District Government Services Modified for New Year’s Day – TheDCLine.org

Press Release — Mayor’s Executive Office


December 30, 2021


LaToya Foster (MOE)

(WASHINGTON DC) – On Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1, the district government will observe New Year’s Day. Although some services are impacted, many District employees will continue to serve to maintain essential District operations.


COVID-19 Testing for DC Residents

DC residents will have access to COVID-19 PCR and rapid antigen testing at the sites below. Test Yourself DC drop boxes will remain open for residents to drop off samples from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. only.

Engine 4 is located at 2531 Sherman Ave NW. Engine 8 is located at 1520 C St SE. Engine 31 is located at 4930 Connecticut Ave NW. Engine 33 is located at 101 Atlantic St SE and the Rumsey Aquatic Center is located at 635 North Carolina Ave SE.

More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov/testing.

Access to emergency shelter

All low-barrier shelters for homeless people operate year-round and will remain open 24 hours a day, including December 31 and January 1. 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or the 24-hour mayor’s call center at 311.

Reception centers for homeless residents

The Downtown Day Service Center (the Center) is offering drop-in services to walk-in clients on Friday, December 31. The center will be closed on Saturday January 1st.

Friday opening hours during the holidays are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The center is operating at pre-pandemic capacity, which means a maximum of 120 guests are allowed in the center at any one time. . Entry will be permitted on a first come, first served basis. Guests will receive a wristband which must be worn in the center. Walk-in services available include showers, laundry, medical and mental health care, computer access, electronic/mobile device charging, housing case management, housing counseling, employment, harm reduction services, legal advice and other vital services. Lunch services at full capacity will continue Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Masks must be worn and adherence to proper COVID-19 protocols must be followed.

Zoe’s Doors Youth Centerlocated at 900 Rhode Island Avenue NE, will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) parks, playgrounds, sports fields and fields will be open. All events previously authorized on these outdoor spaces will take place as planned.


All Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMV) the pitches will be closed on Friday December 31st and Saturday January 1st. Customers are encouraged to use the online options by visitingdmv.dc.gov.

The neighborhood oneSites of public COVID-19 vaccination clinicswill be closed from Friday December 31 to Sunday January 2.

The neighborhood one COVID-19[feminine] call centerwill be closed on Friday December 31st and Saturday January 1st.

theDepartment of Employment ServicesThe Navigation Call Center will be closed on Friday December 31st and Saturday January 1st. Residents are encouraged to file their unemployment insurance claims online atfact.dc.gov.

DC Public School Restoration Siteswill be closed from Friday December 31 to Saturday January 1.

AllDPR After School Meal Siteswill be closed on Friday December 31st and Saturday January 1st. Additionally, deliveries through the COVID-19 Home Program will be discontinued on Friday, December 31.

theSasha Bruce Youth Centerfor homeless District residents will be closed on Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1.

Recreational and aquatic centers of the DPRwill be closed on Friday December 31st and Saturday January 1st.

The Department of Human ServicesEconomic Security Administration service centers will be closed on Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1.

The DC Health and Wellness Center(77 P Street, NE) will be closed Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1.

DC Public Library (DCPL)neighborhood stores will be closed on Friday December 31, Saturday January 1 and Sunday January 2. No COVID-19 tests or vaccines will be available on these dates. Digital services, including films and databases, are available online at dlibrary.org.

theSTAY DC Call Centerwill be closed on Friday, December 31. The Center will reopen on Monday, January 3 with its usual hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please visitstay.dc.gov.


theDC Department of Public Works (DPW)sanitation services will be in effect on Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 as scheduled.

There will be no citizen drop-off service at the Fort Totten Transfer Station on Friday, December 31. Service will resume on Monday, January 3.

Household hazardous waste and unwanted electronic equipment are collected every Saturday between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., excluding holidays, at the Benning Road Transfer Station, 3200 Benning Road, NE. The first household hazardous waste collection of 2022 will take place on Saturday, January 8, 2022.


theDistrict Department of Transportation (DDOT)suspend construction and work zones for non-emergency work on roads, lanes and sidewalks within the district right-of-way. This includes access to manholes and construction-related deliveries. Approved construction activities may resume on Monday, January 3 during authorized working hours.

theDepartment of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)does not normally allow construction on district holidays, and violations could result in a stop work order and a $4,000 fine. No construction will be permitted on Friday, December 31 for the holidays without an accompanying permit after hours. Please report illegal construction by submitting a Illegal Construction Inspection Request Form or call 311, visit 311.dc.govby texting the DC311 or tweeting at @311dcgov. DCRA offers many online services, tools and resources, enabling customers to do business 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


DDOT will not be performing reversible lane operations during peak hours in the following corridors:

  • Canal Road between Chain Bridge and Foxhall Road, NW
  • Rock Creek Parkway (controlled by the National Park Service)

The following ongoing lane restriction during the public health emergency remains in effect:

  • Rush hour reversible lane operations on Connecticut Avenue and 16th Street, NW are suspended.


All parking measures will be suspended on Friday, December 31, with the exception of ticketing and the towing of trams. Saturday January 1, 2022, all parking measures are suspended. Modified parking enforcement will take place on Sunday, January 2, including ticketing and towing of trams. All parking measures will resume on Monday, January 3.

All DC Circulator routes will operate on the regular schedule, including overnight service on December 31 and January 1.


Ashley C. Reynolds