Juneteenth event offers free COVID-19 testing in Inglewood

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Juneteenth will be celebrated from 1p.m. to 5p.m. at The Tabernacle at Faithful Central Bible Church 333 W. Florence Ave. on June 19th in Inglewood.

Meet all three Founders of myCOVIDMD – Dr. Briana DeCuir and Dr. Joanne Moreau will join Dr. Nana Afoh-Manin in person from Chicago and Brooklyn, for this special Juneteenth testing event. Dr. Afoh-Manin was recently highlighted in Amazon Studios Limited Series, Regular Heroes:

 There will be additional programming online including discussions with pastors, doctors and entertainment industry executives on Juneteenth to discuss physical and mental health, economics, and the state of being Black in America during COVID-19.

In Partnership with Faithful Central Bible Church and The Blackbird House for Coworking, free COVID-19 antibody testing is available for up to 200 guests. Participants will be screened by licensed medical professionals using the CDC screening tool and given a rapid, point of care pinprick COVID-19 IgM and IgG antibodies test. Pre-registration is not mandatory but is recommended. The testing site will include a DJ and other community-centered surprises.

Los Angeles-based myCovidMD is a task force initiative of the Shared Harvest Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 and Shared Harvest social enterprise technology. The initiative provides residents with resources in real time by real people with a goal to meet the need for community-based Covid-19 testing, free telehealth wrap-around services, and matching residents with critical Community Health Partners (CHPs) amidst the rapidly evolving COVID-19 global pandemic. myCovidMD®’s service pillars are to Build Trust, Provide Tests, Tether Services and Treat the Whole Community through its social service partnerships.

In keeping with the Shared Harvest mission, CHP and non-medical volunteers for myCOVIDMD are all eligible to receive student loan stipends OR emergency savings funds in exchange for their voluntarism.

The World Health Organization has stressed the importance of proactively developing a two-way dialogue with community members through accessible communication channels to “ensure that all people at risk of acquiring COVID-19 are identified, reached and involved.” The organization is urging coordination between national health authorities and local partners to identify at-risk populations, develop coordination mechanisms, and provide accurate information tailored to specific circumstances. Now more than ever there is a need for a private-public sector model of a civilian volunteer core that is both grassroots, inclusive and scalable.

To date, myCOVIDMD has provided over 2,500 tests in Los Angeles, Atlanta, GA and Queens, NY with future drive through testing sites planned throughout the United States.

To sign up for testing, as a volunteer or to donate to your community, please go to covidmd.org.

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