Test Yourself DC
DC has launched Test Yourself DC which is a free COVID-19 testing kit that allows residents to take a COVID-19 test at home without having to wait in line at a public testing site. The At Home Testing Kits are available for pick-up at 16 libraries located around the District with the 3 locations in Ward 3: Chevy Chase Library, Cleveland Park Library, and Tenley-Friendship Library. Kits may be picked up at the outdoor kiosk anytime Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm. Once you have your testing kit, click here and follow the steps to take your test at home.
To date, approximately 212,000 District residents (including 60% of Ward 3 seniors) are fully or partially vaccinated, according to Ward 3 Council Member, Mary Cheh. DC is also launching a home vaccination program. Appointments can be requested by calling 1-855-363-0333. Please be sure to help spread the word about this new, and very much needed service provided by DC Health. Contact the Village office (202-615-5853) if you need assistance securing a vaccine at home.
If you’ve had one of the three COVID-19 vaccines, you may be worried about the variants of the virus. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a report on these variants. The report identifies the five current variants in the United States as well as where they were first reported. The bottom line from the CDC report is that “So far, studies suggest that antibodies generated through vaccination with currently authorized vaccines recognize these variants. This is being closely investigated and more studies are underway.”
Walk Up Vaccination Sites
For those aged 65 or older who have not received a vaccine yet, you can get vaccinated without an appointment at walk-up sites across DC. Each site, which will administer either the two-dose Pfizer vaccine or the two-dose Moderna vaccine, will be able to accommodate up to 30 walk-in appointments each day. Residents 65 and older can walk up during the days and times listed below while appointments last.
The appointments at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center are limited to residents from Wards 7 and 8 and are open to any resident from those two wards who is 18 or older.