The number of COVID-19 tests administered in Howard County has been on the increase over the past week and a half (per the Howard County COVID-19 Dashboard). After a dip in daily tests administered between June 12th and June 27th the 7 day rolling average has been on the increase and now sits at 622 tests per day on July 5th (7 day rolling average).

The county still has a way to go to meet the goals of HoCo Rise – a testing goal of 6,500 tests per week (or 928 tests per day).

Recent COVID-19 Testing Announcements:

There have been two BIG recent announcements relating to COVID-19 testing in Howard County.

1) Drive thru testing now available at the Columbia VEIP Station without a doctors order (READ HERE). You still need an appointment but now you can go online and make it yourself. The Columbia VEIP station is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2) Drive through testing is now available at the Savage Volunteer Fire Department without an appointment (READ HERE). Testing at this location is open from Monday – Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm. The site will have scheduled appointments available, but they are not required.

The daily testing numbers are something I will continue to watch and track going forward.

Scott E