Resources for the NoMa Community to ReOpen, ReCover, ReConnect

We’re excited to welcome you back to NoMa … safely! NoMa BID continues ongoing and essential street cleaning, public space management and public safety efforts. Our team is continuously updating the following list of reopening and recovery resources to help NoMa businesses, residents and workers stay REConnected. For details on Phase Two ReOpen DC, click here.

Washington, DC requires face masks, the #1 tool for stopping the spread and protecting ourselves and each other from COVID-19. Given DC’s mask mandate and knowing the power of art to inspire and prompt action, the BID commissioned four local artists — Kelly Towles, Red Swan Walls, Shiyuart and Trap Bob — to create artwork for our “Wear a Mask” campaign.

We’re giving away FREE “Wear a Mask” posters and FREE NoMa-branded, fabric face masks to help spread the word to promote universal mask wearing and curb the spread of the virus. Stop by the following NoMa businesses to get your FREE “Wear a Mask” poster and face mask, while supplies last:

Once you pick up your free swag, take a photo with your mask on and your poster, tagging the artist and using the hashtag #maskonnoma. Together we can help NoMa ReOpen, ReCover and ReConnect.

For Businesses

How the BID is Supporting Business

NoMa BID continues to provide the following services:

  • Chief Financial Officer Greg Haygood is available to help you and your business.
  • The BID continues to connect NoMa businesses to one another and to their customers, as well as act as a voice for the NoMa business community’s in communications with local government agencies.
  • The BID’s communications via social and our biweekly NoMa Notes newsletter are at your disposal. Please submit your info to [email protected] or tag us on social so we can promote your business’ operating status, new hours, or special offers.

Let us know how else we can help you with reopening and recovery. Contact Jesse London at [email protected] for details and coordination.

DC: Business Resources

DC government coronavirus portal for businesses:

NoMa BID is here to assist you and your business. Please contact Chief Financial Officer Greg Haygood at [email protected] for more information.

DC: Entertainment Bridge Fund

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced the $100 million Bridge Fund in late 2020 to assist the restaurant, hotel, retail and entertainment industries.

The Entertainment Bridge Fund has been reopened in February 2021 and aims to provide $29.5 million in financial relief. The fund is comprised of two programs: (1) Venue Program that will support DC’s entertainment venues, and (2) Supporting Business Program that will support entertainment businesses that do not have site control of a venue but their activities heavily rely on live events.

For full details on the The Entertainment Bridge Fund and eligibility requirements, visit:

NoMa businesses seeking assistance in the application process can contact the BID’s Chief Financial Officer Greg Haygood at [email protected].

Reimagining Outdoor Space for Restaurants/Retail

DC government is allowing sidewalk space, alleys, parking lanes and travel lanes to be converted into parklets, outdoor dining seating, streateries, dining plazas and curbside pickup and delivery. Click here for details:

DC: Emergency Sales and Use Tax Relief

The Office of Tax and Revenue issued revised filing and payment due dates for some tax types in response to COVID-19.Taxpayers who are unable to timely remit payment(s) of amounts due, should visit to submit a request to be placed on a payment plan.All eligible vendors must pay all sales and use taxes due, in full, on or before July 20, 2020, for periods ending on February 29, 2020 and March 31, 2020. Failure to pay in full by July 20, 2020, will result in interest and penalties accruing from your original payment due dates.Click here for details (link to:

DC: Real Property Tax Info

Hotels & Motels may pay first half tax year 2020 real property tax installment through June 30, 2020, and such payment made by such date will be considered timely, to the extent it brings the tax liability current. Penalty and interest owed for prior periods are unaffected. Click here for the full notice

DC: Dept. of Employee Services: Info for Businesses

Information for businesses on unemployment insurance: Click here for the DC Department of Employee Services (DOES) info

Federal: Business Resources

Small Business Owners’ Guide to the CARES Act: Click here

Small Business Administration (SBA) 

  • The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.  These loans carry an interest rate of 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for nonprofits. Loan repayment terms vary by applicant, up to a maximum of 30 years.  
  • As of March 23, businesses in every state plus American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands can apply.  You can use the loan to cover accounts payable, debts, payroll and other bills the coronavirus has affected your ability to pay. 
  • Click here for more information. 
  • Click here to apply.

