Breathe DC

Community Updates

Update on COVID-19 and the Breathe DC Community

Keeping our staff, participants and community healthy and safe are our top priorities during these challenging times. With that goal in mind, Breathe DC has canceled most in-person services, suspended some programs and updated several of our procedures.

Because many of our face-to-face programs serve vulnerable populations, including those with asthma and other lung diseases, we are taking steps to reduce our consumers’ potential exposure to COVID-19.

Status of Breathe DC Services

Administrative Office
Open with limited hours for phone/based services and limited appointments. If you need to come to our office, please call ahead before coming. You can reach our main office at 202-574-6789.

Cessation Classes
If you are registered for a cessation class, please contact our office at 202-574-6789 or send us an email at charles(at)breathedc.org for updated class information.

Asthma Home Visits
Suspended until further notice.

Community Events
Suspended until further notice.

Camp Breathe Happy
Canceled for Summer 2020.

Although our daily operations are impacted by recommendations for closures and social distancing, we are hopeful that with the measures we are taking as a community, the impact of this public health crisis in our city will be contained.


Protecting Yourself During the Spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

As coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the United States and globally, Breathe DC has updated guidance on how to protect yourself and your family from becoming infected by coronavirus.

Breathe DC is closely following reports issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and updates issued by the District of Columbia. We will help share important public health information provided by public health experts and local leaders.

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How do you protect yourself from the coronavirus?

  • Wash your hands early and often, and with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • No soap and water near?  Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Stay away from large gatherings. Health experts are recommending the elderly and those with underlying health conditions including asthma and lung disease to stay home if possible.
  • Avoid handshakes, high-fives and fist bumps where the virus can be easily transmitted.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth—as it allows the germs on your hands to reach moist, porous surface tissue where the germs can enter your body and cause infection.
  • If you experience symptoms of an illness, have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider and stay home to avoid crowds and contact with others. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and disinfect objects and surfaces you touch.

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