Palisades Village is sorting through all of the information and trying to provide an up-to-date source of local information from reliable sources. Please visit this page regularly as the information will continually be updated. With things changing so quickly, we recommend checking with providers for the most accurate status.
Current Office Operation Status:
Our Palisades Village logo is an open fence. This is a friendly reminder that you are welcome to “virtually come inside” to call us at 202-244-3310. Even though we are sometimes working remotely, a friendly voice will call you back quickly.
Current Policy on Programs and Services:
Reopening Statement updated as of July 1, 2021
Palisades Village’s Emergency Contingency Task Force has continued to meet to carefully monitor the latest pandemic information and ensure the safety of our community. As of July 1, 2021, Palisades Village has revised its Reopening Statement based on the latest CDC and DC Department of Health information and our own policies.
Palisades Village’s Policy Updates
Palisades Village invites all to participate at its in-person outdoor events and activities, regardless of vaccination status. Participants that are fully vaccinated (which means two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and a period of at least two weeks has passed since the final shot) do not have to wear a mask or be socially distant. Non-vaccinated participants must wear a mask and maintain a social distance (honor code). Please wear a mask correctly (i.e. covering both mouth and nose) for the protection of others.
Summertime in Washington DC can be oppressive and although Palisades Village continues to encourage clubs and groups to meet outdoors or meet virtually, all may meet indoors. Non-vaccinated people are required to wear and mask and remain socially distant.
We will continue to offer virtual social, educational, and cultural events using Zoom to accommodate our community’s comfort level and schedule.
Palisades Village encourages partially or non-vaccinated people to seek vaccination opportunities at any of the District’s walk-up sites, area hospitals, or vaccination providers.
If you need a ride or help at home (gardening, technical support, small home repairs, errands run, etc.), we will continue to offer these services to the extent that volunteers and members receiving the services are fully vaccinated. Please remember that the Palisades Village Office asks for 3 business days notice to accommodate your requests. Contactless services will still be available to all members, regardless of their vaccination status.
Palisades Village will continue to carefully monitor the progress being made in our area to combat the virus. During the summer, the Office will be staffed (by staff and volunteers) Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and open to visitors by appointment. The Palisades Hub, formerly the Palisades Community Church, where the Palisades Village Office is located, is the home of the Palisades Community Preschool and several other organizations. We want to protect all who visit the Palisades Hub.
These standards are subject to change at any time, based on guidance from the CDC, the DC Department of Health, and/or the experience of Palisades Village. We will continue to keep you updated. As always, your safety is of utmost importance to us, and Palisades Village welcomes your input and feedback.
Facts on COVID-19:
KNOW THE SYMPTOMS
Free testing is available on a walk-in basis at some DC Fire Stations. The closest in Ward 3 is:
As of Saturday, May 1, the District transitioned to the use of 11 high-capacity, walk-up, no appointment needed vaccination sites. (Walk-up sites are for first doses. When you receive your first dose, you will still make an appointment to get your second dose.)
The walk-up sites will be in addition to the pharmacies, clinics, and health care providers that are also administering the vaccines citywide. These sites will operate their own scheduling systems.
Can't leave your home? 1-855-363-0333 and they will come to you!
After your vaccination:
While in the car:
Need help getting groceries? Palisades Village members can have volunteers do their shopping for them. Contact the PV office at (202) 244-3310 to arrange all requests.
The Department of Aging and Community Living’s hotline is operational, and seniors who need information or assistance should call (202) 724-5626. The call center will conduct a quick assessment and connect you to the appropriate service.
COVID Informational Webinars:
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Cleveland and Woodley Park Village, Northwest Neighbors Village, and Palisades Village are offering three informational webinars for older adults.
Session 1 September 30, 2020: Get Your Answers from Sibley Medical Experts. The recording is available here.
Session 2 October 21, 2020: Staying Healthy Doesn’t Just Mean Staying at Home with Dr. Laura Sander, MD, MPH. The recording is available here.
Session 3 November 18, 2020: Building Resilience in the Wake of a Pandemic. The recording is available here.
Establish a Pet Plan During COVID-19:
Guidance from the Humane Rescue Alliance - The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) is urging community members to have a plan in place for their pet during the COVID-19 outbreak. Residents may experience a hospital stay or severe sickness, potentially leaving untold numbers of companion animals in need of care. Below is the HRA's guidance for a pet preparedness plan: