Detroit to begin testing essential workers for coronavirus without prescriptions

Posted at 2:25 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 14:48:43-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The City of Detroit will begin testing essential workers for coronavirus without prescriptions and without symptoms at the testing site at the old State Fairgrounds.

According to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, there is the availability for at least 500 appointments per day for people without symptoms.

Any person that has symptoms can call their doctor to get a prescription to get tested, and if you don't have symptoms but you do have to leave for work, you can have your employer call 313-230-0505 to get a time for you to get tested.

Duggan said that people are waiting only around 15 minutes to get tested, compared to hours at other sites in the country.

"We need to have this city recovery economically as quickly as possible," he said.

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