The Baltimore Museum of Industry will be closed at least through April 12. In the meantime, the museum will turn its large parking lot into a coronavirus testing site in partnership with MedStar Health.
Tests will be given in tents erected in the parking lot. In an email to staff, the museum’s executive director Anita Kassof said, “It’s certainly not how we envisioned this spring, a time when the parking lot is typically chock full of yellow school buses, but these are not ordinary times and we are grateful to be able to help our neighbors and local health providers.”
To be tested, patients must be prescreened through MedStar’s eVisit platform or by a primary care provider. The testing site at the Baltimore Museum of Industry is one of fourteen testing sites throughout the Baltimore and Washington DC region. It will be open seven days a week.