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 […]
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.
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.
Find out how to sign up to use your SNAP EBT card to purchase groceries through Amazon. Available in English (p. 1) and Spanish (p. 2).
Starting on Wednesday, May 13, you can order food from Amazon and pay for it with your SNAP benefits. Go to: http://amazon.com/snap-ebt to add your SNAP EBT card to Amazon and start shopping. SNAP benefits can only be used for food and not shipping costs. Free shipping on Amazon Prime orders; Amazon orders over $25; and Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh […]
Find out how the public health emergency has impacted proceedings in DC Superior Court and the Office of Administrative Hearings.
Find out what protections you have to keep your housing and utilities during this public health emergency.
Find out about what protections you have with respect to debt collectors, credit reporting agencies, and scams during the public health emergency.
Find out about where you can get tested for COVID-19 and what you need to bring.
Find out about financial stimulus payments and public assistance benefits during the public health emergency.
Find out where to get food and what shops and businesses are open during the public health emergency.
Find out about your rights to unemployment insurance, sick leave, and family medical leave during the public health emergency.
Provides Information on COVID-19 testing, symptoms, and infection rates.
HOPE: Health, Opportunity, Prosperity, Equity
Mayor Bowser Announces her ReOPen DC Co-Chairs and Advisory Group.
Find out what is covered and what is not under new DC and federal laws.
If you have school-aged children, this provides good information on what you can expect from the DC public school system during the public health emergency.
Provides detailed information on the DC economic outlook for 2020 and 2021.
Provides Information on testing and looking ahead to a phased re-opening of the city.
The undersigned organizations, which are members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), write in response to the recently announced deadline pf April 22, 2020 for Social Security beneficiaries to file taxes or utilize the new web tool to claim economic impact payments for child dependents under the age of 17 or wait until 2021 to claim the payments.
Update provides more information on Stimulus Payments, the date for the end of the DCPS school year, and clarifies that re-certifications are extended for Caregiver Subsidies.
Go to the What We Do/Presentations Section of this website for a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation, or view the Webinar Summary Graphics below.
Provides updates on Public Safety and Department of Corrections.
The purpose of this document is to assist District renters in understanding their rights and
available resources during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (“Emergency”) declared by Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Among other updates, this one states that learning at home will continue for the rest of the school year. DCPS will close on May 29, 2020, and Charter schools will close on or about May 29, 2020.
The Mayor extended the emergencies and issued new health and safety requirements in an effort to protect vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The new order clarifies that face masks are required for: hotel workers, guests, and visitors; individuals using taxis, ride shares, private transportation providers; workers and customers of food sellers; and strongly encouraged for workers and individuals using public transit.
Check out up-to-the-minute updates for DC residents.
Read the Mayor’s update.
Make sure you and your dependents will receive the full amount of federal stimulus payments. Contact the DC KinCare Alliance Legal Helpline at 202-505-5803 if you need assistance.
Find out what protections and services are available to DC residents during the public health emergency.
This update provides helpful information about new food access sites at DC Public Schools, as well a delivery options for homebound residents.
$5 million of the Relief Package will go towards undocumented workers who are not otherwise eligible for unemployment or other benefits.
The letter explains that the Children’s Bureau cannot waive statutorily required judicial proceedings but “expects that courts and states will work together to determine how best to balance child-safety related statutory requirements against public-health mandates.”
Read the FAQs here.
Read a Summary of the of the Law here.
The letter outlines some of the
most urgent concerns and recommends both legislative and administrative solutions.
The letter asks for clarification of DHS’ plan to transfer families out of family shelters during the public health emergency.
Find out about DC workers’ rights to unemployment compensation, family and medical leave, and paid sick leave during the COVID-19 crisis.
Get up-to-date information on what DC is doing to assist its residents during this public health emergency.
Read the DHS FAQs here.
Read the DC Superior Court Notices of Clerk’s Offices Operations
Relative caregivers and the children they raise are at especially high risk during this public health emergency. Urgent action is needed by the Mayor and Council to protect these families.
We have put together a Summary of the new law as relevant to kinship families.