Federal Paycheck Protection Program 2.0

Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 2.0

  • The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and is currently offering forgiveable “first draw” loans for first-time borrowers and forgiveable “second draw” loans for certain businesses which have previously received a PPP loan.
  • PPP loans can be used by eligible borrowers to cover payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent, and utilities, among other expenses.
  • The SBA is accepting PPP 2.0 applications through March 31, 2021. To find out if your business qualifies and how to apply, visit and use their Lender Match tool to find a local lender. The BID’s CFO Greg Haygood is available to assist NoMa businesses with the application process by emailing [email protected].

Nonprofit Resources

Nonprofit Resources 

Arnold & Porter – Analysis of CARES Act for Nonprofit Organizations: Click here

Capacity Partners: A collection of resources for nonprofits. Click here  

Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development COVID-19 Resource Repository – For nonprofits, small businesses, and residents: Click here.  

Community Foundation – COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund: Click here

Latino Economic Development Center Presentation on Financial Resources: Click here

Small Business Reflief/Resources

JP Morgan Chase 

JP Morgan Chase announced a $50 million philanthropic investment in response to covid-19. Click here for more info. 

LISC Low Interest Loan and Match Program: LISC and KIVA (How KIVA works) have partnered to expand financial opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs in the DC Region. Qualified small businesses have the opportunity to raise up to $15,000 in 0% interest loans, with LISC providing a 1-for-1 match, allowing the small business to more quickly raise their funds. 

 Applicants for a LISC/KIVA loan will have access to the following: 

  • 0% interest loans from $500 to $15,000 
  • Option to defer payments up to 6 months, with terms as long as 36 months 
  • Approved entrepreneurs endorsed by LISC are eligible for 1:1 to match from LISC (ex. If loan is for $10,000, entrepreneur only needs to raise $5,000 online) 

For more details, click here. To ask questions reach out directly to Bryan Franklin, Program Officer at LISC DC at [email protected]. 

Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington: Click here for a list of resources.  

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation: Click here for resources.

Salesforce Care Small Business Grants: Click here.

Stimulus 2020 

Stimulus 2020 is a privately-funded stimulus program intended to support America’s local businesses. They are curating stimulus packages and offers designed to help American businesses stay afloat in this time of crisis. Click here for more info.  


SPANX is donating $5 million to help female business owners continue to operate. There will be 1,000 gifts of $5,000 each. To apply, visit their website here. 

Streetsense COVID-19 Small Business Resource Kit: Click here.

Streetsense: Help for Small Retailers and Restaurants: Click here

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a new grant opportunity. Click here.

For People

$1200 One-Time Stimulus for DC Unemployed Individuals (Dec. 2020)

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) have announced $100 million in new grant funding to help struggling DC businesses in the hospitality, entertainment and retail sectors.

The $100 million Bridge Fund will be disbursed via four programs: $35 million will go to restaurants, $30 million will go to hotels, $20 million will go to entertainment venues, and $15 million will go to retail.

Local, eligible hotels can begin the application process here. Applications for eligible DC restaurants, retail and entertainment businesses will be available by December 22. For full details on the Bridge Fund and eligibility requirements, visit:

NoMa businesses seeking assistance in the application process can contact the BID’s Chief Financial Officer Greg Haygood at [email protected].

NoMa Neighborhood Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Etc.: Open

The following NoMa retailers and shops are open during Phase Two. To comply with DC regulations, face masks are required and some stores may limit occupancy to comply with social distancing.

