District residents now have access to an online portal, through which they can notify officials of their at-home COVID-19 test results.
DC Department of Health and Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the launch of the online tool on Monday, November 1.
Via the website, residents will be able to self-report the results of over-the-counter rapid antigen or PCR COVID-19 tests they take at home. After reporting PCR test results, individuals are required to upload their lab results onto the platform.
Members of the DC Contact Trace Force are likely to get in touch with those who report positive test results for the infectious disease.
“This tool represents an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19,” said a release from the Mayor’s Office. “Mayor Bowser and DC Health encourage residents to utilize the new reporting tool to help bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
To view the online portal, click here.
In a related development, the Bowser administration announced its plans for vaccinating children against COVID-19 on October 29, following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages five to 11.
After the approval of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the District will initially receive 24,600 doses at its pharmacies, hospitals, and health centers across the city.