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Mayor Bowser Activates the DC COVID-19 Community Corps to Encourage Washingtonians to Take the Shot

Friday, April 30, 2021
The May 1st Day of Action Connects Community Volunteers with Residents to Make a Plan to Get Vaccinated

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Saturday, May 1 at 11 am, Mayor Bowser and community leaders will canvass neighborhoods across the District to help Washingtonians make a plan to get the free COVID-19 vaccine. Ten centrally located sites will serve as activation hubs for the anticipated 1,000 volunteers to canvass across all eight wards on this Day of Action. May 1 is the first day DC transitions to the use of walk-up sites for all residents 18 and older, and on Saturday, volunteers will support and inform residents on the many ways to get vaccinated. In addition, there will be dedicated resources to support diverse language access needs and resources.

Canvass Meet-Up Locations:

Ward 1

Columbia Heights Community Center
1480 Girard St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Ward 2

Stead Recreation Center
1625 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Ward 3

Friendship Recreation Center
4500 Van Ness St NW, Washington, DC 20016

Ward 4

Lamond Recreation Center (MOLA Language Access Site)
20 Tuckerman St NE, Washington, DC 20011

Renaissance Center for Culture and Education (MOAA Language Access Site)
6323 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20011

Ward 5

Brentwood Recreation Center
2311 14th St NE. Washington, DC 20018

Ward 6

Watkins Recreation Center
420 12th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Gibson Plaza (MOAPIA Language Access Site)
1301 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Ward 7

Kenilworth Recreation Center
4321 Ord St NE, Washington, DC 20019

Ward 8

Congress Heights Recreation Center
611 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032

Community members and organizations interested in joining the effort to help neighbors get the free vaccine should visit bit.ly/dayofactiondc.

WHO:

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, DC Health, Director
Alexis Squire, ServeDC, Interim Director
District Government Officials
Community-Based Volunteers and Organizations

WHEN:

Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 11 am

WHERE:

Lamond Recreation Center
20 Tuckerman St NE
Washington, DC 20011
Closest Metro: Takoma Metro Station (Red Line)
Closest Bus Routes: K2

All reporters and other media interested in attending these events are asked to RSVP to press@dc.gov.