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

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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.

 

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