SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – As of Monday, there are more options for people to get tested for coronavirus in Oakland County.
Drive-thru testing sites are open across the county and on Monday, many people showed up to get tested.
The people Local 4 spoke to said they wanted to get tested because they didn’t feel well and didn’t want to bring coronavirus with them to work or to family.
County officials said there have been 21,000 positive COVID cases between Dec. 20 and Jan. 2, 59% of those cases wre in people 39 and younger. The 7 day average is 1,800 cases per day since Jan. 5. One day officials saw 3,000 positive tests.
You should expect a longer wait to get tested if you do not have an appointment. Results should be available within 24 hours.
Drive-through testing is available at the following locations:
- Southfield Pavilion Parking Deck at 26000 Evergreen Rd. in Southfield from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays
- Rochester Fire Department at 277 E. 2nd in Rochester from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
- The former Pontiac Fire Station at 348 South Blvd. West in Pontiac from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Appointments are strongly encouraged. Same day drive-up appointments, however, will be available for those who are unable to schedule an appointment. Those who opt for same day drive-up appointments may experience extended wait times.
The Southfield and Rochester locations will have signage directing drive-up appointments to the “No Appointment” entrance; Pontiac has only one lane. Drive-ups will not be accepted after 3:00 p.m.