Press release from the City of Flint: FLINT, Michigan– More than 500 people were evaluated for COVID-19 through a special collaboration that offered complimentary, no requirement screening to City of Flint homeowners at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday and Monday, May 24-25.
The State of Michigan– through Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, state Rep. Cyntia Neeley and the Michigan National Guard– joined forces with the City of Flint and Genesee County Health Department to conduct the screening.
Performing the unique two-day screening event was enabled through the hard work and commitment of more than 40 personnel and volunteers from the Michigan National Guard, Genesee County Health Department, City of Flint, Shiloh MBC, and the Michigan State Police.
In overall, 223 people were checked on Saturday and 299 on Sunday.
“This is evidence of what is possible with collaboration. We are so pleased of our state and county partners coming together to supply this screening chance to our community,” Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “Testing and teamwork are very important tools we will continue to utilize to eliminate this deadly virus.”
The testing was conducted by the Michigan National Guard soldiers. Those tested will be informed by the Genesee County Health Department of their results.
There are at least 14 screening locations continuing to operate in Genesee County, including Hamilton Community Health Network on Clio Road, Michigan Health Specialists on Robert T. Longway Boulevard, Rite Aid on Clio Road and the Wal-Mart on Corunna Road. For more information on screening locations, the State of Michigan provides an online Test Finder site.
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