By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department received notification of two additional positive COVID-19 cases which brings the county’s total positive cases to 26.
The two new positive cases are one male in his 40s and one female in her teens. Both persons have symptoms and are isolating at home.
"The best way to protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing, wear a face covering when indoors with non-family members, and frequently wash your hands," said Tiffany Fratz, Director of Personal Health at the health department.
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.