Oakland County expands free drive-thru COVID testing to school-age children

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 16:30:48-04

OAKLAND COUNTY (WXYZ) — Oakland County is expanding its free drive-thru COVID testing program to include school-age children starting Aug. 31.

Eligible children must be between 4 and 17 years old, have COVID symptoms, and either be a resident of the county or attend school in Oakland County.

Testing is available on weekdays and by appointment only by calling the Oakland County Health Division's on-call nurse at 800-848-4433. No doctor's note or prescription is required, a release states.

“As the school year begins, we are here to support schools, teachers and families, learning in-person or remotely,” Oakland County Executive David Coulter said. “The availability of testing for symptomatic children is important to isolating and controlling the spread of this disease in our schools and community.”

The drive-thru is open Mondays and Wednesday at the SOuth Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield; Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Oakland County government campus, 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac; and Fridays at Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge Campus, 28696 Oakland in Farmington Hills.

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