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District of Columbia Resource Guide

The following is a list of resources and vital information related the District of Columbia Coronavirus Response Efforts as related to your DC based restaurant. This list of resource links will continue to be updated with new information as it becomes available. 

Where D.C. Is In Terms of ReOpening

  • 25% capacity for indoor dining
  • Outdoor dining and takeout are currently allowed.
  • On premise alcohol sales must end at 10pm
  • Carryout and delivery of alcohol is permitted until 12:00am
General Resources
Unemployment Insurance Benefits
In DC, if your employees applied for Unemployment Insurance (UI) at the beginning of the COVID-19 public health emergency (mid-March), they have likely exhausted or are about to exhaust benefits. UI is designed to last for 26 weeks, but fortunately, there are additional 13-week extensions currently available. The extension is not automatic, however. UI claimants will need to apply and fill out an application to receive extended support. There are two 13-week extension programs for regular UI-users: Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and Extended Benefits. If people started receiving UI on or after July 1, 2019 and have collected benefits for 26 weeks, they are eligible for the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) 13-week extension. Click here to apply for PEUC and click here for more information from DOES. If they have exhausted both the initial 26 weeks of UI benefits and the 13-week PEUC extension, they are eligible for an additional 13 weeks of benefits through the Extended Benefits Program. Click here to apply for Extended Benefits. We encourage you to share this information with any staff that has received UI benefits.
Health Insurance
Community Assistance
Local DC Government Updates

Archived Coronavirus Content


If you have questions regarding any of the above topics or anything else, please email, as this will help ensure you receive a timely response on your pressing issue. To reach out to a specific team member, please click here for our staff directory.