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: Union Craft Brewing Is Offering Ownership Stakes To Workers
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: 80th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Commemorated Aboard Baltimore Ship, The Last Vessel From The Attack Still Afloat
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: Lockdown Lifted At Roland Park Elementary Middle After Unspecified Threat