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Coronavirus Testing

Pre-registration for Public Testing

It’s best to get testing through your provider, but if you need to use public testing, you can save time in line by visiting to create a profile from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Mayor Bowser Marks 1 Million Completed Coronavirus Tests in DC

Saturday, January 16, 2021

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District’s coronavirus (COVID-19) data includes 1,000,492 completed tests.

Individuals are encouraged to get tested through their own health care provider so that when the test results come back the patient is already connected to the health care they need. If an individual needs a COVID-19 test and they do not have a provider, there are a number of options to obtain a test and a provider. If an individual needs a test and their provider is unable to give them a test, that individual should come to one of the District’s walk-up or drive-thru sites.

The District is operating free testing at public sites, neighborhood firehouses, and at Nationals Park. In addition, the District has partnered with CORE to offer additional free public testing sites. For more information on where to find your nearest testing site, visit To save time in line, residents should pre-register by first visiting

Individuals who have health insurance will be asked to provide their insurance information when registering for a test at a public site. Residents will continue to receive testing at no cost, and no one will be charged a copay for testing. Individuals without insurance will continue to receive free testing. No one will be turned away or charged.

Testing and quarantine go together. While you wait for your results, protect our community by staying home.

For more information on the District’s response, visit