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Garrett County Community Testing Returns Only One Positive Result

Last Updated on Jul 15, 2020 at 9:22am | Communications Office
By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department, in cooperation with local and state partners, has coordinated two community COVID-19 testing events in Garrett County since the end of June, and has another one scheduled for this Friday.
The two events that were already held were on June 26th at Northern Middle School and on July 3rd at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry. The combined total tests completed was nearly 450, and only one positive result was returned from any of the tests. This positive result was for a Garrett County resident and was reported in an earlier press release. County residents made up 70% of those tested at the two events.
The next community testing opportunity in Garrett County is 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.
This free testing will be without the need for an appointment or a doctor’s order. THIS IS NOT AN ANTIBODY TEST THAT MAY IDENTIFY A PREVIOUS INFECTION. This event is intended for persons who do not have symptoms. Persons with symptoms of COVID-19 or those who want antibody testing should contact their health care provider.
For more information, call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-3111.