Mayor Muriel Bowser 

COVID-19: Workforce Information and Resources

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With any public health concern, we need to be prepared and informed about impacts coronavirus may have in our community. Stop the spread of germs and stay informed. For more information on the District Government’s preparations for impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit for the most up to date information & details.

DC Department of Employment Services

DOES has details on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, information on frequently asked questions for employees and employers, and details on filing unemployment insurance claims.  Please note, the Department of Employment Services is receiving a higher than normal call volume and encourages claimants to apply for unemployment compensation online at For more informationo on their operating status, 

Accessing Unemployment Benefits

DC Department of Employment Serivces has created a helpful guide on accessing unemployment benefits to answer common unemployment insurance questions.

Family Medical Leave

The one-year employment requirement and 1,000-hour work requirement shall not apply to an employee who has been ordered or recommended to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19. To learn more, please contact the Office of Human Rights at [email protected] or (202) 727-4559.

Stimulus Payment Information

DC residents may be eligible for over $1,000 in cash through the COVID-19 Stimulus Package. Most U.S. Citizens will be eligible for payments, but income and other eligibility requirements may apply. Visit for more information.

We understand that this is not an exhaustive list. We are open to adding additional resources. Please email with your suggestions, [email protected].