"Pop Up" testing sites give Frederick Co. residents better access to COVID-19 tests

Posted at 1:43 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 13:43:40-04

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — On Friday, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced the launch of mobile and community-based public clinics during her public information briefing.

Regular clinic hours have been established in Brunswick and Thurmont, while additional locations are being finalized. Some closed clinics also are being offered to specific groups.

“Testing is a critical component to our safe path forward,” said Executive Gardner. “I encourage people to be tested. It is free, easy, and open to people who show no symptoms.”

Testing will be available in Brunswick on Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and in Thurmont on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. Exact locations will be announced on the Frederick County Health Department’s website.

Gardner also announced that 1,179 applications were received for the Frederick County JumpStart grant program. A total of $5 million is being awarded to small businesses and full-time farmers who were impacted by the pandemic.

Applicants who received letters announcing their award have until 5 p.m. July 22 to complete the final paperwork needed so that the grants can be deposited directly into businesses’ bank accounts.