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Testing

Testing for COVID-19 is vital for the state of Maryland to continue safely reopening. We must be able to identify and treat everyone who is COVID-19 positive. It is the key to returning to normalcy and group activities.

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Who should get tested?

Any individual showing COVID-19 symptoms should be tested, even if they have been vaccinated.

The CDC also recommends the following people continue to test if they are not fully vaccinated:

  • Those who are planning to travel or who have returned from travel
  • Those with frequent interactions with the public
  • Those who are working in health care and congregant settings
  • Those who are notified of a close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient

If you are unsure if you should be tested, please contact your health care provider and follow their recommendation.

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COVID symptoms?

Get tested and notify your contacts if you’re positive.

As Marylanders start to return to doing the things we’ve missed since the pandemic began, we need to do as much as we can to continue to stop COVID-19 from spreading.  While vaccines are the best path forward to ending the pandemic, testing and contact tracing are still important to protect the most vulnerable and unvaccinated among us.

If you have COVID symptoms, get tested. If you test positive, notify your contacts.

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Testing Locations

There are hundreds of COVID-19 testing sites in Maryland. To get started, visit the Maryland Testing Sites Locator. You can search by address, zip code or place name.

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Testing at Home

If you would like to be tested for COVID-19 and can’t get tested at one of your local testing sites, you may consider using a self-test. Sometimes a self-test is also called a “home-test” or an “at-home test.”  Self-tests are available either by prescription or over-the-counter in a pharmacy or retail store without a prescription.

You should communicate your results to your healthcare provider, and if the result is positive you should let your close contacts know they were exposed to COVID-19.

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Test to Treat

Maryland pharmacies and health partners are participating in the federal Test to Treat (T2T) initiative to expand access to potentially life-saving COVID-19 treatments for all residents.  Through T2T, people are able to get a rapid COVID-19 test and – if they test positive and treatments are appropriate for them – immediately receive a prescription and have their prescription filled all at one location. There may be a charge associated with these services.

You can find T2T sites in Maryland listed on the new T2T locator, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Have you tested positive?

Get information and resources that can help if you recently tested positive for COVID-19.

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