The executive order expands the types of medical personnel that can order a test, and creates a new category of community testing sites that offer testing to anyone with reason to be tested without an advance order, and without charging an out-of-pocket cost to any Michigander.
“We need to keep working to expand testing, which is why it is crucial that Michiganders who have COVID-19 symptoms, even mild ones, or have been in contact with someone who has the virus can get tested,” Governor Whitmer said.
Under the executive order, anyone who leaves their home for work or has symptoms of COVID-19 can get a test at a community testing location without an order from a doctor.
Michigan residents eligible for testing include someone who meets the following criteria:
• Exhibits any symptom of COVID-19, including mild symptoms
• Has been exposed to a person with COVID-19
• Has been working outside their home for at least 10 days
• Resides in any congregate setting, such as a long-term care facility, prison or jail, homeless shelter, or migrant camp
If you wish to get a test, you can call the Michigan coronavirus hotline at 1-888-535-6136 or visit www.michigan.gov/coronavirustest.