COVID Testing Site: A BMI & MedStar Health Parntership

The BMI partnered with MedStar Health to transform its parking lot into coronavirus testing site.

While spring is typically the BMI’s busiest season, with groups of school children filling galleries and buses packing the parking lot, after closing in March – to comply with Maryland’s stay-at-home-orders – the museum found itself with a lot of empty space.

When MedStar Health, which has a facility across the street from the BMI, inquired about the possibility of setting up a COVID testing site, the BMI immediately offered the use of the pavilion and parking lot for this important cause.

“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.”BMI executive director Anita Kassof

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