But just before the testing site opened, it was already at capacity.
Gov. Hogan, CVS Health Announce 17 New Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Sites In Maryland
“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.
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 (@BaltCoExec) May 21, 2020
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.
The scene this morning at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on the first day of drive-thru, appointment-free #COVIDー19 testing. pic.twitter.com/1djMgfIHX8
— Kata D. Hall (@katadhall) May 21, 2020
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.
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