COVID-19 Testing Resumes This Week on Capitol Hill at Engine Company No 8
By Larry Janezich
June 15, 2020
Engine Company No 8 at 1520 C Street, SE, will resume providing free walk up testing this Thursday and Friday, 4 pm – 8 pm, and Saturday from 12 pm – 4 pm.
The expanded testing is part of a larger effort utilizing firehouses across the city. The firehouse testing sites are free, walk-up, and no referral, no appointment, and no exhibition of symptoms is needed.
So far, more than 2,300 people have been tested at a firehouse. The testing at these sites is done by personnel from the DC Fire and EMS Department, the Public Health Lab, and the Department of Health.
The new firehouse testing schedule is below:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 4 pm – 8 pm.
Engine 4 (2531 Sherman Ave NW)
Engine 11 (3420 14th St NW)
Engine 24 (5101 Georgia Ave NW)
Engine 31 (4930 Connecticut Ave NW)
Thursday and Friday, 4 pm – 8 pm, and Saturday from 12 pm – 4 pm.
Engine 8 (1520 C St SE)
Engine 10 (1342 Florida Ave NE)
Engine 30 (50 49th St NE)
Engine 33 (101 Atlantic St SE)
The firehouse testing sites are in addition to the many free testing sites across DC, including the walk-up testing site at F Street, NW between 4th and 5th Streets, NW and the drive-thru and walk-up testing sites at 2241 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE in Ward 8 and at the UDC-CC Bertie Backus campus in Ward 5.
Residents are still encouraged to access testing through their health care providers so that they are connected to health care. However, anyone who needs a test can get a test at the testing locations listed above.
Find a full list of testing locations at https://coronavirus.dc.gov/testing