COVID Centers to Distribute Kid’s KN-95 Masks Starting Wednesday

Individuals with Proof of District Residency Can Collect a Total of 10 Kid's and 2 Adult Masks Per Visit

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A man walks by the entrance to the Ward 6 COVID Center (507 Eighth St. SE). E.O'Gorek/CCN

On Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that all DC Health Ward COVID Centers will offer free child-sized KN95 masks beginning Wednesday, March 2.

DC residents with proof of residency can pick up two packages of children’s masks with five masks in each –that’s ten kid’s masks per resident. In addition to masks for children, all COVID Centers will continue to provide access to vaccinations, boosters, adult masks, take-home rapid antigen tests, and PCR tests.

Ward COVID Centers started distributing 2 free adults-sized KN-95 masks per individual on Friday, Jan. 28.

A kid’s (L) and adult (R) sized KN 95 mask. Residents can collect ten kid’s and 2 adult-sized at Ward COVID Centers free of charge. File.

The Ward 6 COVID Center in Ward 6 is located at 507 Eighth St. SE, former site of Arena Social Arts Club. Hours are 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.

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 (with proof of District residency) or for PCR testing.

DC Health has eight COVID Centers, one in each Ward. All sites are 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.

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.

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