Clinicians and professionals from the WSUPG and ACCESS will provide free testing that does not require a prescription from a physician.
Testing will begin in southeast Michigan, and is expected to branch out to other regions of the state, including Battle Creek, Lansing and Grand Rapids. Testing will take place as long as the virus continues to impact communities.
In addition to the mobile testing initiative, Ford has already produced more than 3 million face shields in Plymouth, Mich., and Ford-designed powered air-purifying respirator production started this week. Ford also is now producing face masks and leading an effort to scale production of reusable gowns for health care workers with more the 5,000 gowns already supplied to Beaumont Health in metropolitan Detroit.
Agencies interested in hosting a testing site can call 313-269-1952 or email Mseredynski@accesscommunity.org.
With the effects of COVID-19 still unfolding every day, Wayne State is taking proactive steps to limit its impact. Wayne State has established the Warrior Relief and Response campaign to provide increased support to critical programs and services. Gifts in support of COVID-19 mobile testing will help increase access to much needed screening and testing within the metro Detroit communities. To make a gift, please visit: warriorfunder.wayne.edu/covidtesting.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 190,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com.
About Wayne State University Physician Group
Wayne State University Physician Group is a non-profit, multi-specialty academic group practice with 300 physicians and 90 allied health practitioners providing primary and specialty medical care in southeast Michigan through clinics located in Detroit, Dearborn, Southfield and Troy. WSUPG is affiliated with Wayne State University School of Medicine, where its physicians serve as faculty and teach medical students and resident physicians.
Grounded in a grassroots commitment to empowerment, ACCESS is the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the U.S., with a 47-year history of nonprofit of excellence. Guided by our vision of a just and equitable society for all, with the full participation of Arab Americans, we empower communities in Southeast Michigan to improve their economic, social and cultural well-being through an extensive network of health, education, employment and social services programming. Our mission extends nationally through our highly esteemed institutions—The National Network for Arab American Communities, the Arab American National Museum and the Center for Arab American Philanthropy—which are focused on making an impact through advocacy, the arts and philanthropy.