Tropical Storm Isaias Closes 14 Md. Coronavirus Testing Sites

    As Tropical Storm Isaias approaches Maryland, state officials say coronavirus testing operations may be affected. Several sites will be closed Tuesday because of the storm, officials reported Monday afternoon.

    The one-day, high-volume testing event Tuesday planned at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen has been postponed until Aug. 11. Testing at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium is canceled for Tuesday as well, with tests shifted to Wednesday, Aug. 5, officials say.

    “Due to Tropical Storm Isaias, operating hours at all of our testing sites are currently subject to change, and several testing sites will cancel operations,” Mike Ricci, spokesman for Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R), said in a statement Monday.

    He encouraged people to visit covidtest.maryland.gov for the latest updates.

     

    These are the sites that will be closed Tuesday, the Maryland Department of Health was reporting as of 1 p.m. Monday, due to tropical storm conditions in the forecast:

    • Adventist Medical Group – Indian Head Highway (Prince George’s)
    • Annapolis State Employee Site (Annapolis)
    • Carroll County Agricultural Center (Carroll) – Temporarily relocated to Friendship Valley Elementary School
    • Columbia VEIP (Howard)
    • Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center (Prince George’s)
    • Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium (Harford) – Testing rescheduled for Aug. 11
    • Hagerstown VEIP (Washington)
    • MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown (St. Mary’s)
    • Pimlico Race Course (Baltimore City)
    • Prince Frederick VEIP (Calvert)
    • Prince George’s County Health Department, Cheverly Health Center (Prince George’s)
    • Rollingcrest-Chillum Recreation Center (Prince George’s)
    • St. Mary’s County Health Department, Leonardtown & Lexington Park (St. Mary’s)
    • Timonium Fairgrounds (Baltimore County)
    • Waldorf VEIP (Charles)
    • Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Center (Prince George’s)

    More than 220 testing sites statewide are available to check people for the coronavirus.

    The Maryland Department of Health reports there are 90,274 confirmed cases as of Monday, and 3,381 people have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, across the state.

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