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Get Covered 2021

December 10, 2020

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority announced the District has joined “Get Covered 2021”, a national movement to promote COVID-19 safety and health insurance enrollment. Get Covered 2021 is driving toward a national “Get Covered America Day” on Thursday, December 10, 2020 and will continue through the open enrollment period and into the new year.

The goal on December 10th is to drive enrollment across the nation, through united voices in the press and on social media. In support of the initiative and the important message it conveys, Mayor Bowser proclaimed December 10, 2020 as “Get Covered 2021 District of Columbia Day.” Councilmember Gray introduced, and the Council passed a ceremonial
resolution citing the same.

DC residents, city officials and community partners are encouraged to take following actions:

  • Wear masks on Thursday, December 10th to show they care and to help stop the spread of COVID-19;
  • Enroll in quality, affordable health insurance through, the District’s online health insurance marketplace to stay healthy and to protect yourself and your family;
  • Take a picture of yourself to post on social media with a personal message about the importance of wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19 and why health insurance matters. There are examples of posts at #GetCovered2021. When posting, please tag @DCHealthLink and include You can also share the national website and use #GetCovered2021.

The Get Covered 2021 initiative is supported by elected officials, national health leaders, health care providers, and celebrities committed to raising awareness of the inextricable link between health and coverage, and that financial help is available for millions of Americans who might not know it. America’s top health and patient advocacy organizations that have endorsed the movement are the American Heart Association, American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Mental Health America, the Service Employees International Union, American Federation of Teachers, National Association of Community Health Centers and the American Public Health Association, along with 15 states, the District of Columbia and Get Covered America.

The coalition also includes a diverse array of celebrity and athlete ambassadors including Odell Beckham Jr., Beth Behrs, Caron Butler, Shilique Calhoun, Adrian Gonzalez, Mark Hamill, Ken Jeong, MD, George Lopez, Baker Mayfield, Angel McCoughtry, Alyssa Milano, Terrell Owens, Bill Pullman, Sarah Silverman, the Sloane Stephens Foundation, George Takei and Bradley Whitford.

Remember, all are urged to wear a mask on that day – and every day. You can show solidarity with millions of Americans in this fight by wearing a mask and posting a photo on your social media platform. Tell your followers why wearing a mask is important and why it is crucial to have health insurance now.

DC Health Link is open for enrollment now through January 31. If you enroll before December 15, health insurance starts January 1. Visit to learn more and to find quality, affordable plans that meet every need and budget. For a healthy 2021, wear a mask and get insured!