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Burton Opens COVID-19 Testing Site


Burton Opens COVID-19 Testing Site

Mayor Haskins: New Test Site Critical to Curbing Pandemic

April 29, 2020

BURTON – Mayor Duane Haskins today announced the opening of Burton’s first Coronavirus (COVID-19) drive- thru testing site for essential workers without symptoms and anyone with moderate symptoms and who has been preauthorized.

 “Expanding testing is one more critical step in our continued fight against this horrible pandemic,” Haskins said. “In order to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic and reduce the footprint of this virus now and into the future, it is critical to increase testing and track its spread.”

Haskins added, “I am grateful to our partners at the state of Michigan, the Genesee County Health Department, the Hamilton Community Health Network Burton Clinic and Genesee County Emergency Management.”

The testing will be held at Genesee County Health Department, 3373 Saginaw Street in Burton by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (810)-406-4019.  Anyone without an appointment will not be tested. Essential workers will be tested whether or not they show symptoms, but they still need an appointment. All others must be pre-authorized for testing.

Testing will begin from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, and again from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020. The testing will continue every Tuesday and Thursday until further notice.