  • 7Eleven: 6 AM – 11 PM
  • Bodega SEOULSPICE: Order online
  • CVS: M-F: 7 AM – 9 PM. Sa: 8 AM – 7 PM. Su: 9 AM – 7 PM. Shop online with Instacart
  • CVS Pharmacy: M-F: 7 AM – 7 PM. Sa: 10 AM – 2 PM. Su: Closed.
  • Harris Teeter: 6 AM – 11 PM; Order online here
  • Harris Teeter Pharmacy:  M-Th: 7 AM – 7 PM. T,W,F: 9 AM – 7 PM. Sa: 9 AM – 6 PM. Su: 11 AM – 6 PM.
  • Streets Market: 8 AM – 10 PM
  • Trader Joe’s (Union Market): 8 AM – 9 AM (senior citizens only) 9 AM – 8 PM (all customers)
  • Walmart: 7:00 AM – 8:30 PM (New: Pick-up and drop-off zone now available)*
  • Walmart Pharmacy: Su: 10 AM – 4 PM. M: 8 AM – 7 PM. T: 6 AM – 7 PM. W-F: 8 AM – 7 PM. Sa: 9 AM – 5 PM.

NoMA Restaurants Offering Outdoor, Socially Distanced Dining

  • CR NoMa: T-F 11 AM – 9 PM; Th–Sat 11 AM–10 PM; Sun 11 AM–9 PM
  • Indigo: M-F 11 AM – 9 PM; Sa 4 PM – 10 PM; Su Closed
  • King Street Oyster Bar: M-F 11 AM – 11 PM; F-Sa 11 AM – 12 AM; Su 11 AM – 10 PM
  • Laos in Town: M-Th 11 AM –10 PM; F 11 AM – 10:30 PM; Sa 12 PM – 10:30 PM; Su 12 PM – 10 PM
  • Lily and the Cactus: Tu-Sa 5 PM – 10 PM
  • Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop: M-F: 7 AM –  7 PM. Sa-Sun: 11 AM –  5 PM
  • Red Bear Brewing Co.: M-Th 4 PM  –  9 PM; F-Su 2 PM  – 9 PM
  • Roti Mediterranean Grill:M-F: 11 AM – 8 PM. Sa-Su: 11 AM – 7 PM
  • Streets Market: 4 PM  –  10 PM
  • Wunder Garten M-W 4 PM – 11 PM; Th 4:00 PM – 12 AM; F 3PM – 12 AM; Sa 12 PM – 12 AM; Su 12 PM – 11 PM

NoMa Restaurants Open for Takeout & Delivery

Indoor dining in the District in currently on pause. The following NoMa establishments are offering takeout & delivery until DC resumes Phase Two with indoor dining:

  • CR NoMa: T-Sa: 3 PM – 8:30 PM. Order online here
  • Deli Italian Café: 8 AM – 4 PM
  • District Rico: M-Sa: 10:30 AM – 9 PM, Su 11 AM – 8 PM: Order online with Caviar or Uber Eats (New: Pick-up and drop-off zone now available)*
  • Domino’s Pizza: Su-Th: 10 AM – 11 PM. Sa-Sun: 10 AM – 12 AM. Order online here
  • Dunkin’: 5 AM – 5 PM: Order online here (New: Pick-up and drop-off zone now available)*
  • Five Guys: 10 AM – 10 PM: Order online here
  • La Colombe: 8 AM – 3 PM daily Grab and Go menu here
  • Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop: M-F: 7 AM –  7 PM. Sa-Sun: 11 AM –  5 PM
  • Qualia Coffee: Th – Su 8 AM – 2 PM (Takeout & Delivery Only)
  • Quickway Japanese Hibachi: 11 AM – 8:30 PM.
  • Sandwiches by Phillip: 7:30 AM – 3 PM
  • SEOULSPICE: 11:30 AM – 8 PM: Order online here
  • Smoothie King: M-F 7 AM – 9 PM; Sa 8 AM – 9 PM; Su 10 AM – 8 PM. Order online here.
  • Spot of Tea: F 12 – 8 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM – 7 PM: Details here
  • Subway on First Street: 8 AM – 4:30 PM: Order online here
  • Subway on H Street: 8 AM – 6 PM: Order online here
  • Subway on Second Street: 8 AM to 7 PM: Order online here
  • Sweet Science: M-F 8 AM to 1 PM; S-S 9 AM  – 2 PM: Order online here
  • Station Café: 8 AM – 2 PM
  • Uncle Chip’s Cookies: 9:30 AM – 3 PM (Takeout & Delivery Only). Order online here
  • Uptown Café: M-F: 6:30 AM – 2 PM. Sa: 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Su: Closed.
  • Wendy’s: Drive-through only, 6:30 AM – 2 AM: Order ahead online

