Some state-run COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites in Maryland will open later than usual Tuesday due to heavy snowfall Monday.
The below sites will operate from noon to 4 p.m., according to the Maryland Department of Health:
- Annapolis (corner of Bladen and Calvert streets)
- Anne Arundel County (Anne Arundel Medical Center)
- Harford County (UM Upper Chesapeake Health)
- Prince George’s County (City of Praise Family Ministries)
The State Center testing and vaccination site in Baltimore City will be operating as scheduled, though no at-home tests will be available for pickup.
Monday night, officials warned that plunging temperatures overnight could yield icy roads, making morning travel hazardous. Several local school systems canceled classes Tuesday, while others planned for delays.
The snowstorm, which began in the early hours of Monday morning, lasted through the afternoon, dropping several inches throughout the state. A monitoring station in Annapolis tallied 9.5 inches of snow accumulation at about 5:15 p.m. Capitol Heights in Prince George’s County got nearly a foot. Locales north of Baltimore got far less, with Bel Air receiving 1.7 inches.
But the storm’s disruptions come amid the state’s worst coronavirus wave yet. Officials with the state hospital association said Tuesday that more than 3,000 people were in hospitals with COVID-19, far eclipsing the peak from last winter, which was under 2,000 people. The tally has crippled hospitals across the state, already worn thin by two years of pandemic protocols.
Over the last month alone, 1 in 25 Marylanders have tested positive for COVID-19. There have been more than 750,000 cases in the state since the pandemic began.
Baltimore Sun reporters Hallie Miller and Meredith Cohn contributed to this article.