BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City opened its third community-based testing site at Clifton Park.
The new testing site opened Friday at 2801 St. Lo Drive. Even residents without vehicles, can walk-up and access help. A doctor’s referral will still be required for testing as well as an appointment.READ MORE: 'More Coffee, More Life' Hotel Revival Partners With Black Owned Businesses After Cultural Development
“Bringing this third site online increases access for residents to community-based testing,” Mayor Jack Young said. “I am thankful for the continued efforts of all of the City’s partners in this endeavor.”
Residents are encouraged to call their doctor or 2-1-1 for coronavirus symptom screening and to be connected to a physician for assessment.READ MORE: Towson University Cap & Gown Vendor Reports Possible Cyber Breach Of Credit Card Information
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As of the end of the day Thursday, the city along with LifeBridge Health had conducted 1,040 COVID-19 tests at Pimlico and Druid Hill, with another 120 tests scheduled for Friday.
“Baltimore City’s evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires an increase in our testing capacity,” said Young. “We will continue to roll out new community testing sites across Baltimore City in the days and weeks to come.”MORE NEWS: Maryland Health Officials Hold Mobile Vaccination Clinic At Pimlico Ahead Of Preakness