New COVID Center to Open on Barracks Row

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UPDATE: Thurs, Jan. 27 2 p.m.: Ward COVID Centers will also offer 2 free KN-95 masks per individual with proof of District residency starting Friday, Jan. 28. The Ward 6 COVID Center had already started Thursday.

On Friday, Jan. 21, Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health announced that two additional COVID centers will open in Wards 5 and 6 next week.

The COVID Center in Ward 6 will open on Monday, January 24 at 507 Eighth St. SE, site of Arena Social Arts Club. The COVID Center will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Fridays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Ward 6 COVID Center is closed Tuesdays.

There are three doors at the Ward 6 COVID Center (507 Eighth St. SE). Enter at door on the right (under red awning) for vaccination and boosters; enter in middle door (just to left of red awning) for PCR testing or to pick up rapid tests or masks.

Those wanting to get vaccinated or boosted should enter at the main door under the red awning. Enter at the door to the left of the awing to get pick up rapid tests and KN-95 masks (two per person with proof of District residency) or for PCR testing.

The Ward 5 COVID Center opens Tuesday, January 25 at 2300 Washington Place NE.

At all of the COVID Centers will provide access to KN-95 masks, vaccinations, boosters, and take-home rapid antigen tests, as well as a new walk-up testing opportunity that will allow residents to administer and register a PCR test themselves.

All of it is free to DC residents.

Earlier this week, DC Health opened four COVID centers in Wards 1, 2, 7, and 8 and new centers will open soon in Wards 3 and 4. With extended hours and fixed locations in each Ward, these COVID Centers represent the District’s long-term commitment to ensuring health equity and accessibility for all District residents.

Updates about the two COVID Centers opening soon in Wards 3 and 4 can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. All sites will be open six days a week, as late as 9 p.m., and sites will rotate days so that on any day of the week multiple COVID Centers will be open across DC.

For more information on COVID-19 testing and vaccination, please visit coronavirus.dc.gov.