Community Resources

Our strongest protection for District workers at risk of losing their paycheck is unemployment insurance. Directions on how to start the process of applying for unemployment insurance are on the Department of Employment Services (DOES) website here. The quickest way to start an application is to apply online or call over the phone at (202) 724-7000.

D.C. Health is also regularly sending health notices to health providers with virus info and updated guidelines for testing. Those notices are available publicly here. All information about the District’s response to COVID-19 and how to protect yourself is available at If you are not already registered, get real-time emergency alerts and updates by signing up for AlertDC. 

Links to specific COVID-19 toolkits are here:

You can find the full list of operational changes across District government in the press release here.