COVID-19 vaccination and testing have been added to this weekend’s Takoma Park Street Festival, city officials announced Monday.

“Thanks to the Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services, the festival will now host a COVID vaccine and testing site during festival hours in front of 7000 Carroll Avenue,” reads a news release.

“The Pfizer vaccine will be offered. Unvaccinated persons, persons seeking 2nd doses, and persons approved for booster shots and 3rd doses may receive a vaccine at the event.

Persons seeking a 2nd or 3rd dose or booster are encouraged to bring their vaccination card. No reservation is required.”

Changes to the festival’s layout were also announced in the news release.

“The festival layout has been changed to allow more space for visitors to spread out and safely enjoy the event. Booths will be placed on one side of the street only.

Stages will have a perimeter to increase space between performers and the audience. All festival visitors over the age of 12 are encouraged to be fully vaccinated...

...and all visitors are asked to wear a mask when not eating or drinking.  There will not be any children’s inflatables this year.”