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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on September 3, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in the District of Columbia, we recommend that you visit D.C.'s COVID-19 Recovery Resources or Food Resources.

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Description of Program and Relief

Exemption from Civil Liability

COVID-19 Response Supplemental Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 exempts any person, employee of the District of Columbia not otherwise exempt under existing law, or contractor providing services arising out of a contract with the District of Columbia from civil liability for damages for actions taken while acting within the scope of their employment or organization's purpose, voluntary service, or scope of work to implement the provisions of the District of Columbia response plan and of [a]n [a]ct [t]o authorize the Commissioners of the District of Columbia to make regulations to prevent and control the spread of communicable and preventable diseases, except in instances of gross negligence, and solely for actions taken during the public health emergency.

Government or Lead Agency

Government of the District of Columbia

Dates Available

During the public health emergency.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Applicable to any person, employee of the District of Columbia not otherwise exempt under existing law, or contractor providing services arising out of a contract with the District of Columbia.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

N/A

Contact for More Information

N/A

List of Additional Information

DC Code §7-2304.01(d)(3A)

D.C. Act 23-286. COVID-19 Response Supplemental Emergency Amendment Act of 2020, Title IV. Health and Human Service §401(b)(B)


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