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Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Offered This Weekend At Turtle Creek Stadium

By Beth Milligan | May 29, 2020

The Grand Traverse County Health Department is partnering with the Michigan National Guard, Michigan State Police, and state officials to administer free COVID-19 testing this weekend at Turtle Creek Stadium.

The drive-thru testing site will be open from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Testing is free and open to any Michigan resident, regardless of symptoms. Results are expected to take three to four days and will be reported by the home local health department of the resident. This is the second weekend that the mobile testing site has been activated in the state, following Muskegon and Flint over Memorial Day weekend.

"Being able to identify COVID-19 cases early and isolate them, all while informing and monitoring their close contacts is only going to help mitigate the spread of the virus in our regions," says Grand Traverse County Health Department Health Officer Wendy Hirschenberger. "Our numbers have been relatively low up until this point. As the economy begins to reopen and people start moving around more, more opportunities for exposure will occur and we want to continue to keep community transmission rates low."

The two-day event is located in the parking lot of Turtle Creek Stadium, home of the Traverse City Pit Spitters. The park is located at 333 Stadium Drive in Traverse City.

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