Released on January 10, 2022 - 9:16pm

We are passing along important information about at home COVID-19 test kit distribution and new testing sites.

 

LARGO, MD – County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced today that the Prince George’s County Health Department and the Office of Emergency Management will begin handing out 25,000 at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits at designated locations each week, in partnership with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). 

 

“With the rise in COVID-19 cases across our region and State, we have seen a drastic increase in testing demand,” said Alsobrooks. “We recognized that we needed to ensure that our residents had access to testing resources, and we are excited to be able to partner with our library system and M-NCPPC to bring these additional resources to our community. We strongly encourage residents to take advantage of these new options to get tested, regardless of your vaccination status, so that we can keep each other safe and healthy.” 

 

The COVID-19 test kits are free, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Residents will be required to show proof of County residency to receive a test kit. Examples of proof of residency include, but are not limited to, a driver’s license, utility bill, or lease agreement. One test kit, which contains 2 tests, will be distributed per person ages 2 years or older.

 

The distribution schedule for this week is:

M-NCPPC Community Centers

 

Wednesday, January 12, 10:00 AM 
Thursday, January 13, 8:00 AM

(While supplies last)

 

Hillcrest Heights Community Center
2300 Oxon Run Drive
Temple Hills, MD 20748

 

*Westphalia Community Center
8900 Westphalia Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  

*Kentland Community Center – Prince George’s Ballroom 
2413 Pinebrook Avenue
Landover, MD 20785 

*Cedar Heights Community Center  
1200 Glenn Willow Drive
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Langley Park Community Center
1500 Merrimac Drive 
Hyattsville, MD 20783

 

Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex
7007 Bock Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744

 

PGCMLS Branch Libraries

 

Wednesday, January 12, 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 13, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

(Or while supplies last)

 

Laurel Branch Library
507 7th Street
Laurel, MD 20707

 

New Carrollton Branch Library
7414 Riverdale Road 
New Carrollton, MD 20784

 

Oxon Hill Branch Library
6200 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

 

*South Bowie Branch Library
15301 Hall Road
Bowie, MD 20721

 

Spauldings Branch Library
5811 Old Silver Hill Road
District Heights, MD 20747

*indicates site is a drive-thru location

 

The County Health Department and Office of Emergency Management continue to operate the COVID-19 testing site at the Bunker Hill Fire Station (3716 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722Monday through Friday, from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. In addition, the Maryland Department of Health has also opened and expanded several COVID-19 testing sites across the State. There are two new sites opening and one site being expanded in Prince George’s County starting today, January 10: 

UM Laurel Alternate Care Site (drive-thru)
7300 Van Dusen Road
Laurel, MD 20707
Monday - Sunday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Washington Education Zone (drive-thru)
6511 Princess Garden Parkway
Lanham, MD 20706
Monday - Sunday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

City of Praise Family Ministries
8501 Jericho City Drive
Landover, MD 20785
Monday, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

For more information about COVID-19 testing or to use the County’s testing site locator, visit health.mypgc.us/COVIDTesting.

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