Coronavirus testing

May 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Will Get at Least 7,500 COVID-19 Tests Weekly Under New Contract

A laboratory in Rockville has partnered with Montgomery County to expand COVID-19 testing capacity by thousands weekly, the county announced in a statement.  On June 8, the county plans to begin receiving 20,000 tests each week. Montgomery County has a contract with AdvaGenix, a genetics laboratory that developed the oral swab tests for the county. […]

Read more

May 21, 2020 | Michelle Queen

17 Maryland CVS Stores to Offer Coronavirus Testing Starting Friday

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that CVS drugstores will offer drive-thru testing for COVID-19 starting Friday. CVS will open 17 locations in Maryland, including three in Montgomery County, according to a news release from the Governor’s office. Earlier this week, Gov. Hogan authorized pharmacies to order and administer COVID-19 tests to support Maryland’s long-term testing […]

Read more

May 6, 2020 | Veronica Canales

COVID-19 Testing Wednesday at Wheaton Community Recreation Center

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will provide COVID-19 testing Wednesday at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center. The recreation center, located at 11701 Georgia Ave., will provide testing on Wednesdays by appointment only. In order to qualify for testing, residents must meet testing criteria as determined by a healthcare provider. Individuals who […]

Read more

April 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Biden, Cuomo Weigh in on Maryland’s 500,000 Coronavirus Tests

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), have weighed in on the news that Maryland has obtained 500,000 coronavirus tests from South Korea. In a statement, obtained by the Baltimore Sun, Biden said Monday evening: “The administration’s response on testing has been so […]

Read more

April 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Trump sobre Hogan: “No creo que haya tenido que ir a Corea del Sur”

El presidente Donald Trump apuntó al gobernador Larry Hogan durante la rueda de prensa de coronavirus de la Casa Blanca, el lunes. Después de criticar a la Casa Blanca el domingo en CNN, diciéndole a Jake Tapper que “no es exacto [para Trump] decir que hay muchas pruebas”, Hogan anunció el lunes que Maryland ha […]

Read more

April 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Trump on Hogan: ‘I Don’t Think He Needed to Go to South Korea’

President Donald Trump took aim at Gov. Larry Hogan during the White House’s coronavirus press briefing Monday. After criticizing the White House on CNN Sunday, telling Jake Tapper “it’s not accurate [for Trump] to say there’s plenty of testing out there,” Hogan announced Monday that Maryland has obtained 500,000 coronavirus tests from South Korea. Hogan […]

Read more

April 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Receives 500,000 Coronavirus Tests from South Korea

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday Maryland has received 500,000 coronavirus tests from South Korea. “The 500,000 test capacity, which we have just acquired is equal to the total amount of testing, which has been completed by four of the top five states in America combined,” Hogan said. The deal was made with the help of […]

Read more

April 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Corrections Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An employee at Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from Montgomery County Government. The employee last worked at Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Boyds on March 26. Staff who had been in close contact with the employee have been notified and are quarantined, […]

Read more

March 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MedStar Offers Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Bethesda

Testing for the novel coronavirus is one step closer to being more accessible in Montgomery County. MedStar Health has opened a drive-thru testing site in Bethesda. Located at 7801 Democracy Blvd, officials say the tent is for patients prescreened through the MedStar Health eVisit platform or through a MedStar primary care provider. Although tents are […]

Read more

March 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Whetstone Elementary Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An employee at Whetstone Elementary School in Montgomery Village has tested positive for coronavirus, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services confirmed. The case is the first positive test of an Montgomery County Public Schools employee, according to County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. “While every case is concerning, it is not surprising […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter