**FILE** Courtesy of Montgomery County via Twitter
**FILE** Courtesy of Montgomery County via Twitter

Montgomery County restarted coronavirus testing at a few county-run sites Thursday, nearly a week after the Maryland Department of Health shut down the county’s supplier of tests due to deficiencies.

Walk-in testing resumes at the Plum Gar Recreation Center in Germantown Thursday and the White Oak Recreation Center Friday, said County Executive Marc Elrich. The testing sites will use another COVID-19 test provided by the state, WTOP reported.

The announcement comes a day after county officials terminated a contract with AdvaGenix, a genetic testing lab it had used for coronavirus testing at county-run sites since May. The state health department shuttered the lab’s operations because of “deficient practices” that called into question thousands of tests.

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