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Modified District Government Services for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Friday, October 8, 2021

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Monday, October 11, 2021, 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.


 The District’s Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center will be operational.

 Access to Emergency Shelter

All low-barrier shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness operate year-round, and in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, they will remain open 24 hours a day, including on October 11. Individuals seeking homeless services should call the DC Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 from 8 am – 12 am or the Mayor’s 24-hour Citywide Call Center at 311.

 Drop-In Centers for Residents Experiencing Homelessness

The Downtown Day Services Center (The Center) is providing walk-in services to guests with no appointment required. Center hours of operation are 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. 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-served basis. Guests will be provided with a wristband that must be worn while in the Center. Available walk-in services include showers, laundry, medical & mental health treatment, computer access, electronic/mobile device charging, housing case management, employment counseling, harm reduction services, legal counseling and other vital services. Full capacity lunch services will continue Monday through Friday 11 am - 1 pm.

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

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


All Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations will be closed on Saturday, October 9 and Monday, October 11. Customers are encouraged to use online options by visiting

The District’s COVID-19 public testing sites will be closed on Monday, October 11. To learn more about free testing sites across the District, visit 

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

The Department of Employment Services’ Navigation Call Center will be closed on Monday, October 11. Residents are encouraged to file unemployment insurance claims online at

The STAY DC Call Center will be closed on Monday, October 11. Renters and housing providers can apply for funding to cover rental and utility payments online at 

Meal distribution sites at DC Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 11. On Friday, October 8, youth can pick up three meal kits at open meal sites. Additionally, deliveries through the homebound COVID-19 program will be paused on Monday, October 11.

The Sasha Bruce Youth Drop-In Center for District residents experiencing homelessness will be closed on Monday, October 11.

DC Public Library (DCPL) will open the Anacostia Library, Benning Library, Mt. Pleasant Library, Petworth Library, Southwest, Tenley-Friendship Library, Woodridge Library, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Monday, October 11, from 10 am – 6 pm. The Library will also be available online. All other locations will reopen Tuesday, October 12. For more information on available Library programs, visit or download the Library’s app.

DPR recreation and aquatic centers will be closed on Monday, October 11. 

The Department of Human Services Economic Security Administration Service Centers will be closed on Monday, October 11.

The DC Health & Wellness Center (77 P Street, NE) will be closed on Monday, October 11.


The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will suspend sanitation services on October 11. Services will resume on Tuesday, October 12. Below is the modified schedule:

  • All household trash and recycling collection normally set for Monday, October 11 will be collected on Tuesday, October 12.
  • Trash and recycling collections will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week into Saturday. For example, households that normally receive trash/recycling collections on Monday will be serviced Tuesday.

There will be no citizen drop-off service at Fort Totten Transfer Station on Monday, October 11; full service will resume on Tuesday, October 12.


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 12 during permitted work hours.

The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) does not normally permit construction on District holidays, and violations could result in a Stop Work Order and may be subject to a $4,000 fine. No construction will be allowed on Monday, October 11, 2021 for the holiday without a companion Afterhours Permit. Please report illegal construction by submitting an Illegal Construction Inspection Request Form or calling 311, visiting, texting DC311, or tweeting to @311dcgov. DCRA offers many online services, tools, and resources, enabling customers to conduct business 24 hours per day, seven days per week.


DDOT will not execute any rush hour reversible lane operations 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 lanes operations on Connecticut Avenue and 16th Street, NW are suspended.


  • Rush hour parking restrictions are suspended. 
  • Parking restrictions along the DC Streetcar route and baseball parking enforcement will be in effect. 
  • All other parking enforcement will be suspended.

All DC Circulator routes will operate according to their normal schedules on October 11.

The DC Streetcar will operate on its normal schedule on October 11.