By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department, operating in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Health and other state and local partners, is offering drive-thru testing without the need for an appointment or a doctor’s order at Deep Creek Lake on Friday, July 3.
The event will be held at the Garrett County Fairgrounds at 270 Mosser Road in McHenry from 8 am to 12 noon. Entrance and exit to the event will be from Mosser Road. Please follow the signs and watch for traffic personnel for direction. Please 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 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.
Local partners for this event include Garrett County Public Schools, Mountain Laurel Medical Center, Garrett Regional Medical Center, County Government, and Maryland State Highway Administration.
The Health Department is also holding an additional testing opportunity on Friday, July 17, from 7:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot between the Health Department and the Mountain Laurel Medical Center at 1025 Memorial Drive in Oakland.
These events are for persons who do not have symptoms. Anyone 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.