Family Health Center schedules third mass-testing event April 30

The testing lab will be set up at the headquarters of KRESA in Portage.

The Family Health Center has scheduled a COVID-19 testing event on Thursday, April 30 at KRESA in Portage. The event will run from 8am to 4pm at 1819 East Milham Ave.

It is the third such event in April. Previous testing events were set up at Stones Church and Loy Norrix High School, both in Kalamazoo. The first event, on April 16, resulted in a spike of positive test results in the county.

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Family Health Center CEO and president, Denise Crawford, answered questions during a Facebook Live video Wendesday. She said all people with symptoms of the coronavirus should consider being tested. Symptoms include a fever, a dry cough, and difficulty breathing.

People who would like to be tested must be pre-screened over the phone by the Family Health Center. You can set up a pre-screening appointment by calling the FHC COVID-19 Testing Hotline at (269) 488-0804.

The FHC also released an instructional video covering how to get tested at its rolling test sites. You can view that here.