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Walmart expanding COVID-19 testing sites in Wayne County

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Posted at 12:39 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 13:42:31-04

WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Walmart will open two new COVID-19 testing locations in Canton Township and Taylor.

Testing will be offered from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Any adult who meets CDC and state/local guidelines on who should be tested is eligible, including first responders, health care providers and others with symptoms of COVID-19.

Test results are expected within an average of two days.

"Continuing to provide testing opportunities for all in Wayne County is a top priority” said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. “I am thankful for the partnership with Walmart and their commitment in continuing our efforts to combat this virus and help in saving lives.”

Testing will require an appointment through Quest's MyQuest online portal and app.

Once on site, those being tested will need to wear a mask and stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and a self-administered test.

The Canton Township location, on Michigan Avenue, will open on Friday, May 8, at 8 a.m. but will open at 7 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays going forward.

The Taylor location, on Telegraph Road, will open Friday, May 15, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays weekly.

The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose onsite and in their vehicles, observed by a trained medical volunteer to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site.

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