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County Announces COVID-19 Testing Schedule for Upcoming Week

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 3, 2020

Montgomery County health officials will provide free walk-in and drive-thru COVID-19 testing at multiple sites during the upcoming week. Testing clinics are free, no doctor’s order is required, and no appointment is needed. Residents with symptoms should call the Testing Helpline at 240-777-1755 for assistance with testing. The County’s home-based testing and human services screening is available for eligible residents. Find more information on the home-based testing and eligibility on the testing website.

            The self-administered nasal swab tests provided at the clinics are from CIAN Diagnostic Laboratories in Frederick, under a contract with the Maryland Department of Health. These tests are nasal swab molecular tests. Also called a PCR test, this diagnostic test detects genetic material of the COVID-19 virus using a lab technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

Monday, Sept. 7
Clinics are closed for Labor Day holiday

Tuesday, Sept. 8
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
White Oak Community Recreation Center 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring

Wednesday, Sept. 9
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wheaton Library & Community Recreation Center
11701 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CDC Mobile Trailer Lakeforest Mall
701 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg
Outdoor drive-up clinic; walk-ups welcome
Parking lot near food court entrance, directly in front of Ride On transfer station

Thursday, Sept. 10
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
White Oak Community Recreation Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring

1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring

Friday, Sept. 11
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
PlumGar Community Recreation Center
19561 Scenery Drive, Germantown

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CDC Mobile Testing Trailer
Outdoor drive-up clinic; walk-ups welcome
Recreation Department Administrative Building
4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring

            Find out more about free testing clinics for COVID-19 at www.MoCoCOVIDTesting.org.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website as well as the County’s data dashboard or follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCountyMD

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Release ID: 20-473
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6507