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NEWS RELEASE

June 22, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

 Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Opportunities Announced for Persons without Symptoms

By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team

The Garrett County Health Department will be offering two “Drive-Thru” COVID-19 testing opportunutues for persons without symptoms at two locations in the coming weeks.

The first drive-thru testing opportunity will be held at Northern Middle School at 371 Pride Parkway in Accident on Friday, June 26. The hours will be held rain or shine from 7:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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, while negative results will be sent to the person’s mailing address. Staff anticipates that test results will take 3-4 days. THIS IS NOT AN ANTIBODY TEST THAT MAY IDENTIFY A PREVIOUS INFECTION.

A second testing opportunity will be held at the Mountain Laurel Medical Center at 1027 Memorial Drive in Oakland on Friday, July 17 from 7:00 a.m to 1 p.m.  More information will be forthcoming closer to that date.

These clinics are for persons who do not have symptoms. Persons with symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their doctor to be tested at the hospital outpatient laboratory or other clinical laboratory. Persons that are interested in an antibody test for COVID-19 should also contact their health care provider.

For more information, call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-3111.

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