East Rock Creek Village
SPECIAL COVID-19 SUPPLEMENT UPDATE:
June 1, 2022
If you have questions about COVID vaccinations, testing or prevention, want to get two KN95 masks while supplies last, and/or need help arranging vaccination or booster shots, or need a testing kit,
please call the ERCV office at (202) 656-7322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 infections are on the rise again in DC.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a second booster dose for individuals 50 and older, as well as for certain individuals who are immunocompromised and at higher risk for severe COVID-19.
Need a booster?
- The Ward 4 COVID Center at 4704 13th Street NW is located inside the Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ.
- It provides one-stop access to free vaccinations, boosters, take-home rapid antigen tests, PCR tests, and KN95 masks. This site has a parking lot and is easily accessible.
- The Ward 4 COVID Center is open 10am-8pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday; Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday 9am-7pm; and closed on Sunday. If assistance is needed on a Sunday, COVID Centers in Wards 5,6, and 7 will be open 9am-7pm. No appointment is needed.
- Can't get out of the house for a vaccination? DC Health will come to you. Call 1-855-363-0333 to request a home visit. ERCV members have been very pleased both with this service and with the Ward 4 COVID Center.
- ERCV has a supply of KN95 masks and can also provide COVID rapid tests and rides to the COVID Center if needed. Please email email@example.com or call us at 202-656-7322 to arrange delivery or request a ride.
What You Need to Know to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
The best guidance is to use overlapping strategies to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Key strategies include:
Get Vaccinated and Boosted
Wear a High Quality Face Mask Indoors in Public Settings
- Wear a High Quality Face Mask Indoors in Public Settings– Wear a well-fitted face mask in public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status.
- ERCV has purchased a supply of KN95 masks. We will distribute two masks to any ERCV member or volunteer while supplies last. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (202) 656-7322 to arrange to get your masks.
- Ward 4 COVID Center at 4704 13th Street NW inside the Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ, residents may pick up free KN95 masks.
- A Covid-19 Verification app such as VaxYes
- Project N95 is a nonprofit marketplace for vetted personal protective equipment (PPE) & COVID-19 test kits from verified suppliers.
- Get Tested - Testing after Covid exposure or when you have symptoms helps detect infection earlier and slow the spread of the virus.
- Rapid Antigen tests detect if you have a current COVID-19 infection in as little as 15 minutes.
- PCR tests detect the presence of a virus and provide results by text or email within 2-3 days.
- District residents ages 65+ will now be able to pick up rapid antigen test kits at: Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center, 324 Kennedy St. NW, from 1:00-3:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
- Any DC resident may pick up 2 free rapid antigen test kits per day at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, beginning at 10:00 am Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and beginning at 12:00 noon on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- Test Yourself At Home PCR kits can be picked up at the Shepherd Park Library, Takoma DC Library, Petworth Library, and the Lamont Recreation Center at 22 Tuckerman St. NE, when those facilities are open. When you are ready to test, you register your kit online, follow instructions to swab your nose and return the test by 8:00 pm the same day to the dropbox at any of these locations. Test kits are picked up at 8:00 pm every day including Sunday. You will receive your results by text or email within 2-3 days.
If you have questions about COVID vaccinations, testing or prevention, want to receive two KN95 masks or a testing kit, and/or need volunteer help arranging vaccination or booster shots or taking a test, please call the ERCV office at (202) 656-7322 or email email@example.com
Beware of Scams During Covid-19
The Office of the Attorney General has released a consumer alert related to scams during the COVID crisis. Scammers may attempt to defraud consumers by selling products that are ineffective at preventing the diseaseand spread misinformation through social media and other channels. Scammers may pretend to solicit donations to help coronavirus victims, but instead steal consumers’ money and personal information. Office of the Attorney General Covid-19 Know Your Rights Fact Sheet
Tips from the Federal Trade Commission:
- Don’t click on email links from sources you don’t know. They could download malware on your computer.
- Ignore any online offers for vaccinations or treatments. If a vaccine or treatment is developed, you will hear about it in the news, not from an online ad or sales pitch.
- If you receive a communication claiming to be from a government agency like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, close the email and visit the agency’s website directly at www.cdc.gov.
- Engage your inner skeptic when confronted with donation requests from unknown sources. Before giving, check out charity watchdogs like give.org or charitynavigator.org.