MDHHS Partnering with Libraries Across Michigan to Offer Free At-Home Testing Kits

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the Michigan Library Association to distribute free at-home COVID-19 test kits at libraries across the state.

“We are continuing to find innovative ways to provide Michiganders with opportunities to protect themselves from COVID-19,” said Elizabeth Hertel, MDHHS director in a statement. “Testing is an important tool to limit the spread of the virus and we encourage residents to visit participating library locations to get their test kit.”

Nearly 5,500 test kits were shipped to 18 libraries in Calhoun, Clare, Newaygo, Oceana and Saginaw counties and the City of Detroit this week. Each library received 300 at-home test kits that each include one test.

“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, take-home testing allows Michiganders easy access to testing.”

Tests are available on a first come, first served basis. Residents are asked to take one kit per person, up to five per household.

More libraries will be added to the distribution list in the coming weeks. More information can be found here.

County City Library Address
Calhoun Homer Homer Public Library 141 West Main Street
Clare Clare Pere Marquette District Library 185 East Fourth Street
Clare Farwell Surrey Township Public Library 105 East Michigan Street
Clare Harrison Harrison District Library 105 East Main Street
Newaygo Hesperia Hesperia Community Library 80 South Division Street
Newaygo White Cloud White Cloud Community Library 1038 Wilcox Avenue
Oceana Hart Hart Area Public Library 415 South State Street
Oceana Pentwater Pentwater Township Library 402 East Park Street
Saginaw Frankenmuth James E. Wickson Memorial Library 359 South Franklin Street
Wayne Detroit Detroit Public Library 5201 Woodward Avenue
Wayne Detroit Detroit Public Library – Campbell 8733 Vernor Highway
Wayne Detroit Detroit Public Library – Edison 18400 Joy Road
Wayne Detroit Detroit Public Library – Jefferson 12350 East Outer Drive
Wayne Detroit Detroit Public Library – Parkman 1766 Oakman Boulevard
Wayne Detroit Detroit Public Library – Redford 21200 Grand River
Wayne Detroit Detroit Public Library – Wilder 7140 East 7 Mile Road
Wayne Detroit Detroit Mobile Library Various locations
Wayne Taylor Taylor Community Library 12303 Pardee Road
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