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Gov. Whitmer Changes Guidelines for Testing Eligibility

May 27, 2020
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has increased the number of Michiganders eligible to get a COVID-19 test without a doctor’s note. Her administration’s efforts to increase accessibility are critical to reopening more sectors of the economy in Michigan. As more people return to work, more will be exposed to COVID-19, and therefore more testing is needed.

Michiganders now eligible for testing include those who:

  • Experience any symptom of COVID-19
  • Have been exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 or someone who has symptoms
  • Have been working outside their home for at least 10 days
  • Live or work in a congregate setting including long-term care facilities, prisons and jails, homeless shelters, or migrant camps.

The governor also expanded the types of medical personnel that can order a test to include nurses, physicians assistants, and pharmacists.

Anyone who believes they qualify to receive a COVID-19 test should visit to locate the nearest testing site.