Mayor Duggan announced starting Thursday the city will begin testing Detroiters age 60 or above for COVID-19 at the State Fairgrounds. Exhibiting symptoms or providing a prescription will not be required.
“If you can show you live here, we are going to get you tested as quickly as you want to be tested,” said Duggan.
Proof of residency includes:
- Driver’s License
- Sate ID
- Utility bill
- Pay Stub
To set up an appointment call (313) 230-0505.
Duggan hopes to lower the age minimum to 50 soon. He says data indicates 1 out of 12 Detroiters test positive and the majority don’t show symptoms.
Additionally the mayor announced that the household of any city employee that tests positive can now access rapid tests from Abbott Laboratories.
“We’re going to be watching out not just for you, but for members of your family,” said Duggan.
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