Monitoring COVID-19 Response

Policy, Guidance and Resources

Up-to-date resources for organizations serving children, youth, and families in the District of Columbia.



CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)


TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19


DC COUNCIL,  MAYORAL ADMINISTRATION EMERGENCY LEGISLATION, POLICIES, PROGRAMS


DC ACTION FOR CHILDREN AND ADVOCACY COMMUNITY RESPONSE


GUIDANCE

Deputy Mayor for Education

Office of the State Superintendent

DC Health


PUBLIC SCHOOL RESOURCES


FEDERAL RESPONSE

Centers for Disease Control

Department of Health and Human Services Children's Bureau

Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Internal Revenue Service

  • March 25 - Eligibility to receive a one-time payment from the federal Covid-19 stimulus package is based on 2018 or 2019 income tax filings. If you did not file a return in either 2018 or 2019, to receive a stimulus payment you must register here

National Advocacy Networks


COMMUNITY RESOURCES


EDUCATION RESOURCES


OTHER DC PROGRAMS PROVIDING SUPPORT

  • DC’s Sick and Safe Leave Act
  • Health Insurance - DC HealthLink (DC Healthy Families)
  • Small Businesses (including nonprofit providers) - Disaster Assistance Loan
  • Behavioral health support
    • The COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Guide developed by Children’s National Hospital, Children’s Law Center, and the DC Behavioral Health Association lists the behavioral health resources in DC that accept Medicaid and what types of service they are currently offering.
    • For school based mental health services and/or referrals, contact the person listed for your school here
    • Phone numbers for key services, including a non-emergency "warm line" free for D.C. residents regardless of insurance as well as a line for if your child is in crisis at home, are available on this flyer.
    • Water - DC Water Restores Water Service for Disconnected Residents
  • Families in need of shelter can call (202) 399-7093
  • Child abuse and neglect hotline: (202) 671-SAFE
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Help Line: 1-800-985-5990
  • DC has implemented online application forms for TANF, SNAP (a.k.a. food stamps), and medical assistance programs (e.g. Medicaid, Alliance)

Page last updated June 15, 2020