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Denver Partners to Offer Expanded Community Testing

DENVER – The City and County of Denver has partnered with Denver Public Health and several community organizations to offer free COVID-19 testing directly in the community.

While the data gathered by Denver Public Health includes only known cases of COVID-19 confirmed by testing, the figures clearly show a disproportionate amount of inequities in death by race and ethnicity. Guided by this data, the Mayor’s Office of Social Equity and Innovation launched a Racial Equity Council, under the Social Safety Net Plan, as a hyper-focused strategy centered around bolstering access to testing through consistent outreach to communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. The Racial Equity Council has helped to identify locations for Denver Public Health to improve access to testing in underserved communities.

COVID-19 Testing Locations, Days and Times:

Tuesday, June 9 & Tuesday, June 23

The Center for African American Health

3350 Hudson St.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (both days)

Saturday, June 13

Montbello High School

5000 Crown Blvd.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 18

Sam’s Club

7805 E. 35th Ave.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 20

New Hope Baptist Church

3701 Colorado Blvd.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday, June 27

Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church

1500 S. Dayton St.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Additional locations and days for free, community-based COVID-19 testing are currently being determined. If your community organization is interested in hosting a free COVID-19 testing site in Denver, please call Denver Public Health at 303-946-7471.

The Racial Equity Council is comprised of organizations such as the Be Well Health and Wellness Initiative of the Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities, Center for African American Health, Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Open Door Ministries, Center for Public Health Practice-Colorado School of Public Health, Make A Chess Move (MACM), Girls Inc., Street Fraternity and Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR). This council will provide guidance to enhance health care access and resources for communities of color disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 to promote health equity.

For up to date information on the city’s recovery and relief plan and actions, visit Denvergov.org/covid19.

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