A Daily DC Coronaville Survival Guide
A Daily DC Coronaville Survival Guide



Photo by PoPville flickr user Robert Lintott

Ed. Note: The following was put together by PoPville All Star – Bort. We/he will update every day. Thanks for doing this Bort!

“Fellow isolates!
With a virtual firehose of information about what is up, down, and sideways in the DMV under the reign of our new overlord and superbug Corona, keeping track of various webpages, tabs, and threads was beginning to generate its own ball of stress. This list is an attempt to pull together *some* of these threads in a more easily scannable way.
This is very much a rough draft and a work in progress. It is clearly not exhaustive, may (read: does) reflect the bias of the author, and is only as up-to-date as the sources it refers to.

Activities and social events are particularly fluid and are happily popping up all over the shop, so please don’t be too irate if your pet resource isn’t on here (yet). I have tried (to some extent) to limit the number of single-business links out of fairness and sheer practicality (I only have ten fingers, not all of them in factory condition. Brain is even further out from warranty).
Many online and global services and business are offering free memberships, courses, access to materials etc. that are outside of the scope of this list at this stage (and probably any stage), but some have snuck through and some of the links are aggregations of a subset of these. A flat list of links is not the most elegant presentation of this material, but all that I am able to throw together at this stage. Please forgive him, he knows not what he does.
I will try to update this daily, or at least keep it weeded and watered.

Any additions, corrections, suggestions, or devotion are welcome in the comments.

WHAT THE **** DO I EAT?? FOOD, WINE, BEER:

Note that many businesses are relying on (ironically?) word of mouth or notices posted on premises to advise on their status, so if you have one in mind, ring ahead! If you are casting around for ideas or looking to roll the dice, here are some resources (so far as I can tell there is no tool that allows search or subset by location, making comparing just walkable options trickier). Also note that it is worth reading up on which delivery services are giving business a break on fees and percentages, as these can effectively eliminate any margin that businesses not designed to function as carry-out, may have otherwise made.

What’s open? Do they deliver? How do I contact them? Updated aggregation of options:
here.

Food to go – recommendations from the denizens of PoPville!:
here.

Cocktails to go! – recommendations from the dipsomaniacs of PoPville!:
here.

Bread and things that come out of ovens – Where PoPville is going for baked goods:
here.

Alibi becomes food pantry and takeout:
here.

Updated list of restaurants and bars offering pick-up and/or delivery:
here.

Static list of restaurants and bars offering pick-up and/or delivery:
here.

INFRASTRUCTURE/NOTICES:
This category clearly needs to be fed (information on utility forgiveness, waived deadlines etc), but until then TLDR: Anything interesting or exciting is shut, boarded up, or gone away. Stay home. Wash your hands. Feed the guinea pig.

Closed Metro Stations (as of Wednesday March 25th):
here.

Daily updates from the DC mayoral office on Covid test results:
here.

Graphical presentation of DC data:
here.

COMMUNITY SERVICE/ASSISTANCE:

Sign up to run errands for a neighbor:
here.

Another service to match tasks to volunteers world-wide (but DC centric):
here.

Virtual Tip Jar for DC bar staff laid-off:
here.

Donate to Catholic Charities DC:
here.

Virtual Workout Platform for Personal Trainers:
here.

Donate blood!!:
here.

Join the DC Medical Reserve Corps:
here.

DC Diaper (nappies people, nappies!) Bank:
here.

DC pro bono immigration legal advice (waiting for update on how this service will be affected):
here.

Covid- assistance scientist volunteer forms:
here.

Global travel restrictions dashboard:
here.

Volunteer your skills to Covid-related relief and response efforts:
here.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS (THAT DOESN’T NECESSARILY DEAL IN THINGS YOU PUT IN YOUR STOMACH)
:
Stay home, but stay a community.

Support DC Businesses – Get that troublesome relative a gift card:
here.

PoPville contributions to where’s selling gift cards:
here.

Capitol Hill Books Lucky Dip:
here.

Art and artists taking commissions:
here.

FUN (EDUCATIONAL?) THINGS YOU CAN STILL DO
:
I don’t have kids, but as I understand it, sometimes even children need to be occupied. Doubly so for adults.

Free educational resources for children:
here.

Petworth Art Walk:
here.

Crowdsource sheet of activities:
here.

DC Library free stuff – music, books, movies!:
here.

Read a book O.O – reading suggestions from the cultured minds at PoPville:
here.

The Social Distancing Festival – calendar or free live online events:
here.

Free course on the science of well-being from Yale, via Coursera:
here.

Capitol Hill Jazz Jam:
here.

Smithsonian Virtual Tours:
here.”



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