Employee Testing Process - COVID-19

In an effort to protect the health and safety of Prince George’s County Government employees and the residents we serve, Prince George's County Government has implemented a weekly COVID-19 testing process for all unvaccinated employees in the Executive Branch. 

Effective November 1, 2021*, employees who have not attested to their COVID-19 vaccination status as required, who are in the process of receiving the vaccine until they are fully vaccinated, or who have identified that they are not vaccinated, shall submit to serial weekly testing and report their results on a weekly basis as directed by their Agency, unless Agency policy or Collective Bargaining Unit Letter of Understanding (LOU) differs. The frequency of testing is subject to change at the County’s discretion based on evolving medical and scientific recommendations. 

 Please review the information below for more information on testing and requirements.

Who Must Test Weekly

The following employees must test weekly for COVID-19 and provide test results via the COVID-19 Testing Portal:

  • Employees who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated yet (i.e., having received all doses of one of the three approved vaccines)
  • Employees with an approved medical or religious exemption on-file

Testing Frequency

Employees required to test must complete a COVID-19 test each week and provide the test results by the weekly deadline. There are nine (9) weekly testing periods through the end of 2021. 

Testing Period
Start Date
End Date
Upload Test Results By
1
11/1/2021
11/7/202111/7/2021
2
11/8/2021
11/14/202111/14/2021
3
11/15/2021
11/21/202111/21/2021
4
11/22/202111/28/202111/28/2021
5
11/29/202112/5/202112/5/2021
6
12/6/202112/12/202112/12/2021
7
12/13/202112/19/202112/19/2021
812/20/202112/26/20112/26/201
9
12/27/20211/2/20221/2/2022


How to Get Tested

The County will provide a variety of options for COVID-19 testing based on the needs of the department and its employees. Employees who are required to test weekly, will either receive self-test kits, be instructed to visit one of the County’s testing sites, or be tested onsite. Test kits and tests performed at a County testing site are at no cost to the employee. 

COUNTY COVID-19 TESTING SITES

  • Available to: All classified service, exempt service, limited-term grant-funded positions, or a person employed by the State of Maryland who works within a County agency who are not designated to use self-test kits. 
Testing SiteHours of OperationSchedule A TestObtain Test ResultsUpload Test Results
RMS Building
1400 McCormick Drive
Largo, MD 20774
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
By appointment only
Schedule your appointment
A paper and an electronic copy are provided to the employee, who can take a photo of the paper test result or a screenshot of the electronic test result.How to Upload Your Test Results
(Video | PDF)

Visit the COVID-19 Portal to upload your results.
Bunker Hill Fire Station
3716 Rhode Island Ave.
Brentwood, MD 20722
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Walk-ins welcomeA text message with a link to the electronic copy of the test result provided to the employee. Learn how to access your texted test results (Video).How to Upload Your Test Results
(Video)

Visit the COVID-19 Portal to upload your results.

Important Information About County COVID-19 Testing Sites

  • Testing generally takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete; however, wait times may vary based on the number of employees testing.
  • Employees must take a photo of the test results at the completion of the test and upload the photo to the COVID-19 Testing Portal before the weekly deadline.
  • Employees who test at a County Testing Site will be granted one (1) hour of Administrative Leave for travel to and from the County’s testing locations and waiting for results (Timecard Documentation: select “2132 – COVID Admin Leave” and include a comment noting weekly COVID-19 testing). 

COVID-19 SELF-TEST KITS

  • Mandatory for: Bargaining unit members that are essential public-facing employees who, during the performance of their assigned duties, must have substantial direct contact with the public, as designated by Letter of Understanding  (LOU) or Agency Order. 
  • Available to: All classified service, exempt service, limited-term grant-funded positions, or a person employed by the State of Maryland who works within a County agency.

Important Information About COVID-19 Self-Test Kits

  • Employees who receive self-test kits will obtain them from their HR Liaison or Agency Designee. Test kits will only be provided to unvaccinated employees who are required to test weekly.
  • Employees are only permitted to use the self-test kits provided by the County; no other self-test kit will be accepted.
  • Employees must read all test instructions before beginning the test and take a photo of the test results at the completion of the test.
  • Employees must upload the photo to the COVID-19 Testing Portal before the weekly deadline.

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