By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
Early on Friday morning, an ensemble of workers clad in personal protective equipment took over the lots at the Northern Middle School in Accident, and was ready for the cars of people desiring COVID-19 testing. Individuals being tested were not disappointed. In the first hour of operation, nearly 50 tests were administered, and by the time the last car drove away, the total had reached 175.
Only persons without symptoms of COVID-19 were asked to attend this testing event. Not all 175 tests completed will end up in the Garrett County test counts because some participants were from other Maryland jurisdictions and a few were from out of state. All of the results from Friday’s testing are still pending.
Another testing day is scheduled for Friday, July 17, in the parking lot between the Garrett County Health Department and the Mountain Laurel Medical Center, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-3111.