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We keep hearing it on the news every day. We need more testing! There are probably a lot more Covid 19 cases than being reported due to a lack of testing. Michigan Governor Whitmer has been turning up the heat on testing in Michigan. There are two types of tests, the one that actually confirms you if you have the virus. And there is also the anti-body test, which tells us if we’ve had Covid 19.

The Michigan National Guard has been performing the tests to see if you have the virus since April. They have 42 teams of three ready to perform testing where needed. All National Guard members have been tested and are following strict protocols to assure the safety of the public. They are continuing to work in partnership with the Michigan State Police, The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and local health departments.

Click on Detroit dot com reports that Gov. Whitmer said

Widespread testing is still the most crucial tool we have in protecting Michiganders from COVID-19 and lowering the chance of a second wave. I am grateful for the skilled professionals of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan State Police, and the Michigan National Guard who continue to provide exceptional service to Michiganders when we need them most.

COVID-19 NO COST testing this weekend will occur in Branch, Chippewa, Gratiot, Marquette, Muskegon, Newago, Schoolcraft, and Wayne counties.

They will have 21 teams out this weekend. Here are details on the locations and times.

Branch County: Branch County Fairgrounds 262 S. Sprague St. Coldwater, MI 49036 Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Chippewa County: Sault Area High School 904 Marquette Ave. Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Gratiot County: Alma Middle School 1700 Pine Ave. Alma, MI 48801 Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Marquette County: Berry Events Center, Northern Michigan University 400 W. Fair Ave Marquette, MI 49855 Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Muskegon County: Oak Ridge Middle School 251 S. Wolf Lake Rd. Muskegon, MI 49442 Friday: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Newago County: Newago County Admin & Health Department 1087 Newell Street White Cloud, MI 49349 Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Schoolcraft County: Schoolcraft County Road Commission 332 East Rd. Manistique, MI 49854 Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wayne County: Ecorse High School 27225 W. Outer Dr. Ecorse, MI 48229 Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.