Home of Washington Redskins to be used as Coronavirus testing site

Mar 23, 2020

The Maryland National Guard is setting up screening centers in the parking lot of FedEx Field after Governor Larry Hogan, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and the University of Maryland Medical System directed the initiative.  This comes after the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state surged over the weekend to 288, including three deaths. 

Also, alternative care sites will be set up at two locations in Baltimore.  Governor Larry Hogan said the order affects the Baltimore Convention Center and Hilton Hotel.  The University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins will work together on that partnership.

Meanwhile, a mobile app is being launched to help identify potential coronavirus cases.  The app will be launched in Seat Pleasant this week.  It communicates with your doctor after using a forehead thermometer and pulse oximeter which measures the amount of oxygen in your blood.  The stats will keep track of possible signs of coronavirus.  The new app is free and users can also see their medical records as well as set up reminders about their own health.