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Latrobe Homes residents urged to get COVID-19 test after traces of virus found in wastewater

Photo taken from HABC website

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — The Housing Authority of Baltimore City says elevated levels of COVID-19 have been detected in wastewater at Latrobe Homes. 


The Maryland Department of the Environment uses an early warning system to detect COVID-19 from wastewater samples. 


Officials believe one or more residents or visitors who have recently used restroom facilities at the property may have contracted the coronavirus. 



The Baltimore City Health Department is recommending that everyone who lives at Latrobe Homes get tested for the virus.  


RELATED:  City Health Commissioner discusses Latrobe Homes COVID concerns


Free COVID-19 testing is being offered on March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from 12:00PM-3:00PM  at the Daycare Center, located near 924 Ashland Court.


Housing officials are urging residents to continue following routine coronavirus prevention guidance such as mask wearing, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings.


“Protecting our residents’ health and wellbeing is our number one job,” said HABC President and CEO Janet Abrahams. “This innovative detection program is working exactly the way we had hoped it would, giving us a chance to stop a spread before it starts.”


Baltimore native, Micarie Kemp has always been passionate about working in the media.