BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Beginning Thursday, some coronavirus testing sites in Maryland will begin allowing people to get tested without an appointment and without a doctor’s referral, Gov. Larry Hogan’s office said.
On Thursday, appointment-free testing will be available at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. On Friday, it will be available at the Glen Burnie and Hyattsville vehicle emissions testing sites.READ MORE: 3 Men Shot During Two Separate Shootings In Fells Point On Sunday
Next week, appointment-free testing will be available at the Clinton VEIP site.
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Both the Hyattsville and Clinton sites are new, Hogan said.READ MORE: Joppa Grandmother Saves Pizza Delivery Driver Following Saturday Night Shooting
The governor also said he has issued an emergency order that will allow pharmacists to directly order coronavirus tests.
So far, the state has conducted 208,658 tests, roughly 3.5 percent of the population, Hogan’s office said.
Hogan called the threshold a “critical milestone in (the state’s) long-term COVID-19 testing strategy.”MORE NEWS: Cease Strikes Out 13, White Sox Hold Off Orioles 4-3