August 18, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
Community Testing Opportunity Scheduled
By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department, in cooperation with local and state partners, is offering free drive-thru community COVID-19 testing without the need for an appointment or a doctor’s order in Oakland on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
The event will be held in the parking lot between the Health Department and the Mountain Laurel Medical Center at 1025 Memorial Drive from 8 am to 12 noon. Please follow the signs and watch for traffic personnel for direction. Be prepared for a short wait time depending on how many persons take advantage of this event.
Testing will be done while persons are sitting in their cars. There will be no cost for this nasopharyngeal swab PCR test that may detect a current COVID-19 infection. Persons with positive results will be called directly as soon as possible. Negative results will be sent to the person’s mailing address, and could take up to 14 days depending on how fast results are returned from the lab. Please do not call for your results.
THIS IS NOT AN ANTIBODY TEST THAT MAY IDENTIFY A PREVIOUS INFECTION. This event is intended for persons who do not have symptoms. Persons with symptoms of COVID-19 or those who want antibody testing should contact their health care provider.
For more information, call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-3111.