COVID-19 TESTING SITE
Oakland County relocates drive-thru COVID testing sites ahead of winter weather
Oakland County is relocating its no-cost COVID-19 testing to new sites intended to provide shelter from incoming winter weather. Officials announced Friday that existing COVID-19 testing sites will move to new locations in Holly, Rochester, Southfield and Pontiac beginning Monday, Nov. 30. COVID-19 testing will be available by appointment only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the following new sites:Interested individuals should call 800-848-5533 to make an appointment for COVID-19 testing at one of the above sites. Oakland County COVID-19 testing is free to anyone over the age of 4 years old. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily.
Additional COVID-19 testing sites open in Wayne County as cases climb
Additional COVID-19 testing sites are opening in Wayne County in response to climbing coronavirus cases in the county and throughout Michigan. Wayne County officials announced Friday two new, cost-free COVID testing sites with reportedly shorter waiting times compared to other sites. Wayne County officials say additional COVID-19 testing sites are expected to open in the near future. Michigan is currently experiencing a spike in coronavirus spread, leading to an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks. In state’s latest coronavirus update Wednesday, Michigan officials reported a total of 324,779 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 8,761 total deaths.
RV used for COVID-19 testing stolen in Rochester Hills
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – An RV used as part of a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site has been stolen in Rochester Hills. The RV was set up outside of the Rochester Medical Group building in a well lit parking lot on South Boulevard between John R and Rochester roads. The drive-thru site tested about 150 people a day, and the RV cost more than $14,000. Thieves took off with 500 COVID-19 testing swabs, boxes of PPE and propane tanks and heaters that staff members used to stay warm. “To have that stolen with all our PPE in it, it was gut wrenching,” Margolis said.