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NEW! ANC3/4G Oct.13th Meeting on YouTube. ANC3/4G held a virtual public meeting on Oct. 13th via Zoom. Highlights include: Tennyson Slow Street Discussion; District Bridges presenting on the newly awarded Chevy Chase Main Street grant; DC's Office of Planning on the process for developing the newly funded Small Area Plan for the Chevy Chase Gateway; WMATA’s proposal to continue suspension of the E6 bus; and, other topics as described below. The full meeting video is available on YouTube at:
NEW!!! Main Street Grant (October 1) -The biggest recent news for the Chevy Chase business community is that District Bridges, in partnership with the Chevy Chase communty, was notified that they were awarded the Chevy Chase Main Street Grant. This grant provides funding designated for business support including retention, recruitment, beautification, direct aid, help in navigating the DC business processes, organizing and planning Chevy Chase wide events and so on. It truly could not have come at a better time.
BUSINESS INFO FOR CHEVY CHASE DC
Restaurants (Take-out & Delivery/Outdoor & Indoor Dining as of October 1)
In addition to takeout, delivery, and grab and go, restaurants that already have outdoor seating are now using that space, and indoor dining is allowed at 50% capacity. All indoor/outdoor dining customers must be seated, and patrons must place orders and be served while sitting at tables. All customers and employees must wear face coverings. All tables must be at least six feet apart, and no more than six people seated at a table. All of the eateries have implemented the Phase 2 dining regulations. Below is the up-to-date information about all available services from our local Chevy Chase DC restaurants. Please confirm with them individually for specifics and any changes that might have occurred . PLEASE NOTE: The DC City Council passed legislation capping commission fees that food delivery services charge restaurants at 15% of the meal cost.
Blue 44 - 5507 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-362-2583
Menu - http://www.blue44dc.com/menu/curbside-delivery/ Beginning Monday, July 20, they are open for indoor and outdoor patio dining Tuesday – Sunday 5-9 pm only (at this time lunch will no longer be served) with non-contact curbside pick up & limited delivery (1 mile radius) also available. Monday will be only curbside pickup and limited delivery (no dine-in) from 5-8pm. Please call 202-362-2583 or 202-362-2591 or 202-230-9348 for orders. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers) when sold with food.
Capital Crab & The Avenue - 5540 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-244-4567
Combined Updated Menu - https://www.theavenuedc.com/menus They are now open Monday - Wednesday 4-9pm, Thursday - Sunday 12- 9pm. Outdoor patio seating, indoor dining and now a large new back deck are now available. Call to make reservations or use RESY their online table service. Curbside pick-up and limited local delivery (1 mile radius) is also available. Park in rear parking lot and have food delivered to your car. Non-contact personal delivery is available (within 2 miles) for all orders. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers) when sold with food.
Little Beast - 5600 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-741-4599
Menu - https://www.littlebeastdc.com/menu Open daily 11am-9pm for curbside or delivery service and outdoor seating on the patio. Beginning Saturday August 1 they will be serving brunch Saturday & Sunday from 9am - 3pm. Food ordered will be delivered directly to cars stopping briefly on McKinley Street. They also offer contact-free delivery from 4:30-8:30pm daily within 2 miles of Little Beast. They are also found on Grub Hub and Caviar. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers) when sold with food.
Macon Bistro - 5520 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-248-7807, Text: 240-205-3279
http://maconbistro.com/ - They have re-opened with expanded outdoor seating as well as indoor seating. Their hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday 5-9pm for dinner and 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday for brunch.
Parthenon - 5510 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-966-7600
Open for online ordering for curbside and delivery service and both indoor and outdoor patio seating from 11am - 11pm daily.
RNF - 5534 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-244-1208
Open for takeout, delivery and patio seating. Monday - Thursday 3-9pm, Friday and Saturday 3-10pm.
Bread & Chocolate - 5542 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-966-7413
http://breadandchocolate.net/retail_locations. Open 7am-5pm daily and 8am-4pm for the kitchen. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Carry-out and curbside service also available.
Jetties - 5632 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-364-2465
Menu - https://jettiesdc.com/menu/ Open Monday-Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-8pm. Indoor and outdoor patio seats available or pick-up from storefront and delivery via Doordash.
Starbucks - 5500 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-9705
From 6am - 7:30pm daily place your order via the Starbucks mobile app, https://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/mobile-apps, at the window station, or inside and pick it up at their side walk-up window. No indoor seating.
Subway - 5616 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-966-0402
https://order.subway.com/ Open Monday-Sunday 10am - 8pm. Indoor seating and pick-up and delivery (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash) only.
Modifications To Normal Business Models (as of September 1). See directory for contact information.
Broad Branch Market - In-store shopping is now available daily from 10am-7pm and limited to 5 customers at a time and face masks are required. For coffee, ice cream, candy and express grocery or deli orders, the express
window is open daily 9am - 6pm. Order instructions can be found here. Orders can also be sent to email@example.com.
