Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Attention: Mary’s Center continues to review rates of respiratory illnesses within the community and best practices for prevention. While we are still seeing cases of COVID-19, Flu, and other respiratory illnesses, there has been a downward trend of such illnesses in our area. As a result of this, masks are RECOMMENDED but no longer required for staff or participants who are symptom-free and have no recent COVID-19 exposure.

Participants and staff with COVID-like symptoms (including fever, cough, sore throat) or COVID-19 exposure are still REQUIRED to wear masks.

Universal masking is still the safest option, along with keeping up with vaccines, hand hygiene, and staying home when feeling sick. We ask you to please respect and support everyone’s individual decisions, including those who choose to continue to wear a mask.

The CDC recommends the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax, to protect against serious illness from COVID-19. If you are a Mary’s Center participant, the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine formulation may be available for groups from 6 months of age and up at a clinic near you. You can order free at-home COVID-19 tests at Every home in the U.S. is eligible.




Please note that all participants will need to provide insurance information or be assessed on the sliding fee scale. The cost of the vaccine is covered by most insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare for adults. For uninsured participants, who have DC Alliance, or have children with Medicaid, the cost of the vaccine will be a $23 administration fee. We have limited availability of free vaccines for uninsured adults.

Who should get the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine?

Anyone who last received the vaccine more than 2 months ago. If you have never received any COVID-19 doses or booster, the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine, will provide the immunization you need to be protected from the virus. Please see the guidelines for specific age groups and populations.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 6 months to 4 Years Old

Children aged 6 months–4 years need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be up to date, including at least 1 dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine.

What you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine for children, CDC link

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 5 + & Adults

Everyone aged 5 years and older  should get 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Older Adults

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised (which may include older adults) may get additional doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine recommendations will be updated by the CDC as needed.

What you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine for older adults, CDC link

Mask Policy at Mary’s Center


Long COVID-Clinic

In 2023, we launched our first-ever Long COVID Clinic to provide comprehensive care to individuals who have been affected by the long-term effects of COVID-19. 

The Long COVID Clinic is led by Dr. Sarah Ali, Director of Infectious Diseases, with additional support from other departments. 

Depending on the initial assessment and specific needs, the care team might also coordinate access to additional specialties.  

To learn more about our Long COVID Clinic, click here.   

Helpful Links About the COVID-19 & the Vaccine