As the region sees an uptick in coronavirus cases, the Maryland National Guard is helping set up what is expected to be a future screening site at FedEx Field in Landover.
“The Prince George’s Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health are designing what will be a limited closed pilot program for screening that we hope to stand-up, by registration only, over the next week,” the office of Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrook said in a statement Friday evening. “The goal for the site is to become a testing location in the future.”
The Maryland National Guard and the state department of health are working with the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Gov. Larry Hogan said this is the first step in a larger effort to set up clinics where initial health screenings will be done and eventually where onsite testing will happen.
This site is accessible by registration only via health care providers.
“We will share more information about when the site will be operational and how to register, in the coming days,” Alsobrooks’ office said.
Watch a report from WTOP’s news partner, NBC Washington, and see photos from the site from WTOP’s Dave Dildine on the scene.