Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has announced the expansion of free COVID-19 testing. Beginning May 14, any Detroit resident age 60 years or older can get a free COVID-19 test at the State Fairgrounds. The Mayor announced the expansion at his briefing on Wednesday, May 13th.
Residents will need to make an appointment and have identification when they arrive for the test. However, they won’t need a doctor’s prescription.
Testing is being expanded based on data showing that individuals 60 and older make up 84 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Detroit, the Mayor said.
Residents should call (313) 230-0505 to schedule an appointment.
For Identification, residents can use:
- Driver’s License
- State or City ID
- Documents showing their address in last 30 days, such as a utility bill, pay stub, lease agreement or credit card statement
The Mayor indicated that free testing will be extended to individuals in other age groups in the future.