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    December 31, 2021

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    PHOTO RELEASE: Maryland Department of Health opens two new COVID-19 testing sites for walk-ups in Anne Arundel and Harford Counties

    Sites will run daily, including News Year’s Day, to provide free PCR testing to Marylanders


    Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today opened two additional state-run COVID-19 testing sites to meet increased public demand for testing services. The sites will operate seven days a week, including tomorrow (New Year’s Day), until further notice. 


    The sites are located at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health in Bel Air and at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. Hours at each site are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily. Walk-ups only; no pre-scheduled appointments are available for either site at this time. Due to strong interest at both sites, Marylanders should be prepared for longer wait times.

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    There was strong public interest in COVID-19 testing at the new Anne Arundel Medical Center (South Pavilion) site. 


    "We are pleased to open these sites to provide Marylanders with additional locations to get tested for COVID-19 as we deal with a surge in cases statewide,” said MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. “Testing remains one of the most important tools we have —besides getting vaccinated and boosted if you are eligible— to help Marylanders protect themselves and their loved ones.”


    At the UM Upper Chesapeake Health site in Bel Air, teams were able to test approximately 90 patients per hour at eight testing tables.


    These two new sites join three other state-run testing operations in Annapolis, Prince George’s County, and Baltimore City. The Maryland National Guard, with support from the state’s Vaccine Equity Task Force, is providing staffing and logistical assistance at both sites. 

    To find a COVID-19 testing site near you, visit COVIDtest.maryland.gov.

    For more information about COVID-19 in Maryland visit covidLINK.maryland.gov. For the most recent Maryland COVID-19 data, visit coronavirus.maryland.gov




    The Maryland Department of Health is dedicated to protecting and improving the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease prevention, access to care, quality management and community engagement.

    Follow us on Twitter @MDHealthDept and at Facebook.com/MDHealthDept.​