As a health care center, we follow the best practice recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and DC Health in creating our own policies with respect to Covid or other health topics. Beginning May 11, 2023, masks will be recommended but no longer required at Whitman-Walker Health facilities.

Our team will be monitoring Covid levels. If levels reach a threshold that requires masking, this will be communicated to our staff and patients. The banner at the top of our website will always reflect our current status.

There are some circumstances under which a mask will still be required. For example, if you have a fever and respiratory symptoms, please wear a mask to your appointment. There will be guidelines posted in our facilities to provide more information.

We continue to require masking for staff when they are caring for anyone who is moderately or severely immune compromised.

Our approach is designed to be thoughtful and responsive to all of the patients that come to us for care. Our team is vaccinated against COVID and influenza and will respect the individual needs and wishes of patients on a case-by-case basis. We want patients and the community to feel respected and safe at Whitman-Walker.

As always, thank you for being part of our community.