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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 coronavirus.dc.gov/register to create a profile from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

VaxDC

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the District of Columbia is launching a city wide vaccination entry requirement (VaxDC), which calls for establishments to verify that patrons are vaccinated against COVID-19. 

On January 15, 2022, per Mayor’s Order 2021-148, the District of Columbia will adopt a city wide vaccination entry requirement that requires COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor facilities within the city. 

Guidances

Timeline for Vaccine Requirements

  • January 15, 2022: one dose for ages 12+
  • February 15, 2022: fully vaccinated for ages 12+
Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required in the following locations:

                    Restaurant

Indoor food and drink establishments, such as:

  • Restaurants
  • Nightclubs
  • Taverns
  • Coffee shops
  • Food halls 

                     Indoor cultural

Indoor cultural and entertainment establishments, such as:

  • Concert, live entertainment and sporting venues
  • Movie theatres
  • Bowling alleys

                  Gyms

Indoor exercise and recreational establishments, such as: 

  • Gyms 
  • Fitness studios 
  • Any facilities used for group fitness classes

              Indoor meeting

Indoor event and meeting establishments, such as:

  • Conferences

Required Signage

Beginning on January 15, 2022, businesses shall display prominently, visible to patrons prior to entry, a notice informing patrons that proof of vaccination is required to enter any indoor portion of a covered location. 

Sample advisory notices are available for download in PDF format below.

For Businesses

(Click to Download)

VaxDC Signage

Proof of Vaccination 

Before patrons can access the indoor portion of the business, a business is required to check the patron’s proof of vaccination.

One of the following options will demonstrate proof of vaccination:

  • A physical Center for Disease Control (CDC) Vaccination Card
  • A digital copy/photo of a CDC Vaccination Card
  • A COVID-19 Verification App such as VaxYes or CLEAR