FedEx Field, the house of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, will become a COVID-19 testing site amid the rise in coronavirus cases within the area, the franchise announced Saturday.
Maryland National Guard was seen within the parking zone outside the stadium fixing tents because the health department in Prince George’s County and therefore the state of Maryland partner to make a screening system for the Landover, Md., site.
“The Prince George’s Health Department and therefore the Maryland Department of Health are designing what is going to be a limited closed pilot program for screening that we hope to stand-up, by registration only, over subsequent week,” Prince George’s County executive Angela Alsobrook said during a statement Friday. “The goal for the location is to become a testing location within the future.”
The National Guard said the tents seen outside the stadium were a primary step in “larger effort to determine clinics where initial health screenings are going to be conducted and eventually where onsite testing will happen once that option becomes fully available,” according.
Maryland reported 50 more coronavirus cases and three deaths Sunday, consistent with FOX 5 DC. Most of the cases were reported in Montgomery County. Prince George’s County has 40 cases.
Maryland has a minimum of 200 coronavirus cases.