Washtenaw County Health Department to offer free rapid COVID testing on Saturday

Drive-thru rapid testing intended for those with symptoms

FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020, file photo a health worker prepares to administer a COVID-19 swab at a drive-thru testing site in Lawrence, N.Y. The the state Department of Health said a tiny fraction of vaccinated New Yorkers have tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) (Seth Wenig, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Washtenaw County Health Department will be offering free drive-through COVID testing on Saturday outside its offices at 555 Towner St. in Ypsilanti.

Appointments for the rapid testing event are required and can be reserved here.

Hours of operation will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and the Health Department said the event is intended for individuals who are symptomatic. Individuals ages 2 and up are welcome to participate.

Results will be available after 15-30 minutes. The testing is free and health insurance is not required.

Read: Washtenaw County reports highest-ever 24-hour COVID case count

Spanish interpreters will be available on site for translation, and interpreters for all other languages will be available over the phone.


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.