NewsCoronavirus

Actions

Wayne State temporarily suspends COVID-19 screenings for health care workers

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WXYZ.png
Posted at 4:43 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 16:43:23-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Wayne State University, Wayne State Physician Group and ACCESS have suspended COVID-19 health screenings for health care workers and first responders following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order announced Monday.

The three organizations have been providing drive-thru screening tests for the last four days. To comply with and assist the governor's order, at 6 p.m., Monday, March 23, the testing program will be suspended.

Leaders of the organizations will continue to meet daily to determine how best to continue providing testing for our health care worker and first responder communities in cooperation with local and state officials, a press release states.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Find out how you can help metro Detroit restaurants struggling during the pandemic.

See all of our Helping Each Other stories.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.