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Free COVID testing returns to Ann Arbor’s Pioneer High School on Saturday

A patient is tested by a healthcare professional at a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 at United Memorial Medical Center Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Houston. For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A patient is tested by a healthcare professional at a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 at United Memorial Medical Center Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Houston. For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

ANN ARBOR – No cost COVID testing will return to Pioneer High School on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

According to the Washtenaw County Health Department, the free pop-up site in the school’s parking lot will be offering weekly testing.

Though registration to get tested is preferred, it is not required.

To register, fill out this form.

Those interested in getting tested are asked to not line up early ahead of the event. Cars should enter the parking lot from the Main Street entrance.

All positive tests will be sequenced for the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant, which is known to be present in Washtenaw County.

A limited supply of free masks will also be available for those who get tested.

The event is supported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Washtenaw County Health Department, HONU Management Group and Ann Arbor Public Schools.

The COVID-19 vaccine is not available at this event.

For more information about free testing events in Washtenaw County, click here.

Pioneer High School is at 601 W. Stadium Blvd.


About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.