*New: Pick-up and drop-off zones are now available in front of select restaurants and retailers.

Zone 1: First St NE between Patterson St NE and N St NE, near Roti Mediterranean Grill & Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Zone 2: N St between First St NE and 2nd St NE (NoMa Gallaudet Metro entrance), near Heart + SEOUL Bodega and Dunkin’ 
Zone 3: M St NE between North Capitol St NE and First St NE, near King Street Oyster Bar and Streets Market
Zone 4: Third Street NE between L and M Streets, NE, near Red Bear Brewing
Zone 5: H Street NW between North Capitol and First Street NW, near Walmart and District Rico

Union Market: For full details on the status of restaurants, cafes, and bars in Union Market, click here

Union Station: For full details on the status of restaurants, cafes, and bars inside of Union Station, click here

NoMa Neighborhood Fitness Studios/Bike Services

The following organizations are offering limited services:

  • barre3: Limited size, in-person classes available here
  • Nuboxx: Limited size, in-person classes available here
  • Yoga Noma: Limited size, in-person classes available here

NoMa Businesses Closed

These NoMa businesses are currently closed until further notice:

  • Casey Coffee
  • Constitution Café
  • Peet’s Coffee
  • Sunrise Café
  • The Eleanor

General Resources for Residents/Employees

DC Coronavirus Main Page: 

Free COVID-19 Testing:

Recovery for Individuals: Click here

DC Unemployment and Family/Medical Leave: Click here.

Father McKenna Center: The Community Food Hub, 900 North Capitol Street, NW, is open to any resident of the District of Columbia M-Th 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Please bring a valid DC ID. Details.

Fraud Hotline: The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is committed to investigating, prosecuting, and deterring those who would take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to prey on vulnerable citizens. Please be vigilant and report any suspected instances of fraud to the COVID-19 Pandemic Fraud Hotline, 202-252-7022 and [email protected].

Transportation updates:


  • Face masks required. Current service hours: M-F 5:00 AM – 9 PM; S-S 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM.
  • Starting August 16, Metrorail will open at 5:00 AM weekdays, 7:00 AM Saturdays, and 8:00 AM Sundays and close daily at 11:00 PM.
  • Check here for station closures and updates: [link to:


  • Face masks required.
  • Current service hours: M-F 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM; S-S 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM.
  • Starting August 23, service will begin at 4:00 AM and end at midnight.
  • Check here for details: [Link]
  • DC Circulator: All rides are free during the public health emergency, allowing passengers to board from all doors. Service has been suspended on the National Mall Route.
  • Ride-hire: Uber and Lyft have suspended multi-passenger-ride (e.g. Uber Pool) options indefinitely.
  • Parks/Public space updates and info here.
  • Schools updates and info here.


  • Pepco has suspended service disconnections and waived new late payment fees through at least July 1. More info here.
  • Washington Gas has suspended service disconnections and waived late payment fees indefinitely. More info here.

DC: Dept. of Employee Services Info for Workers

Information for workers on unemployment insurance from the DC Department of Employee Services (DOES): Click here.