COVID-19 testing sites reopen Sunday following the Christmas holiday

With COVID-19 cases surging, many people in the D.C. area may need to get tested after gathering with family and friends for Christmas this weekend. If you are in need of a test, here is where you can go on Sunday:


D.C. residents finding testing at the following locations:

  • Get a PCR test at Rumsey Aquatic Center (635 North Carolina Avenue Southeast) between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Rapid tests can be picked up between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Engine 4 (2531 Sherman Avenue Northwest), Engine 8 (1520 C Street Southeast), Engine 31 (4930 Connecticut Avenue Northwest) and Engine 33 (101 Atlantic Street Southeast).

Here are today’s PCR testing and Test Yourself Express sites.


There are a few testing sites open in Maryland on Sunday. Find a complete list of testing sites open throughout the state online.

Montgomery County

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Lakeforest Mall (701 Russell Ave. in Gaithersburg)

Frederick County

  • 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Frederick Health Village (1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick, MD 21701) (Note: Doctor’s order is required at this site)
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Hillcrest/Golden Mile (1100 W. Patrick Street Unit H, Frederick MD 21703)

Howard County

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Blandair Park Bus Loop (5750 Oakland Mills Road Columbia, MD 21045)


Virginia residents can find their nearest testing site online. There are also three Arlington County-run sites open on Sunday:

Arlington County

  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Arlington Mill Community Center parking lot (909 S. Dinwiddie St.)
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Courthouse Plaza parking lot (2088 15th St. N.; corner of 15th St. N. & N. Courthouse Rd.)
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Virginia Highlands Park parking lot (1600 S. Hayes St.)
Julie Gallagher

Julie Gallagher is a freelance digital writer and editor for She previously covered the 2020 election with CNN and has bylines in The Lily, WIRED, NBC Washington, The Baltimore Sun, Washington City Paper and more.

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