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  • Writer's pictureTiffani Johnson

Snow News plus New Source of Vaccine Appointments

The snow has arrived and is likely to continue all day Sunday and possibly Monday as well. East Rock Creek Village (ERCV) has vetted volunteers available for snow shoveling and to run important errands for you like picking up prescriptions. Let us know how we can help you by email to info@eastrockcreekvillage.orgor by phone to 202-656-7322. The ERCV phone is answered 8am to 8pm every day of the week. If you are not yet a member of ERCV, membership is open to residents over 50 in the northern part of Ward 4 at no charge during the pandemic.

DC Snow Shovel Exemption for District Residents Who Are Seniors and Disabled

DC law requires that residents remove snow and ice from the paved sidewalks, curb ramps and curb cuts abuting their property after a snowstorm but examptions can be obtained from DPW. The Sidewalk Shoveling Exemption Program exempts qualified residents, seniors or disabled for two consecutive snow seasons from enforcement by the Department of Public Works for not removing snow and ice from their sidewalks within the first eight hours of daylight after the end of a winter storm. Once approved, residents must apply every other year to the Department of Public Works to continue to receive the exemption. The current two-year exemption runs from January 1, 2021- December 31, 2022. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2021. Please use this link to file for your exemption:

ERCV Vaccine Volunteers

East Rock Creek Village has organized a group of vetted volunteers to assist seniors in Ward 4 get vaccinated against the Corona virus. Our services can be obtained by emailing ERCV at or calling 202-656-7322 any day between 8am and 8pm. Our services include: Going online to schedule a vaccine appointment for you through DCHealth, online scheduling of 2nd shot appointments for those whose first shot was at a Safeway pharmacy or Senior Wellness Center (Hattie Holmes, Model Cities or Washington), free rides to vaccination appointments, printing of confirmation emails or other forms and delivering to you, and lots of support and encouragement. We will be issuing vaccine updates as new information is available.

New Vaccine Availability for ERCV Members

We have a great opportunity this coming week to schedule our members ages 65 and older for vaccine appointments in downtown DC through Medstar. Please let us know by email or phone (202-656-7322 any day from 8am to 8pm) if you are interested in learning more as we get the details of this wonderful opportunity which comes from the Dupont Circle Village. If you are not yet a member of ERCV, membership is open to residents in the northern part of Ward 4 at no charge during the pandemic.

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