RELEASE: Mayor Young Announces Construction of New COVID-19 Screening Site

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Bernard C. “Jack” Young


City of Baltimore

250 City Hall • Baltimore, Maryland 21202 • 410-396-3835



April 3, 2020

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Mayor Young Announces Construction of New COVID-19 Screening Site

Construction begins at Pimlico Race Course in Northwest Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced the start of construction of a new community-based COVID-19 drive-thru screening site located at the Pimlico Race Course parking lot. Mayor Young issued the following statement:

“The Pimlico Race Course is an accessible location that provides the space and infrastructure needed for a mobile screening site, once additional tests become available,” Mayor Young said.  

The Maryland National Guard is assisting in the construction process for the site, which will provide for community-based screening when additional testing capacity is available. The site could also provide space for other health needs related to the COVID-19 response.

“I want to thank the owners of the property, the Stronach Group, for partnering with us in this effort,” Mayor Young said. “This facility will be a critical piece of the puzzle as we work with our partners to increase testing availability and access in the coming weeks.”