The DC Council unanimously voted in favor of the FOIA Tolling Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (Bill 23-1017), which will repeal the suspension on response times for FOIA requests starting January 16, 2021.
DCPS CARE Classrooms serving students in grades PK-5th will open in phases during Term 2: November 18, December 2, December 9, and in January.
Number of classrooms and grades offered vary by school. Go here for more information on locations: CARE Classrooms
We understand the Chair of the DC Council has introduced legislation to repeal the FOIA suspension at the December 1st DC Council Legislative Meeting.
DCPS Chancellor Ferebee announces that the planned re-opening of in-person learning to students on November 9, 2020 is indefinitely postponed until at least 2021. This results from an inability to come to agreement with the Washington Area Teachers Union.
The Mayor has extended the public health emergency through the end of the year. This us important because it means that the safeguards implemented by the DC Council to ensure things like no evictions, no rent increases, and no utility cut offs will continue!
MULTITUDE OF SIGN-ONS TO OUR FOIA PETITION TO REPEAL DC COUNCIL’S SUSPENSION OF DC GOVERNMENT FOIA RESPONSES!
We are hopeful our Petition will be acted on by the DC Council at its November legislative meeting. We have contacted Chairman Mendelson’s office to put it on the Agenda! Please call your Councilmember today to advocate for this initiative! We need to know what is going on with DC government during the public health […]
Mayor Bower announces DC Public Schools in-person learning starting November 9, 2020. See attached for details. Questions remain about safety precautions and viability.
We now have more than 80 signatories! Keep sharing with your networks so we can get to 100!
DC Council arbitrarily suspended requirements for DC gov’t to respond to FOIA requests during the public health emergency. Please sign this petition to tell DC Council to reinstate FOIA requirements! https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/give-dc-residents-full-access-to-information-about-dc-government-operations-now-2?source=direct_link&
The DC Superior Court Has Opened 5 Satellite Locations for Unrepresented Litigants to Access WiFi and Computer Technology for Remote Hearings.
Recertifications for SNAP will be required again starting in September! Make sure to recertify by dropping off a recertification application or recertifying on the DC ACCESS Mobile App. NOTE: The DHS online portal is also now accepting recertifications!
Mayor Bowser Issues Order Requiring Everyone to Wear a Mask When They Leave Their Homes (July 24, 2020)
DC KinCare Alliance and Children’s Law Center Work Together to Successfully Advocate for Amendment to DC Standby Guardianship Law During COVID-19
The Amendment allows parents or other legal caregivers of a child to designate a Standby Guardian to care for the child if the parent or other caregiver becomes too ill to do so because of a complications from a COVID-related illness. Click below for a copy of the DC KinCare Alliance COVID-19 Standby Guardianship packet.
The App is free and available through Google Play and Apple App Store.
Gatherings of up to 50 people permitted; retail stores limited to 50% maximum capacity; restaurants indoor dining limited to 50% capacity with tables 6 feet apart; services at places of worship may not exceed the lesser of 50% of the capacity or 100 persons; playground are open; casual low to moderate sports permitted; outdoor swimming […]
Updated COVID-19 Q&As Court Operations and Office of Administrative Hearings as of June 15, 2020 (English, Spanish and Amharic)
Litigants in DC Superior Court Domestic Relations cases should note that all in-person hearings and trials set through and including July 31, 2020 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled!
New Free Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing Sites at DC Fire Stations.
Helpful Infographic on Lifting of DC Stay-At-Home Order on May 29, 2020: What Does It Mean for You? (English, Spanish, and Amharic)
Mayor Bowser announced today that the DC Stay-at-Home Order will be lifted on Friday, May 29, 2020. The Public Health Emergency is still in effect, and residents are asked to stay vigilant to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Certain shops and restaurants will be permitted to open with restrictions.