COVID-19 Updates

As of  January 27, Canton has had 18,466 confirmed Coronavirus cases and 162 deaths. There have been 231,221 cases in Wayne County (excluding the City of Detroit). These are the Wayne County confirmed cases for both Wednesday, January 26 and Thursday, January 27 in one report.

The Wayne County daily report can be found here.

The Wayne County COVID-19 Dashboard can be found here.


Wayne County expands free testing to respond to COVID-19 case increases

The two new testing sites are as follows:

  • HYPE Athletics Center - Dearborn Heights, 23302 W. Warren Avenue, Dearborn Heights, MI 

  • HYPE Athletics Center - Wayne, 4635 Howe Road, Wayne, MI 

Hours of operation for both sites are Monday through Friday from 9 am - 7 pm and Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm

The free COVID-19 tests are offered as diagnostic, nasal swabs for drive-thru or walk-in. The sites are open to all residents over the age of five-years of age for COVID-19 testing. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No doctor's order pre-registration is needed to receive testing. Insurance is requested by no required.

COVID Testing and Vaccinations in Canton

The State of Michigan, MDHHS, through its contractor Honu, will expand the hours and availability of testing at the Sheldon School site, 44649 Michigan Avenue, Canton, MI. The hours of operation and service provided are as follows:

Testing

Monday                9 am – 4 pm
Tuesday                9 am – 1 pm
Wednesday          9 am – 4 pm
Thursday              9 am – 4 pm
Friday                    9 am – 4 pm 
Saturday               9 am – 1 pm

Vaccinations

Tuesday               2 – 8 pm
Saturday              2 – 8 pm

PLEASE NOTE: They will NOT conduct testing and vaccinations simultaneously.  

FAQs:

1.   What age groups are you currently able to vaccinate and provide boosters for?  We recently held a clinic a the High School and the Health Department would not allow boosters for 5-12 year olds despite FDA approval.  Yes. We have received word that Sheldon School will be a full-service vacation operation.

2.   I understand that you are administering Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J.  Is that correct? Correct, all three are available. 

3.   How long does a patient have to wait after testing positive for Covid-19 to receive a vaccination? We would refer to the CDC website for this information, as it is clinical in nature. The visitor will also receive a "Dear Patient" letter at their appointment that covers some of that. 

4.   What type of testing is available (PCR, Rapid Tests, etc.)? Antigen and PCR tests are both available

5.   For PCR tests, how quickly can patients anticipate results? If they choose a PCR test, results are sent within 72 hours.

6.   For Rapid tests, how quickly will patients receive the results?  Are they required to remain on site until results are received or can those results be sent via text, email, phone, etc.?  If requesting an antigen test, patient will receive results in 15-30 min via text, email, or patient portal. They do not need to wait at the site for results.

7.   Can patients receive both a Rapid test and a PCR test? Yes. 

8.   Must patients provide insurance? No, visitors do not have to provide either ID or proof of insurance. They may choose to provide insurance information if they choose. They may be asked for ID, but they can choose to provide or not.

9.   Is there a cost for testing or vaccinations?  If so, what are those costs? No, testing and vaccines are both free of charge

10.  For patients with mobility challenges, are you able to assist them in their vehicles?  Yes, we are able to accommodate this without issue. It happens on occasion at a number of our sites. The onsite team adjusts to perform a curbside type service where patients are able to remain in their vehicles while the staff register them with a tablet and works thru the patient workflow.

11.  Are appointments available, or is this walk-in only?  If so, can you provide contact information? Appointments are available, but are not required. though appointments can be preregistered for on the website if the visitor prefers. This can also speed up the process on site. Link to preregister: https://honu.dxresults.com/AntigenSignup?LabId=2472

OTHER VACCINATION SITES

For in-home vaccinations, please call the Wayne County Health Department at 866/610-3885

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has set up a peer-run Warmline to aid those with mental health needs during COVID-19 pandemic.  The warmline will connect individuals with certified peer support specialists who have lived experiences of behavioral health issues, trauma or personal crises, and are trained to support and empower the callers. The warmline will operate seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. at 888-PEER-753 (888-733-7753). It is intended to serve individuals living with persistent mental health challenges including anxiety, depression and trauma. Individuals in crisis, including those considering suicide, are urged to contact the Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7 at 800-985-5990 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 800-273-8255.

The CDC has recommended the use of facial coverings when out in public. Please note: The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

The MDHHS has a hotline for Coronavirus questions: 1-888/535-6136. This number will be answered daily from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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