Chevy Chase Farmers' Market - Located at Lafayette Elementary School (catty-corner from Broad Branch Market) they will continue to be open on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. They received a waiver from the City to operate by meeting new safety requirements including: one entry and one exit point to the market; no pets allowed; Customers must wear face masks; hand sanitizers will be available; and no on-site food preparation. All the new procedures can be found on their website along with pre-order forms for Saturday pickup from their various vendors.
CVS - Store hours are from 9am - 9pm Tuesday - Sunday and 9am - 8pm on Monday. Rx hours are from 9am - 8pm Monday - Saturday and 10am - 6pm on Sundays. Dedicated vulnerable at-risk hours are Wednesday 9am - 10am. The Connecticut Avenue pharmacy is offering free home delivery on all prescriptions + essentials for DC residents. Customers must wear face masks.
Fishery Seafood Market - Open Monday to Saturday from 10am - 6;30pm. They will be limiting store occupancy to 2 customers at a time. Customers must wear face masks.
Magruder's - Open as usual plus available curbside and parking lot pick-up. Order online from their menu tabs wines, spirits, beer and gourmet foods (under where all food is listed) and they will try to process it within three hours. You will receive an email when your order is ready. Daily cutoff time is 4pm. Orders placed after 4pm will be ready for pick-up the next business day. Customers must wear face masks.
Safeway - Open 6am - 10pm daily. Reserved from 7- 9am Tuesday and Thursday for at-risk customers. Occupancy limited to one person per 150 square feet during normal business hours, and one person per 300 square feet during the special reserved hours. Safeway is posting employees at the doors to manage customer traffic and they have implemented one-way aisles to help aid social distancing. Customers must wear face masks.
Other Business Changes (As of September 27)
Avalon Movie Theatre - Offering new movies via streaming services. Procedures on how to order the films to watch at home and which movies are available are presented on their website. They will also be publicizing this information through their weekly email list.
Balanced Fitness Studios - They are now open with some inside studio classes as well as outdoor (outdoor classes are being held at 8325 Grubb Rd 20910 on the turf) and virtual classes. Their full schedule can be found online.
Bert's Jewelers - Open Tuesday & Saturday 11am - 3pm for curbside service.
Capital One Bank - Lobby open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.
Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits - Open Sunday-Thursday: 10am-9pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm. Order online for delivery, shipping, or curbside pickup. They do not accept walk-ups for curb-side pick-up.
Child's Play - In-store appointments can be made and walk-ins are also allowed if space permits Monday - Saturday 10:45am - 4:30pm and Sunday 11am - 4:30pm. You may also visit their Virtual Shopping Concierge for shopping information. Offering "grab-and-go" services or curbside pickup. "Grab-and-go" services allows Child's Play to provide contactless drop-off by putting items outside the store at a safe distance for customers to retrieve. Free home delivery is also available for orders over $50 to many local zip codes in DC, MD and VA.
Chevy Chase Personal Training - Open by appointment only.
Circle Yoga - Conducting classes via Zoom. Sessions are throughout the summer from June 22 - August 23 including summer camps for children. Weekly online yoga classes for every level, including kids and families, as well as Pilates, fitness, and mindfulness classes. Their website has information on class schedules and fees.
Chase Bank - Opened for business on October 6.
Citibank - Lobby open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.
Core 72 - Now open Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm or by appointment. In store capacity limited to 5 people at a time. Also fulfilling orders through their website and taking orders via phone/text - cell 202-359-2150/shop 202-686-4258. Orders delivered locally via USPS/UPS.
C & C Custom Cleaners - Current hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm, Saturday 8am-5pm.
DC Health Coaches - Running training services through Zoom and FaceTime.
Expert Shoe & Luggage Repair - Open 10am-4pm Monday- Saturday. They also do pick-up service but you must TEXT/CALL 240-271-7485 and give details on your repair needs.
Harmonic Music Studios - Has moved from the Chevy Chase Arcade into the space formerly occupied by Periwinkle at 3815 Livingston St NW. Signage is going up at this time. Note: For the time being they are still only offering virtual music lessons.
June B Sweet - Now open Monday - Saturday from 11am - 3pm with safety measures in place. Also filling orders remotely. Feel free to reach June Drummond at (301) 742-5250 or (202) 262-6070.
Lee's Laundry - Open Monday - Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.
Long and Foster Realtors - Open 8:30am - 3:30pm.
M&T Bank - ATM only. No lobby service.
Monarch Paint & Design - Open Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm and Saturdays 8am-3pm with a limit of 5 customers inside at a time. Customers are requested to wear a face mask and respect local social distancing ordinances. Hand Sanitizer and gloves are provided for safety. Also offering Curbside Service and free home delivery (same day or next day). Place orders by calling 202-686-5550 or 202-625-2600 or online.
Opening Heart Mindfulness - Offering online meditations on Monday nights, Wednesday morning, and Friday at noon.
Park Story - Now open Mon.- Thur. & Sat. 11am - 5pm and Friday 12-5pm, as well as by private appointments. Shopping online is also available. They are continuing to ship orders and offer local pickup (items will be available just inside the door for pickup) and offering private shopping appointments.
PNC Bank - Lobby service by appointment only Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm.
