COVID-19 testing at FedEx Field has ended; testing will resume at Cheverly Health Clinic

Posted at 11:21 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 11:21:51-04

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced that the COVID-19 screening facility at FedExField closed on Wednesday and testing operations will fully move to the County Health Department’s Cheverly Clinic starting May 4.

Officials say this change in operations will increase testing capacity for the County without concern for weather.

“We know that some residents have better access to COVID-19 testing than others, so we are committed to increasing our COVID-19 testing capacity in the County to address this gap,” said Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. “By moving testing operations to our Cheverly Health Clinic, we will be able to test at least 200 people per day without concern for weather.”

A pilot screening and testing operation began at the clinic last weekend and the facility has been open on Tuesday and Thursday of this week. However, starting on May 4, the facility will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Testing will be by appointment only and residents in need of an appointment should call the County’s COVID-19 hotline at 301-883-6627.

Residents must still meet CDC testing guidelines to schedule a COVID-19 testing appointment. Any resident experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, such as cough, shortness of breath and fever, can call our COVID-19 hotline for an initial telehealth screening. Anyone who meets CDC testing guidelines will receive an appointment date and time to be seen at the COVID-19 testing facility.

In addition, Prince George's County is looking to further increase testing capacity in the coming weeks. The County is working to identify two additional testing locations for residents, one in north County and one in south County.

For more information and resources related to COVID-19 in Prince George’s County, click here.