D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Health Director LaQuandra S. Nesbitt said the city’s Test Yourself DC program — in which residents and can pick up and drop off free at-home coronavirus testing kits — is expanding with 11 new locations.
The tests can be taken at home or administered on-site, the administration announced Thursday. The program. currently has sites at 16 city public libraries.
Among the sites starting next week are:
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• Palisades Recreation Center (5200 Sherier Pl. NW) — opens Monday, Aug. 30
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• Lamond Recreation Center (20 Tuckerman St. NE) — opens Monday, Aug. 30
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• Joseph Cole Community Center (1299 Neal St. NE) — opens Monday, Aug. 30
• Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress St. NE) — opens Monday, Aug. 30
• Edgewood Recreation Center (301 Franklin St. NE) — opens Monday, Aug. 30
• Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (1100 Michigan Ave. NE) — opens Monday, Aug. 30
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• Arthur Capper Community Center (1000 5th St. SE) — opens Monday, Aug. 30
• Rosedale Recreation Center (1701 Gales St. NE) — opens Monday, Aug. 30
• Southwest Library (900 Wesley Pl. SW) — opens Wednesday, Sept. 1 and will be open for pickup Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, noon-6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
• DC Health (899 N Capitol St. NE) — opens on Wednesday, Sept. 1 and will be open for pickup Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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• Barry Farm Recreation Center (1230 Sumner Rd. SE) — opens on Monday, Aug. 30

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