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COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

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New Clinic Opens on Monday, June 22

In an effort to further expand access to COVID-19 testing, Baltimore County is opening a new walk-up clinic at the Baltimore Highlands Lansdowne Health Center at 3902 Annapolis Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21227.

Beginning on June 22, the new site will operate on Mondays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“Our fight against COVID-19 is not over. To stop the spread of this deadly virus, we must continue to make access to free, convenient testing as easy as possible for residents across Baltimore County,” said County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “As we take gradual steps to safely reopen, expanded testing at sites like this one will be critical in protecting the health and safety of our neighbors and loved ones.”

“With the addition of this new walk-up testing clinic in the Lansdowne area, we are now providing testing at five locations across the County,” said Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch. “Multiple testing locations is key in helping identify—and contain—the transmission of this virus.”

Schedule an Appointment Online

Residents can go online to book an appointment online for free COVID-19 testing at any County testing site. New dates are added on Wednesdays each week.

While appointments are strongly encouraged, residents will not be turned away.

Residents who make an appointment online will enter their contact information and choose a site location, appointment time, and may indicate whether they will require special accommodations.

Adults must show identification upon arrival for their test. Adults accompanying a minor must write down the child’s name and date of birth to present to staff upon arrival at the site.

Anyone Can Get Tested

Any resident can get tested as Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch has issued a standing order enabling any resident who wants to receive a COVID-19 test to do so.

Other Testing Locations

Baltimore County is continuing to offer testing at the below locations from 9 a.m. to noon on the days indicated:

Liberty Family Resource Center
3525 Resource Drive, Randallstown, Maryland 21133
Open Mondays. Walk-up clinic.

Dundalk Health Center
7700 Dunmanway, Dundalk, Maryland 21222
Open Mondays. Walk-up clinic.

Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium
2200 York Road, Timonium, Maryland 21093
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays. Drive-through clinic.

Owings Mills Maryland Vehicle Emissions Program (VEIP)
11510 Cronridge Drive, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
Open Wednesday and Fridays. Drive-through clinic.

Residents can book an online appointment at any of these sites here.

Additionally, residents can check with their local pharmacies about testing availability and can call the Baltimore County COVID-19 Hotline at 410-887-3816 with other coronavirus-related questions. The hotline is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more COVID-19 related information, please visit the Baltimore County Coronavirus Updates and Guidance page.


New Online Tool Makes It Even Easier for County Residents to Get Tested

Starting today, Baltimore County residents can now quickly and easily reserve a slot online for free COVID-19 testing by visiting Baltimore County’s website. Appointments are currently available at both walk-up and drive-through sites for Thursday, June 4, through Tuesday, June 9, 2020. New dates will be added on Wednesdays each week.

“Improving access to testing is important to continue our gradual reopening. Allowing people to schedule tests online makes it even easier for any County resident who wants to be tested to do so quickly,” County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. “We’ll continue working to put measures in place that reduce the spread of the virus and gets Baltimore County back to work.”

“This online scheduling tool is yet another way we are making expanded testing available and convenient,” said Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch. “Reserving an appointment supports our ability to serve people quickly and reduce wait times for everyone—especially individuals who may not be feeling well.”

Residents do not need a doctor’s order to obtain a test, as Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Branch previously issued a standing order for all County residents, enabling any resident who wants to receive a COVID-19 test to do so without a doctor’s order.

Residents who make an appointment online will enter their contact information and choose a site location and appointment time. Persons may also indicate whether they will require special accommodations at the site. While reserving a time slot is recommended, all individuals visiting a County testing location will be served.

Adults must show identification upon arrival for their test. Adults accompanying a minor for testing must write down the child’s name and date of birth to present to staff upon arrival at the site.

Testing Locations

Individuals may visit any of the four County sites between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the days indicated. Site locations and days of operation are:

Liberty Family Resource Center
3525 Resource Drive, Randallstown, Maryland 21133
Walk-up clinic, open Mondays.

Dundalk Health Center
7700 Dunmanway, Dundalk, Maryland 21222
Walk-up clinic, open Mondays.

Maryland Vehicle Emissions Program (VEIP)
11510 Cronridge Drive, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
Drive-through clinic, open Wednesdays and Fridays.

Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium
2200 York Road, Timonium, Maryland 21093
Drive-through clinic, open Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Additionally, residents can check with their local pharmacies about testing availability and can call the Baltimore County COVID-19 Hotline at 410-887-3816 with other coronavirus-related questions. The hotline is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more COVID-19 related information, please visit the Baltimore County Coronavirus Updates and Guidance page.


Residents Should Call COVID-19 Hotline for Testing Reservation

Baltimore County will now offer COVID-19 tests at all of its testing sites without a doctor’s order. In order to ensure efficient operations, residents will be required to call the County’s COVID-19 hotline to make an appointment.

Previously, tests at County testing sites were only available to individuals with a doctor’s order. Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Branch has now issued a standing order for all County residents, enabling any resident wishing to receive a test to do so.

Residents wishing to receive a test must call the COVID-19 hotline at 410-887-3816. They will receive instructions for scheduling an appointment. The Hotline is operating seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Increased access to testing is a key factor in our efforts to continue the gradual reopening of our economy, so allowing any County resident to receive a test, regardless of whether they exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, is another important step forward,” County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. “We continue working around the clock to put measures in place that to reduce the spread of the virus and help get Baltimore County back to work.”

“The standing order makes community-based testing extremely convenient for residents,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Baltimore County Health Officer. “Additionally, scheduling a testing reservation will help ensure a more efficient process for everyone.”

Testing Locations

Baltimore County will continue to offer testing at the following locations:

Residents are reminded that they should continue to take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

They should stay home whenever possible, and if they must go out, they should wear a mask in public places and adhere to social distancing guidelines.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017