First Responder Coronavirus Testing In DC

(Washington, DC) — A COVID-19 testing site for first responders is now open in Washington D-C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made the announcement earlier today after projecting a spike in cases over the next few weeks. First responders in D-C will be able to use the dedicated site if they have a doctors referral. This comes after hundreds of police officers and firefighters were quarantined as a result of being exposed to confirmed cases.

Five members of the DC police department have tested positive with more than 16o in the department home because of the virus according to city officials.  Fourteen  DC Fire and EMS workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 with near 180 in quarantine.  In DC’s Department of Corrections, four people tested positive and 83 were in quarantine.