The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is making more free, at-home COVID-19 testing kits available in underserved areas of the state.
A total of 70 libraries are now providing test kits including three in the Upper Peninsula:
Gladstone School and Public Library
300 S. 10th St.
Gladstone, Delta County
Crystal Falls District Community Library
237 Superior Ave.
Crystal Falls, Iron County
St. Ignace Public Library
110 W. Spruce St.
St. Ignace, Mackinac County
More than 24,000 kits have been shipped to 70 libraries. Test kits are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis during business hours. Michiganders can take one kit per person, up to five per household.
The test kits can be used to help prevent the spread of the virus when returning to work and school as more families spend time together, especially for Easter, or anyone returning home after spring break, according to MDHHS.
“This partnership is just one more tool to keep our communities safe,” said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, Michigan’s chief medical executive, in a statement. “Testing has become extremely convenient with many locations and the increased availability of over-the-counter tests. We recommend Michiganders test if traveling. Additionally, receiving the COVID-19 vaccine remains one of the most effective ways to prevent severe illness and disease.”