COVID-19 Information & Updates
|COVID-19 Local, State & Federal Resources & Information|
|Prince George's County, MD: Coronavirus (COVID-19)|
|The Office of Governor Larry Hogan: COVID-19 Response|
|USA.gov: Government Response to COVID-19|
|Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Coronavirus Disease 2019|
POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERING COVID-19 TEST
The Postal Service is delivering one shipment of 4 COVID tests per residential address. Use this link: http://www.usps.com/covidtest
COVID-19 TEST KITS
Wednesday, January 19, 2022, you can order a free rapid Covid-19 test through the government at the following website: COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests. A total of four test kits can be ordered per household.
COVID TESTING SITES AT LOCAL HOSPITALS TO BE SET UP BY JANUARY 14TH
On January 6, 2022, Governor Hogan announced new locations for Covid 19 testing starting January 14th, 2022.
Governor Hogan today announced the locations for 10 total hospital-based testing sites the state is supporting to meet the rising demand for testing and to divert people away from visiting hospital emergency rooms just to get COVID-19 tests. They are on track to be fully operational and open daily for walk-ups, with no appointment necessary, by the end of next week. The sites include:
- UM Laurel Medical Center (Laurel)
- UM Charles Regional Medical Center (La Plata)
- UM Capital Region Medical Center (Largo)
- Doctors Community Hospital (Lanham)
- Meritus Health (Hagerstown)
- Frederick Health (Frederick)
- Johns Hopkins (Baltimore)
- University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore)
- MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (Leonardtown)
- Northwest Hospital (Randallstown)
This is in addition to hospital-based testing sites that opened last week at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health in Bel Air and at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.
Federally-Supported Surge Testing Site at St. Agnes Hospital. Governor Hogan also announced that, in partnership with the state, the federal government will provide support for a surge testing site at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.
Emergency Procurements for 500,000 More At-Home Rapid Tests. After notifying the Board of Public Works that the state would be pursuing emergency procurements to acquire more at-home rapid tests to address the national shortage, Governor Hogan announced today that Maryland is on track to receive another 500,000 rapid tests in the next week. This is in addition to the 1 million rapid tests that the state previously announced.
Sequencing Data: Omicron Is Dominant Variant. Governor Hogan also provided the latest data from the state’s lab partners, which shows that approximately 90% of all recently analyzed samples tested positive for the Omicron variant. Of those samples that were hospitalized, 90% have the Omicron variant.