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.
For the first time, we are testing without a prescription. It is only being done in Detroit because we have the capacity. If you have symptoms and you’re sick, you call your doctor. If you don’t have a doctor, use our website, if you don’t have a car we can arrange transportation— City of Detroit (@CityofDetroit) April 20, 2020
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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