CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ONGOING MOST RECENT UPDATES FOR DC
DC Government: Through Monday, April 27, the DC Government will operate under an agency-specific telework schedule, in order to continue to deliver essential services and to keep critical systems and services operating. Some government operations will be performed fully remotely, while other services will continue to be performed at public buildings, but under modified operations. This is a full listing of agencies and related status during this period of modified DC Government Operations. The DC government plans to resume normal operations on Monday, April 27. Specific updates are as follows:
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BUSINESS INFO FOR CHEVY CHASE DC
Restaurant Take-out Delivery Service
Many people have asked about take-out/delivery service from restaurants during these extraordinary times. Here is the list of those located in Chevy Chase DC with current (as of March 27) details. Please continue to support your local establishments. See delivery precautions.
The Avenue and Capital Crab & Seafood, 5540 Conn. Ave NW, 202-244-4567
Open daily from 11:30am-8:30pm. Curbside-to-go carry-out. Park in rear parking lot and have food delivered to your car. Or non-contact delivery available (within 1 mile) for all orders. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers) when sold with food.
Blue 44 - 5507 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-362-2583
Open daily from 4-8pm for non-contact, curbside pick-up or delivery within a 1 mile radius. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers), when sold with food. Transactions and gratuities to be issued over the phone.
Little Beast - 5600 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-741-4599
Open Monday-Friday from 11am-9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am-9pm for curbside or delivery service. Food delivered directly to cars that stop for a few seconds on McKinley St. All major delivery services - Caviar, Grubhub, Yelp plus from 4:30-8:30pm daily, guests will be able to call LB directly and place a "contact-free" delivery order. An LB employee will deliver your order and leave it outside your door (or designated spot). 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
Open daily from 4-8pm. Carry-out and delivery through Uber-eats only. No waiting inside the restaurant and avoid grouping outside the premises. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers) when sold with food.
Parthenon - 5510 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-966-7600
Open daily from 11am-8:30pm. Take-out and delivery available. Includes delivery of beer and wine (in sealed containers), when sold together with food.
Bread & Chocolate - 5542 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-966-7413
Open for carry-out or curbside service only.
Jetties - 5632 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-364-2465
Menu - https://jettiesdc.com/menu/
Open Monday-Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-9pm. Pick-up from storefront and delivery through Doordash.
Starbucks - 5500 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-9705
From 7am - 2:30pm daily place your order via the Starbucks mobile app, https://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/mobile-apps, and pick it up at their walk-up window. The only such window at a Starbucks in DC.
Subway - 5616 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-966-0402
Orders for pick-up, delivery (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash) only.
To support the above establishments by purchasing gift cards/certificates please call them directly.
Modifications To Normal Business Operations (as of March 27)
Chevy Chase Farmers' Market - Located at Lafayette Elementary School (catty-corner from Broad Branch Market) plans to continue operations by being open Saturday's from 9am-1pm. Updates will be posted on their Instagram feed.
Broad Branch Market - New hours (8am - 7pm), limited to 10 shoppers at a time, and curbside and delivery service available.
Child's Play - No indoor shopping, but delivery is available for orders over $20 to the following zip codes. In DC - 20001, 20007, 20008, 20009, 20010, 20011, 20012, 20015, 20016. In MD - 20815, 20816, 20851, 20852, 20895, 20901, 20902, 20911, 20912.
Magruder's - Open as usual plus Curbside & Parking Lot pickup available.
Monarch Paint & Design - Curbside service only.
Periwinkle - Fulfilling special orders but not letting customers into the store and will accept orders which can be passed to customers for pick-up.
Safeway - At a minimum, every Tuesday and Thursday will be reserved from 7- 9am for at-risk customers to shop. Safeway is defining at-risk as “pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems (who have been advised to avoid leaving home as much as possible)” and senior citizens.
Connecticut Avenue Chevy Chase Business Corridor Brick and Mortar Closings (as of March 27)
Some businesses may be providing alternatives to their usual business model and many have modified operating hours so call them (see directory) for updates. These establishments are closed: Avalon Theatre & Cafe, Balanced Fitness Studios, Catch Can, Chevy Chase Arcade Barbershop, Chevy Chase Personal Training, Circle Yoga, Core 72, Harmonic Studios, Long and Foster Realtors, Opening Heart Mindfulness, Park Story, Relaxed Nails & Spa, Salon Familia, State Farm Insurance, 5606 Nail Spa and The Fishery Seafood Market.
HEALTH SPECIFIC 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.
Hospital Capacity in DC
Hospitals in the District of Columbia are operating at roughly 68% capacity, which is actually lower than average. DC Health is working to increase capacity in a number of ways.
As of March 25 the following is the available hospital ventilator status for DC.
Total Ventilators: 405
In-Use Ventilators: 147
Available Ventilators: 258
Children's National Hospital & Kaiser Permanente Providing Drive-up /Walk-up COVID-19 Test Collection
Children’s National Hospital is providing drive-up/walk up COVID-19 testing, at a site donated by Trinity Washington University, only for pediatric patients who are up to 22 years old and who have a physician’s referral. If you think your child needs to be tested, please ask your child’s physician for a referral. Share these instructions, with your child's physician so they can make a referral. The other drive-thru/walk-up option is through Kaiser Permanente (for members only) near their Capitol Hill Medical Center. Test results are typically received in 3-7 days. Individual doctors can also decide that a COVID-19 test is warranted. If that is the case the doctor has the ability to swab the appropriate areas and send the swabs to a private lab for testing or to work with DC Health to send it to the District’s Public Health Lab. More information is available at DC Health.
COVID-19 Test Results for Washington DC (Updated March 29)
The reported number of tests (through March 29 at 7:45pm) that have been taken in Washington DC since they began on March 13 are 3085. The reported number of positive results received are 401. That converts to a 13.0% rate of positive test results received for the presence of the COVID-19 virus of those who have taken the test. Over the past 7 days, on a daily basis, the number of reported positive results received (from those taking on an earlier date) and the number of people taking the test (on that given day) have been:
March 23 21 82
March 24 46 228
March 25 48 203
March 26 36 271
March 27 37 350
March 28 38 296
March 29 59 273
More info can be found at: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/coronavirus-data
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Toolkits
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.
Allergy, Cold, Flu, or Coronavirus? - A handy chart that describes the general differences between these 4 conditions.