Just got both a flu and coronavirus test today at the doctor here in DC. I didn't even need to make an appointment (but I did call the doctor's office in the morning to give them a head's up). I guess someone in DC is getting their act (slightly) together because I thought it was going to be a lot more trouble to arrange a coronavirus test.
Both tests were done with a nose swab each, which took all of a minute. Influenza test came up negative (it only took a few minutes to finish the flu test, of course) so it turns out I probably just had a common cold when I got a sore throat and cough last week. It's gonna take another week to find out about the coronavirus test, but seeing as how I never got a fever or shortness of breath, either I didn't get it or I was lucky enough to have a really mild case of it. The really good news is, I feel fine now, almost fully recovered from that cold.
In any case, I told work that I was gonna continue to self-quarantine for another week while I waited for the coronavirus test. Essential profession or no, the supermarket managers were fine with me staying home for another week. No point in taking chances if I'm asymptomatic or not.