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Michigan National Guard to assist with no-cost COVID-19 testing July 24 & 25, 2020

Michigan National Guard to assist with no-cost COVID-19 testing in six Upper Peninsula Communities

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan National Guard will continue its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan State Police, and local health departments to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing this week in Delta, Iron, Mackinac, Luce, Menominee, and Dickinson counties between July 24-25.

Locations for each testing site include:

Escanaba
Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds
2401 12th Ave N. Escanaba, MI 49829
Friday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Ignace
St. Ignace Area School parking lot
West 429 Portage St. Ignace MI, 49781
Friday, July 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Kingsford
Kingsford Middle/High School parking lot
431 Hamilton Ave, Kingsford, MI 49802
Friday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Crystal Falls
Forest Park School parking lot
801 Forest Pkwy Crystal Falls, MI 49920
Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Newberry
Luce County Road Commission garage
12920 County Road 457 Newberry, MI 49868
Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Menominee
Menominee High School parking lot
2101 18th St. Menominee, MI 49858
Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Michigan National Guard has more than 25 trained testing teams ready to assist the State of Michigan with testing initiatives. These three-member teams include a certified medic to conduct the testing and two members to assist with paperwork, logistics, and non-medical tasks. All team members from the Michigan National Guard have tested negative for COVID-19 and have been following strict medical protocols to ensure health and safety and to protect Michigan communities.

“Through our partnership with Michigan’s public health professionals, the Michigan National Guard has conducted over 75,000 tests,” said Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, Adjutant General and Director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “Testing is an important measure to safeguard communities, and we are proud to expand this service across the Upper Peninsula.”

The Michigan National Guard has been actively engaged in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic through widespread testing and screening, distribution of personal protective equipment, and assistance at numerous food banks across the state since March 18. The community testing initiative is a continuation of those efforts.

Similar testing has been held in over 30 other communities over the past two months. 

For photos of COVID-19 testing July 13 in Flint, click here: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/373794/michigan-national-guard-provides-covid-19-testing-flint

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.  

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