Those worried about carrying COVID back with them from spring break are invited to free COVID testing at Edsel Ford High School on Monday, April 5.
Dearborn Public Schools will host a free, COVID rapid-testing site at Edsel Ford High School on April 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is being run by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Anyone in the area interested in receiving a COVID test is encouraged 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. Dearborn Public Schools reopens after its spring break on Tuesday, April 6.
Please note, 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 are also accepted. Face masks must be properly worn while on school property, and social distancing protocols will be in place at the testing site.
Edsel Ford High School is at 20601 Rotunda Dr., Dearborn, MI. Testing will be conducted outdoors. Those coming for testing should enter the student parking lot at the stoplight on Rotunda.
To register and schedule a test appointment, visit http://honumg.info/EdselFordHS. The online form will also collect contact information and other details that will be needed before the testing.
“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. We encourage them to continue to be safe and wear masks and practice social distancing,” said Superintendent Glenn Maleyko. “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.”