Local events help expand COVID-19 testing access in our communities

Local events help expand COVID-19 testing access in our communities

A growing body of evidence shows that COVID-19 has disproportionately affected minority communities across the country, including in Ohio and Florida.

One important way to reduce these racial disparities in healthcare is to increase COVID-19 testing capacity and access in minority communities. As an anchor organization, we strongly believe it is our responsibility to respond to our communities’ needs so that all those around us can live better, healthier lives.    

Cleveland Clinic has partnered with the Ohio Minority Strike Force, the NAACP, the National Guard and area mayors to sponsor several COVID-19 testing events for community members.

During the three events held so far, more than 200 tests have been completed. Caregivers from across Institutes, main campus, regional hospitals and family health centers have come together to make the events possible.

Event details and registration

Upcoming community testing events will take place:

  • Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
  • Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at South Pointe Hospital

The general public can learn more and register here (onsite registration is available, but pre-registration is encouraged). Testing is provided for all patients, asymptomatic and symptomatic, ages 2 and older. Patients will not be charged any out-of-pocket expenses. Additionally, upcoming pop-up testing sites across the state can be found here.

Caregivers who wish to volunteer should contact Rasheeda Larkin (216.956.5151) for the Stephanie Tubbs Jones event or Jerry Sims (216.218.2357) for the South Pointe event.

Cleveland Clinic will continue to support our communities’ testing needs with future events and initiatives.

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