Free drive-thru, walk-up COVID-19 testing available to Warren residents

Posted at 4:30 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 07:08:25-04

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Free COVID-19 testing is now available for interested Warren residents.

The city has teamed up with Wayne State University, the Wayne State University Physician Group and the Macomb County Health Department to provide drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing at no cost.

“Hardly a day goes by that you don’t hear a horror story where one person goes into a group of people and they’re contagious," said Warren Mayor Jim Fouts.

Testing will be conducted Thursday, Aug. 6 at Warren City Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Organizers say they are offering nasopharyngeal or nasal swab testing, and the test results can be expected in two days.

“I had the test. And it’s not the most comfortable thing, but it’s only a short period of time," said Mayor Fouts. “Knowledge is good, and the sooner that everybody decides to be tested and follow the guidelines of science, the better we’ll all be.”

Interested residents must RSVP at

Due to limited testing supplies, there are 200 available spots, the city says.

Once confirmed, text the word "Macomb Cares" to 483-55 to complete a pre-intake form. If you do not have a cell phone, a test team member will help you before your COVID-19 test.

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