Detroit residents 60 years old and up can get tested for coronavirus for free at State Fairgrounds

Residents don’t need doctor’s prescription

The COVID-19 test site at the State Fairgrounds in Detroit. (City of Detroit)

DETROIT – Starting on Thursday, any Detroit resident 60 years old or older can get a free coronavirus (COVID-19) test at the State Fairgrounds, according to mayor Mike Duggan.

Residents will have to make an appointment and have identification when they arrive for the test. They won’t need a doctor’s prescription.

This text expansion is because data shows that people in that age range make up 84 percent of coronavirus deaths in Detroit, Duggan said.

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Residents can call 313-230-0505 to schedule an appointment. Residents can use their driver’s license or a state or city ID for identification. They can also use documents that show their address in the last 30 days, like a utility bill, pay stub, lease agreement or credit card statement.

Free testing will be extended to other age groups in the future, according to Duggan.

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Duggan also said that City of Detroit employees who test positive for coronavirus can have members of their household tested for free.

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