Baltimore County residents with mild or no symptoms of coronavirus will be able to be tested for the virus without an appointment or doctor’s order Thursday at the testing site at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.
Expanded testing is a significant factor in reopening the county’s economy. Thursday will be the first day of appointment-free testing offered by any Maryland jurisdiction, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr. said.
“Providing testing for persons who are both symptomatic and asymptomatic will help to better contain the spread of the virus,” Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch said in a statement.
Residents will be able to receive a test between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 21 at the Timonium drive-through testing site, and are asked to bring a photo ID and a cell phone to facilitate safe communication with testing staff.