential supplies, or go to an essential job. Don't need those? Stay home. If you suspect a non-essential business is still operating, call 311. Click here to learn more.

Coronavirus Homepage Welcome

The DC Government urges you to stay home except if you need:

  • Essential healthcare
  • Essential food
  • Essential supplies
  • Go to your Essential job

So please, Stay Home DC! On this site, we also have food resources, health guidance, resources for businesses and individuals, operating status of DC Government, and more. Please bookmark and share this portal with your community.

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How to Protect Yourself

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds multiple times a day. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when feeling sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

I Have Symptoms What Should I Do?

The symptoms that are currently being seen with COVID-19 are fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath.

  • Stay home and self-quarantine until you are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours and without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medications.
  • Seek medical attention if you have reason to believe you have been exposed to coronavirus or influenza. Call your healthcare provider before visiting a healthcare facility.