The Michigan National Guard along with the state health department has been offering no-cost community COVID-19 testing around the state, and on Friday residents of Holland can get theirs done.

According to a press release from the state,

The Michigan National Guard has more than 20 trained testing teams ready to assist with testing in communities, long term care facilities, and the Michigan Department of Corrections.

On Friday, October 16 the national guard will be at the Holland Charter Fire Station from 10a-4p with a certified medic on site conducting the actual test. Other members will be there for the logistics part of it -- filling out paperwork and non-medical business.

Since March, the Michigan National Guard has assisted in over 165,000 COVID-19 tests at different communities. In addition, they've also provided about 12 million pounds of food to local food banks. With the exception of two, the National Guard has provided some type of assistance throughout the pandemic in all Michigan counties.

The Holland Charter Fire Station is located at 12169 James St.

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Earlier this week, Michigan was moved to a "high risk" category since we are now in a second wave and there's a rising number of coronavirus cases.

The MDHHS updated their epidemic order on October 9th which states the rules that we must follow and says that face masks are still required to be worn.