Ford, Wayne State University, ACCESS Coalition Launch First Mobile COVID-19 Testing for Michigan First Responders
DEARBORN, Mich., April 15, 2020 - Ford Motor Company, Wayne State University, the Wayne State University Physician Group and ACCESS are launching a new initiative that will improve access to COVID-19 testing for symptomatic first responders, health care workers and corrections officers in Michigan.
Ford is providing vehicles, drivers and equipment to help create the first mobile testing service in Michigan. Ford’s in-house incubator, Ford X, is providing Lincoln Navigators and drivers from the Lincoln Personal Driver pilot service, and is equipping them with tents, sanitation, power and Wi-Fi to support mobile testing. Each vehicle will be fully equipped for mobile COVID-19 testing with staff and medical kits provided by WSU and ACCESS.
This support for those on the front lines of the pandemic is critical, and we felt we needed to respond urgently by testing first responders and health care workers with drive-through testing, said WSU President M. Now we can expand our efforts with ‘drive-to’ testing for those first responders across the region who lack access to testing. We are extremely grateful to Ford for helping us expand this initiative and bring mobile testing to these high-risk individuals, and to the United Way for its support of both our drive-through and drive-to initiatives.
Apr 15, 2020 at 22:08