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Coronavirus updates: The latest on the COVID-19 outbreak

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This page will be regularly updated with the most recent information about the novel coronavirus outbreak in Maryland. Last updated 12 p.m. on June 23.

State officials have confirmed 65,007 cases of COVID-19 in Maryland, with 18,080 cases in Prince George’s County, according to the Maryland Department of Health. At this time, the Maryland Department of Health has recorded 2,963 deaths related to the virus.

Below you will find more information on food assistance, testing sites in the area and links to La Voz Unida’s latest coverage.

Where to get free meals or food assistance in Maryland

Adults and families in Maryland have several options for food assistance. Low-income households can apply for here for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps. The Maryland Food Bank and many local groups in Prince George’s County are collecting food for distribution. A list of organizations in Prince George’s County can be found here.

Maryland students (K-12) also have access to free meals. A full list of pickup locations in Prince George’s County can be found here.

Additional meal sites across the state can be found here.

Where to get tested for COVID-19 in the metropolitan D.C. area

 

DC 

George Washington University Hospital

  • Offers appointment-only tests for adults with a doctor’s referral.
  • Open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Schedule a video or phone consultation with a GW physician by calling 202-741-2765. If your order is placed by a non-GW health care provider, have them fill out this form and call 202-741-3595 for scheduling once their request has been processed.

United Medical Center

  • Open to D.C. residents with a doctor’s order indicating COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Residents age 65 or older, health care providers, first responders, and patients with underlying medical conditions will be prioritized.
  • Preregistration by phone is required — to make an appointment, call 855-363-0333.

UDC-CC Bertie Backus Campus (5171 South Dakota Ave. NE)

  • Available to any D.C. resident with a prior appointment, made by calling 1-855-363-0333.
  • Asymptomatic patients can get a test here, but high-risk groups will be prioritized. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays.

AllCare Family Medicine

  •  After a telemedicine call with one of AllCare’s physicians, patients can schedule a drive-through visit during the site’s 30-minute daily testing window — weekdays between 6 and 6:30 p.m., and weekends between 1 and 1:30 p.m.

Children’s National Hospital

  • Providing drive-up or walk-up testing for children and young adults up to age 22, after a health care provider’s referral. Tests are done three days per week, weather permitting — see their website for the latest schedule.

Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center

  • Walk-up and drive-through available to members after an e-visit and doctor’s order. Open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See their website to schedule an appointment.

Additional testing information available here

Maryland

Maryland converted seven of its vehicle emissions inspection facilities into COVID-19 testing sites with more on the way, but they’re reserved for symptomatic patients who have been referred by a health care provider.

They are located at:

  • Montgomery County: White Oak VEIP, 2121 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring, 20904
  • Howard County: Columbia VEIP, 6340 Woodside Court #1071, Columbia, 21046
  • Harford County: Bel Air VEIP, 1631 Robin Circle #3068, Forest Hill, 21050
  • Anne Arundel County: Glen Burnie VEIP, 721 East Ordnance Road, Curtis Bay, 21226
  • Charles County: Waldorf VEIP, 11 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, 20602
  • Baltimore County: Owings Mills VEIP, 11510 Cronridge Drive, Owings Mills, 21117
  • Calvert County: Prince Frederick VEIP, 1035 North Prince Frederick Boulevard, Prince Frederick, 20678

FedEx Field 

  • Prince Georges County is providing free screening for residents by appointment. Patients need to schedule a telehealth session first — call 301-883-6627.

Kaiser Permanente

  • Testing sites are located in Gaithersburg, Largo and South Baltimore.
  • Open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, appointment is required.

Additional testing information available here

Virginia

Virginia Hospital Center

  • Physician’s referral is required prior to making an appointment.
  • Call 703-558-5766 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays to schedule a drive-through test.

Inova Urgent Care

  • Requires a physician’s referral and appointment.
  • Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. all week.
    • Dulles South: 24801 Pinebrook Road #110, Chantilly, 20152 (Phone: 703-722-2500)
    • North Arlington: 4600 Lee Highway, Arlington, 22207 (Phone: 571-492-3080)
    • Tysons Corner: 8357 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, 22182 (Phone: 571-665-6440)

PM Pediatrics Urgent Care

  • Children with symptoms can be examined via teleconference call or at a PM Pediatrics office.
  • The Fairfax location tests children everyday from 10:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Velocity Urgent Care

  • Offers drive-up testing without a prior appointment, doctor’s referral or residency requirement. Patients must will fill out a questionnaire onsite to determine whether a test is necessary.
  • Available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente

  • Offers testing for members with a doctor’s referral at drive-through sites in Woodbridge and Tysons.
  • Open everyday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AllCare Family Medicine

  • Drive-through testing can be scheduled after a video visit with a doctor at any AllCare location.
  • 30-minute testing window available on weekdays between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., or weekends between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Patient First Medical Center

  • Offering drive-up testing with an appointment at its clinics in Stafford and Manassas.
  • Appointments can be made by calling a designated testing center, callers will be screened to determine whether they meet testing criteria.
  • Tests can be scheduled any day between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Below you can find La Voz Unida’s ongoing coverage on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact to the campus and local community:

April 9, 2020 — Census outreach still vital for university and local community amid coronavirus pandemic

March 22, 2020 UMD staff member tests positive for coronavirus

March 21. 2020 — Two new cases of COVID-19 within UMD community

March 21, 2020 — UMD student tests positive for COVID-19

March 21, 2020 — UMD moves classes online for the rest of the semester, cancels in-person graduation

March 17, 2020 — Food insecurity rises amid university closure 

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