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MDHHS distributing COVID-19 tests free at public libraries

The studio administers Covid-19 tests to anyone who wants to enter — and tests the whole staff, nearly 400 people, on Fridays.
The studio administers Covid-19 tests to anyone who wants to enter — and tests the whole staff, nearly 400 people, on Fridays.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services places to make at-home coronavirus tests available for free at public libraries.

That’s as the number of COVID-19 infections in Michigan continues to surge due to the Omicron variant and the demand for rapid tests grows.

State health department director Elizabeth Hertel says the kits will go to every corner of Michigan.

“The initial round testing kits will be made available at library locations in Detroit, Farwell, Harrison, Homer, Frankenmuth, Hesperia, White Cloud, Hart, Taylor, and Pentwater”

There are plans to expand the program. Statewide test positivity rates are at more than 30-percent, but that does not include results of at-home Covid tests.