CVS to open 17 drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in Maryland

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Posted at 11:10 AM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 11:14:53-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — CVS Pharmacy on Thursday announced the opening of 17 new COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites at stores across Maryland.

Two days ago Governor Larry Hogan signed an emergency order authorizing the state’s pharmacies to order and administer COVID-19 tests.

“Following our announcement that Maryland has reached a critical milestone in its long-term COVID-19 testing strategy by dramatically expanding the availability of testing for residents, these new, additional sites are another important step to further increase testing access for communities across Maryland,” said Governor Hogan.

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The CVS sites will issue self-swab tests to those meeting the CDC's criteria. To schedule an appointment, patients have to register in advance at beginning May 22.

Patients undergoing testing will stay in their cars by the pharmacy drive-thru window, and be given a swab kit with instructions on how to administer the test. A CVS Pharmacy staffer will be there to witness the test and to make sure it's done right. Tests will then be sent to an independent, third-party lab who will release the results in about three days.

All CVS stores providing testing will also be open for regular business.

The new testing sites in Maryland include:

Anne Arundel County
CVS Pharmacy, 2600 Annapolis Road, Severn, MD 21076
CVS Pharmacy, 157 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 21146

Baltimore City
CVS Pharmacy, 9519 Philadelphia Road, Baltimore, MD 21237
CVS Pharmacy, 2560 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Carroll County
CVS Pharmacy, 6040 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784

Charles County
CVS Pharmacy, 4200 Altamont Place, White Plains, MD 20695

Frederick County
CVS Pharmacy, 8032 Liberty Road, Frederick, MD 21701
CVS Pharmacy, 5414 Rotary Avenue, New Market, MD 21774

Howard County
CVS Pharmacy, 8197 Westside Boulevard, Fulton, MD 20759

Montgomery County
CVS Pharmacy, 7809 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
CVS Pharmacy, 799 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
CVS Pharmacy, 12215 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Prince George’s County
CVS Pharmacy, 8201 Annapolis Road, New Carrollton, MD 20784
CVS Pharmacy, 7600 SE Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
CVS Pharmacy, 4840 Marlboro Pike, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
CVS Pharmacy, 5100 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Worcester County
CVS Pharmacy, 12001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842