DEARBORN — Those worried about carrying COVID back with them from spring break are invited to free COVID testing from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 5 at Edsel Ford High School, 20601 Rotunda Drive.
The event is being run by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Dearborn Public Schools will host the event.
Anyone in the area interested in receiving a COVID test is welcome to use the site, especially those people who do not have symptoms. The district is hosting this screening site so families who may have traveled over spring break or gathered with other families for the Easter holiday can get tested before students return to school and parents go back to work and potentially spread COVID to their peers. DPS reopens April 6, after its spring break.
A negative COVID test does not lessen any quarantine requirements. Those who have traveled internationally still need to quarantine for seven days after their return and those who are considered a close contact for someone with COVID will need to quarantine according to the guidelines provided by their health department.
At the April 5 screening, rapid tests will be provided. Appointments are requested and will result in faster service, but walk-ins also will be accepted. Face masks must be properly worn while on school property, and social distancing protocols will be in place at the testing site.
To schedule an appointment, go to http://honumg.info/EdselFordHS. The online form also will collect contact information and other details that will be needed before the testing.
Those coming for testing should enter the student parking lot at the stoplight on Rotunda.
“We realize that after more than a year of cancelled events, many of our families have plans to travel or visit with others over spring break this year,” Supt. Glenn Maleyko said. “We encourage them to continue to be safe and wear masks and practice social distancing.
“Hopefully, they will also consider getting tested when they return, so they can have some assurance that memories, not disease, are all they are bringing back to share in Dearborn.”