11 New Test Yourself DC Sites announced

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health, led by Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, announced an expansion of the Test Yourself DC program to put almost all of DC within a 20-minute walk of a Test Yourself DC site. Next week, 11 new sites will be added as places where individuals can pick up and drop off free at-home COVID-19 testing kits.

Through the program, which currently operates at 16 DC public libraries, individuals have the option to either take a COVID-19 test on-site or to take the test home and then drop off their sample at the closest drop box.

Next week, the following locations will become Test Yourself DC sites. Test Yourself DC sites at recreation centers will have pickup hours whenever the recreation center is open. Samples can be dropped off at any Test Yourself DC site seven days a week, any time before 8:00 p.m. (samples must be dropped off the same day the test is used). Find recreation center hours here.

These 11 new sites are in addition to the 16 DC Public Library sites that are listed on

Ward 3

Palisades Recreation Center (5200 Sherier Pl NW) – opens on Monday, August 30

Ward 4

Lamond Recreation Center (20 Tuckerman St NE) – opens on Monday, August 30

Ward 5

Joseph Cole Community Center (1299 Neal St NE) – opens on Monday, August 30
Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress St NE) – opens on Monday, August 30
Edgewood Recreation Center (301 Franklin Street, NE) – opens on Monday, August 30
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (1100 Michigan Ave NE) – opens on Monday, August 30

Ward 6

Arthur Capper Community Center (1000 5th St SE) – opens on Monday, August 30
Rosedale Recreation Center (1701 Gales St NE) – opens on Monday, August 30
Southwest Library (900 Wesley Pl SW) – opens on Wednesday, September 1 and will be open for pick up Monday-Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Thursday, 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; and Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
DC Health (899 N Capitol St NE) – opens on Wednesday, September 1 and will be open for pick up Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Ward 8

Barry Farm Recreation Center (1230 Sumner Rd SE) – opens on Monday, August 30

If test samples are not delivered to drop off locations by 8:00 p.m. of the same day of collection and registration, individuals will be notified that their sample cannot be processed and must be re-collected. Test samples submitted via the Test Yourself DC kit will be sent to one of the District’s laboratory partners, and will take 3-5 days for results to be delivered.

The Test Yourself DC kits are intended for the collection of anterior nasal swabs from individuals age 18 years and older (self-collected), 14 years and older (self-collected under adult supervision), or 2 years and older (collected with adult assistance). The Test Yourself DC tests are PCR tests.

For more information about Test Yourself DC, please visit and for other ways to get tested, please visit”

Recent Stories

1515 17th Street, NW Yo! Look what’s coming to the former Mr Yogato space in Dupont!! Thanks to Gregg for sending:

Thanks to Tracey for sending: “It has been a while since I’ve seen a car that had its wheels stolen. Saw this one today on 7th St NE between F…

1926 17th Street, NW Thanks to Daniel for sending: “Childhood cafe (old three fifty bakery on 17th) is opening”. Childhood Cafe shares on their IG:

Thanks to Kevin for sending: “In front of the newly renovated Raymond school 4th district. Functional art for seating as well. Rock Creek Ch Rd.” Beautiful!

Unlike our competitors, Well-Paid Maids doesn’t clean your home with harsh chemicals. Instead, we handpick cleaning products rated “safest” by the Environmental Working Group, the leading rating organization regarding product safety.

The reason is threefold.

First, using safe cleaning products ensures toxic chemicals won’t leak into waterways or harm wildlife if disposed of improperly.

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

Looking for something campy, ridiculous and totally fun!? Then pitch your tents and grab your pokers and come to DC’s ONLY Drag Brunch Bingo hosted by Tara Hoot at Whitlow’s! Tickets are only $10 and you can add bottomless drinks and tasty entrees. This month we’re featuring performances by the amazing Venus Valhalla and Mari Con Carne!

Get your tickets and come celebrate the fact that the rapture didn’t happen during the eclipse, darlings! We can’t wait to see you on Sunday, April 21 at 12:30!

Submit your own Announcement here.

Frank’s Favorites

Come celebrate and bid farewell to Frank Albinder in his final concert as Music Director of the Washington Men’s Camerata featuring a special program of his most cherished pieces for men’s chorus with works by Ron Jeffers, Peter Schickele, Amy


Subscribe to our mailing list