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.

Business Closure Waiver

Entertainment Venues and Multi-Purpose Facilities Waiver

On June 19, 2020, Mayor Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-075 setting the conditions of the District’s Phase Two of reopening. During Phase Two, individuals or organizations may apply for a waiver to hold an arts, entertainment, or cultural event. That application must include a plan for social distancing, protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and a system to facilitate contact tracing, as requested below.

On May 10, 2021, Mayor Bowser announced that on May 21, 2021, restrictions on public and commercial activity including capacity limits, types of activities, and time restrictions will be lifted. Effective May 21, bars and nightclubs may operate at 50 percent capacity and large sports and entertainment venues would continue with the waiver process. On June 11, 2021, capacity limits and restrictions will be lifted on those venues that cannot fully reopen on May 21.

College and University Waiver

On April 7, 2021, DC Health issued guidance for 2021 spring commencement ceremonies. Colleges and universities should utilize the Multi-Purpose Facility Waiver Form to submit their plans. 

Waiver Correspondence