2K Free COVID Test Kits To Be Distributed Friday, Saturday

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PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD — Free COVID-19 home test kits will be handed out to individuals who live within the municipal limits of the city of Bowie Friday and Saturday. Distribution will begin each day at 9 a.m. at the Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., while supplies last.

The city has received 2,000 test kits total and will hand out 1,000 each day. Each household is eligible to receive one test box that contains two test kits. Proof of residency will be required.

This will be a drive-thru event and residents should remain in their vehicles and wear masks while interacting with city staff, officials noted.

Additional at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits will be distributed this week by the county health department and office of emergency management. 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 two tests, will be distributed per person ages 2 years or older who are present at the time of pick-up while supplies last.

The distribution schedule for this week is:

M-NCPPC Community Centers - Wednesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills

  • *Cedar Heights Community Center, 1200 Glenn Willow Dr., Capitol Heights

  • Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville

  • Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington

  • *Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro

  • Southern Area Aquatics and Recreation Complex, 13601 Missouri Ave., Brandywine

PGCMLS Branch Libraries - Wednesday noon to 3 p.m.; Thursday noon to 3 p.m.

  • Laurel Branch Library, 507 7th St., Laurel

  • *New Carrollton Branch Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton

  • Oxon Hill Branch Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill

  • *Largo-Kettering Branch Library, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo

  • *Spauldings Branch Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights

*indicates site is a drive-thru location

This article originally appeared on the Bowie Patch

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