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Garrett County Total Positive COVID-19 Cases Increases to 21

Last Updated on Jul 10, 2020 at 3:26pm | Communications Office
By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department received notification of positive COVID-19 testing results at a long-term care facility in Garrett County.
Goodwill Nursing Home and Assisted Living in Grantsville received confirmation of positive results for two staff members. The facilities staff members were tested this week as one of the steps necessary before moving into Phase 1 of Governor Hogan’s Relaxing Restrictions plan for nursing homes. All residents are being tested today.
One of the persons who tested positive is a female Garrett County resident in her 40s who does not have symptoms and is isolating at home. The other person who tested positive is a resident of a surrounding county and will not be added to Garrett County’s testing result numbers.
Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home in Oakland received confirmation of a positive testing result for a female resident in her 90s. She is does not have symptoms and has been isolated at the facility.
These two new positives results have increased Garrett County’s total positive cases for COVID-19 to 21.
The next community COVID-19 testing opportunity in Garrett County is scheduled for 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.