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FedExField Parking Lot To Be Used As Coronavirus Screening Site


The Washington Redskins have joined the fight against COVID-19 by working with the Prince George's and Maryland Health Department to setup FedExField's parking lots as a community screening station.

Efforts to set up the screening facility for people in the Washington Metropolitan area began on Friday with the Maryland National Guard putting up 10 tents and handwashing stations.

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, has rapidly spread across the country for the past three months. The number of reported cases in the United States recently surpassed 20,000, and according to a story by The New York Times, Maryland has 192 reported cases and two deaths. The District of Columbia has 77 reported cases and no deaths, while Virginia has 115 reported cases and two deaths.

According to reports, the health screening facility is scheduled to be up and running in the coming days. The site will be used for patients through registration only.