COVID-19 Resources & Updates

Ward 8 COVID-19 Updates
Ward 8 has the most COVID-19 deaths in DC. Watch the video to find out what Mike is doing to save lives in Ward 8.

TAXES:

‍Tax day has officially been moved from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 for both federal and state income taxes. This tax filing deadline includes both personal and business filers. For more information on your specific return type, please visit the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue website.

GENERAL:

Residents should continue to practice social distancing:

  • Stay home

  • Isolate yourself if you’re feeling sick

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds (sing XYZ twice)

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces in your home

Make your masks or face coverings at home:

COVID-19 Drive-thru/Walk-up Test Sites Currently Operating:

  • Children’s National Health System

  • Kaiser Permanente

Coming Soon

  • George Washington Hospital

  • GW and UMC Collaboration

NOTE: Please contact your doctor if you feel like you are experiencing symptoms (cough, fever, and shortness of breath) 

SENIOR RESOURCES:

The video below will tell you how to stay safe from during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please watch the video which was created by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

Resources for seniors in Washington D.C.:

  • Meal Delivery for Seniors (website)

  • Stores with special hours for seniors:

    • Safeway- Special two-hour shopping window, 7- 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for senior citizens​

    • Target- Stores have special hours for at-risk shoppers during the first hour of stores opening on Wednesdays.

    • Walmart- Through April 28, Walmart stores will offer special hours every Tuesday morning one hour before opening (6-7 a.m.) for customers age 60 and older.

    • Whole Foods- Customers 60 and older can shop one hour before opening.

STUDENT RESOURCES:

Meal Sites

  • Comprehensive Meal Site (PDF)

  • Metrobus Routes Serving DC Schools Meal Locations on Weekdays (PDF)

Distance Learning Information by Grade Level (website)

 

DC Public Library Online Materials (website)

 

Early Learning Resources (website)

 

FAQs for Parents (PDF)

FOOD SERVICES:
  • DC Food Project (website): 

    • The DC Food Project created a comprehensive page for emergency meal access as well as businesses and restaurants providing food for those in need.

    • Ward 8 Food Services (for anyone under 18):

      • Locations (View PDF)

      • Anacostia High School, 1601 16th St SE, Ward 8

      • Ballou High School, 3401 4th St SE, Ward 8

      • Hendley Elementary School, 425 Chesapeake St SE, Ward 8 *

      • Simon Elementary School, 401 Mississippi Ave SE, Ward 8 *

      • Stanton Elementary School, 2701 Naylor Rd, Ward 8

HOUSING AND SHELTER SERVICES:
  • Central Union Mission (website): 

    • Normal services offered

  • Covenant House Washington (website)

    • Revising intake process with Center for Disease Control recommendations

    • Quarantine space available for youth with COVID-19 symptoms

  • DC Coalition for the Homeless (website): 

    • Normal services offered

  • Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless (website):

    • Community-based intakes have been suspended, moved to a phone intake model

    • Office is closed – no in-person appointments or meetings

© 2020 by  MIKE FOR WARD 8

Paid for by the Mike for Ward 8 Committee. PO Box 31528Washington, DC, 20030. Breanna Bledsoe, Treasurer