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County Announces COVID-19 Testing Schedule for Upcoming Week

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 11, 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, and no doctor’s order is required. Online appointments are encouraged but walk-ups are available. Make an appointment on the testing website. 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). The County does not offer antibody testing.

Monday, Sept. 14
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wheaton Library & Community Recreation Center
11701 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Germantown (parking garage behind Regal Cinema)
20002 Century Boulevard
Outdoor drive-up clinic

Tuesday, Sept. 15
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
White Oak Community Recreation Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Germantown (parking garage behind Regal Cinema)
20002 Century Boulevard
Outdoor drive-up clinic

Wednesday, Sept. 16
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. 17
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

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Germantown (parking garage behind Regal Cinema)
20002 Century Boulevard
Outdoor drive-up clinic

Friday, Sept. 18 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Germantown (parking garage behind Regal Cinema)
20002 Century Boulevard
Outdoor drive-up clinic

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

            Put the “count” in Montgomery County! Be sure to complete the Census online, by phone, or by mail. It’s safe, confidential, easy, and important. #2020Census #EveryoneCountsMCMD 

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Release ID: 20-499
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6507