The Baltimore County Courthouse. Photo by James G. Howes, via Wikipedia.

Baltimore County residents can now schedule a free COVID-19 testing appointment by visiting the county’s website.

The county is currently offering appointments for June 4 through June 9 at walk-up and drive-through sites, and new dates will be added every Wednesday, according to a news release.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said that improving access to testing is an important step in the county’s 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,” 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.”

Residents do not need a doctor’s order to be tested in Baltimore County.

When scheduling an appointment, residents will enter their contact information, select a testing site and time and indicate any special accommodations they require.

County officials encourage residents to schedule an appointment to get tested.

“Reserving an appointment supports our ability to serve people quickly and reduce wait times for everyone – especially individuals who may not be feeling well,” Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch said a statement.

However, officials said all people who visit a testing site in the county will be served, regardless of whether they reserve a slot.

After arriving for their test, adults must show their identification. If accompanying a minor, adults must present staff with the child’s name and date of birth.

Baltimore County testing locations are open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on specified days.

Testing sites and their availability include:

  • Liberty Family Resource Center
    3525 Resource Drive, Randallstown
    Walk-up clinic, open Mondays.
  • Dundalk Health Center
    7700 Dunmanway
    Walk-up clinic, open Mondays.
  • Maryland Vehicle Emissions Program
    11510 Cronridge Drive, Owings Mills
    Drive-through clinic, open Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Maryland State Fairgrounds
    2200 York Road, Timonium
    Drive-through clinic, open Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Marcus Dieterle

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at marcus@baltimorefishbowl.com...