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



DC Mayor Bowser lifted the District of Columbia's stay-at-home Order as of Friday, May 29, 2020. 


                         CURRENT STATUS: Level 3: 

Reduce risk for the campus by enforcing maximum telework policy to all staff including partner staff. Modifying business hours to limit high-risk traffic.  RESTRICTING “ALL” events, workshops, in-person meetings, and public usage of the building. 


THEARC is currently following closely DC re-opening phase 1 plan.

  • All partners may return with staff holding strictly to the spacing and social distancing guidelines recommended by DC Re-opening and the CDC.

  • Activity will be for essential services only.

  • All Staff visiting the campus must email for entry to continue limiting traffic in and out of the building. (Partner Staff please check in with your organization for detailed internal guidelines for returning)

  • All Staff visiting the campus must wear gloves and a face mask to enter the building.

  • THEARC East is Open with restricted hours.  THEARC West is open with restricted hours.

  • DC Central Kitchen is in operation 7 days a week for food preparation and distribution ONLY. DC Central Kitchen Cafe' is closed to the public. 

  • DC Central Kitchen will be providing free lunches for kids 19 and under outside THEARC WEST between 12pm-3pm until further notice. (Sunday-Saturday). RAIN OR SHINE

  • Building Bridges Across the River partnered with World Central Kitchen, The Black Exchange, The Prime Group, and GoodFynd to provide lunches for all ages outside THEARC WEST at 12:30pm until further notice. (Tuesday-Thursday). RAIN OR SHINE

  • Martha's Table will be distributing free groceries for all ages outside THEARC WEST between 12:30pm-3pm on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.