On March 11, 2020, Mayor Muriel Bowser declared both a state of emergency and a public health emergency, effective immediately, to provide additional coordination for the District’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Following guidance from DC Health and in a District-wide effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all DACL-funded Senior Wellness Centers and community dining sites will be temporarily closed for activities effective Monday, March 16 – March 31, 2020.
- DACL remains operational, with most staff teleworking through Tuesday, March 31. DACL will continue to provide critical services to District seniors, such as meals.
- DACL’s Information & Referral/Assistance line (202) 724-5626 will continue to operate Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- DACL’s Adult Protective Services (APS) hotline (202) 541-3950 will continue to operate 24-hours a day, to accept reports of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults.
- Senior Wellness Centers and Community Dining Sites – modified. Activities at Senior Wellness Centers and Community Dining Sites are suspended. Effective March 20, 2020, lunch pick-up is available only on this date at 10am – 2pm for current participants at the following sites: Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center, Vida Senior Center (Calvert), Adas Israel, Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center, Vida Senior Center (Brightwood), Edgewood Terrace Apartments, Model Cities Senior Wellness Center, Petersburg Senior Village, Fort Lincoln, Vicksburg, Hayes Senior Wellness Center, Washington Senior Wellness Center, and Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center
- Beginning March 23, 2020, all meal sites will be converted to home delivery for current participants. • Social and Recreation Programs – suspended. This includes group trips, in-person fitness classes, and other wellness activities.
- Adult Day Health Programs – suspended. Effective Friday, March 20, 2020.
For the latest information on the District government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please visit coronavirus.dc.gov