THEARC Current Status: Limited Building Access (“Prevention, Preparedness and Mitigation” mode)


*Updates/Changes are highlighted in yellow........

Resource for Partners: Grant Alert for non-profits from the District.  Click on link below if interested. 

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Current status as of 3/27/20

At this time THEARC is in “Prevention, Preparedness and Mitigation” mode  


Level 3: Current Level
Reduce risk for the campus by enforcing maximum Telework policy to all staff including Partner staff.  Modifying business hours to limit high-risk traffic and restricting “ALL” events, workshops, in-person meetings and public usage of the building.



Effective Immediately THEARC Building Operations Schedule below until further notice: (Included below are Partners/Programs who are open to the public daily.  All other Partner organizations' activities and events have been canceled/postponed and are operating on a maximum telework schedule).




(If you need assistance please call THEARC WEST 202-465-4299 or email 


DC Central Kitchen- CLOSED until further notice


THEARC WEST OPERATION HOURS: Monday- Saturday 8am-5pm Sunday-Closed


 Children’s National open Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm 



 Covenant House @ Thearc- "Shelter in place status"- Currently not open to the public until further notice. 


 Skyland:  The computer lab is open by Appointment only -  To make an appointment participants                                must call 202-793-2141 or text (202) 352-8237 to use the lab.


UPDATE NOTE* Free meals given to children 19 and under @ DC Central Kitchen (OUTSIDE) THEARC WEST between 12pm-3pm until March 31st (Sunday-Saturday). 


Martha's Table will be at THEARC WEST Lobby Wednesday, March 25th 12:30pm-2pm for free groceries for all ages. 



Resource Information Update:

Grant Alert for non-profits from the District.  Click on link below if interested. 

new COVID-19 microgrant



Hogan issued an executive order closing all nonessential businesses, organizations and establishments in Maryland effective 5 p.m. Monday, which is in addition to businesses already closed by previous executive orders.

The new executive order closes all those businesses that are not covered by the federal guidelines defining "critical infrastructure sectors," which include, health care, food and agriculture, energy, public works, community-based government operations, the chemical, hazardous materials, and defense industrial base sectors, law enforcement and public safety, transportation, critical manufacturing, financial services, and water and wastewater.


As of Monday, March 23, 2020 Gov. Ralph Northam announce that all public schools will remain closed for the rest of the current school year and businesses, like bowling alleys, gyms and theaters, must close in response to the coronavirus outbreak effective immediately.



As of Tuesday March 24th Muriel Bowser will be closing all non-essential businesses in the District. Some of these non-essential businesses include salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, and tanning salons.  Bowser has closed other non-essential businesses in past weeks to promote social distancing. All gyms and theaters are closed, as well as nightclubs, bars, and restaurants except for takeout and delivery.

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), there have been changes to the DCPS School Year 2019-2020 calendar. All DCPS schools will be closed for students from March 16 through Friday, April 24 and students will participate in distance learning. There will no longer be a Spring Break period in April. Classes will resume on Monday, April 27.






Grocery store chains throughout the D.C. area are accommodating groups who are most at-risk to the coronavirus with "exclusive hours" while also implementing schedule changes. 

Please see updated list below:

  • Aldi: Stores are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • BJ's: Stores are operating with normal hours, however, shoppers should "expect" a limit on items per shopper.

  • Costco: Stores are operating with normal hours, however, shoppers should "expect" a limit on items per shopper.

  • CVS: Stores and pharmacies are operating with normal hours.

  • Dollar General: All stores will close one hour early. The first hour of operation is reserved for senior citizens.

  • Giant Food will reserve 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. for shoppers 60 and older and those with compromised immune systems, starting Friday, March 20.

  • Harris Teeter: All stores close at 8 p.m.

  • The Home Depot: All stores close at 6 p.m. In-store classes and workshops are canceled.

  • Lowe's: Stores are operating with normal hours.

  • Safeway: Some stores have adjusted hours, depending on location. Every Tuesday and Thursday it will reserve 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for at-risk customers to shop.

  • Sam's Club: Starting Tuesday, March 17, stores will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday hours will remain 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Shoprite: Stores are operating with normal hours.

  • Target: All stores close by 9 p.m. Every store is dedicating 7am-8am each week senior citizens.

  • Trader Joe's: All stores are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Select stores will open early for elderly and at-risk customers.

  • Walgreens: Stores and pharmacies are operating with normal hours.

  • Walmart: Walmart reduced its hours for its stores and Neighborhood Market stores, shortening the operating hours from 7 a.m. to  9:00 p.m.  On Tuesdays from March 24 to April 28, Walmart will let customers who are 60 or over shop one hour before the stores open. Pharmacies and vision centers will be open at this time, too.

    Wegmans: Some stores have adjusted hours to 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Whole Foods Market: New hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., customers who are 60 or older can shop starting at 7 a.m. Whole Foods has shut down its in-store dining options.

Communication with Partners:

    1. THEARC Partner Portal (

    2. THEARC Band App (

    3. THEARC mobile text alert (Text THEARC to 58632)

    4. THEARC Partner Email Distribution List