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Baltimore County to open coronavirus testing site in Dundalk on Monday

Baltimore County will be opening a walk up coronavirus testing site at the Dundalk Health Center on Monday, making it first county-operated testing site in Eastern Baltimore County.

The new clinic, located at 7700 Dunmanway, will offer 50 slots per day, according to a county news release Friday. As with the county’s three other testing locations, patients must first get authorization from a healthcare provider to be tested.

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Once authorization is obtained, the person to be tested must schedule an appointment using the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients, known as CRISP.

County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said in a statement that additional testing capacity “is a necessary condition for opening back up." County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch said in the statement that test sites are "a very important tool in our arsenal against this pandemic,” and the county wants to ensure everyone has access to available testing.

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Residents with authorization will be able to select one of the four test locations. The Dundalk Health Center and the Liberty Family Resource Center will test residents on Mondays, the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium will test on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the Maryland Vehicle Emissions Program facility in Owings Mills will test on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Tested individuals will receive post-test instructions at the clinic and most test results will be available within two days. Those coming for testing are asked to adhere to safety guidelines, including wearing face coverings, observing social distancing and following post-test instructions received at the sites.

For questions and additional information, call the Baltimore County COVID-19 hotline seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 410-887-3816.

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