AAHP Offers Free Covid Testing on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

AAHP Offers Free Covid Testing on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

The African American Health Program will be offering free drive-thru testing this Tuesday, November 10th from 10am -4pm at:

Clinton AME Zion Church
223 Elizabeth Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

For more information regarding AAHP’s free testing locations and resources, visit their website AAHPCovid.com

Image preview
Press Release:

AAHP-EC Launches COVID-19 Response Targeting African Americans in Montgomery County During the Holidays

(Rockville, MD)– The African American Health Program Executive Committee (AAHP EC) has officially launched its “Targeted COVID-19 Response” program, which includes free coronavirus testing for African American residents at partnering locations in Montgomery County, MD.  The outreach also incorporates wraparound wellness services based upon the needs identified during the short evaluation.

“With coronavirus cases rising as the holidays quickly approach and Maryland renewing travel advisories, we are proud to offer free COVID testing and services specifically to the African American community in the County, said Beatrice Miller, Co-Chair AAHP EC.  “Our goal is to get residents tested, care for those who might test positive, and ultimately save lives.”

The self-administered tests are conducted at drive-thru locations with results provided by the county’s COVID-19 lab. Testing sites include churches and other establishments where there is a dense population of African Americans.  Every resident that gets tested will be provided a COVID-19 safety kit, which includes personal protection (e.g. touchless thermometer, gloves, masks, soap and hand sanitizer) as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

AAHP EC has several African-American partners to help deliver mental health, domestic violence and other resources to those tested. Similarly involved is access to a network of African-American doctors who can provide treatment for those without a primary care physician.

In conjunction with the program is an impactful awareness campaign targeting African Americans residents titled: “Don’t Stress. Take the Test.” The campaign includes a resource Website, advertisements, social media strategy, and informational videos to ease anxiety about receiving a test.

Next Test Site:
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Clinton AME Zion

223 Elizabeth Avenue

Rockville, MD 20850

For detailed information regarding the free testing locations and resources, please visit AAHPCovid.com.


Recent Stories

Olney’s Fair Hill Shops shopping center began its summer concert series on May 9th and will continue through September 26th. The concerts take place on the second and fourth Thursday…

Megan Lee of Watkins Mill High School and Kairo Maysonet Walker of Julius West Middle School were the top winners in their respective categories in this year’s “Keeping it Safe…

It has been nearly 10 years since Walmart officially abandoned its plans to open a store in Aspen Hill. The retail giant was intending to build a 118,000-square-foot store with expanded…

The Office of Governor Moore issued the following news release on Friday, May 17:

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you’re an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Read More


Subscribe to our mailing list