Carroll County gets first state-sponsored COVID-19 drive-thru testing site

Posted at 11:47 AM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 11:47:20-04

WESTMINSTER, Md. — Carroll County is getting its first state-sponsored COVID-19 testing site.

The newest drive-thru site will open on May 14 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster.

Tests are on an appointment-only basis to Maryland residents with symptoms of COVID-19. Patients also need to have an order from their health care provider, who will assist in scheduling a test using the state’s health information exchange. Patients cannot order tests for themselves.

There are now nine drive-thru, community-based testing sites operated by the Maryland Department of Health. Others include converted VEIP stations in Bel Air (Harford County), Columbia (Howard County), Glen Burnie (Anne Arundel County), Hagerstown (Washington County) Owings Mills (Baltimore County), Prince Frederick (Calvert County), Waldorf (Charles County), and White Oak (Montgomery County).