The county is now offering free COVID-19 at-home polymerase chain reaction tests at additional locations in the county starting today (March 16), officials announced.
County residents can pick up two PCR test kits per person, self-administer a test and drop them at marked locations at the pick-up locations.
“Providing an option for residents to perform self-PCR testing at home is one more way the county is helping residents remain safe and healthy,” Dr. James Bridgers, acting county health officer, said in a press release. “Testing continues to be important to contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”
The most convenient locations for Silver Spring/Takoma Park residents are:
- Dennis Avenue Health Center, 2000 Dennis Ave., Silver Spring, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday and Saturday
- East County Community Recreation Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, and
- Wheaton Community Recreation Center, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and noon to 5 p.m., Sunday.
Residents will need to bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill with name and address showing they reside in the county.
Tests will be registered by individuals taking the tests and completed kits will be picked up at drop boxes daily. Results will be emailed within 48 hours.
To continue making #COVID19 testing available, Montgomery County residents can pick up free at-home polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits at locations throughout the community, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 16. 📰 News release ➡️ https://t.co/7D7SfFCu5x. pic.twitter.com/Dk5qvjpv3h
— Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) March 15, 2022
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