Michigan website shows wait times at some COVID-19 test sites

The state health department announced Friday a new feature on its COVID-19 test finder that lists wait times for many testing sites across Michigan.

Officials hope this will make testing easier, particularly for those traveling for spring break or gathering with relatives or friends during Easter and other upcoming holidays.

State health officials encourage Michiganders to test for COVID-19 before and after traveling as well as before gatherings with people who have increased vulnerability from infection. Test sites can be found at Michigan.gov/COVIDTest.

“We have excellent, effective tools to travel safely and gather with loved ones this spring,” said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, chief medical executive for the state health department.

“Testing has become extremely convenient, with many locations and the availability of over-the-counter tests. We recommend Michiganders test if traveling and stay home if they are ill. Additionally, receiving the COVID-19 vaccine remains one of the most effective ways to prevent severe illness and disease.”