Current NNV Office Operation Status

Northwest Neighbors Village staff are available Monday through Friday - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Contact us at 202-935-6060 or info@nnvdc.org.

Current Policy on Programs and Volunteer Services

In accordance with DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's extension of DC’s Public Health Emergency, Northwest Neighbors Village requires face masks for in-person programs and services. NNV has KN95 masks available for all members and volunteers. To request a mask, please contact Stephanie at schong@nnvdc.org or 202-935-6060.

Testing

Free COVID-19 testing is available at many locations including DC COVID centers. See a list at coronavirus.dc.gov/testing. Free at Home Test Kits - Available through U.S. Postal Service www.covidtests.gov/

Vaccination Sites

Our closest DC COVID centers are:
Ward 3 - 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Ward 4 - 4704 13th St NW
Get vaccinated at home! Call DC Health at (855) 363-0333 to schedule.

Guidance for In-person Visits and Exposure

  1. Symptom screening. Check out this self-assessment tool provided by DC Health.
  2. Press pause. If you do report cold or flu-like symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, sore throat, chills,) we recommend that any in-person visits be postponed until your health status is cleared by a medical provider.
  3. Consider your risk. If you are unwell with another diagnosed illness (i.e. emphysema, COPD) that causes coughing or throat discomfort, proceed with caution. Individuals with underlying lung disease are at greater risk for becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. People have been known to carry the virus while not exhibiting symptoms.
  4. Wash your hands and cover your coughs and sneezes. Frequently practice good hand hygiene. Washing your hands with soap and water is preferred, however hand sanitizer made of at least 60% alcohol will work in a pinch.
  5. Self-quarantine. If you have any reason to suspect you may have been exposed to the Coronavirus, stay home, contact your health care provider, and follow these guidelines from DC Health. Please self-isolate to protect yourself and your community.

Tips from your neighbors

We have collected the following tips from people who have gone through the process.

Please let us know if you have any other hot tips to add.

Free Covid-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites

Testing - A list of testing locations, including where to pick up at-home tests, can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov/testing.

Vaccination Sites - A list of free walk-up sites can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov/get-vaccinated

Welcome to the landing page for Northwest Neighbors Village members, volunteers, staff, and our community. Our goal is to alleviate the stress of our Village community by providing a central location of up-to-date information from trusted resources and communication about policies related to the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and vaccine distribution in the greater Washington, DC region.

We encourage you to visit this page regularly. Information will be updated throughout this rapidly changing period. While we are doing our very best to stay current on information provided on this page, we recommend contacting service providers directly for an accurate account of their availability.

Current NNV Office Operation Status

Monday through Friday - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.Members and volunteers are encouraged to call the office line at 202-935-6060.

Staff are available and will gladly help our Village community problem solve and seek appropriate resources.

 Current Policy on Programs and Volunteer Services

In accordance with DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's extension of DC’s Public Health Emergency, Northwest Neighbors Village is providing modified volunteer services and has suspended in-person indoor group programming.

This measure is being taken to help reduce potential exposure of the COVID-19 virus for our members and volunteers.

Please visit our calendar for online programs.We will contact members and volunteers directly and update this webpage when our policy changes.

COVID-19 Know the Facts and Promote Prevention

Sibley Hospital Coronavirus Portal: Everything you need to know about COVID-19 from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
DC Department Of Health:
Everything DC residents need to know about the Coronavirus, updated around the clock.
World Health organization:
Read the latest information on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mayo Clinic:
Everything DC residents need to know about the Coronavirus, updated around the clock.
CDC Guidelines For Prevention:
A cheat-sheet for prevention.
CDC Tips For Prevention:
Ways to stay healthy, and avoid the Coronavirus or any influenza

If Village members or volunteers are exposed to someone who is showing symptoms, we recommend the following steps.

  1. Leave the sick person’s home or vicinity immediately and return to your home. Recommend the sick person seek medical care.
  2. Initiate a self-imposed quarantine period of 14 days. If you have any reason to believe you might have been exposed to the coronavirus, limit your contact with others until you can confirm that the person did not have the virus, or you can seek appropriate medical advice to rule out any probability that you have the virus. We recognize this is an inconvenient step, but it is what we are recommending all our community members follow, and what we are requiring our staff follow.
  3. Call your doctor for guidance. At the recommendation of your medical provider begin symptom treatment and relief.
  4. If you are concerned about yourself or the well-being of a Village Member, call the Village Office at 202-935-6060.
  5. Continue vigilance of your own hand hygiene and best practices for protection.

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Note: This is a compilation of information that has been taken from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.This infographic is not intended to take the place of medical advice.
For questions about your health, please contact your medical provider.

Vaccination

We value your feedback and experiences and use it to help others. Please continue to update us on your successes or challenges at info@nnvdc.org.

Current CDC advice for Fully Vaccinated people. Vaccine Information through DC Health

Visit coronavirus.dc.gov/page/get-vaccinated to see the current list of places to get vaccinated in DC. Homebound residents can sign up for the COVID vaccine by calling 1-855-363-0333.

Second Dose Information:

According to DC Health, the appointment for your second dose will be confirmed at the pharmacy or provider location where you received your initial dose.  Before leaving your appointment, you will also be provided your vaccine record.

Not Tech Savvy? – Please mention this to the provider when you receive your first dose. They can provide guidance on how to schedule your second dose if you do not have a computer or don’t know how to register online. Note: Village volunteers are available to assist NNV members with scheduling your second appointment. To arrange volunteer support, please call the NNV office at 202-935-6060 or email info@nnvdc.org.