Additional COVID-19 Testing Now Available at HYPE Athletics Locations for the General Public
WAYNE COUNTY - In recent weeks, COVID-19 cases in Wayne County have increased to levels matching those at the beginning of the pandemic. The Wayne County Public Health Division has ramped up testing to respond to the rise in cases with cooperative agreements with HYPE Athletics and the D Group International to provide facilities and staffing for additional testing.
"With the uptick COVID-19 cases so close to the holidays, our public health teams have stepped up its effort to offer more testing opportunities to keep families safe," said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans.
The two new testing sites are as follows:
HYPE Athletics Center - Dearborn Heights, 23302 W. Warren Avenue, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
HYPE Athletics Center - Wayne, 4635 Howe Road, Wayne, MI 4814
Hours of operation for both sites are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM.
The free COVID-19 tests are offered as diagnostic, nasal swabs for drive-thru or walk-in. The sites are open to all residents over the age of five-years of age for COVID-19 testing. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No doctor's order pre-registration is needed to receive testing. Insurance is requested by no required.
"Until vaccine is available, testing is the primary means to keep numbers down and the community safe," said Carol Austerberry, Wayne County Public Health Officer. "We strongly encourage all residents to get tested frequently and to continue following all prevention measures."
These two locations are an addition to the weekend drive-thru testing and Garden City Hospital's testing held Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 2:30 PM, which has been in operation since June. More sites will be rolled out in the near future to provide easier access for residents in other Wayne County communities.
"This partnership is a natural fit," said Ali Sayed, CEO of HYPE Athletics. "As a regional athletic center, it is our mission to support public health which includes joining the effort to suppress COVID-19."
The D Group International is a healthcare service organization that has worked in various sectors of the industry for over twenty years. The partnership will source certified and experienced staff to administer the tests.
"We are grateful to Hype Athletics opening their doors and D-Group for the staffing resources to get ahead of COVID-19 and minimize the risks for families this Holiday season," said Evans.
For more information residents can call 734-287-7870, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM or 2-1-1 for information 24-hour, 7-days a week or by visiting the COVID-19 information page at www.waynecounty.com/covid19.