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Expanding Access to COVID-19 Testing


On May 26, 2020, Gov. Whitmer issued Executive Order No. 2020-104, which enables qualified medical professionals to order COVID-19 tests and also encourages the establishment of community testing locations. In light of the continued COVID-19 public health emergency, Gov. Whitmer ordered that testing for COVID-19 should be available to any individual with reason to be tested for COVID-19 without any out-of-pocket cost. Further, an individual may receive a test at a community testing location without obtaining an order from a medical provider in advance.

While this order does not directly impact benefits administration, employers should be aware of these developments.

Executive Order No. 2020-104 »