Free Weekly COVID Testing Clinics Held at Ypsilanti Township Community Center

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – A community center in the Ypsilanti area near housing complexes with a high concentration of low-income tenants is offering free COVID testing two days a week.

The Township of Ypsilanti is partnering with the Washtenaw County Health Department and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to make testing available at its community center at 2025 East Clark Road, the canton announced on January 31.

The clinic is open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday in February.

The clinic on Wednesday February 2 was canceled due to snow forecastaccording to the township, and the calendar should resume on February 4.

No pre-registration is required, although people using the testing clinic can pre-register at https://honumg.info/YTCC.

Regular pop-up coronavirus testing clinics are provided by MDHHS, according to the township announcement. They will take place in room 101 and signs will be posted at the community center with directions to the testing site.

The site will offer rapid antigen tests with results available in 15 minutes, according to Department of Health spokeswoman Susan Ringler-Cerniglia. She added that residents can also request a confirmatory PCR test, with results usually arriving within 24 to 72 hours.

Free KN95 masks and home testing kits will also be available, while supplies last, according to the township.

The site is another resource for an area of ​​the county that health officials say still has high demand for testing in the weeks following the start of a spike in cases likely due to the highly transmissible omicron variant.

A private PCR testing site in a former Walmart parking lot near Ellsworth Road in the township briefly appeared on the verge of closing after township officials cited it for zoning violations in January. However, officials and the testing provider are working on a solution that would allow the site to remain if it seeks the appropriate approvals.

For a complete list of COVID-19 testing resources in Washtenaw County, visit the Ministry of Health website.

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