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August Community COVID-19 Testing Results Were All Negative

Last Updated on Sep 2, 2020 at 4:11pm | Communications Office
By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
 
The Garrett County Health Department received the COVID-19 results for all 216 persons tested at the August 26 county community testing opportunity.
 
Letters have been sent out to all 216 participants stating that the lab results confirmed that their test was negative for COVID-19.
 
“It may take several days for all of those persons tested on August 26th to receive their letter,” said Tiffany Fratz, Director of Personal Health at the health department. “It’s good to be able to announce that all the tests were negative, easing peoples minds about their health status.”
 
Of those tested at the event, 180 people (83%) were from Garrett County, and 36 people (17%), were from other parts of Maryland and other states.
 
Any additional COVID-19 testing dates will be announced on the health department’s Facebook page and website, garretthealth.org. Anyone going to the Garrett Regional Medical Center for a COVID-19 test must have a physician’s orders and must go through the lab. Please do not go to the emergency room for testing unless you are sick enough to need emergency care.
 
For more information, call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-3111.