President Valet Cleaners - Current hours are Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm with only 2 customers allowed inside at a time.
QuistMD - Using telehealth to provide treatment plans, evaluate ergonomics for home offices, develop at-home exercise plans, guide individuals on active isolated stretching protocols and at-home personal training, and much more. Additionally, they are taking appropriate office precautions, including temperature and oxygen saturation checks, and supercharged office cleaning.
Ramer's Shoes - Open 9:30am-6pm Monday-Saturday. Call (202) 244-2288 to put in an order and for further information.
Relaxed Nails & Spa - Open 9am-7pm by appointment only and following all required restrictions.
Salon Familia - Open by appointment only at 202-966-6555. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday 9am-6pm. Employees and customers are required to wear face coverings.
Total Release Reflexology - Open
Write For You - Now open Monday - Saturday from 11am - 3pm with safety measures in place. Also filling orders remotely. Feel free to reach June Drummond at (301) 742-5250 or (202) 262-6070.
5606 Nail Spa - Open daily 10am-7pm by appointment only. No indoor waiting and face masks must be worn.
Chevy Chase Business Corridor Closings (As of September 15)
These establishments are closed permanently or currently physically closed but may be doing business remotely, please call to confirm: CatchCan (relocated, closed permanently) Chevy Chase Arcade Barbershop (closed permanently), Periwinkle (closed permanently), Allstate Insurance and State Farm Insurance (currently physically closed), Capital One Bank scheduled to close October 21.
COVID DATA & RELATED HEALTH INFO
COVID-19 Test Results for Washington DC (through October 21)
Since COVID-19 testing began on March 13 there have been 479,435 total tests given including 245,551 to DC residents (includes duplicates) which have yielded 16,537 positive results since testing began. 642 people have lost their lives to the virus including 480 (74.8%) Black/African Americans.
In DC, for the past 5 days, the following COVID-19 data has been reported:
Positive Positive Patients in Patients
Results 5-Day DC Hosp in ICU
Received Roll Avg
Oct. 17 36 60 78 20
Oct. 18 25 53 84 20
Oct. 19 50 56 85 20
Oct. 20 53 49 96 23
Oct. 21 39 41 95 23
More data can be found at: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/coronavirus-data
COVID-19 Test Collection Sites in DC (as of October 9)
You do not need a doctor's note or an appointment for any of DC's walk-up testing sites. But to save time in line, first visit coronavirus.dc.gov/register to create a profile from your device. There are free public walk-up testing sites, testing at DC firehouses, anti-body testing (appointment required), and many other types of testing providers (including member only locations such as Kaiser), as well as your individual health care provider. The District-wide average turnaround time for test results is now 3-5 days. Once tested, CDC guidelines recommend that you self-quarantine while awaiting results.
The District is also offering free antibody testing. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 1-855-363-0333. For complete information including a map of testing locations please visit: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/testing which is updated on an ongoing basis.
OTHER HEALTH RELATED ITEMS
DC Looking for Volunteers for DC Medical Reserve Corps (DC MRC)
DC MRC is open to medical and non-medical volunteers 18 years of age and older. Volunteers receive free training and then are asked to be available on an as-needed basis. You could be asked to volunteer on weekends, late at night, or first thing in the morning. DC volunteers may be deployed to events on the National Mall, to a District recreation center or shelter, or to a public health site. Volunteers are needed to: Provide medical screening and support in mass care settings; Assist with patient tracking at planned events; Support medical countermeasures (MCM) distribution and dispensing activities; and, Provide assistance with planned and unplanned public health activities. For more info and to register please visit their website.
Bilingual Health Call Center
City officials released a number, 1-844-796-2797, for a bilingual call center at Mary’s Center, a community clinic in Adams Morgan, for residents who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms but don’t have a primary care doctor.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
DC - A toolkit has been put together by the DC government that is constantly being updated for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - They have many resources available for the population in general, for different population groups and for healthcare professionals. This includes a full symptoms page.
World Health Organization (WHO) - Many resources available including extensive Q&A section, guidance, mythbusters, and a worldwide dashboard.
COVIDActNow - Real-time modeling and metrics, Washington DC data.
COVID-19 Cases in the U.S. - Full up-to-date information on COVID-19 related cases and deaths supplied by CNN.
State by State Death Rates - Data from the New York Times.
Allergy, Cold, Flu, or Coronavirus? - A handy chart that describes the general differences between these 4 conditions.
How to Coronavirus Proof Your Home - A tip sheet to make sure you don’t bring the virus back home with you.
File of Life - File of Life has prepared a free version of their card for people to use during the current health crisis. They have also worked with Montgomery County to prepare a slightly different version. The File of Life packet enables Fire and Rescue personnel to obtain a quick and accurate medical history when a patient or family member is unable to provide it. It is for your in-residence use and when completed it contains important medical information about you. The “File of Life” also provides an area to list contact information for your doctor, family members, insurance information and any other special circumstances that rescue personnel should know in caring for you.
Ward 3 Mutual Aid Network - Do you need groceries, disinfectant, masks, hygiene supplies, child care, pet care, or any other support? If so, call 202-556-1315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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