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County Announces COVID-19 Testing Schedule for Upcoming Week

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 2, 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 appointments are 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.  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, Oct. 5

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

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
CDC Mobile Testing Trailer
Outdoor drive-up clinic; walk-ups welcome
Recreation Department Administrative Building
4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring 

Tuesday, Oct. 6

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)
Outdoor drive-up clinic
20002 Century Boulevard

Wednesday, Oct. 7

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, Oct. 8

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

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
CDC Mobile Testing Trailer
Outdoor drive-up clinic; walk-ups welcome 
Recreation Department Administrative Building
4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring 

Friday, Oct. 9

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: 20-559
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6507