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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health announced that the District’s three monkeypox clinics will transition to walk-up only services beginning Friday, September 23. Eligible individuals will no longer need to pre-register for monkeypox vaccinations and will be able to visit any of the three DC Health monkeypox clinics for their first or second dose. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

In looking at a lot of my covid tests from the DCPL, they indicate an expiration date at the end of this month. Is this legit? Or, like eggs, is this more of a best by date? I’ve stocked up on a fair few of these in case of emergencies and would rather not bin them if they’re still valid.”

I’m told that the PCR expiration dates are indeed firm. And if you have PCR kits that you got more than than a year ago (without any expiration date listed), you should toss them out.

Regarding the 15 minute rapid tests I’m told that The DC covid centers provide a hand out of how to look up whether their expiration dates have been extended. Most rapid tests that DC Health have handed out have been extended by 3 months but definitely consult the hand out to be sure.

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health announced that the new Ward 3 COVID Center will open on Friday, February 4. The Ward 3 COVID Center will be located at 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW.

At all of the COVID Centers, individuals have access to vaccinations, boosters, take-home rapid antigen tests, PCR tests, and KN95 masks.

To date, DC Health has opened seven COVID Centers in Wards 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. With extended hours and fixed locations in each ward, the COVID Centers represent the District’s long-term commitment to ensuring health equity and accessibility for all District residents.

All sites will be open six days a week, as late as 9 p.m., and sites rotate days off so that on any day of the week multiple COVID Centers are open across DC. The schedule for the Ward 3 site opening Friday is listed below, along with the schedules of the seven existing sites. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Around the holidays, a COVID testing pop-up at 2123 Wisconsin Ave in Glover park was a welcome and popular option for people trying to protect their loved ones around the holidays. It may have been unreliable. The lab involved where PCRs were sent, Northshore Clinical Labs, is being investigated by state agencies, and it’s been cited by federal regulators. Read More

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Bowser and DC Health announced the opening of four new COVID Centers with four additional locations opening Monday, January 24. The COVID Centers represent the District’s long-term commitment to expanding access to COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters, and testing opportunities by providing fixed locations with longer hours.

“Getting vaccinated, getting boosted, getting tested, and wearing our masks is how we will get through this,” said Mayor Bowser. “With the COVID Centers, we are doubling down on our commitment to equity and accessibility and ensuring we have the systems in place to support a long-term response that can be dialed-up or down and quickly modified to meet our community’s needs.”

At the COVID Centers, individuals will have access to vaccinations, boosters, and take-home rapid antigen tests as well as a new walk-up testing opportunity which will allow residents to administer and register a PCR test themselves.

COVID Centers in Wards 1, 2, 7, and 8 will open today at 1:00 p.m. and stay open until 8:00 p.m. COVID Centers in Wards 3, 4, 5 and 6 will open Monday, January 24. More information on the four sites opening next week will be shared later this week. All sites will be open six days a week, and sites will rotate off days so that on any day of the week multiple COVID Centers will be open across DC. The schedules for the four sites opening today are listed below. Read More

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From coronavirus.dc.gov/testing:

“CDC/FEMA/ETruNorth Operated PCR Testing Site

Beginning Wednesday, January 5 at 1:00 p.m., a new COVID-19 PCR testing site will be provided in partnership with The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Federal Emergency Management (FEMA), and eTrueNorth.

The testing site will be located at F St. NW, between 4th and 5th St – across from the National Building Museum. Read More

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