Michigan Medicine teams up with community partners to provide free COVID-19 testing

May 21, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership
Michigan Medicine performed community testing last week in Ypsilanti.

This week, Michigan Medicine will be providing free COVID-19 testing for community members at two locations.

For instance, today, May 21, Michigan Medicine is partnering with the Washtenaw County Health Department at Bethel AME Church, located at 900 John A. Woods Drive in Ann Arbor. 

Then on Sunday, May 24, volunteers from Michigan Medicine will be conducting tests from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Ypsilanti Civic Center, located at 7200 Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

These testing sites come on the heels of a similar community effort held last weekend at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Ypsilanti.

“Despite the rainy weather, we had a successful turn-out at last Sunday’s COVID-19 community testing,” said Alfreda Rooks, director of Community Health Services. “Providing community testing is imperative because it not only demonstrates our commitment to the residents of Washtenaw County, but also eliminates the transportation barrier, provides access to services currently unavailable to those who live here and an opportunity to provide education on how to stay safe during the COVID outbreak. We took a hands-on approach to combating the racial health care disparities right in our backyard.”

Many who participated in the testing last weekend expressed sincere gratitude to Michigan Medicine and volunteers.

While all volunteer roles have been filled for this week’s testing sites, stay tuned to Headlines if other volunteer opportunities come available in the weeks ahead!