Detroit Evening Report, July 6, 2022: Eligible households can sign up for free COVID-19 tests

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has expanded its partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation through Project Act. The initiative will provide 300,000 COVID-19 tests to 60,000 households free of charge. Residents in at-risk communities for spread are able to request tests once per month in July and August. Households will receive one kit each month containing five tests, which usually arrive within a week. The free COVID-19 tests can be found through by entering a ZIP code to see if that area qualifies. This program is in addition to free at-home tests available through the federal government partnership with the U.S. Postal Service. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services continues to partner with libraries across the state to provide free at-home COVID-19 tests to residents as well. There’s more information about testing at

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  • State officials launch education campaign focused on emergency contraception and abortion medication
  • Next phase of construction on I-275 starts next week in Wayne County
  • Petty Cash restaurant ready to open its doors on Avenue of Fashion
  • Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson will lie in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum
  • Jerami Grant trade to Trail Blazers is now official

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.