LANSING, MI. (LMTV) The Michigan National Guard will continue its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and local health departments to offer COVID-19 testing this week in the communities of Plainwell and St. Johns.
Testing locations and times include:
St. Johns: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 3-7 p.m., Clinton County Fairgrounds, 800 W. Sickles Street, St. Johns
Plainwell: Thursday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to noon, Kenyon Park, 929 Lincoln Parkway, Plainwell
The Michigan National Guard has more than 20 trained testing teams ready to assist with community COVID-19 testing initiatives. These three-member teams include a certified medic to conduct the testing and two members to assist with paperwork, logistics, and non-medical tasks. All team members from the Michigan National Guard have tested negative for COVID-19 and have been following strict medical protocols to ensure health and safety and to protect Michigan communities.
The MING has been actively engaged in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic through widespread testing and screening, distribution of personal protective equipment, and assistance at numerous food banks across the state. The community testing initiative is a continuation of those efforts.
Similar testing has been held in more than 50 communities over the past three months.