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Garrett County Health Department Holding Testing Event Friday

Last Updated on Nov 20, 2020 at 3:21pm | Communications Office
By Garrett County Joint Information Center Team
The Garrett County Health Department received 42 additional positive COVID-19 results since the last report on Monday, November 16th, bringing the current county total positives to 399.
"Please remember that our entire region is currently experiencing a huge spike in COVID-19 cases,” said Garrett County Health Officer Bob Stephens. “At this point, the virus is all around us and it is critical that we all stop exposing ourselves to the virus. To help get people tested for the virus, we are announcing a drive-through testing event at our Oakland office on this Friday, November 20.”
The event will be held in the parking lot between the Health Department and the Mountain Laurel Medical Center at 1025 Memorial Drive from 9 a.m. 12 noon. Please follow the signs and watch for traffic personnel for direction. Be prepared for a possible wait depending on how many persons take advantage of this event. There is no out-of-pocket cost to get a test at the site, and appointments and doctors’ orders are not required.
The new positive COVID-19 cases for Garrett County include:
  • 2 females age 10-19
  • 2 males and 6 females in their 20s
  • 3 males and 4 females in their 30s
  • 5 males and 4 females in their 40s
  • 5 males and 2 females in their 50s
  • 3 males and 3 females in their 60s
  • 2 males in their 70s
  • 1 female in her 90s
Because of the spike in the region and across the country, Health officials continue to urge the public to avoid gatherings big or small, wear a mask in all public places, and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times. Frequently wash and disinfect hands and frequently touched surfaces, and stay home if you are not feeling well.
Visit for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information. Additional local testing events are being planned and will be announced as plans are finalized.