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Modified District Government Services for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Friday, October 7, 2022

(Washington, DC) On Monday, October 10, 2022 the District Government will observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day. While some services will be affected, many District employees will continue serving to maintain essential District operations.     


All COVID-19 Service Centers and Monkeypox Walk in Clinics will be open as regularly scheduled. Residents can receive COVID-19 testing, KN-95 masks, and vaccinations at all centers. Visit for a list of locations and hours of operation. 

Residents can pick-up COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test kits and Test Yourself PCR kits at the following 8 Libraries from 10 am – 6 pm.

  • Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library - 3160 16th St NW 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - 901 G St NW 
  • Tenley-Friendship Library - 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW 
  • Petworth Neighborhood Library - 4200 Kansas Ave NW 
  • Woodridge Library - 1801 Hamlin St NE 
  • Southwest Library - 900 Wesley Pl SW 
  • Dorothy I Height/Benning Neighborhood Library - 3935 Benning Rd NE 
  • Anacostia Neighborhood Library - 1800 Good Hope Rd SE 

Test Yourself DC drop-boxes are open for residents to drop off samples between 10 am – 8 pm.

Access to Emergency Shelter     

All low-barrier shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness operate year-round. Currently, all low-barrier shelters remain open 24 hours and will remain open all day on Monday, October 10. Individuals seeking access to homeless services should call the DC Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 from 8 – 12 am or the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at 311 at any time of the day or night.      

Drop-In Centers for Residents Experiencing Homelessness     

The Downtown Day Services Center (The Center) will offer walk-in services to guests with no appointment required. Hours of operation are 9 am - 5 pm on Monday, October 10. The Center is operating at its pre-pandemic capacity, meaning a maximum of 120 guests are permitted in the Center at any time. Entry will be permitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests will be provided with a wristband that must be worn while in the Center. Available walk-in services include showers, laundry, medical treatment, computer access, electronic/mobile device charging, housing case management, employment counseling, harm reduction services, and other vital services. Full capacity lunch services will continue on Monday, 11 am– 1 pm.

Zoe’s Doors, located at 900 Rhode Island Avenue NE, will be open from 8 am – 7 pm on Monday, October 10.           

Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) parks, playgrounds, athletic courts, and fields will be open. All previously permitted events will take place as scheduled.  

DC Public Library (DCPL) will open the Anacostia Library, Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library, Mt. Pleasant Library, Petworth Library, Southwest, Tenley-Friendship Library, Woodridge Library, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Monday, October 10, from 10 am– 6 pm. The Library will also be available online. All other locations will reopen Tuesday, October 11. For more information on available Library programs, visit or download the Library’s app. 


All Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations will be closed on Saturday, October 8 and Monday, October 10, 2022. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Customers are encouraged to use online options by visiting, or by using DC DMV’s free mobile app.     

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Hotline will be closed on Monday, October 10. 

Walk-up COVID-19 PCR testing will be closed on Monday, October 10. Sites will reopen on Tuesday, October 11 as scheduled. Visit for locations and hours of operation.   

Rapid Antigen Test kit pick-up locations and Test Yourself PCR kit pick-up locations at all DACL Senior Centers, DPR Recreation Centers and DCPL Libraries, other than the 8 Libraries listed above, will be closed on Monday, October 10. Sites will reopen on Tuesday, October 11 as scheduled. Visit for locations and hours of operation. 

The District’s COVID-19 call center will be closed on Monday, October 10. For general COVID-19 related questions or to book a vaccine appointment for homebound residents, call 1-855-363 0333 when the Call Center reopens on Tuesday, October 11.      

The Department of Employment Services Navigation Call Center and all American Job Centers will be closed on Monday, October 10. Residents are encouraged to file unemployment insurance claims online at      

DC Public Schools (DCPS) will be closed on Friday, October 7 for Professional Development Day; and Monday October 10 for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 

The Sasha Bruce Youth Drop-In Center for District residents experiencing homelessness will be closed on Monday, October 10.        

DPR indoor pools and recreation centers will be closed on Monday, October 10 and will reopen on Tuesday, October 11. 

The Department of Human Services Economic Security Administration Service Centers will be closed on Monday, October 10.       

The DC Health & Wellness Center (77 P Street, NE) will be closed on Monday, October 10.       


The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will “slide” household trash and recycling collections for the remainder of the week into Saturday. For example, households that normally receive trash and recycling collections on Monday, October 10 will be serviced on Tuesday, October 11.   

The Benning Road Transfer Station will open as regularly scheduled Wednesday through Friday for residential drop-off and Saturday for household hazardous waste.     


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will suspend construction and work zones for non-emergency work in roadways, alleys, and sidewalks within the District’s right of way. This includes manhole access and construction-related deliveries. Approved construction activities may resume Tuesday, October 11, during permitted work hours.     

The Department of Buildings (DOB) does not normally permit construction on District Government holidays, and violations could result in a Stop Work Order and fines. No construction will be allowed on Monday, October 10 for the holiday without a companion Afterhours Permit. Without a companion Afterhours Permit, work for which a construction permit is required is illegal and could result in a Stop Work Order and may be subject to a $4000 fine. Illegal construction reports can be made using the Illegal Construction Inspection Request Form or afterhours by calling 311. DOB offers many online services, tools, and resources, enabling customers to conduct business 24 hours per day, seven days per week.     


DDOT will suspend reversible lane operations city-wide on Monday, October 10.    


All parking enforcement will be suspended on Monday, October 10 except for Streetcar ticketing and towing. Parking enforcement will resume on Tuesday, October 11.     

DC Circulator and DC Streetcar are operating on a normal schedule.     


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