Appointment-Free COVID-19 Testing At Timonium Fairgrounds Reaches Capacity As It Opens – CBS Baltimore

TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County announced appointment-free testing at the Maryland State Fairgrounds would start at 11 a.m. Thursday.

But just before the testing site opened, it was already at capacity.

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“Appointment-free testing at the Maryland State Fairgrounds has reached capacity. We will have new information about additional testing in the near future,” County Executive Johnny Olszewski tweeted.

A line of cars was lined outside the Timonium fairgrounds hours before the testing site was set to open Thursday.

During a press conference Thursday morning, the county’s health officers said they were expecting 1,000 people at the site.

On Friday, appointment-free testing will be available at the Glen Burnie and Hyattsville vehicle emissions testing sites. Next week, appointment-free testing will be available at the Clinton VEIP site.

Stay with WJZ on this developing story.

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

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