Detroit to establish COVID-19 drive-thru testing site

Posted at 3:03 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 19:07:42-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says he will establish a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in the city.

The drive thru testing will begin Friday at the Joe Dumars Field House at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. Appointments are being taken starting today. A doctor's prescription is required to be tested.

Once the prescription is obtained, either the doctor or patient can call 313-230-0505 to schedule an appointment. Calls can be made from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven days a week.

The site will have the capacity to conduct 400 tests per day, for a total of 14,400 over a six-week period. Fifty cars an hour will be scheduled so there will be no back up or long lines.

It is being made possible by the 8 member Coronavirus Community Care Network, which is made up of the the following:

  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Trinity Health Systems
  • City of Detroit
  • Macomb County
  • Oakland County
  • Wayne County

Testing will be done Monday-Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. They will be conducted by staff of the three participating health care systems.

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