COVID-19 State Action - District of Columbia

State Action Details

B23-0719 extends unemployment insurance to any employee affected by DCs public health emergency declarations. Waives penalties and interest for unpaid business taxes, and extends deadline for paying 1st quarter business taxes to June 30, 2020 for motels and hotels, and July 20, 2020 for all other businesses. It also creates Small Business grant and loan program, and waives filing fee for corporate biennial report.

B23-0718 establishes a public health emergency grant program for small businesses that demonstrate financial distress due to the public health emergency.

Mayor Bowser has extended license renewal date (for those licenses expiring during the declared state of emergency) until 45 days after the delcared emergency is over.

COVID-19 District of Columbia


DC B23-0719:COVID-19 Response Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 Reported by Committee on April 7, 2020 | Under Council Review



DC B23-0718:COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 Reported by Committee on April 7, 2020 | Enacted


Executive Action

District Closes In-Person Customer Service Centers to Protect Residents and Government Workers Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Deadlines for Services Extended, Residents and Businesses Are Encouraged to Use Online Options (Washington, DC)

Covid-19 Resources from NSPE

The world finds itself today in a crisis unlike any in recent memory. While members of the engineering profession are facing the same uncertainties as everyone else, NSPE’s volunteer leaders and staff are firmly committed to doing the very best we can to help you through this very difficult time.

As you strive to stay on top of your professional and personal life remember that NSPE is a resource for you.

Watch this video message from NSPE Executive Director Mark Golden, “Dark Days Shine New Light on Profession, Community.” It is an early look at his column for the May/June PE magazine. (Read it on the NSPE blog and leave a comment!)


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