Mystics’ DC Entertainment and Sports Arena serving as COVID-19 vaccination site

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Events DC has managed to find plenty of worthwhile uses for the Washington Mystics’ home court outside of basketball.

After a push by many in Ward 8, where a significant portion of DC’s Black population lives, the DC Entertainment and Sports Arena became a voting supercenter in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election – an election in which Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the District by an overwhelming margin of 93%-7%.

Natasha Cloud, who sat out last year’s bubble season from the Mystics, was also involved in that push.

Ward 8 residents now have access to coronavirus vaccines as the ESA is currently serving as a Covid-19 vaccination site.

Jenn Hatfield at The Next was told by a source that the ESA will be used as a COVID vaccination area through April 2021. Events DC’s website says April 10 and times are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If the WNBA season starts in May, as it did the last season (2019) where there was no bubble, it would be roughly a month prior to the start of a 2021 season, but no schedule has been released.

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