Volunteers needed for community pop-up testing sites
As you know from many national news reports, COVID-19 has been devastating for African Americans. Locally, African Americans account for 35 percent of the COVID-positive cases, 42 percent of those hospitalized and 27 percent of the deaths, while making up only 12 percent of the Washtenaw County population.
In Ypsilanti, a few miles of east of Ann Arbor, two zip codes (48197 and 48198) account for nearly 50 percent of the COVID-positive and 50 percent of the probable cases.
In an effort to provide support to a community hit-hard by COVID-19, Michigan Medicine will host two pop-up drive-up and walk-up clinics.
The first of these clinics is on Sunday, May 17 and volunteers are needed! The location is the New Covenant Baptist Church at 2345 Tyler Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198.
The clinic on May 21 is in partnership with the Washtenaw County Health Department in Ann Arbor at the Bethel AME Church. In the below Qualtrics surveys, you will also see the clinic dates for two other clinics where volunteers are also needed.