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MDHHS offers free home testing kits for COVID-19

MDHHS offers free home testing kits for COVID-19

LANSING, Michigan (WXYZ) — MDHHS is partnering with libraries in Michigan to give away free home testing kits for COVID-19.

According to a press release, nearly 5,500 test kits have been shipped to 18 libraries across the state.

“Testing is an important tool in limiting the spread of the virus, and we encourage residents to visit participating library locations to get their testing kit,” said MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel.

Additional kits will be shipped to locations in Calhoun, Clare, Neways, Oceana and Saginaw counties and the city of Detroit. The release states that each site has received 300 test kits so far.

“This partnership is just one more tool to keep our school communities safe,” said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, Michigan’s Chief Medical Executive. “Along with the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, mask-wearing and social distancing, home testing provides Michiganders with easy access to testing.”

Here is a list of the participating libraries:

  • Homer Public Library, Calhoun County
  • Pere Marquette District Library, Clare County
  • Surrey Township Public Library, Clare County
  • Harrison District Library, Clare County
  • Hesperia Community Library, Newaygo County
  • White Cloud Community Library, Newaygo County
  • Hart Area Public Library, Oceana County
  • Pentwater Township Library, Oceana County
  • James E. Wickson Memorial Library, Saginaw County
  • Detroit Public Library, Wayne County
  • Detroit Public Library – Campbell, Wayne County
  • Detroit Public Library – Edison, Wayne County
  • Detroit Public Library – Jefferson, Wayne County
  • Detroit Public Library – Parkman, Wayne County
  • Detroit Public Library – Redford, Wayne County
  • Detroit Public Library – Wilder, Wayne County
  • Detroit Mobile Library, Wayne County
  • Taylor Community Library, Wayne County

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