Free COVID Testing this Weekend for Spring Breakers in Kent County
It's Spring Break season and since the majority of people were forced to stay home last year, lots of people decided it was the perfect time to get out of town. If you're about to head back home for vacation, consider getting a COVID test just to be on the safe side.
Kent ISD will be offering free COVID-19 testing to people all weekend long, at different locations across the county. People can stop into one of the any locations between Friday, April 9 and Sunday, the 11th. Although an appointment isn't required, pre-registration is highly reccomended.
Rapid testing will be available at the following locations:
Friday, April 9 from 12p-7p
- East Kentwood High School
Saturday, April 10 from 11a-6p
- Kent ISD Main Campus Parking Lot #11 - Knapp St. in Grand Rapids
Sunday, April 11 (hours vary by location)
- Kent ISD Main Campus from 11a-6p // pre-register
- Grandville High School from 9a-4p // pre-register
- Sparta High School from 12p-7p // pre-register
Testing is confidential and you will receive your results via text message.
The Kent County Health Department encourages all travelers to get tested to keep themselves and the community safe, especially with the rising positive cases.
The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is on the rise. Kent County is now averaging 203 new cases daily compared with approximately 70 per day one month ago and 115 per day last week
Due to the increase in cases, Spectrum Health updated their visitor restrictions again and Grand Rapids Public Schools pushed back the date of expanded in-person learning.