Remedial closure of COVID-19 testing sites in DC area and nationwide
COVID-19 testing sites in the DC area operated by Curative are closing in phases as the company moves nationwide from testing to health insurance.
“Curative will continue to offer COVID-19 testing services in select locations across the country through the end of this year…Curative is proud to have been a crucial resource for the DC metro area during the COVID-19 pandemic” , said a spokesperson for Curative. the Washington Times.
The first closings will occur on November 30, when all but one of the operated sites along Arlington County will be closed.
The county noted that demand for kiosk testing has dropped 80% year-over-year, but also noted that the Arlington Mills Community Center kiosk will remain open through Dec. 31.
The second phase, according to DCist, will take place on December 15.
“The DC sites located at IDEA Public Charter School, Thurgood Marshall Academy and St. Coletta of Greater Washington” will close on that date, along with the Centerville and Richard Byrd Library sites in Fairfax County and the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, according to to DCist.
The Washington area news source added in a report this week that the third phase will take place on December 26.
The sites of “Sojourner Truth Public Charter School and LAMB Public Charter School in DC… and Ben Brenman Park, Charles Houston Recreation Center and Casa Chirilagua in Alexandria,” will be closed, he reported.
Curative, which has provided more than 35 million tests in 40 states and the district, said it always planned to move away from COVID-19 testing once the urgent need for testing passed.
“Curative’s original goal has always been to exit the COVID-19 service industry by helping the country move through and safely emerge from the pandemic,” Curative’s spokesperson explained to The Times.
The company recently launched a health insurance initiative in Austin, Texas, promising $0 deductibles and $0 copayments; the plan would be to pay a premium for access to all in-network care.
For more information, visit the Washington Times COVID-19 resource page.