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Drive-thru Coronavirus Testing Locations and Other Updates

How to get tested

  1. First, call your physician and get recommended.
  2. If you do not have health insurance, you can sign up through Maryland Health Connection, the state’s Obamacare portal, through April 15 as part of a special enrollment period due to coronavirus. https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov

Drive-thru testing locations in Prince George’s County

Cases (as of this morning)

  • 31 cases in Prince George’s County
  • 149 cases in Maryland as a whole

National guidelines

  • Closing schools
  • Avoiding bars, restaurants, and groups of more than 10 people

Coronavirus stimulus plan

  • The federal government is considering the biggest bailout in modern history. 
  • The president proposed a $1 trillion plan, including $500 billion for two waves of checks to individuals and another $500 billion for small and large businesses. 
  • There is a U.S. Senate proposal that includes corporate tax cuts and checks for Americans.

Evictions and utilities 

  • Evictions and essential utility service shut-offs are prohibited. That includes electric, gas, water, sewage, cable, internet and phone lines. No cut-offs. No late fees.

Hospital capacity

  • The governor said he wanted closed hospitals to reopen to help increase capacity by 6,000 beds. He later said that may not be needed for the coronavirus fight.

State ordered closures

  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theaters
  • Gyms
  • Shopping malls
  • Entertainment venues

Preakness

  • It is postponed until September.

Beer and wine

  • Restaurants can now sell both for carryout and delivery.

Universal Studios

The studio’s movies in theaters will be offered for in-home rental. Here are the ones that just became available today:

Flatten the Curve

This is an extremely serious moment in all of our individual lives. Please be hyper vigilant regarding COVID-19. We all have to do our part to help flatten the curve.

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