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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


Mayor Muriel Bowser

Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, DC Health, Director

Alexis Squire, ServeDC, Interim Director

District Government Officials

Community-Based Volunteers and Organizations


Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 11 am


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

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