11/23/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/23/2020 16:24
(Washington, DC) - On Thursday, November 26, 2020, the District Government will observe Thanksgiving Day. While some services will be affected, many District employees will continue serving to maintain essential District operations.
WHAT'S OPEN ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26:
The District's Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center will be operational.
Access to Emergency Shelter
Low-barrier shelters will remain open on Thursday, November 26.
Families and individuals seeking access to homeless services should call the DC Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., Monday - Sunday, or call 311 at any time of the day or night.
Drop-In Centers for Residents Experiencing Homelessness
The Downtown Day Services Center, located at 1313 New York Avenue, NW will be open on November 26th, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., by appointment-only for essential services (shower, laundry, phones, etc.). To schedule appointment for services, please email [email protected] The Center will also serve a special Thanksgiving Boxed meal from the park adjacent to the Center from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Meals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The CCNV Drop-In Center for men, located at 425 2nd Street, NW will be open on November 26. Zoe's Doors Youth Drop-In Center, located at 900 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, will be open on November 26. The Sasha Bruce Youth Drop-In Center, located at 741 8th Street, SE, will be closed on November 26.
Transportation to Emergency Shelter
Transportation to emergency shelter will be available and provided to anyone experiencing homelessness in the District. To request transportation, contact the Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 or by calling 311.
WHAT'S CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26:
The District's COVID-19 public testing sites and call center will be closed. To learn more about free testing sites across the District, visit coronavirus.dc.gov/testing.
The District's meal distribution sites will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. Normal operations will resume on Monday, November 30. Meal distribution sites will operate on the normal schedule on Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24. On Wednesday, November 25, 20 sites will be open and youth can pick up five meal kits. Each meal kit contains a breakfast and a lunch. A list of sites is available at coronavirus.dc.gov/food.
The Department of Employment Services Navigation Call Center will be closed. Residents are encouraged to file unemployment insurance claims online at does.dc.gov.
All Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations will be closed on Thursday, November 26. DC DMV online services remain available, and customers are encouraged to use online options by visiting dmv.dc.gov.
DC Public Library (DCPL) neighborhood locations and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26. Virtual programs like a Native American Heritage workshop based on the PBS Kids series, Molly of Denali, will be held. For more information on Library programs, visit dclibrary.org or download the Library's app.
Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) recreation, community, and aquatic centers will be closed on Thursday, November 26. DPR parks, playgrounds, athletic courts, and fields will be open. Outdoor gatherings of more than 25 persons are prohibited.
The Department of Human Services Economic Security Administration Service Centers will be closed.
The DC Health & Wellness Center (77 P Street, NE) will be closed.
MODIFIED SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS:
In observance of the holiday, several standard service modifications will occur. Ongoing modified services due to the COVID-19 public health emergency remain in effect.
The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will observe will suspend sanitation services, which will resume on Friday, November 27.
Street Sweeping and Parking Enforcement
The following DPW modified services remain in effect as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency:
DC Circulator's reduced schedule/modified service remains in effect:
DC Streetcar will operate from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 26. Riders are required to wear masks or face coverings and should practice proper social distancing while onboard.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will suspend construction and work zones for non-emergency work in roadways, alleys, and sidewalks within the District's right of way. This includes manhole access and construction-related deliveries. Approved construction activities may resume Friday, November 27, during permitted work hours.
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) is not permitting normal construction on District Government holidays and violations could result in a Stop Work Order and fines. However, construction performed with an active afterhours work permit is allowed. DCRA inspectors will be enforcing the no construction regulation. Illegal construction reports can be made using the District's 311 system or calling 311. DCRA offers many online services, tools, and resources, enabling customers to conduct business 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
DDOT will suspend normal weekday reversible lane operations in the following corridors:
In addition, ongoing lane restrictions during the public health emergency remain in effect: