COVID-19 is Spreading

COVID-19 Can Still Cause Serious Illness, Hospitalization and Even Death

People at Risk of Serious COVID – Everyone is at risk of COVID, even healthy people. COVID-19 can be very contagious and spreads quickly.

While serious health problems due to COVID can happen to people of all ages, some people are at even higher risk than others for getting very sick from COVID-19. Those people include:

Think You May Have COVID? Get Tested.


DC Health has worked with partners across the District to place COVID-19 rapid test kits at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), WIC clinics, a food service center, and more. Click here for a list of federally selected no-cost COVID-19 testing sites for uninsured people who are symptomatic or exposed. You can also order four free test kits to your home. Visit to place your order.

Before You Throw Out “Expired” COVID Tests You Still Have at Home: Check FDA’s website to see if your COVID-19 tests’ expiration dates have been extended.


Get Your Free COVID Vaccine (Booster Shot) Today

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Everyone 6 months and older should get an updated COVID-19 vaccine/booster.

COVID-19 vaccines are free to most people living in the U.S. through their private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid plans. For adults without health insurance and adults whose insurance does not cover all vaccine costs, they can still get a free COVID vaccine through CDC’s Bridge Access Program.

Go to to find a provider that offers no-cost COVID-19 vaccines through the Bridge Access Program. Learn More.

View a list of DC locations where adults and children can get their COVID, flu and other vaccines.

COVID vaccines also protect you from getting LONG COVID. Visit our COVID page to find out more about COVID vaccines for you and your family.