Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 31J. Residential cleaning During a Public Health Emergency.


§ 42–3193.01. Residential cleaning.

*NOTE: This section was created by emergency legislation that will expire on June 10, 2021.*

(a) During a period of time for which a public health emergency has been declared pursuant to § 7-2304.01, the owner or representative of the owner of a housing accommodation shall clean common areas of the housing accommodation on a regular basis, including surfaces that are regularly touched, such as doors, railings, seating, and the exterior of mailboxes.

(b) For the purposes of this section "housing accommodation" means any structure or building in the District containing one or more residential units that are not occupied by the owner of the housing accommodation, including any apartment, efficiency apartment, room, accessory dwelling unit, cooperative, homeowner association, condominium, multifamily apartment building, nursing home, assisted living facility, or group home.

(c) The Mayor may, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, promulgate rules to implement this section.


(Mar. 17, 2021, D.C. Act 24-30, § 403, 68 DCR 003101.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 403 of Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-30, Mar. 17, 2021, 68 DCR 003101).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) creation of this section, see § 403 of Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-130, Oct. 9, 2020, 67 DCR 8622).