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MDHHS and MDOT expand Travel Points Testing program to Clare and New Buffalo Welcome Centers
May 04, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2021
Contact: MDDHS, Chelsea Wuth, 517-241-2112
LANSING, Mich. -- In an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and select Michigan airports, are expanding Travel Points Testing program to additional welcome centers in Clare and New Buffalo - bringing antigen COVID-19 testing to locations with high volumes of travel.
These two new sites are in addition to the currently operating testing sites at the Dundee and Monroe Welcome Centers.
Welcome Centers (open daily Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.):
- Dundee Welcome Center (US 23): US 23 Mile Marker 8, Petersburg.
- New Buffalo
- Coldwater (Open starting May 12)
- Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), 727 Fly Don't Dr., Traverse City. Open Wednesday, April 7. Hours: Wednesdays 2-10 p.m., Fridays noon to 8 p.m., and Sundays 3-11 p.m.
Insurance is not required, and results can be obtained via text, email or uploaded to the traveler's patient portal.
"We know one of the most effective ways to contain the spread of COVID-19 is robust testing," said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health at the MDHHS, "Offering quick and convenient testing at points of entry and high travel in Michigan will help keep travelers and Michiganders safe. If you are engaging in any travel, we encourage you to take advantage of this testing when you re-enter or travel across the state."
Additional sites will be announced as they are confirmed.
To learn more about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance on travel and additional safety measures, visit CDC.gov.