Counties across the region are working to isolate and identify new cases.
Three health departments in 9&10’s viewing area will be offering free tests this weekend, even if you’re symptom free.
In Traverse City, the Michigan National Guard is hosting a testing site at Turtle Creek Stadium from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The site is open to anyone and you do not need an appointment. Results will get back to you in three to four days.
Health officials say they are gearing up to test thousands.
“We don’t have a projected number just yet, but we’re prepared to administer a significant amount of tests,” said Mike Lahey, of the Grand Traverse County Health Department. “As many tests as the public would like to turn out for.”
If you can’t make it to Traverse City, there will also be free testing in Mackinaw City.
The National Guard has a drive-thru site set up inside the Mackinaw Recreation Center. It will be open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In Midland, there will be drive-thru testing Sunday at Dow Diamond from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. They ask for people to bring a face mask, a photo ID, and their insurance card if possible.
And the test can cause some discomfort. Some people who have been through the process test bringing water and chewing gum for use afterward.
Free Drive-Thru Testing Locations on May 31:
- Traverse City: Turtle Creek Stadium 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
- Mackinaw City: Mackinaw Recreation Center 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Midland: Dow Diamond 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.