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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.  To encourage testing before the holidays and during winter months, MDH is offering free, at-home BinaxNOW Self Test kits.

Contact your local health department to find out where to receive a free test kit in your area, while supplies last. At-home tests are also available over-the-counter or from your healthcare provider.

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Have you tested positive?

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

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