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WAYNE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH BRINGS FREE COVID-19 WEEKEND TESTING TO TAYLOR

Ongoing Testing Scheduled for Wayne County Communities Through the Year

WAYNE COUNTY - The Wayne County Public Health Division, with support from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, continues its weekend drive through testing, coordinating with local authorities in the city of Taylor on September 26 and 27 from 10 AM to 3 PM at Taylor Sportsplex located on 13333 Telegraph Road.

"The Wayne County Public Division is working in lockstep with our community leaders to flatten the curve," said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans.

Tests will be administered by Michigan National Guard personnel, while volunteers and staff from the Wayne County Public Health Division will conduct traffic management and registration for participants. The testing offered at this site is diagnostic, nasal swabs administered with resident remaining in the vehicle.

"Testing is the primary means to slow the spread," said Evans. "We're working to provide ample opportunity for residents to protect themselves and their families."

Wayne County Public Health teams plan to host drive-through testing events at least two weekends each month through the remainder of the year, reaching as many Wayne County communities as possible. The testing schedule will roll out each month once location and logistics are established with each municipality.

Free COVID-19 drive-through testing sites are open to all residents over the age of five-years of age. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. No pre-registration is needed to receive testing. Also, no insurance or doctor's order is required.

"Our Public Health staff works with the State and local leaders along with County and community volunteers to bring testing directly to residents" said Wayne County Public Health Officer, Carol Austerberry.

This COVID-19 testing plan serves as a complement to the weekday testing hosted by Garden City Hospital. This test site has been open and operational since early June. The testing hours are Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM.

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.

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