Gov Hogan, CVS, Rite Aid and Walmart Announce Additional Coronavirus Test Sites in Maryland
Governor Larry Hogan and Walmart today announced the opening of additional COVID-19 test sites at Walmart stores in Maryland. This is the latest in a series of recent testing expansions in the state, including the announcement of new CVS sites yesterday, and follows Governor Hogan’s emergency order earlier this week authorizing the state’s nearly 1,200 pharmacies to order and administer COVID-19 tests.
“As Maryland continues to dramatically expand testing availability and broaden the criteria for COVID-19 testing statewide, we are excited to be forging new partnerships with private sector companies like Walmart,” said Governor Hogan. “With the addition of test sites at some of our Walmart stores, we are continuing to make significant progress on our long-term testing strategy for the state.”
“Walmart is part of the community, and we are proud to help support the expansion of COVID-19 testing in Maryland during this unprecedented time,” said Jennifer Hoehn, Walmart Public Affairs Director for Maryland. “We are grateful to our associates who keep our stores running, our pharmacists who support these testing sites, and to state and local officials as we work together to open the site and help our community.”
WALMART. Maryland residents will be able to take a self-administered, self-swab COVID-19 test at these Walmart locations:
Walmart Supercenter, 2775 Dorchester Square, Cambridge, MD 21613
Walmart Supercenter, 2421 Monocacy Blvd, Frederick, MD 21701
Walmart Supercenter, 409 N Fruitland Blvd, Fruitland, MD 21801
Tests will be provided at specific drive-up locations outside these stores three days a week, weather permitting. Walmart pharmacists and trained medical volunteers will provide the test materials, and participants and staff will be required to adhere to specific safety protocols. Tests will be administered by appointment only, which can be scheduled by visiting https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/.
RITE AID. Rite Aid has partnered with Verily and is using its Baseline COVID-19 Program to provide screening, scheduling, and return of results to participants at two sites in Maryland:
Anne Arundel County
Rite Aid #385, 5804 Ritchie Highway, Baltimore, MD
Rite Aid #374, 5624 Baltimore National Pike, Baltimore, MD
CVS. CVS Health is offering no-cost coronavirus testing available to qualifying residents at the following drive-thru sites, with more sites expected to be announced in the coming weeks:
Anne Arundel County
CVS Pharmacy, 2600 Annapolis Road, Severn, MD 21076
CVS Pharmacy, 157 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 21146
CVS Pharmacy, 9519 Philadelphia Road, Baltimore, MD 21237
CVS Pharmacy, 2560 West Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
CVS Pharmacy, 6040 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784
CVS Pharmacy, 4200 Altamont Place, White Plains, MD 20695
CVS Pharmacy, 8032 Liberty Road, Frederick, MD 21701
CVS Pharmacy, 5414 Rotary Avenue, New Market, MD 21774
CVS Pharmacy, 8197 Westside Boulevard, Fulton, MD 20759
CVS Pharmacy, 7809 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
CVS Pharmacy, 799 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
CVS Pharmacy, 12215 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Prince George’s County
CVS Pharmacy, 8201 Annapolis Road, New Carrollton, MD 20784
CVS Pharmacy, 7600 SE Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
CVS Pharmacy, 4840 Marlboro Pike, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
CVS Pharmacy, 5100 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
CVS Pharmacy, 12001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
LONG-TERM TESTING STRATEGY. This is the latest in a series of COVID-19 testing announcements that Governor Hogan has made this week as Maryland continues to expand its testing capacity:
- On Tuesday, Governor Hogan directed the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to make appointment-free COVID-19 testing available at community-based testing sites throughout the state. The governor also issued an emergency order authorizing the state’s nearly 1,200 pharmacies to directly order and administer COVID-19 tests.
- On Wednesday, Governor Hogan announced universal COVID-19 testing at all state-run correctional and juvenile facilities across the state. Additionally, the governor announced that the state is delivering more than 20,000 tests per week to nursing homes, Maryland’s Public Health Laboratory is producing up to 10,000 tubes of viral transport media on a weekly basis to overcome supply chain challenges, and the state is distributing more than 33,000 additional swabs to local jurisdictions.
- On Thursday, Governor Hogan and CVS Health announced 17 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Maryland. Appointment-free testing began at Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.