COVID-19 testing site at FedEx Field opens today. Here’s how to get tested.
LANDOVER, Md. (ABC7) — Starting Monday morning, a new COVID-19 testing site will be available at FedEx Field, but there is a lot of information you need before going.
The biggest thing to know is that this testing and screening site is going to be by appointment only, so you can’t just show up and expect to be seen.
The site is in the parking lot of FedEx field, and it opens at 10 a.m.
The Maryland National Guard is already there and worked all last week to set up the tents.
The Prince George’s County executive says this is an important site because it will provide free testing in a county where roughly 50,000 people don’t have health insurance.
Here is how it’s going to work.
Again, this site will be by appointment only.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to be tested, or if you already have a prescription from a doctor, you need to call the Prince George’s County coronavirus hotline to schedule an appointment. That number is 301-883-6627
County health officials will then do a telehealth visit with you, to see if you are eligible to be screened at FedEx field. If you are, you’ll get an appointment to go.
Once you arrive, you will be screened again to decide who really needs a test based on strict CDC guidelines.
Some people will be told to self-quarantine and get care instructions for at home, and some will actually be tested for COVID-19.
The testing and screening site will be open three days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.